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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.
November 29, 1954, St Louis Park, Minnesota, USA
1991 Barton FinkDirector, Screenplay, and Editor 1994 The Hudsucker ProxyScreenplay and Director 1996 FargoScreenplay, Director, Producer, and Editor 1998 The Big LebowskiEditor, Writer, and Director 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou?Editor, Director, and Screenplay 2004 The LadykillersScreenplay, Producer, Director, and Editor 2007 No Country for Old MenScreenplay, Producer, Editor, and Director 2008 Burn After ReadingDirector, Producer, Editor, and Screenplay 2009 A Serious ManProducer, Director, Editor, and Writer 2010 True GritDirector, Screenplay, and Producer 2013 Inside Llewyn DavisDirector, Writer, Editor, and Producer 2014 UnbrokenScreenplay 2015 Bridge of SpiesWriter 2016 Hail, Caesar!Editor, Producer, Writer, and Director 2017 SuburbiconWriterLimited to the 15 most popular items