Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 29, 1954, Joel Coen studied at New York University before moving into filmmaking in the early 1980s. He and his younger brother began writing screenplays while Joel acted as an assistant editor for good friend Sam Raimi's Evil Dead (1982). In 1984,…more
In 1991, Joel won the Critics Award at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival for his direction of the 1990 film Miller's Crossing.
In 1997, Joel won the Chlotrudis Award in the category of Best Director for his work on the 1996 film Fargo.
As of January 2008, Joel resides in New York City with his family.
Joel stands at 6' or 1.83 m.
Joel: We've never considered our stuff either homage or spoof. Those are things other people call it, and it's always puzzled me that they do.