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Also Known As: Roderick Jaynes Died:
Born: September 21, 1957 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: St Louis Park, Minnesota, USA Profession: producer, screenwriter, editor, statistical typist

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With director, co-writer and brother Joel, writer-producer Ethan 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 charmed 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 from 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 with little-to-no outside interference.

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  Hail Caesar (2015)
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  True Grit (2010)
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  Ladykillers, The (2004) Director

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 Intimate Portrait: Holly Hunter (2000) Interviewee
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Grew up in St Louis Park, a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Left high school early
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Transferred to a private school in Massachusetts, Simon's Rock of Bard College
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Attended Princeton University as a philosophy major
1980:
Left college to join brother Joel in NYC
1980:
Did temp work as a statistical typist at Macy's department store in NYC
1984:
First film as co-screenwriter (with brother Joel and Sam Raimi), Raimi's "Crimewave (released 1985)
1984:
First film as producer and co-screenwriter, "Blood Simple"
1984:
Began co-writing (with brother Joel and Sam Raimi) the screenplay for "The Hudsucker Proxy" (released 1994)
1994:
Signed a five-commercial deal with brother Joel for Budweiser Ice Draft Beer
1996:
Breakthrough feature, "Fargo," co-directed with brother Joel
1997:
Helmed "The Big Lebowski"
2000:
Shared a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar nomination with brother Joel for "O Brother Where Art Thou?"
2001:
Helmed "The Man Who Wasn't There"; premiered at Cannes
2003:
Co-directed with brother Joel "Intolerable Cruelty," which starred George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones
2004:
Helmed "The Ladykillers," with Tom Hanks and Marlon Wayans
2007:
With brother Joel, co-directed (also co-wrote and co-produced) the award winning film, "No Country for Old Men" starring Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones and Javier Bardem; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Director
2009:
With brother Joel, co-directed (also co-wrote and co-produced) the drama film, "A Serious Man," which loosely retells the Jewish biblical story of Job in the modern American era; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Director; also earned Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture
2010:
With brother Joel, co-directed (also co-wrote and co-produced) the American Western film, "True Grit"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Achievement in Directing
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Education

Simon's Rock Early College: Great Barrington , Massachusetts -
Princeton University: Princeton , New Jersey - 1979

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