Joel Coen

Producer, Writer, Director

Producer, Writer, Director


Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), Fargo (1996) and Blood Simple (1984). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child.
Birth date
1954-11-29
Awards
Won 4 Oscars. Another 136 wins & 308 nominations.
Height
6' (1.83 m)

Known For


Fargo
Fargo
Producer (1996)
Blood Simple
Blood Simple
Producer (1984)
Barton Fink
Barton Fink
Producer (1991)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ProducerThe Tragedy of Macbeth
(producer) (post-production)
2021
ProducerFargo
(TV Series) (executive producer - 41 episodes) - Storia Americana (2020) ... (executive producer) - Happy (2020) ... (executive producer) - East/West (2020) ... (executive producer) - The Nadir (2020) ... (executive producer) - Lay Away (2020) ... (executive producer) Show all 41 episodes
2014-2020
ProducerThe Ballad of Buster Scruggs
(producer)
2018
ProducerHail, Caesar!
(producer - produced by)
2016
ProducerAnother Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis
(TV Movie documentary) (producer)
2013
ProducerInside Llewyn Davis
(producer)
2013
ProducerTrue Grit
(producer)
2010
ProducerA Serious Man
(producer)
2009
ProducerBurn After Reading
(producer)
2008
ProducerNo Country for Old Men
(producer)
2007
ProducerRomance & Cigarettes
(executive producer)
2005
ProducerThe Ladykillers
(producer)
2004
ProducerBad Santa
(executive producer)
2003
ProducerIntolerable Cruelty
(producer - uncredited)
2003
ProducerThe Man Who Wasn't There
(producer - uncredited)
2001
ProducerDown from the Mountain
(Documentary) (executive producer)
2000
ProducerO Brother, Where Art Thou?
(producer - uncredited)
2000
ProducerThe Big Lebowski
(producer - uncredited)
1998
ProducerFargo
(producer - uncredited)
1996
ProducerThe Hudsucker Proxy
(producer - uncredited)
1994
ProducerBarton Fink
(producer - uncredited)
1991
ProducerMiller's Crossing
(producer - uncredited)
1990
ProducerRaising Arizona
(producer - uncredited)
1987
ProducerBlood Simple
(producer - uncredited)
1984
RoleTitleYear
WriterThe Tragedy of Macbeth
(screenplay) (post-production)
2021
WriterA Fandemic: 50 Fans Celebrate 50 Years of Cinema
(characters)
2021
WriterPandemic Players
(TV Series) (Writer - 1 episode) - Raising Arizona (2020) ... (Writer)
2020
WriterThe Jesus Rolls
(characters - uncredited)
2019
WriterThe Ballad of Buster Scruggs
(written by)
2018
WriterSuburbicon
(written by)
2017
WriterHail, Caesar!
(written by)
2016
WriterBridge of Spies
(written by)
2015
WriterUnbroken
(screenplay)
2014/I
WriterInside Llewyn Davis
(written by)
2013
WriterGambit
(screenplay)
2012/I
WriterIntolerable Cruelty: Scene Study
(Video short) (screenplay)
2011
WriterTrue Grit
(screenplay)
2010
WriterA Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop
(based on his screenplay for "Blood Simple")
2009
WriterA Serious Man
(written by)
2009
WriterBurn After Reading
(written by)
2008
WriterWorld Cinema
(Short)
2007
WriterNo Country for Old Men
(screenplay)
2007
WriterParis, je t'aime
(segment "Tuileries")
2006
WriterThe Ladykillers
(screenplay)
2004
WriterIntolerable Cruelty
(screenplay)
2003
WriterThe Man Who Wasn't There
(written by)
2001
WriterO Brother, Where Art Thou?
(written by)
2000
WriterThe Big Lebowski
(written by)
1998
WriterFargo
(written by)
1996
WriterThe Hudsucker Proxy
(written by)
1994
WriterBarton Fink
(written by)
1991
WriterMiller's Crossing
(written by)
1990
WriterRaising Arizona
(written by)
1987
WriterCrimewave
(written by)
1985
WriterBlood Simple
(written by)
1984
WriterLumberjacks at Play
(Short) (writer)
1971
WriterZeimers in Zambezi
(Short) (writer)
1970
RoleTitleYear
DirectorThe Tragedy of Macbeth
(post-production)
2021
DirectorThe Ballad of Buster Scruggs2018
DirectorHail, Caesar!
(directed by)
2016
DirectorInside Llewyn Davis2013
DirectorTrue Grit2010
DirectorA Serious Man2009
DirectorBurn After Reading2008
DirectorTo Each His Own Cinema
(segment "World Cinema")
2007
DirectorWorld Cinema
(Short)
2007
DirectorNo Country for Old Men2007
DirectorParis, je t'aime
(segment "Tuileries")
2006
DirectorThe Ladykillers2004
DirectorParisienne People by Joel & Ethan Coen
(Video short)
2003
DirectorIntolerable Cruelty
(directed by)
2003
DirectorThe Man Who Wasn't There2001
DirectorO Brother, Where Art Thou?2000
DirectorThe Big Lebowski1998
DirectorFargo1996
DirectorThe Hudsucker Proxy1994
DirectorBarton Fink1991
DirectorMiller's Crossing1990
DirectorRaising Arizona1987
DirectorBlood Simple1984
DirectorSoundings
(Short)
1980
DirectorLumberjacks at Play
(Short)
1971
DirectorZeimers in Zambezi
(Short)
1970
RoleTitleYear
EditorThe Ballad of Buster Scruggs
(as Roderick Jaynes)
2018
EditorHail, Caesar!
(as Roderick Jaynes, edited by)
2016
EditorInside Llewyn Davis
(as Roderick Jaynes)
2013
EditorTrue Grit
(as Roderick Jaynes)
2010
EditorA Serious Man
(as Roderick Jaynes)
2009
EditorBurn After Reading
(as Roderick Jaynes)
2008
EditorNo Country for Old Men
(as Roderick Jaynes)
2007
EditorThe Ladykillers
(as Roderick Jaynes)
2004
EditorIntolerable Cruelty
(as Roderick Jaynes)
2003
EditorThe Man Who Wasn't There
(as Roderick Jaynes)
2001
EditorO Brother, Where Art Thou?
(as Roderick Jaynes)
2000
EditorThe Big Lebowski
(as Roderick Jaynes)
1998
EditorFargo
(film editor - as Roderick Jaynes)
1996
EditorBarton Fink
(as Roderick Jaynes)
1991
EditorBlood Simple
(as Roderick Jaynes)
1984
RoleTitleYear
ActorDarkman
Oldsmobile Driver (uncredited)
1990
ActorSpies Like Us
Drive-In Security
1985
ActorCrimewave
Reporter at Execution (uncredited)
1985
RoleTitleYear
Editorial departmentThe Evil Dead
(assistant film editor)
1981
Editorial departmentFear No Evil
(assistant editor)
1981
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackThe Ballad of Buster Scruggs
(lyrics: "Little Joe the Wrangler")
2018
SoundtrackInside Llewyn Davis
(writer: "Please Please Mr. Kennedy")
2013
RoleTitleYear
Additional CrewDarkman
(developer - uncredited)
1990
RoleTitleYear
ThanksPalmer
(special thanks)
2021
ThanksThe Jesus Rolls
(special thanks)
2019
ThanksThe Shape of Water
(the producers wish to thank)
2017
ThanksAnesthesia
(special thanks)
2015
ThanksWir sind Verlierer
(thanks)
2013
ThanksThe Oohs
(Short) (acknowledgment)
2012
ThanksLeaves of Grass
(the director wishes to thank)
2009
ThanksBureaucracy
(special thanks - as Roderick Jaynes)
2009
ThanksIndigo
(Short) (special thanks)
2009/I
ThanksThe Making of 'No Country for Old Men'
(Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2008
ThanksX
(Short) (thanks)
2008
ThanksLife by the Drop
(Short) (special thanks)
2004
ThanksIt Happens That Way Too: Part II
(sincere thanks)
2003
ThanksShooting 'Miller's Crossing': A Conversation with Barry Sonnenfeld
(Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2003
ThanksAggressive Inline
(Video Game) (special thanks)
2002
ThanksThe Grey Zone
(special thanks)
2001
ThanksThe 4th Floor
(special thanks - as Joel)
1999
ThanksEight
(Short) (thanks)
1998
ThanksThe Whole Wide World
(special thanks)
1996
RoleTitleYear
SelfHollywood Insider
(TV Series) Self - Powerful Director-Actor Partnerships: A Look at the Greatest Cinematic Duos (2020) ... Self
2020
SelfThe Oscars
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
2019
SelfThe Oscars
(TV Special) Self - Audience Member (uncredited)
2018
Self75th Golden Globe Awards
(TV Special) Self - Audience Member (uncredited)
2018
SelfShooting Blood Simple
(Documentary) Self
2016
SelfThe Oscars
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
2016
SelfThe First Hundred Feet, the Last Hundred Feet
(Documentary short) Self
2015
SelfThe Way of Folk
(Documentary short) Self
2015
SelfCannes Film Festival
(TV Series) Self / Self - Winner - Cérémonie de clôture du 68ème festival de Cannes (2015) ... Self - Cérémonie d'ouverture du 68ème Festival de Cannes (2015) ... Self - Cérémonie de clôture du 54ème festival de Cannes (2001) ... Self - Winner - Cérémonie de clôture du 49ème festival de Cannes (1996) ... Self - Cérémonie de clôture du 44ème festival de Cannes (1991) ... Self - Winner
1991-2015
SelfThe 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee (credit only)
2014
Self71st Golden Globe Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
2014
SelfCBS News Sunday Morning
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 29 December 2013 (2013) ... Self - Guest
2013
SelfAnother Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2013
SelfCinema 3
(TV Series) Self - Interviewee - Episode dated 23 May 2013 (2013) ... Self - Interviewee - Episode dated 19 February 2011 (2011) ... Self - Interviewee - Episode dated 9 February 2008 (2008) ... Self - Interviewee - Episode dated 21 June 1996 (1996) ... Self - Interviewee
1996-2013
SelfUne journée particulière
(Documentary) Self
2012
SelfThe 65th Annual Tony Awards
(TV Special) Self - Audience Member
2011
SelfMetropolis
(TV Series documentary) Self - Interviewee - Berlinale 2011: Part II (2011) ... Self - Interviewee
2011
SelfCharlie Rose
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 21 December 2010 (2010) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 27 October 2009 (2009) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 16 November 2007 (2007) ... Self - Guest - Irving Weissman/George Clooney/Catherine Zeta-Jones/Joel Coen/Ethan Coen (2003) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 19 November 2001 (2001) ... Self - Guest Show all 7 episodes
1996-2010
SelfMichel Ciment, le cinéma en partage
(Documentary) Self
2010
SelfÀ contre-temps
(TV Series documentary) Self - Michel Ciment, le cinéma en partage (2009) ... Self
2009
SelfEntertainment Tonight
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 3 September 2008 (2008) ... Self - Episode dated 14 August 2008 (2008) ... Self
2008
SelfNo Country for Old Men: Diary of a Country Sheriff
(Video short) Self
2008
SelfNo Country for Old Men: Josh Brolin's Unauthorized Behind the Scenes
(Video documentary short) Self
2008
SelfNo Country for Old Men: Press Timeline Interviews & Conversation
(Video documentary) Self
2008
SelfThe 80th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner & Nominee (as Roderick Jaynes)
2008
SelfThe Making of 'No Country for Old Men'
(Video documentary short) Self
2008
SelfA Look Inside 'Intolerable Cruelty'
(Video documentary short) Self - Director
2004
SelfMinnesota Nice
(Video short documentary) Self
2003
SelfMaking 'The Man Who Wasn't There'
(Video documentary short) Self
2002
SelfThe 44th Annual Grammy Awards
(TV Special) Self
2002
SelfDown from the Mountain
(Documentary) Self
2000
SelfInside Look: Down from the Mountain
(TV Short documentary) Self
2000
SelfThe Coen Brothers
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2000
SelfThe Making of 'The Big Lebowski'
(Video documentary short) Self
1998
SelfThe 69th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner & Nominee
1997
Self3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
(TV Special) Self
1997
Self54th Golden Globe Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
1997
SelfPrimer plano
(TV Series) Self - Interviewee - Episode dated 7 June 1996 (1996) ... Self - Interviewee
1996
SelfMoving Pictures
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode dated 21 May 1996 (1996) ... Self
1996
SelfAmerican Cinema
(TV Series documentary) Self - The Edge of Hollywood (1995) ... Self
1995
SelfHBO First Look
(TV Series documentary short) Self - 'The Hudsucker Proxy': The Making of a Fairy Tale (1994) ... Self
1994
SelfFilm 2018
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 14 January 1992 (1992) ... Self - Guest
1992
SelfThe Dick Cavett Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Ethan Coen/Joel Coen/John Turturro (1991) ... Self - Guest
1991
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageIm Reich der Filme
(Documentary) Self
2020
Archive footageWelcome to the Basement
(TV Series) Self - Rare Exports (2014) ... Self - Unfaithfully Yours (2012) ... Self
2012-2014
Archive footageOscar, que empiece el espectáculo
(TV Movie documentary) Self (uncredited)
2008
Archive footageCinema mil
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode #1.11 (2005) ... Self - Episode #1.3 (2005) ... Self - Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Self
2005
Archive footageWords in Progress
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2004
Archive footageHistoires de festival
(TV Movie) Self
2002
Archive footageThe Movie Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 29 March 1997 (1997) ... Self
1997