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Joel David Coen ( November 29 of 1954 ) and Ethan Jesse Coen ( September 21 of 1957 ), known professionally by Coen brothers, are American filmmakers. They write, produce, direct and edit their own films together. They often alternate credits for their screenplays while sharing credit for editing with the pseudonym Roderick Jaynes.
Joel and Ethan grew up in St. Louis Park , Minnesota , a suburb of Minneapolis . 1 His parents, Edward and Rena Coen, both Jews, were teachers . The father, an economist at the University of Minnesota and the mother, an art historian at St. Cloud State University .
When they were boys, Joel saved money from mowing lawns to buy a Vivitar Super 8 camera, and together they remade movies they saw on TV with a neighbor boy, Mark Zimering (Zeimers), as the star. For example, "The Naked Prey" (in Portuguese, "The proof of the lion, " the 1966 film directed by Cornel Wilde) brought Zeimers in Zambia, which also featured Ethan as a native with a spear.
The brothers graduated from St. Louis Park (MN) in 1973 and also graduated in 1976.Ambos Simon's Rock College of Bard (now Bard College at Simon's Rock ) in Great Barrington, Massachusetts . 1 Joel then spent four years in the university program of New York University where he held a thesis film called Soundings 30 minutes. The film showed a woman having sex with her deaf boyfriend while verbally fantasizing having sex with the best friend of her boyfriend, who heard her in the next room. Ethan went to Princeton University and earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy in 1979. 1 His thesis was an essay of 41 pages entitled "Two Views of Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy "(Two views of Wittgenstein's Late Philosophy).
After graduating from New York, Joel worked as a production assistant in some producing films and music videos. He developed a particular taste for film editing and met Sam Raimi, who was looking for an assistant director for his first film, The Evil Dead (1981).
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Joel is married to actress Frances McDormand since 1984. They adopted a son from Paraguay , named Pedro McDormand Coen (Frances and all her siblings are adopted). McDormand starred in six films of the Coen brothers.
Ethan is married to film editor Tricia Cooke .
Both couples live in New York. 2
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After graduating from NYU, Joel worked as a production setup wizard. Thus developed a talent for film editing and met Sam Raimi who was looking for an assistant editor for their first characteristic movie The Evil Dead (1981).
In 1984, the brothers wrote and directed Blood Simple in the first film that made juntos.Gravado in Texas, the film tells the tale of a shifty, sleazy who hires a private detective to kill his wife and her lover. Within this film are considerable elements that point to the future direction.
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- Won the Oscar for Best Director, Best Film and Best Adapted Screenplay for by "No Country for Old Men" (2007)
- He received an Oscar nomination in the category of Best Director / Director for "Fargo" (1996).
- Won the Oscar for Best Screenplay / Original Screenplay for "Fargo" (1996).
- He received an Oscar nomination in the category of Best Screenplay / Adapted Screenplay for "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (2000).
- He received an Oscar nomination in the category for Best Editing for "Fargo" (1996).
- Received a Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Director / Director for "Fargo" (1996).
- Received a Golden Globe nomination, for Best Screenplay / Script for "Fargo" (1996).
- Won the Palme d'Or at Cannes for "Barton Fink" (1991).
- Three times won the prize for Best Director / Director at Cannes for "Barton Fink" (1991), "Fargo" (1996) and "The Man Who Was not There" (2001).
- Won the BAFTA for Best Director / Director for "Fargo" (1996).
- Received two BAFTA nominations, for Best Screenplay / Script for Fargo (1996) and "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (2000).
- Received a BAFTA nomination in the category for Best Editing for "Fargo" (1996).
- Received a BAFTA nomination in the Best Picture category for "Fargo" (1996).
- Won the Bodil Award for Best American Film, for "Fargo" (1996).
- Received a César nomination in the category of Best Foreign Film for "Fargo" (1996).
- Twice won the award for Best Director at the Independent Spirit Awards, for "Blood Simple" (1984) and "Fargo" (1996).
- Received two nominations for the award for Best Script / Screenplay at the Independent Spirit Awards, for "Blood Simple" (1984) and "Fargo" (1996). Won in 1996.
- Won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, for "Blood Simple" (1984).