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Joel Cohen

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In america, Joel Cohen is most beneficial referred to as the long-tenured helmsman from the Boston Camerata, and understandably so; but travel east over the Atlantic and you will find him similarly highly regarded being a lutenist, a radio broadcaster, along with a manufacturer of music movies. Cohen was created in Providence, RI, in 1942 and went to Brown College or university and Harvard College or university. After departing Harvard, he spent 2 yrs in Paris, honing his abilities being a composer beneath the wing of Nadia Boulanger. In 1968, just one single year after time for the U.S. from France, Cohen used the directorship from the after that-14-year-old Boston Camerata, which he provides since included in a really first-class firm. Cohen hasn’t maintained an extended permanent educational post, but he provides lectured at many colleges (specifically those in or close to the metro Boston region, like Harvard College or university and Brandeis College or university). Cohen hasn’t really followed through to his training being a composer save by causing preparations of already-existing music; he provides instead centered on directing, arranging, and to a smaller extent, performing. Using the Boston Camerata, Cohen provides made many dozen recordings (mainly of early music), a few of which have gained prestigious honours. His 1989 disk of Tristan et Iseult earned the grand Prix du Disque from the Académie Charles Cros in Paris. In 1990, Cohen founded a fresh group, the Camerata Meditarranea, to execute early music through the Mediterranean region. Cohen may be the writer of Reprise: the Incredible Revival of Early Music (Boston, 1985).

Quick Facts


Full Name Joel Cohen
Education Harvard University, Harvard University
Nationality American
Music Songs Gabriel's Prophecy, Watchman of Zion, Lovely Vine, Hymn / Sacred Song, Baptismal Anthem, "A Virgin most pure" - "A Virgin unspotted", Conductus with Refrain / Hymn, Responsory / Hymn, Isaiah's Prophecy / The Sybil's Prophecy, Hymn / Lauda, The Spiritual Sailor, Ondas do mar / Altas undas que venez suz la mar, Conductus, Sherburne, Bozrah, Reading / Organum, Shepherds, rejoice, Kingsbridge, A Christmas Hymn, Crowdambo, Wayfaring Stranger, Eftach Na Sefatai, Followers of the Lamb, Trumpet of Salvation, Jesus, the Light of the world, Le Roman de Fauvel : "Seigneurs et dames", Morley : "Sing we and chant it", Le Roman de Fauvel : "Deus roes out", Joy to the world, Ab l'alen tir vas me l'aire, Le Roman de Fauvel : "Floret fex favellea", "Cum audisset Joannes"
Albums An American Christmas, A Boston Camerata Christmas - Worlds of Early Christmas Music, Angels: Voices From Eternity, Music for Johnny Johnson, A Renaissance Christmas, New Britain: The Roots of American Folksong (The Boston Camerata), Le Roman de Fauvel - Apex, Certon: Chansons, Sing We Noel (Christmas), Lamentations - Holy Week in Provence - Apex, A Baroque Christmas, Alfonso X of Castille : Cantigas de Santa Maria - Apex, A French Christmas, Jewish Baroque Music: Compositions By Salamone Rossi Ebreo, Carlo Grossi, And Louis Saladin, Gilles : Messe des mortes [Requiem] - Apex, With Joyful Voice, Látigo, Simple Gifts - Shaker Chants & Spirituals - Apex, Jewish Baroque Music, A Medieval Christmas, Carmina Burana [c1230] - Apex, A Spanish Christmas, A Mediterranean Christmas, Nueva Española - Close Encounters of the New World, 1590-1690 - Apex, A Renaissance Christmas (The Boston Camerata feat. conductor: Joel Cohen), Le Fou sur le Pont, Lamentations, L'Homme Armé 1450-1650: Musique de guerre et de paix, Tristan & Iseult, An Elizabethan Songbook, Lo Gai Saber : Troubadours et Jongleurs 1100-1300
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation
Movies Toy Story, Garfield: The Movie, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, Cheaper by the Dozen, Money Talks, Evan Almighty, Daddy Day Camp, Monster Mash, Goodbye Lover, Pass the Ammo, The Last Godfather, Sister, Sister, Renaissance, Silver City


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#Fact
1 Both he and his brother Ethan are huge fans of Stanley Kubrick.
2 As of 2014, he and Ethan Coen wrote four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Fargo (1996), No Country for Old Men (2007), A Serious Man (2009) and True Grit (2010). Of those, only No Country for Old Men (2007) is a winner in the category.
3 The Coen Brothers are noted for their unusual writing process of not only eschewing outlines, but of not even concerning themselves what their story is about or who their characters are before beginning to write their screenplays. They will simply begin writing any scene they think up that they find to be interesting. Then, if they think of an interesting idea for a following scene, they will write that one, and then another, and so on and so forth until they have a first draft, discovering what the story is along the way. Then, they will heavily revise what they have until they feel they have a shootable screenplay. They have noted that because of this, they will often get writer's block around the mid-point of any given screenplay, and will begin another screenplay in the meantime in order to remain productive. For example, the entirety of Barton Fink (1991) was written while they were battling writer's block with Miller's Crossing (1990), and the first 40 pages of The Big Lebowski (1998) were written while they were stuck with Barton Fink (1991).
4 In the late 60s, Coen, along with younger brother Ethan, shot their own Super 8 version of "Advise and Consent.".
5 Has won the Cannes prize for Best Director three times, more than any other filmmaker. He won in 1991 for Barton Fink, 1996 for Fargo and 2001 for The Man Who Wasn't There.
6 When asked what films most influenced him and his brother early on, Joel mentioned Hollywood comedies from the late 50s and early 60s usually critically considered lightweight and inferior, including Boeing, Boeing (1965), A Global Affair (1964), That Touch of Mink (1962) and Pillow Talk (1959). He also claimed that The Guns of Navarone (1961) is his favorite film.
7 Roderick Jaynes, who is credited with editing all of his films, does not, in fact, exist. The name is a pseudonym for Joel and his brother Ethan.
8 His mother, Rena Neumann Coen, died of kidney disease in 2001.
9 Has a younger sister named Deborah, who is a psychiatrist.
10 As of 2009, he is the only person to have ever directed his wife to a Best Actress Oscar (Frances McDormand in Fargo (1996)).
11 The first Coen brothers film where both he and brother Ethan Coen are given directing and producing credits was The Ladykillers (2004). They have shared these duties on all of their films, but Joel has always been listed as director and Ethan as producer.
12 Directed 6 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Michael Lerner, Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Javier Bardem, Jeff Bridges, and Hailee Steinfeld. McDormand and Bardem won Oscars for their performances in one of his movies.
13 Only three times in Academy Award history have director-collaborators been nominated for Best Directing Oscars: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins for West Side Story (1961), Warren Beatty and Buck Henry for Heaven Can Wait (1978) and Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men (2007). (Wise/Robbins and the Coens actually won the award).
14 He (along with his brother Ethan Coen) is part of the prestigious group of individuals to have won Oscars for writing, directing and producing in the same year, for the film No Country for Old Men (2007)'. The others are Peter Jackson for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), James L. Brooks for Terms of Endearment (1983), Francis Ford Coppola for The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Billy Wilder for The Apartment (1960), and 'Alejandro González Iñárritu' for _Birdman (2014)_. James Cameron also won three Oscars for Titanic (1997) but they were for directing, producing and editing.
15 Born to Edward Coen, an economist at the University of Minnesota, and his wife Rena, an art historian at St. Cloud State University.
16 In his childhood, he saved money from mowing lawns to buy a Super-8 camera.
17 As his brother, he graduated from Simon's Rock Early College in Great Barrington, MA. He later attended New York University's undergraduate film program to finally graduate after four years there.
18 Resides in New York City with his family.
19 When an actor improvises a line on the set, he will almost invariably say something like, "That was great, but could you do it like it's written in the script?" Most Coen brothers films are the same (line for line) when released as they are on the page in the final draft of the script.
20 Often has a scene that takes place in dark areas with a sense of dark humor. In The Big Lebowski (1998), The Dude talks to Jeffery Lebowski in a dark room with fire; In O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), The Devil's henchmen capture Pete with thunder in the background; In Intolerable Cruelty (2003), Miles meets with Myerson in the dark room with only a glare of light showing Myerson's face; In Fargo (1996), Shep starts beating up Carl in a dim-lighted room.
21 Frequently includes kidnapping-plots in his films.
22 Brother-in-law of Tricia Cooke.
23 Ranked #88 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List with brother Ethan Coen. They had been ranked #92 in 2002.
24 He and brother Ethan Coen have had final cut on all of their films since Blood Simple. (1984), their debut film.
25 Alumnus of Simon's Rock College, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, along with brother Ethan Coen. This is a fully-accredited college for students who typically enter at the age of 16 - before graduating high school.
26 Works so closely with his brother Ethan Coen that the two of them have been jokingly referred to as "The Two-Headed Director".
27 Used to receive sole credit as director for the Coen brothers movies', but has always directed films with his brother Ethan Coen (they also write and produce their films together). This was changed with The Ladykillers (2004), and now they both receive credit for directing and producing.
28 He and his wife adopted a baby boy from Paraguay in 1994 and named him Pedro McDormand Coen.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fargo 2014-2017 TV Series executive producer - 30 episodes
Hail, Caesar! 2016 producer
Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 TV Movie documentary producer
Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 producer
True Grit 2010 producer
A Serious Man 2009 producer
Burn After Reading 2008 producer
No Country for Old Men 2007 producer
Romance & Cigarettes 2005 executive producer
The Ladykillers 2004 producer
Bad Santa 2003 executive producer
Intolerable Cruelty 2003 producer - uncredited
The Man Who Wasn't There 2001 producer - uncredited
Down from the Mountain 2000 Documentary executive producer
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 producer - uncredited
The Big Lebowski 1998 producer - uncredited
Fargo 1996 producer - uncredited
The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 producer - uncredited
Barton Fink 1991 producer - uncredited
Miller's Crossing 1990 producer - uncredited
Raising Arizona 1987 producer - uncredited
Blood Simple. 1984 producer - uncredited

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Suburbicon 2017 filming
Going Places characters filming
Hail, Caesar! 2016 written by
Bridge of Spies 2015 written by
Unbroken 2014/I screenplay
Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 written by
Gambit 2012/I screenplay
True Grit 2010 screenplay
A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop 2009 based on his screenplay for "Blood Simple"
A Serious Man 2009 written by
Burn After Reading 2008 written by
World Cinema 2007 Short
No Country for Old Men 2007 screenplay
Paris, je t'aime 2006 segment "Tuileries"
The Ladykillers 2004 screenplay
Intolerable Cruelty 2003 screenplay
The Man Who Wasn't There 2001 written by
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 written by
The Big Lebowski 1998 written by
Fargo 1996 written by
The Hudsucker Proxy 1994 written by
Barton Fink 1991 written by
Miller's Crossing 1990 written by
Raising Arizona 1987 written by
Crimewave 1985 written by
Blood Simple. 1984 written by

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hail, Caesar! 2016
Inside Llewyn Davis 2013
True Grit 2010
A Serious Man 2009
Burn After Reading 2008
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence 2007 segment "World Cinema"
World Cinema 2007 Short
No Country for Old Men 2007
Paris, je t'aime 2006 segment "Tuileries"
The Ladykillers 2004
Intolerable Cruelty 2003
The Man Who Wasn't There 2001
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000
The Big Lebowski 1998
Fargo 1996
The Hudsucker Proxy 1994
Barton Fink 1991
Miller's Crossing 1990
Raising Arizona 1987
Blood Simple. 1984

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hail, Caesar! 2016 as Roderick Jaynes
Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 as Roderick Jaynes
True Grit 2010 as Roderick Jaynes
A Serious Man 2009 as Roderick Jaynes
Burn After Reading 2008
No Country for Old Men 2007 as Roderick Jaynes
The Ladykillers 2004 as Roderick Jaynes
Intolerable Cruelty 2003 as Roderick Jaynes
The Man Who Wasn't There 2001 as Roderick Jaynes
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 as Roderick Jaynes
The Big Lebowski 1998 as Roderick Jaynes
Fargo 1996 film editor - as Roderick Jaynes
Barton Fink 1991 as Roderick Jaynes
Blood Simple. 1984 as Roderick Jaynes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Darkman 1990 Oldsmobile Driver (uncredited)
Spies Like Us 1985 Drive-In Security Guard
Crimewave 1985 Reporter At Execution (uncredited)

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Evil Dead 1981 assistant film editor
Fear No Evil 1981 assistant editor

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 writer: "Please Please Mr. Kennedy"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Darkman 1990 developer - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'No Country for Old Men' 2008 Video documentary short special thanks
X 2008 Short thanks
Life by the Drop 2004 Short special thanks
Waisa Bhi Hota Hai Part II 2003 sincere thanks
Shooting 'Miller's Crossing': A Conversation with Barry Sonnenfeld 2003 Video documentary short special thanks
Aggressive Inline 2002 Video Game special thanks
The Grey Zone 2001 special thanks
The 4th Floor 1999 special thanks - as Joel
Eight 1998 Short thanks
The Whole Wide World 1996 special thanks
Anesthesia 2015 special thanks
The Oohs 2012 Short acknowledgment
Leaves of Grass 2009 the director wishes to thank
Bureaucracy 2009 special thanks - as Roderick Jaynes
Indigo 2009/I Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 88th Annual Academy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
The First Hundred Feet, the Last Hundred Feet 2015 Documentary short Himself
The Way of Folk 2015 Documentary short Himself
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee (credit only)
71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Nominee
CBS News Sunday Morning 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cinema 3 1996-2013 TV Series Himself
Une journée particulière 2012 Documentary Himself
The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Metropolis 2011 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 1996-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Michel Ciment, le cinéma en partage 2010 Documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Himself
No Country for Old Men: Diary of a Country Sheriff 2008 Video short Himself
No Country for Old Men: Josh Brolin's Unauthorized Behind the Scenes 2008 Video documentary short Himself
No Country for Old Men: Press Timeline Interviews & Conversation 2008 Video documentary short Himself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Picture, Best Director & Best Adapted Screenplay / Nominee: Best Film Editing (as Roderick Jaynes)
The Making of 'No Country for Old Men' 2008 Video documentary short Himself
A Look Inside 'Intolerable Cruelty' 2004 Video documentary short Himself - Director
Minnesota Nice 2003 Video short documentary Himself
Making 'The Man Who Wasn't There' 2002 Video documentary short Himself
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
Down from the Mountain 2000 Documentary Himself
Inside Look: Down from the Mountain 2000 TV Short documentary Himself
The Coen Brothers 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of 'The Big Lebowski' 1998 Video documentary short Himself
The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay & Nominee: Best Director & Best Film Editing
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Director & Best Screenplay
Primer plano 1996 TV Series Himself
Moving Pictures 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
American Cinema 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
HBO First Look 1994 TV Series documentary Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1991 TV Series Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1991 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome to the Basement 2014 TV Series Himself
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television Fargo (2014) · Noah Hawley
· John Cameron
· Ethan Coen
· Warren Littlefield
· Kim Todd
2015 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television Fargo (2014) · Adam Bernstein
· John Cameron
· Ethan Coen
· Michael Frislev
· Noah Hawley
· Warren Littlefield
· Chad Oakes
· Kim Todd
2014 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Scott Rudin
· Ethan Coen
2014 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2014 Cinema Bloggers Award Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal Best North American Film Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
2014 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Original Song Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · T Bone Burnett
· Ethan Coen
· George Cromarty
· Ed Rush
· Justin Timberlake
2014 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Original Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2014 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Screenwriter of the Year Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2014 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2014 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Original Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 Grand Prize of the Jury Cannes Film Festival Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 Silver Medallion Award Telluride Film Festival, US · Ethan Coen
2013 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Feature Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
· Scott Rudin
2013 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Song Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ed Rush
· George Cromarty
· T Bone Burnett
· Justin Timberlake
· Ethan Coen
· Oscar Isaac
· Adam Driver
2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards · Ethan Coen
2013 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Original Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2011 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
· Scott Rudin
2011 Bronze Wrangler Western Heritage Awards Theatrical Motion Picture True Grit (2010) · A.C. Lyles (executive producer)
· Steven Spielberg (executive producer)
· Paul Schwake (executive producer)
· Ethan Coen (producer/director/writer)
· Scott Rudin (producer)
· Jeff Bridges (actor)
· Josh Brolin (actor)
· Matt Damon (actor)
· Hailee Steinfeld (actor)
2011 Spur Award Western Writers of America Best Western Drama True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2010 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2010 Robert Altman Award Independent Spirit Awards A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen (director)
· Ellen Chenoweth (casting director)
· Rachel Tenner (casting director)
· Richard Kind
· Sari Lennick
· Jessica McManus
· Fred Melamed
· Michael Stuhlbarg
· Aaron Wolff
2010 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Director A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2010 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Original Screenplay A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2010 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Screenplay A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2009 Robert Robert Festival Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film) No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2009 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Screenplay A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2009 Critics Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro) No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2009 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Screenplay A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2009 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Film Editing No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2009 Kinema Junpo Award Kinema Junpo Awards Best Foreign Film No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2009 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Original Screenplay A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2008 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Film Editing No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen (as Roderick Jaynes)
2008 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year No Country for Old Men (2007) · Scott Rudin
· Ethan Coen
2008 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Editing No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures No Country for Old Men (2007) · Scott Rudin
· Ethan Coen
2008 White Elephant Russian Guild of Film Critics Best Foreign Film No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen (as Coen Brothers)
2008 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Screenplay, Adapted No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 USC Scripter Award USC Scripter Award No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen (screenwriter)
· Cormac McCarthy (author)
2008 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Adapted Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
· Robert Graf (unit production manager plaque)
· Betsy Magruder (first assistant director plaque)
· Bac DeLorme (second assistant director plaque)
· Jai James (second second assistant director plaque)
2008 FCCA Award Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Foreign Film - English Language No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Motion Picture No Country for Old Men (2007) · Scott Rudin
· Ethan Coen
2008 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Adapted Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 Honorary Texan Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards · Ethan Coen
2008 IFC Award Iowa Film Critics Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale) No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Editing (Miglior montaggio) No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Motion Picture of the Year No Country for Old Men (2007) · Scott Rudin
· Ethan Coen
2008 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Directing No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay - Motion Picture No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association, US Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 OFCC Award Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Picture No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
· Scott Rudin
2007 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 Austin Film Critics Award Austin Film Critics Association Best Adapted Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Achievement in Direction No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Medium No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Achievement in Editing No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Motion Picture No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
· Scott Rudin
2007 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Adapted Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Director of the Year No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 IFCS Award Internet Film Critic Society Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Adapted Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2005 Yoga Award Yoga Awards Worst Foreign Director The Ladykillers (2004) · Ethan Coen
2002 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
2002 Golden Lady Harimaguada Las Palmas Film Festival The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
2002 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Screenwriter of the Year The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) · Ethan Coen
2001 Special Award Camerimage · Ethan Coen
· Roger Deakins
2001 Polish Film Award Camerimage
2001 Best Director Cannes Film Festival The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
1998 Golden Aries Russian Guild of Film Critics Best Foreign Film The Big Lebowski (1998)
1997 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Fargo (1996)
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen
1997 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) Fargo (1996)
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Fargo (1996)
1997 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Fargo (1996)
1997 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen
1997 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Director Fargo (1996)
1997 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen
1997 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Fargo (1996)
1997 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen
1997 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Fargo (1996)
1997 FFCC Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen
1997 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Fargo (1996)
1997 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen
1997 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year Fargo (1996)
1997 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Screenwriter of the Year Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen
1997 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen
1996 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director Fargo (1996)
1996 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Screenplay Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen
1996 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Film Editing Fargo (1996)
1996 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Fargo (1996)
1996 Best Director Cannes Film Festival Fargo (1996)
1996 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Fargo (1996)
1996 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen
1996 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Director Fargo (1996)
1994 Filmmaker Award Gotham Awards · Ethan Coen
1991 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Barton Fink (1991)
1991 Best Director Cannes Film Festival Barton Fink (1991)
1991 Critics Award Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival Miller's Crossing (1990)
1990 Silver Seashell San Sebastián International Film Festival Best Director Miller's Crossing (1990)
1986 Audience Jury Award Fantasporto Blood Simple. (1984)
1986 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Blood Simple. (1984)
1985 Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Blood Simple. (1984)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Bridge of Spies (2015) · Matt Charman
· Ethan Coen
2016 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Screenplay Bridge of Spies (2015) · Matt Charman
· Ethan Coen
2016 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Original Screenplay Bridge of Spies (2015) · Matt Charman
· Ethan Coen
2016 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Original Screenplay Bridge of Spies (2015) · Matt Charman
· Ethan Coen
2016 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Screenplay Bridge of Spies (2015) · Matt Charman
· Ethan Coen
2016 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Original Screenplay Bridge of Spies (2015) · Matt Charman
· Ethan Coen
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Limited Series Fargo (2014) · Noah Hawley (executive producer)
· Warren Littlefield (executive producer)
· John Cameron (executive producer)
· Ethan Coen (executive producer)
· Kim Todd (producer)
· Chad Oakes (producer)
· Michael Frislev (producer)
2016 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Original Screenplay Bridge of Spies (2015) · Matt Charman
· Ethan Coen
2016 NCFCA Award North Carolina Film Critics Association Best Original Screenplay Bridge of Spies (2015) · Matt Charman
· Ethan Coen
2015 PCC Award Phoenix Critics Circle Best Screenplay Bridge of Spies (2015) · Matt Charman
· Ethan Coen
2015 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Screenplay Bridge of Spies (2015) · Matt Charman
· Ethan Coen
2015 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera) Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2015 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Screenplay Bridge of Spies (2015) · Matt Charman
· Ethan Coen
2015 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2015 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Original Bridge of Spies (2015) · Matt Charman
· Ethan Coen
2015 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Unbroken (2014) · Ethan Coen
· Richard LaGravenese
· William Nicholson
2015 Screenplay Competition Screenwriters Choice Awards, Online Best Original Screenplay Bridge of Spies (2015) · Matt Charman
· Ethan Coen
2015 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Screenplay Bridge of Spies (2015) · Matt Charman
· Ethan Coen
2015 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Screenplay Bridge of Spies (2015) · Matt Charman
· Ethan Coen
2014 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Scott Rudin
· Ethan Coen
2014 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2014 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Original Song Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ed Rush (music and lyrics by)
· George Cromarty (music and lyrics by)
· T Bone Burnett (music and lyrics by)
· Justin Timberlake (music, lyrics, and performed by)
· Ethan Coen (music and lyrics by)
· Oscar Isaac (performed by)
· Adam Driver (performed by)
2014 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Screenwriter Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2014 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2014 Eddie American Cinema Editors, USA Best Edited Feature Film - Comedy or Musical Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen (as Roderick Jaynes)
2014 AACTA International Award Australian Film Institute Best Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2014 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Unbroken (2014) · William Nicholson
· Ethan Coen
· Richard LaGravenese
2014 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2014 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Adapted Screenplay Unbroken (2014) · Ethan Coen
· Richard LaGravenese
· William Nicholson
2014 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Original Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2014 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2014 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Film - International Competition Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen (producer & director)
· Scott Rudin (producer)
2014 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Director - International Competition Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2014 CinEuphoria CinEuphoria Awards Best Screenplay - International Competition Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2014 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Director Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2014 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2014 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Song Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ed Rush
· George Cromarty
· T Bone Burnett
· Justin Timberlake
· Ethan Coen
2014 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Feature Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
· Scott Rudin
2014 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ed Rush
· George Cromarty
· T Bone Burnett
· Justin Timberlake
· Ethan Coen
2014 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Original Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Editing Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen (as Roderick Jaynes)
2013 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Picture Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
· Scott Rudin
2013 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Director Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Writing, Original Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay - Original Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Song Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ed Rush (music and lyrics by)
· George Cromarty (music and lyrics by)
· T Bone Burnett (music and lyrics by)
· Ethan Coen (music and lyrics by)
· Justin Timberlake (music and lyrics by)
2013 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 SFFCC Award San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Screenplay, Original Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Original Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 Screenplay Competition Screenwriters Choice Awards, Online Best Original Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Director Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 Audience Choice Award Chicago International Film Festival Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Original Song Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen (music and lyrics)
· Justin Timberlake (music and lyrics)
· T Bone Burnett (music and lyrics)
· George Cromarty (music and lyrics)
· Ed Rush (music and lyrics)
2013 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Writing, Original Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 Art Cinema Award Hamburg Film Festival Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 Grand Marnier Fellowship Award New York Film Festival Best Film Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2012 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Screenwriter True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
· Scott Rudin
2011 White Elephant Russian Guild of Film Critics Best Foreign Film A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2011 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Adapted Screenplay True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 USC Scripter Award USC Scripter Award True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen (screenwriter)
· Charles Portis (author)
2011 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Screenplay True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Adapted Screenplay True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale) True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Motion Picture of the Year True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
· Scott Rudin
2011 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Directing True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Screenwriter of the Year True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay (Adapted) True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2011 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
· Scott Rudin
2010 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2010 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Screenwriter A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2010 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2010 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Screenplay A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2010 Eddie American Cinema Editors, USA Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy or Musical) A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen (as Roderick, Jaynes)
2010 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Director True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2010 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay - Adaptation True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2010 Robert Robert Festival Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film) A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2010 White Elephant Russian Guild of Film Critics Best Foreign Film A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen (as Coen Bros.)
2010 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay, Original A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2010 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Adapted Screenplay True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2010 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2010 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2010 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2010 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Director True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2010 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Adapted Screenplay True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2010 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Original Screenplay A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2010 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2010 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Director True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2010 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Screenplay A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Creative Person of the Decade · Ethan Coen
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Adapted Screenplay of the Decade No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2010 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Screenplay of the Year True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2010 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Director True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2010 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2010 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Editing A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2010 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Director of the Decade No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2010 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Original Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura originale) A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2010 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2010 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Motion Picture of the Year A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2010 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Screenwriter of the Year A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2010 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Original Screenplay A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2010 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Original A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2009 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Screenwriter Burn After Reading (2008) · Ethan Coen
2009 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Writing, Original Screenplay A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2009 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera) Burn After Reading (2008) · Ethan Coen
2009 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Screenplay A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen (writer)
2009 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2009 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Original A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2009 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2009 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay, Original A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2009 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2009 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay, Original A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2009 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2009 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Original Screenplay Burn After Reading (2008) · Ethan Coen
2009 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Writing, Original Screenplay A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2009 Edgar Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Motion Picture Screenplay Burn After Reading (2008) · Ethan Coen
2009 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2009 Golden Eagle Golden Eagle Awards, Russia Best Foreign Film No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2009 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Feature A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2009 Guldbagge Guldbagge Awards Best Foreign Film (Bästa utländska film) No Country for Old Men (2007)
2009 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Director A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2009 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Adapted Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2009 IOFCP Award International Online Film Critics' Poll Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2009 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Original Burn After Reading (2008) · Ethan Coen
2008 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film No Country for Old Men (2007) · Scott Rudin
· Ethan Coen
2008 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Adapted No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Editing No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen (as Roderick Jaynes)
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
· Scott Rudin
2008 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Screenwriter No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 Amanda Amanda Awards, Norway Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm) No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 Eddie American Cinema Editors, USA Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen (as Roderick Jaynes)
2008 White Elephant Russian Guild of Film Critics Best Foreign Film Burn After Reading (2008) · Ethan Coen (as Coen Bros.)
2008 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Writer No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Adapted Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 Edgar Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Motion Picture Screen Play No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Film Editing No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen (as Roderick Jaynes)
2008 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Adapted Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Film Editing No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen (as Roderick Jaynes)
2008 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Non-European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Non-Europeo) No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Picture (Miglior film) No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Director (Miglior regia) No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Screenwriter of the Year No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Achievement in Film Editing No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen (as Roderick Jaynes)
2008 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Film Editing No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen (as Roderick Jaynes)
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Film Editing No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2004 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival The Ladykillers (2004) · Ethan Coen
2004 Empire Award Empire Awards, UK Best Director Intolerable Cruelty (2003) · Ethan Coen
2003 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) · Ethan Coen
2003 Robert Robert Festival Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film) The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) · Ethan Coen (director)
2003 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
2003 DVD Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Audio Commentary, New Release The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) · Ethan Coen
· Billy Bob Thornton
2002 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) · Ethan Coen
2002 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
2002 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Screenplay The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) · Ethan Coen
2002 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay - Original The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) · Ethan Coen
2002 Nebula Award Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Best Script O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) · Ethan Coen
2002 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
2002 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) · Ethan Coen
2002 Edgar Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Motion Picture The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) · Ethan Coen
2002 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay - Motion Picture The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) · Ethan Coen
2001 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Original O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) · Ethan Coen
2001 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) · Ethan Coen
2001 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
2001 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
2001 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Screenwriter of the Year O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) · Ethan Coen
2001 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) · Ethan Coen
2000 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Adapted Screenplay O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) · Ethan Coen
2000 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
2000 Screen International Award European Film Awards O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
2000 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay, Original O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) · Ethan Coen
1999 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) The Big Lebowski (1998)
1998 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director The Big Lebowski (1998)
1998 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival The Big Lebowski (1998)
1998 Screen International Award European Film Awards The Big Lebowski (1998)
1997 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen
1997 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Original Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen
1997 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Editing Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen (as Roderick Jaynes)
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director Fargo (1996)
1997 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Film Editing Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen (as Roderick Jaynes)
1997 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Fargo (1996)
1997 Eddie American Cinema Editors, USA Best Edited Feature Film Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen (as Roderick Jaynes)
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Original Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Film Editing Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen (as Roderick Jaynes)
1997 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen
1997 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Fargo (1996)
1997 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Fargo (1996)
1997 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Film Editing Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen (as Roderick Jaynes)
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Fargo (1996)
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen
1996 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Fargo (1996)
1994 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
1992 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Barton Fink (1991)
1992 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Barton Fink (1991) · Ethan Coen
1992 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Barton Fink (1991) · Ethan Coen
1991 Bronze Horse Stockholm Film Festival Barton Fink (1991)
1991 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Miller's Crossing (1990) · Ethan Coen
1990 Golden Seashell San Sebastián International Film Festival Miller's Crossing (1990)
1990 Bronze Horse Stockholm Film Festival Miller's Crossing (1990)
1986 Edgar Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Motion Picture Blood Simple. (1984) · Ethan Coen
1986 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Film Blood Simple. (1984)
1986 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Blood Simple. (1984) · Ethan Coen

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 IFJA Award Indiana Film Journalists Association, US Best Original Screenplay Bridge of Spies (2015) · Matt Charman
· Ethan Coen
2014 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2014 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Director Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2014 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Original Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2014 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Screenplay Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2010 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Adapted Screenplay True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2010 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Director True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2009 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay, Original A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2009 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Film Editing A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2009 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay A Serious Man (2009) · Ethan Coen
2008 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Editing No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2008 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Adapted Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Film Editing No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen (as Roderick Jaynes)
2007 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Film No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2007 Golden Schmoes Golden Schmoes Awards Best Screenplay of the Year No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2001 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Original Screenplay The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) · Ethan Coen
1998 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Screenplay The Big Lebowski (1998) · Ethan Coen
1997 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Fargo (1996)
1997 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Fargo (1996) · Ethan Coen
1996 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Fargo (1996)
1988 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Screenplay Raising Arizona (1987) · Ethan Coen

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2014 INOCA International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) Best Director Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2013 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Director Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) · Ethan Coen
2010 NTFCA Award North Texas Film Critics Association, US Best Director True Grit (2010) · Ethan Coen
2008 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Screenplay Burn After Reading (2008) · Ethan Coen
2007 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Director No Country for Old Men (2007) · Ethan Coen
2002 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) · Ethan Coen


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1 [on his and his brother Ethan's choice of characters in their films] What's interesting to us are the people you know that are very good at what they do but aren't necessarily successful.
2 Someone asked us once how we adapt novels, and Ethan [Coen] said, "Joel holds the book open by the spine, while I retype it into the computer...Don't change it [the book] if it's not broken!
3 I like Hollywood just the way it is, actually. I don't think I'd change anything. I like that it's out here 3,000 miles from where I live.
4 My most important professional accomplishment? I think that it's that I'm so scintillating and engaging in an interview.
5 There's no doubt that our Jewish heritage affects how we see things.
6 [upon winning the Oscar for Best Director for No Country for Old Men (2007)] In the late '60s, when [brother Ethan Coen] was 11 or 12, he got a suit and a briefcase and we went to the Minneapolis International Airport with a Super 8 camera and made a movie about shuttle diplomacy called "Henry Kissinger, Man on the Go". And, honestly, what we do now doesn't feel much different from what we were doing then.
7 [Ethan Coen] once described the way we worked together as: one of us types into the computer while the other holds the spine of the book open flat. That's why there needs to be two of us - otherwise he's gotta type one-handed. That's how you "collaborate" with someone else.
8 [Ethan Coen] had a nightmare of one day finding me on the set of something like The Incredible Hulk (2008), wearing a gold chain and saying, "I've got to eat, don't I?"
9 The bigger stars we've worked with have been without the movie-star vanities or meshugaas that you read about and dread. [George Clooney], for example, was the opposite. He has no entourage. He's a big movie star, but a nice guy.
10 We've never considered our stuff either homage or spoof. Those are things other people call it, and it's always puzzled me that they do.
11 I hate when people cry in movies. It's particularly disconcerting when you're sitting at a really awful movie and you hear people all around you sobbing and blowing their noses.
12 [on filmmaking] I can almost set my watch by how I'm going to feel at different stages of the process. It's always identical, whether the movie ends up working or not. I think when you watch the dailies, the film that you shoot every day, you're very excited by it and very optimistic about how it's going to work. And when you see it the first time you put the film together, the roughest cut, is when you want to go home and open up your veins and get in a warm tub and just go away. And then it gradually, maybe, works its way back, somewhere toward that spot you were at before.
13 It's a funny thing; people sometimes accuse us of condescending to our characters somehow -- that to me is kind of inexplicable.
14 Frequently we are writing characters and we are thinking, "Wouldn't it be interesting to see such and such play this kind of a person?", and the character starts to grow out of that as you are writing it. It's a combination of things that you are making up and what you know about the actor.

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1 Often casts Josh Brolin
2 His films often feature a big male character who talks loudly or yells at the camera. E.g. John Goodman in The Big Lebowski (1998), Raising Arizona (1987), Barton Fink (1991) and O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
3 A tense situation in a moving car. E.g. Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), _Burn After reading (2008)_ and Blood Simple. (1984).
4 Dry humor
5 Several films contain scenes of graphic violence
6 Almost all of his films involve a pivotal scene that takes place in a hotel room
7 His protagonists are often ordinary people who find themselves caught up in extraordinary situations
8 Many of his films feature an amoral but intelligent character who works in business or law
9 Often has at least one male character with dated, unusual, or goofy hair
10 Several Coen Brothers films feature a mysterious, purely evil antagonist, who are typically laconic, physically imposing and extremely violent
11 Highly keen soundtracks (always handled by Skip Lievsay), in which mundane sounds are made to seem eerie or used for absurdist effect.
12 Films frequently contain adulterous wives or girlfriends. See: _Blood Simple (1984)_, Miller's Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), Burn After Reading (2008), A Serious Man (2009).
13 Often begins movies with a voiceover by a southern character (see: _Blood Simple (1984)_, The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), The Big Lebowski (1998), No Country for Old Men (2007)).
14 Highly exaggerated performances, particularly with eyes and voices
15 Elaborate, self-conscious homages to past films and filmmaking styles
16 Use of phones ringing for long periods of time before a character answers of at all. Tom Reagan in _Millers Crossing (1990)_, The Dude in The Big Lebowski (1998), Anton Chigurh in _No Country For Old Men (2007)_ and Barton Fink (1991).
17 Opening shot with the landscape of the area in which the movie is set and a voiceover (e.g. No Country for Old Men (2007), The Big Lebowski (1998), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)).
18 Men often explicitly suffer bizarre and bloody deaths or indignities in their films, but women are typically harmed off-screen (Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), No Country for Old Men (2007), Barton Fink (1991)).
19 His movies often have a victim of a crime who is completely unsympathetic (Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), Raising Arizona (1987))
20 Films often include characters or places with the stereotypes of the regions they take place in (the Mid-Western accents and snow-covered landscapes for Fargo (1996), the Southwestern accents and barren deserts of Arizona for Raising Arizona (1987), the Southern accents and dust-bowl landscape for_O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)_, Los Angeles accents and life-style in The Big Lebowski (1998), and the accents and cramped environments of Los Angeles in Barton Fink (1991)).
21 Films usually contain at least one fast-talking character
22 Typically makes movies set during a specific time period, often in the near-past (Fargo (1996) takes place in 1987, The Big Lebowski (1998) in 1991, and No Country for Old Men (2007) in 1980).
23 Often has a certain phrase that is repeated throughout the movie or a specific scene.
24 Often creates at least one lengthy sequence in most of his films where only music plays as a major event unfolds, i.e Raising Arizona (1987) when Nicolas Cage is being chased after robbing a store. Also sequences in Miller's Crossing (1990), The Big Lebowski (1998), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), and Fargo (1996).
25 The Coens frequently focus on round spinning objects: hat in Miller's Crossing (1990), bowling balls and tumble-weed in The Big Lebowski (1998), hair pomade tins in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), UFO and a car wheel in The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) ...or the fans in Blood Simple. (1984).
26 Films often center around or include a botched crime
27 References to the films of Stanley Kubrick
28 Frequently casts Steve Buscemi (6 times), spouse Frances McDormand (5 times), Jon Polito (5 times), John Goodman (5 times), John Turturro (4 times), George Clooney (3 times), Michael Badalucco (3 times), Charles Durning (twice), M. Emmet Walsh (twice), Peter Stormare (twice), Richard Jenkins (twice), John Mahoney (twice), Tony Shalhoub (twice), Stephen Root (3 times), and Billy Bob Thornton (twice).

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