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Joel 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 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 for Fargo (1996).  Joel has been married to actress Frances McDormand since 1984. They adopted a son from Paraguay, named Pedro McDormand Coen.

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Nov 29, 1954 In Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Is This Water? 2020-08-26
Known For
Poster of Is This Water?
Poster of HBO First Look
Poster of Spies Like Us
Poster of The Oscars
Movie Is This Water? Himself (voice) 2020-08-26
Movie Inside 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Himself 2014-03-11
Movie A Special Day Himself 2012-05-16
Movie No Country for Old Men: Josh Brolin's Unauthorized Behind the Scenes Himself 2008-03-11
Movie Minnesota Nice Himself 2003-04-01
Movie Down from the Mountain Self 2001-06-05
Movie The Coen Brothers Himself 2000-11-01
Series Independent Focus Himself 1998-09-09
Movie The Making of The Big Lebowski Himself 1998-10-27
Series HBO First Look Unknown 1992-06-12
Movie Darkman Oldsmobile Driver (uncredited) 1990-08-24
Movie This Is Horror Himself 1989-01-01
Movie Spies Like Us Drive-in guard #1 1985-12-06
Movie Crimewave Reporter at execution (uncredited) 1985-04-12
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18