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Joel Coen

Joel Coen was honored by the Cannes International Film Festival in 2001, as Best Director for The Man Who Wasn't There, and in 1991, as Best Director for Barton Fink. He was honored as Best Director by the New York Film Critics Circle, the National Board of Review, and the BAFTA Awards for 1996's Fargo; and also won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Fargo, which he co-wrote with his brother Ethan. The screenplay for O Brother, Where Art Thou?, also co-written with Ethan, was nominated for a BAFTA Award and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Other films that he has directed and co-written are Intolerable Cruelty; The Big Lebowski; The Hudsucker Proxy; Miller's Crossing; Raising Arizona; and Blood Simple. He co-directed and co-wrote the 2004 comedy The Ladykillers with Ethan. Joel & Ethan Coen's 2007 adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men brought them the Directors Guild of America, BAFTA, and Academy Awards; the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay; Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay from the New York Film Critics Circle; and Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay from the Oscars and the National Board of Review. The film's cast was voted the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and Javier Bardem won the Screen Actors Guild and Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, among other accolades. Joel & Ethan Coen's film, Burn After Reading, was nominated for the BAFTA Award and the WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay and their most recent film, A Serious Man, received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and for Best Original Screenplay and was also nominated for the BAFTA Award and the WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay.

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Joel Coen Facts

OccupationDirector, Screenwriter, Producer
BirthdayNovember 29, 1954 (63)
SignSagittarius
BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Awards2008 Academy Awards: Best Director - with Ethan Coen (for No Country For Old Men)
2008 BAFTA Awards: Best Director - with Ethan Coen (for No Country For Old Men)
1997 BAFTA Awards: David Lean Award for Direction (for Fargo)

Selected Filmography

No Country For Old Men
Fargo
Inside Llewyn Davis
Raising Arizona
True Grit
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
O' Brother, Where Art Thou?
Hail, Caesar!
The Big Lebowski
Fargo: Special Edition
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