Joel Coen Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


18th September 2008

Fact: Actor Josh Brolin was directors ETHAN and Joel Coen's second choice to play the part of MOSS in the Oscar winning NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN - they originally offered the role to Heath Ledger, who died in January (08).


10th September 2008

Quote: "There were two inspirations for the machine. One was a machine that's in the Museum of Sex in New York City. We actually said to GEORGE (CLOONEY), 'We'll show you the machine, if you want to see it,' and George said, 'That's all I need, to be seen coming out of the Museum of Sex with you guys!'" Filmmaker Joel Coen on the inspiration for the contraption Clooney's character creates in new comedy BURN AFTER READING.


25th February 2008

Quote: "Thank you to the COENS for being crazy enough to think that I could do that and put one of the most horrible haircuts in history over my head." Spanish movie star Javier Bardem pays tribute to his NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN directors ETHAN and Joel Coen, who helped create his character's severe haircut, in his Best Supporting Actor Oscars acceptance speech.


28th December 2007

Quote: "Ethan once described the way we worked together as: one of us types into the computer while the other holds the spine of the book open flat. That's why there needs to be two of us - otherwise he's gotta type one-handed." Filmmaker Joel Coen on his working partnership with brother ETHAN.


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