Coen brothers filmography

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Joel David Coen[1] (born November 29, 1954) and Ethan Jesse Coen[1] (born September 21, 1957), collectively referred to as the Coen brothers, are American filmmakers. Their films span many genres and styles, which they frequently subvert or parody.[2] The brothers write, direct and produce their films jointly.

The Coen brothers have been nominated for thirteen Academy Awards together, and individually for one award each, winning Best Original Screenplay for Fargo and Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for No Country for Old Men. The duo also won the Palme d'Or for Barton Fink (1991) and were nominated for Fargo.


Year Film Writer credit Director credit
1984 Blood Simple Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Joel Coen
1985 Crimewave Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Sam Raimi
Sam Raimi
1987 Raising Arizona Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Joel Coen
1990 Miller's Crossing
1991 Barton Fink
1994 The Hudsucker Proxy Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Sam Raimi
1996 Fargo Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
1998 The Big Lebowski
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou?
2001 The Man Who Wasn't There
2003 Intolerable Cruelty Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Robert Ramsay
Matthew Stone
2004 The Ladykillers Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
2006 Paris, je t'aime
(Segment: “Tuileries”)
2007 Chacun son cinéma
(Segment: “World Cinema”)
No Country for Old Men
2008 Burn After Reading
2009 A Serious Man
2010 True Grit
2012 Gambit Michael Hoffman
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
2014 Unbroken Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Richard LaGravenese
William Nicholson
Angelina Jolie
2015 Bridge of Spies Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Matt Charman
Steven Spielberg
2016 Hail, Caesar! Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
2017 Suburbicon Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
George Clooney
Grant Heslov
George Clooney
2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Other works[edit]

  • The Naked Man (1998) - Comedy film co-written by Ethan Coen and J. Todd Anderson and directed by Anderson.
  • 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.[3]
  • Bad Santa (2003) – Comedy film starring Billy Bob Thornton, executive produced and (uncredited) rewrite by the Coen brothers.[4]
  • Romance & Cigarettes (2005) – 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.
  • Talking Cure (2011) a one-act written by Ethan Coen, produced with one-acts by Woody Allen and Elaine May
  • Women or Nothing (2013) – A play written by Ethan Coen.
  • Fargo (2014) – TV series based on the original film, executive produced by the Coen brothers and created by Noah Hawley.


  1. ^ a b State of Minnesota. Minnesota Birth Index, 1935–2002. Minnesota Department of Health.
  2. ^ Austerlitz, Saul (December 19, 2010). "Joel and Ethan Coen: A study in subversion". Boston Globe. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  3. ^ Coen, Ethan (2001). The Drunken Driver Has the Right of Way. Crown. ISBN 9780609609460.
  4. ^ Taylor, Drew. "Terry Zwigoff Talks Battling Over 'Bad Santa,' His Preferred Director's Cut & Much More In Candid Interview". IndieWire. Retrieved 27 February 2016.