Biography

American filmmaker Joel David Coen is known for writing, directing and producing films jointly with his brother Ethan Jesse Coen professionally they are known as the Coen brothers. In 1984, the brothers wrote and directed Blood Simple, their first film together. The film received was well received and won awards for Joel's direction at both the Sundance and Independent Spirit awards.

The brothers were recognized for their talents having been nominated for a number of awards, and achievements. No Country for Old Men (2007) won them the Oscar for Best Achievement in Directing, and Best Motion Picture of the Year, as well as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Award for best director. They were also awarded the Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen in Fargo (1996) 

Joel has been married to actress Frances McDormand since 1984. They adopted a son from Paraguay, named Pedro McDormand Coen

American filmmaker Joel David Coen is known for writing, directing and producing films jointly with his brother Ethan Jesse Coen professionally they are known as the Coen brothers. In 1984, the brothers wrote and directed Blood Simple, their first film together. The film received was well received and won awards for Joel's direction at both the Sundance and Independent Spirit awards.

The brothers were recognized for their talents having been nominated for a number of awards, and achievements. No Country for Old Men (2007) won them the Oscar for Best Achievement in Directing, and Best Motion Picture of the Year, as well as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Award for best director. They were also awarded the Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen in Fargo (1996) 

Joel has been married to actress Frances McDormand since 1984. They adopted a son from Paraguay, named Pedro McDormand Coen

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 44

Birthday 1954-11-29

Place of Birth St Louis Park, Minnesota, USA

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Also Known As

  • Roderick Jaynes
  • ジョエル・コーエン
  • Джоэл Коэн
  • 喬爾·科恩
  • 조엘 데이비드 코엔

Writing TV ShowsMovies

Going PlacesCharacters
ScarfaceScreenplay
The Zebra Striped HearseAdaptation
2018 The Ballad of Buster ScruggsScreenplay
2017 SuburbiconWriter
2016 Hail, Caesar!Writer
2015 Bridge of SpiesWriter
2014 UnbrokenScreenplay
2013 Inside Llewyn DavisWriter
2012 GambitWriter
2010 True GritScreenplay
2009 A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle ShopOriginal Story
2009 A Serious ManWriter
2008 Burn After ReadingScreenplay
2007 No Country for Old MenScreenplay
2007 World CinemaWriter
2004 The LadykillersScreenplay
2003 Intolerable CrueltyScreenplay
2001 The Man Who Wasn't ThereScreenplay
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou?Screenplay
1998 The Big LebowskiWriter
1996 FargoScreenplay
1994 The Hudsucker ProxyScreenplay
1991 Barton FinkScreenplay
1990 Miller's CrossingScreenplay
1987 Raising ArizonaScreenplay
1985 CrimewaveWriter
1984 Blood SimpleScreenplay
1984 Blood SimpleAuthor

Directing

2018 The Ballad of Buster ScruggsDirector
2016 Hail, Caesar!Director
2013 Inside Llewyn DavisDirector
2010 True GritDirector
2009 A Serious ManDirector
2008 Burn After ReadingDirector
2007 No Country for Old MenDirector
2007 World CinemaDirector
2007 To Each His Own CinemaDirector
2006 Paris, Je T'AimeDirector
2004 The LadykillersDirector
2003 Intolerable CrueltyDirector
2001 The Man Who Wasn't ThereDirector
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou?Director
1998 The Big LebowskiDirector
1996 FargoDirector
1994 The Hudsucker ProxyDirector
1991 Barton FinkDirector
1990 Miller's CrossingDirector
1987 Raising ArizonaDirector
1984 Blood SimpleDirector

Production

2018 The Ballad of Buster ScruggsProducer
2016 Hail, Caesar!Producer
2014 Fargo(20 episodes)Executive Producer
2013 Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis"Producer
2013 Inside Llewyn DavisProducer
2010 True GritProducer
2009 A Serious ManProducer
2008 Burn After ReadingProducer
2007 No Country for Old MenProducer
2004 The LadykillersProducer
2003 Bad SantaProducer
2003 Intolerable CrueltyProducer
2001 Down from the MountainProducer
1998 The Big LebowskiProducer
1990 Miller's CrossingProducer

Editing

2018 The Ballad of Buster ScruggsEditor
2016 Hail, Caesar!Editor
2013 Inside Llewyn DavisEditor
2009 A Serious ManEditor
2008 Burn After ReadingEditor
2007 No Country for Old MenEditor
2004 The LadykillersEditor
2003 Intolerable CrueltyEditor
2001 The Man Who Wasn't ThereEditor
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou?Editor
1998 The Big LebowskiEditor
1996 FargoEditor
1991 Barton FinkEditor

Acting

2014 Inside 'Inside Llewyn Davis' as Himself
2012 A Special Day as Himself
2003 Minnesota Nice as Himself
2000 The Coen Brothers as Himself
1998 Independent Focus(1 episode) as Himself
1990 Darkman as Oldsmobile Driver
1989 This is Horror as Himself
1985 Spies Like Us as Drive-in guard #1
1953 The Academy Awards(1 episode)

Crew

1998 EightThanks

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