born: 29. 11. 1954
birthplace St. Louis Park, Minnesota
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).