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Joel Coen

Joel Coen is known as an American producer, director, and writer. Joel Coen has worked in movies like No Country for Old Men, True Grit, and Fargo.

Early Life

On November 29, 1954, Joel Daniel Coen was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As of now, he is 68 years old and has Sagittarius as his zodiac sign. Additionally, he was born to his father Edward  Coen and Rena Coen.

He has siblings Deborah Coen and Ethan Coen. He attended St.Louis Park High School and graduated in 1973. Later, he went to Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Thus, he also went to New York University and Princeton University.

Joel Coen – Net Worth 2023

Joel Coen is a successful director and producer. However, he has an estimated net worth of $100 million, as of 2023.

Personal Life

Joel Coen is already married and has been living a blissful life. He is married to actress Frances McDormand, on April 1, 1984.

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Caption: Joel Coen with his wife. Source: Getty Image

Therefore, they adopted a son from Paraguay named Pedro McDormand Coen. There is no news about the extra affairs and they have been known as a strong couple.

Professional Life

Previously, Joel Coen began by working as a production assistant on several industrial films and music videos. Later, he was also hired as an assistant editor on various horror films.

That included Sam Raimi’s first feature film, The Evil Dead (1981). The 1984 independent neo-noir crime film Blood Simple, is their 1st commercial film. It was co-wrote, directed, and produced by them.

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Caption: Joel Coen during an event. Source: Getty Image

Moving, on, they also co-edited it under the pseudonym Roderick Jaynes. They started working in films Joel, alone. Thus, he was credited as the director of the movie while Ethan was credited as the producer.

Under the pseudonym Roderick Jaynes, the brothers jointly edited their films. In the 1985 comedy horror film Crimewave, the brothers next wrote, in collaboration with Sam Raimi.

Thus, he had an uncredited role in Spies Like Us. He was credited as the sole director were the crime comedy, in the late 1980s and the 1990s.

He directed the film Raising Arizona, the neo-noir gangster film Miller’s Crossing, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo, and The Big Lebowski. Likewise, they co-wrote all these projects and edited Barton Fink, Fargo, and The Big Lebowski as Roderick Jaynes.

More About Career

Thus, Fargo received an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, a BAFTA, and a Cannes Film Festival award for direction. From 2000 to 2004, he directed, co-wrote, and co-edited crime comedy-drama musical film. It included O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Man Who Wasn’t There, Intolerable Cruelty, and The Ladykillers.

They executive produced another film named Bad Santa wherein they did uncredited rewriting work too, in 2003. Later, he and Ethan Coen jointly received credits as both directors and producers of the film, for The Ladykillers.

In the year 2007,  they released their neo-western crime thriller No Country for Old Men. Similarly, the brothers next received appreciation for writing, directing, producing, and editing. They worked together in Burn After Reading (2008), A Serious Man (2009) and True Grit (2010).

Similarly, from 2012 to 2020, they together made films like Inside Llewyn Davis, Hail, Caesar, and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Likewise, they co-wrote the scripts of films like Gambit, Unbroken, Bridge of Spies, and Suburbicon.

Hence, he released his first solo film The Tragedy of Macbeth, in 2021. Thus, the historical thriller movie premiered at the New York Film Festival.

Joel Coen – Social Media

Joel Coen is not active in any social media account. Similarly, she has preferred to keep himself away from the platforms and live a private lifestyle.

Body Measurements

Joel Coen stands 6 feet tall and his body weight is yet to be revealed. Additionally, the producer has black hair colour and his eye colour is light brown.