Coen Brothers

 

 

Joel Coen

screenwriter, director

born: 29. 11. 1954

birthplace St. Louis Park, Minnesota

 

Ethan Coen

Screenwriter, producer

Born: 21. 9. 1957

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

Joel and Ethan Coen are America’s most successful and critically praised independent filmmakers. Their highly idiosyncratic, stylish and exhilarating body of work, the latest addition to which is The Man Who Wasn’t There, has won critics and public alike. With two Oscars for their film, Fargo, the Academy and the studios are both garnishing them with respectability. No longer are they restricted to the eclectic few who attend Cannes (Barton Fink gained Joel the best director award).