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Born: September 21, 1957 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: St Louis Park, Minnesota, USA Profession: Writer ...
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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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