Joel Coen

69, from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Artwork for Spies Like UsImage of Joel Coen

Biography

American filmmaker Joel David Coen is known for writing, directing and producing films jointly with his brother Ethan Jesse Coen; professionally they are known as the Coen brothers. In 1984, the brothers wrote and directed Blood Simple, their first film together. The film was well received and won awards for Joel's direction at both the Sundance and Independent Spirit awards.

The brothers were recognized for their talents having been nominated for a number of awards and achievements. No Country for Old Men (2007) won them the Oscar for Best Achievement in Directing, and Best Motion Picture of the Year, as well as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Award for best director. They were also awarded the Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for Fargo (1996). 

Joel has been married to actress Frances McDormand since 1984. They adopted a son from Paraguay, named Pedro McDormand Coen.

Timeline

2022Aged 68

  • Poster for Winona Ryder: The Ghosts She Called

    Himself

2021Aged 67

  • Poster for The Tragedy of Macbeth

    Editor

2020Aged 66

  • Poster for Is This Water?

    Himself (voice)

2019Aged 65

  • Poster for The Jesus Rolls

    Characters

2018Aged 64

  • Poster for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    Editor

2017Aged 63

  • Poster for Suburbicon

    Writer

2016Aged 62

2015Aged 61

  • Poster for Bridge of Spies

    Writer

2014Aged 60

  • Poster for Inside 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    Self

  • Poster for Unbroken

    Screenplay

2013Aged 59

  • Poster for Inside Llewyn Davis

    Editor

  • Poster for Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    Producer

2012Aged 58

  • Poster for A Special Day

    Self

  • Poster for Gambit

    Writer

2010Aged 56

  • Poster for True Grit

    Editor

2009Aged 55

  • Poster for A Serious Man

    Editor

  • Poster for A Woman, a Gun and a Noodle Shop

    Original Story

2008Aged 54

  • Poster for No Country for Old Men: Josh Brolin's Unauthorized Behind the Scenes

    Self

  • Poster for Diary of a Country Sheriff

    Himself

  • Poster for Burn After Reading

    Editor

2007Aged 53

  • Poster for No Country for Old Men

    Editor

  • Poster for To Each His Own Cinema

    Writer

2006Aged 52

  • Poster for Paris Je T'aime

    Writer

2005Aged 51

  • Poster for Romance & Cigarettes

    Executive Producer

2004Aged 50

  • Poster for The Ladykillers

    Editor

2003Aged 49

  • Poster for Minnesota Nice

    Self

  • Poster for Intolerable Cruelty

    Editor

  • Poster for Bad Santa

    Executive Producer

2001Aged 47

  • Poster for Down from the Mountain

    Self

  • Poster for The Man Who Wasn't There

    Producer

2000Aged 46

1998Aged 44

1997Aged 43

  • Poster for Eye of God

    Thanks

1996Aged 42

  • Poster for Fargo

    Editor

1994Aged 40

  • Poster for The Hudsucker Proxy

    Writer

1991Aged 37

  • Poster for Barton Fink

    Screenplay

1990Aged 36

  • Poster for Darkman

    Oldsmobile Driver (uncredited)

  • Poster for Miller's Crossing

    Screenplay

1989Aged 35

  • Poster for Stephen King's World of Horror

    Self

1987Aged 33

  • Poster for Raising Arizona

    Screenplay

1985Aged 31

  • Poster for Crimewave

    Reporter at execution (uncredited)

  • Poster for Spies Like Us

    Drive-In Security

  • Poster for Blood Simple

    Producer

Year unknown