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Joel Coen

Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Cinematographer / Television Producer / Actor | * 11/29/1954 (64) | St Louis Park, Minnesota, USA
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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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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Joel Coen

Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for Best Picture U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic 2x London Film Critics Circle Award for Film of The Year London Film Critics Circle Award for Director of The Year Palme d'Or Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Director Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay National Board of Review Award for Best Film 2x New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film 2x Satellite Award for Best Director Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Film Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Director 2x BAFTA Award for Best Direction Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay National Board of Review Award for Best Original Screenplay National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director 3x Cannes Best Director Award 2x Independent Spirit Award for Best Director National Board of Review Award for Best Director 3x Academy Award for Best Director 2x Academy Award for Best Film Editing 3x Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay 3x Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay 3x Academy Award for Best Picture 3x National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay 3x Independent Spirit Award for Best Director 2x Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay 3x Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay 2x Golden Globe Award for Best Director 2x Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy 2x Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film 2x César Award for Best Foreign Film 4x Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay 2x BAFTA Award for Best Direction 3x BAFTA Award for Best Film 2x BAFTA Award for Best Editing 3x Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture 3x Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay 2x Satellite Award for Best Editing 5x BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay 3x Satellite Award for Best Director 2x European Film Award for Best Non-european Film 4x Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Original and Adapted Screenplay Nebula Award for Best Script 2x Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay 2x Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Director Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama 2x National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Comedy Film 2x Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay 2x BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song

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Movies with Joel Coen as Actor(6)

as himself2012 A Special Day
as himself2003 Minnesota Nice
as himself2000 The Coen Brothers
as Oldsmobile Driver1990 Darkman
as Drive-in guard #11985 Spies Like Us

TV Shows/Series with Joel Coen as Actor(1)

as himself1998 Independent Focus

Movies with Joel Coen as Crew(76)

Writing/Screenplay2021 Scarface
Writing/Writer2019 Dark Web
Writing/Adaptation2019 The Zebra Striped Hearse
Directing/Director2019 The Zebra Striped Hearse
Writing/Characters2019 The Jesus Rolls
Directing/Director2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Writing/Screenplay2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Production/Producer2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Editing/Editor2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Writing/Writer2017 Suburbicon
Directing/Director2016 Hail, Caesar!
Writing/Writer2016 Hail, Caesar!
Production/Producer2016 Hail, Caesar!
Editing/Editor2016 Hail, Caesar!
Writing/Writer2015 Bridge of Spies
Writing/Screenplay2014 Unbroken
Directing/Director2013 Inside Llewyn Davis
Editing/Editor2013 Inside Llewyn Davis
Production/Producer2013 Inside Llewyn Davis
Writing/Writer2013 Inside Llewyn Davis
Writing/Writer2012 Gambit
Directing/Director2010 True Grit
Writing/Screenplay2010 True Grit
Production/Producer2010 True Grit
Writing/Original Story2009 A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop
Directing/Director2009 A Serious Man
Writing/Writer2009 A Serious Man
Production/Producer2009 A Serious Man
Editing/Editor2009 A Serious Man
Directing/Director2008 Burn After Reading
Production/Producer2008 Burn After Reading
Writing/Screenplay2008 Burn After Reading
Editing/Editor2008 Burn After Reading
Directing/Director2007 To Each His Own Cinema
Writing/Screenplay2007 No Country for Old Men
Directing/Director2007 No Country for Old Men
Production/Producer2007 No Country for Old Men
Editing/Editor2007 No Country for Old Men
Directing/Director2006 Paris, Je T'Aime
Writing/Writer2006 Paris, Je T'Aime
Directing/Director2004 The Ladykillers
Writing/Screenplay2004 The Ladykillers
Production/Producer2004 The Ladykillers
Editing/Editor2004 The Ladykillers
Production/Executive Producer2003 Bad Santa
Directing/Director2003 Intolerable Cruelty
Writing/Screenplay2003 Intolerable Cruelty
Editing/Editor2003 Intolerable Cruelty
Directing/Director2001 The Man Who Wasn't There
Writing/Screenplay2001 The Man Who Wasn't There
Editing/Editor2001 The Man Who Wasn't There
Production/Producer2001 Down from the Mountain
Directing/Director2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Editing/Editor2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Writing/Screenplay2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Directing/Director1998 The Big Lebowski
Editing/Editor1998 The Big Lebowski
Writing/Writer1998 The Big Lebowski
Crew/Thanks1998 Eight
Directing/Director1996 Fargo
Writing/Screenplay1996 Fargo
Editing/Editor1996 Fargo
Directing/Director1994 The Hudsucker Proxy
Writing/Screenplay1994 The Hudsucker Proxy
Directing/Director1991 Barton Fink
Editing/Editor1991 Barton Fink
Writing/Screenplay1991 Barton Fink
Directing/Director1990 Miller's Crossing
Writing/Screenplay1990 Miller's Crossing
Directing/Director1987 Raising Arizona
Writing/Screenplay1987 Raising Arizona
Writing/Writer1985 Crimewave
Directing/Director1984 Blood Simple
Writing/Author1984 Blood Simple
Writing/Screenplay1984 Blood Simple

TV Shows/Series with Joel Coen as Crew(1)

Production/Executive Producer2014 Fargo

Full Name: Joel Coen
Born: Monday, 11/29 1954 (November) in St. Louis Park (current age: 64 years + 294 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Bard College at Simon's Rock, New York University Tisch School of the Arts
Spouses (current/former): Frances McDormand
Siblings: Ethan Coen
Other names for Joel Coen (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Roderick Jaynes"
"ジョエル・コーエン"
"Джоэл Коэн"
"喬爾·科恩"
"조엘 데이비드 코엔"
"Joel David Coen"
Joel Coen frequently works together with these people:
Ethan Coen (93x, Crew)
Skip Lievsay (29x, Crew)
Roger Deakins (17x, Crew)
Carter Burwell (15x, Crew)
Mary Zophres (13x, Crew)
Robert Graf (12x, Crew)
Ellen Chenoweth (12x, Crew)
Frances McDormand (11x, Actress)
Nancy Haigh (10x, Crew)
Peter F. Kurland (10x, Crew)
Noah Hawley (3x, Crew)
Billy Bob Thornton (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:2580, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/11/2019