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The Coen Brothers

FULL NAME Joel David Coen
Ethan Jesse Coen
BORN 29 November 1954 and
21 September 1957 in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA
ASSOCIATION Directors/Writers/Producers (Editors/Cinematographers)
NATIONALITY American
REVIEWED ENTRIES 10
MAX. RATING
MIN. RATING
AVERAGE RATING 3.55
TRADEMARKS/
STRENGTHS
  • Social and environmental portraits and comments
  • Distinctive/peculiar lead characters

 

FILMMAKER FILMOGRAPHY (COMPLETE)

YEAR TITLE ASSOCIATION

FILM RATING

1984 Blood Simple Directors/Writers/Producers

1987 Raising Arizona Directors/Writers/Producers

1990 Miller's Crossing Directors/Writers/Producers

1991 Barton Fink Directors/Writers/Producers  
1994 The Hudsucker Proxy Directors/Writers/Producers

1996 Fargo Directors/Writers/Producers

1998 The Big Lebowski Directors/Writers/Producers

2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Directors/Writers/Producers  
2001 The Man Who Wasn't There Directors/Writers/Producers  
2003 Intolerable Cruelty Directors/Writers/Producers  
2004 The Ladykillers Directors/Writers/Producers  
2007 No Country For Old Men Directors/Writers/Producers

2008 Burn After Reading Directors/Writers/Producers

2009 A Serious Man Directors/Writers/Producers

2010 True Grit Directors/Writers/Producers

 

PORTRAYAL

The Coen Brothers have developed into two of our times' most creative, accomplished and important filmmakers, and they have done so through hard work, fine craftmanship and a large output. They are among few filmmakers today who pride themselves on having control over all parts of the creative prosess, from writing through producing, directing, shooting and to editing, and this has given them a rare reputation as auteurs in today's cinema. Their versatility and eye for good stories coupled with an often quirky narrative style and beatiful cinematography has produced some modern classics, such as Miller's Crossing, Fargo, and No Country For Old Men, the latter for which they won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay at the Academy Awards. They have also been nominated for the Palme d'Or 7 times, and won it for Barton Fink. The Coens tend to work frequently with actors John Turturro, Steve Buscemi, George Clooney and Frances McDormand (Joel's wife) among others.

 

AWARDS

The Academy Awards (Oscars)

1996

Best Writing for Fargo

1996

Nominated for Best Director for Fargo (only Joel)

1996

Nominated for Best Picture  for Fargo (only Ethan)

1996

Nominated for Best Editing for Fargo

2000

Nominated for Best Writing for Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?

2007

Best Picture for No Country For Old Men

2007

Best Director for No Country For Old Men

2007

Best Writing for No Country For Old Men

2009

 

Nominated for Best Picture for A Serious Man

2009

 

Nominated for Best Writing for A Serious Man

2010

 

Nominated for Best Picture for True Grit

2010

 

Nominated for Best Director for True Grit

2010

 

Nominated for Best Writing for True Grit