The Coen Brothers are responsible for some of the most thought-provoking dark comedies ever. Their body of work includes cult classics such as Raising Arizona, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother Where Art Thou, No Country for Old Men, A Serious Man, and True Grit.
Although they write, direct and produce their films jointly, Joel receives credit for directing and Ethan for producing. They alternate top billing for their screenplays while sharing film credits for editor under the alias Roderick Jaynes.
Joel, the elder brother, and Ethan started making movies together as kids. Joel saved up enough money from mowing lawns to buy a Vivitar Super-8 camera and together they remade movies they saw on television. After going to separate universities (Joel to NYU, Ethan to Princeton), the brothers rejoined creative forces in 1984 to write and direct their first film, Blood Simple.
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