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Joel David Coen (born November 29, 1954) and Ethan Jesse Coen (born September 21, 1957), known informally as the Coen brothers, are American film directors, screenwriters, producers, and editors. Their films include Blood Simple (1984), Raising Arizona (1987), Barton Fink (1991), Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), No Country for Old Men (2007), Burn After Reading (2008), A Serious Man (2009), True Grit (2010), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).

The brothers write, direct, and produce their films jointly, although until The Ladykillers (2004), Joel received sole credit for directing and Ethan for producing. They often alternate top billing for their screenplays while sharing film credits for editor under the alias Roderick Jaynes. They have been nominated for twelve Academy Awards together, plus one individual nomination for both, winning Best Original Screenplay for Fargo and Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for No Country for Old Men.


This is the filmography of the American filmmaker duo the Coen brothers.


Academy AwardGolden GlobeBAFTA
1984Blood SimpleJoel & EthanJoel
1986CrimewaveJoel, Ethan, & Sam Raimi Sam Raimi
1987Raising ArizonaJoel & EthanJoel
1990Miller's Crossing
1991Barton Fink31
1994The Hudsucker ProxyJoel, Ethan, & Sam Raimi
1996FargoJoel & Ethan72461
1998The Big Lebowski
1998The Naked ManJ. Todd Anderson & Ethan J. Todd Anderson
2000O Brother, Where Art Thou?Joel & EthanJoel2215
2001The Man Who Wasn't There1311
2003Intolerable CrueltyRobert Ramsay, Matthew Stone
Joel & Ethan
2004The LadykillersJoel & EthanJoel & Ethan
2006Paris, je t'aime: "Tuileries" segment
2007Chacun son cinéma: "World Cinema" segment
2007No Country for Old Men844293
2008Burn After Reading23
2009A Serious Man211
2010True Grit1081
2012GambitMichael Hoffman
2013Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan2 3 3
2014UnbrokenJoel & Ethan,
Richard LaGravenese, William Nicholson
Angelina Jolie311
2015Bridge of SpiesJoel & Ethan, Matt CharmanSteven Spielberg619
2016Hail, Caesar!Joel & EthanJoel & Ethan

Other works

  • Gates of Eden (1998) – A collection of short stories written by Ethan Coen.
  • The Drunken Driver Has the Right of Way (2001) – A collection of poems and limericks written by Ethan Coen.
  • Bad Santa (2003) – Comedy film starring Billy Bob Thornton, executive produced and (uncredited) rewrite by the Coen brothers.
  • Romance & Cigarettes (2006) – Film produced by the Coen brothers and written and directed by John Turturro.
  • Almost an Evening (2008) – A series of three one-act off-Broadway plays written by Ethan Coen.
  • Fargo (2014) – TV series based on the film, executive produced by Joel and Ethan.

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