Happy Birthday: Joel Coen

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joelcoen.jpgJoel Coen

Born: November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Married to: Frances McDormand (1 April 1984 – present) (1 child)

I like Hollywood just the way it is, actually. I don’t think I’d change anything. I like that it’s out here 3,000 miles from where I live.

Someone asked us once how we adapt novels, and Ethan [Coen] said, “Joel holds the book open by the spine, while I retype it into the computer…Don’t change it [the book] if it’s not broken!

[on his and his brother Ethan’s choice of characters in their films] What’s interesting to us are the people you know that are very good at what they do but aren’t necessarily successful.

Raising ArizonaRaising Arizona
dir. Joel and Ethan Coen
Nicolas Cage
Holly Hunter
Miller's CrossingMiller’s Crossing
dir. Joel and Ethan Coen
Gabriel Byrne
Marcia Gay Harden
dir. Joel and Ethan…

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