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 was 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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
90% 77% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2018
28% 25% Suburbicon Screenwriter $5.7M 2017
85% 44% Hail, Caesar! Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$30M 2016
90% 87% Bridge of Spies Screenwriter $72.3M 2015
50% 70% Unbroken Screenwriter $115.6M 2014
92% 74% Inside Llewyn Davis Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$13.2M 2013
18% 23% Gambit Screenwriter - 2012
96% 85% True Grit Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$171M 2010
90% 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
87% 84% Paris, je t'aime Director,
Writer
$4.9M 2006
52% 56% Romance & Cigarettes Executive Producer $540.1K 2005
54% 43% The Ladykillers Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
$39.7M 2004
75% 48% Intolerable Cruelty Director,
Screenwriter
$35.1M 2003
79% 75% Bad Santa Executive Producer $60.1M 2003
97% 86% Down From the Mountain Himself (Character),
Executive Producer
$301.4K 2001
81% 85% The Man Who Wasn't There Director,
Writer
$7.5M 2001
77% 89% O Brother, Where Art Thou? Director,
Writer,
Film Editor
$45.5M 2000
83% 93% The Big Lebowski Director,
Writer,
Film Editor
$17.4M 1998
94% 93% Fargo Director,
Writer,
Film Editor
$24.5M 1996
59% 79% The Hudsucker Proxy Director,
Screenwriter
$2.1M 1994
90% 89% Barton Fink Director,
Writer,
Film Editor
$5.7M 1991
92% 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
91% 84% Fargo Executive Producer 2020 2017 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2010

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