Joel Coen Overview

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Born: November 29, 1954

A Minneapolis, Minnesota native, Coen began honing his craft at New York University in the 1970s before breaking into the movie industry in the 1980s. He found work as an assistant editor working on several low budget horror films, including Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead, and began doing a bit of writing with his younger brother, Ethan. Seeing other independent moviemakers putting their own picture deals together, the Coen brothers decided to go out on their own and find financing for a... See All

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