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      Joel Coen

      Joel Coen

      Highest Rated: 97% Down From the Mountain (2001)

      Lowest Rated: 18% Gambit (2012)

      Birthday: Nov 29, 1954

      Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

      With producer, co-writer and brother Ethan, writer-director Joel Coen is part of the most celebrated brother act in recent entertainment memory. He helmed a series of stylish, irreverent and cinema-savvy movies that never failed to charm critics while thrilling an initially small, but loyal band of viewers. Though they evinced a powerful fascination with film genres - particularly screwball comedy and film noir - the Coen Brothers earned a great deal of respect by the Hollywood community, despite their penchant to work outside the system. These self-conscious movies-within-movies possessed humorous camera movements, richly textured landscapes, and powerhouse performers spouting beautifully artificial dialogue. While some complained that the brothers were nothing more than slick stylists, the Coens nonetheless achieved a rare feat in entertainment: making the movies they wanted to make with little-to-no outside interference.

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      Joel Coen RAISING ARIZONA, directors Joel Coen, and Ethan Coen, 1987. ©20th Century Fox FARGO, director Joel Coen (arms folded), Ethan Coen, Frances McDormand (in policewoman costume) on set, 1996, (c) Gramercy Pictures INTOLERABLE CRUELTY, Director Joel Coen, on set, 2003, (c) Universal PARIS, JE T'AIME, segment: Tuileries, aka 1st arrondissement, directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, director Joel Coen, on set, 2006. ©First Look Pictures PARIS, JE T'AIME, segment: Tuileries, aka 1st arrondissement, directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, directors Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, on set, 2006. ©First Look Pictures BARTON FINK, Joel and Ethan Coen (back), John Goodman, John Turturro, 1991, TM and Copyright (c)20th Century Fox Films Corp. All rights reserved. INTOLERABLE CRUELTY, Director Joel Coen, 2003, (c) Universal INTOLERABLE CRUELTY, Screenwriter Ethan Coen, producer Brian Grazer, director Joel Coen on the set, 2003, (c) Universal HAIL, CAESAR!, from left: director Joel Coen, director Ethan Coen, Josh Brolin, George Clooney, on set, 2016. ph: Alison Cohen Rosa/© Universal Pictures HAIL, CAESAR!, director Joel Coen (left), director Ethan Coen (yellow shirt), Channing Tatum (center, profile), on set, 2016. ph: Alison Cohen Rosa/© Universal Pictures HAIL, CAESAR!, from left: directors Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, on set, 2016. ph: Alison Cohen Rosa/© Universal Pictures THE LADYKILLERS, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, 2004, (c) Touchstone THE LADYKILLERS, Ethan Coen, Tom Hanks, Joel Coen, 2004, (c) Touchstone THE LADYKILLERS, Tom Hanks, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, 2004, (c) Touchstone A SERIOUS MAN, director Joel Coen (left of center), Aaron Wolff (center), director Ethan Coen (right of center), on set, 2009. ph: Wilson Webb/©Focus Features A SERIOUS MAN, director Joel Coen, on set, 2009. ph: Wilson Webb/©Focus Features INTOLERABLE CRUELTY, Director Ethan Coen, Director Joel Coen, 2003, (c) Universal NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, writers and directors Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, on set, 2007. ©Miramax A SERIOUS MAN, from left: co-director Joel Coen, Richard Kind, on set, 2009. ph: Wilson Webb/©Focus Features

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      92% 75% The Tragedy of Macbeth Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2021
      89% 78% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2018
      28% 26% Suburbicon Screenwriter $5.7M 2017
      86% 44% Hail, Caesar! Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $30.0M 2016
      91% 87% Bridge of Spies Screenwriter $72.3M 2015
      51% 70% Unbroken Screenwriter $115.6M 2014
      92% 74% Inside Llewyn Davis Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $13.2M 2013
      18% 23% Gambit Screenwriter - 2012
      95% 85% True Grit Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $171.0M 2010
      89% 68% A Serious Man Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $9.2M 2009
      78% 65% Burn After Reading Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      $60.3M 2008
      93% 86% No Country for Old Men Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      $74.3M 2007
      86% 84% Paris, je t'aime Director,
      Writer
      $4.9M 2006
      53% 56% Romance & Cigarettes Executive Producer $540.1K 2005
      54% 43% The Ladykillers Director,
      Producer,
      Screenwriter
      $39.7M 2004
      78% 75% Bad Santa Executive Producer $60.1M 2003
      76% 48% Intolerable Cruelty Director,
      Screenwriter
      $35.1M 2003
      81% 85% The Man Who Wasn't There Director,
      Writer
      $7.5M 2001
      97% 86% Down From the Mountain Self,
      Executive Producer
      $301.4K 2001
      78% 89% O Brother, Where Art Thou? Director,
      Writer,
      Film Editing
      $45.5M 2000
      80% 93% The Big Lebowski Director,
      Writer,
      Film Editing
      $17.4M 1998
      94% 92% Fargo Director,
      Writer,
      Film Editing
      $24.5M 1996
      62% 79% The Hudsucker Proxy Director,
      Screenwriter
      $2.1M 1994
      90% 89% Barton Fink Director,
      Writer,
      Film Editing
      $5.7M 1991
      93% 90% Miller's Crossing Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $4.7M 1990
      91% 85% Raising Arizona Director,
      Writer
      $21.1M 1987
      94% 88% Blood Simple Director,
      Screenwriter
      $1.7M 1984

      TV

      Credit
      93% 85% Fargo Executive Producer 2014-2015 2017 2020 2023-2024