Ethan Coen - Coen Brothers: 'Success Is Frightening'

Moviemaking duo JOEL and ETHAN COEN are still coming to terms with their career success, insisting they find life on the Hollywood A-list "frightening" and "disconcerting".
The Coen Brothers are currently riding high after their latest movie True Grit was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Director and the coveted Best Picture prize.
But, despite scooping four Oscars for No Country For Old Men in 2007, the siblings still don't feel comfortable on the glitzy party circuit.
Ethan Coen explains, "We are like Hollywood insiders now. It's really weird... And Matt Damon is your best buddy. Which is nice. He's a nice guy. But it's also weird... Suddenly this great hand reaches down and deposits you at the Academy Awards. It's frightening. And disconcerting. You wonder what you did wrong."
His brother Joel adds, "At a certain level what you do doesn't feel any different from when you were messing just around in your backyard with a movie camera. It's still just messing around... One day you wake up and you realise that's happened and it's a shock. You find yourself at the Academy Awards, or wherever the hell it is, and suddenly you know all these people. And you think: 'How the f**k did I get here?'"


Contactmusic

Tags: Ethan Coen


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

The Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer Is Here: Was It Worth The Wait?

The moment Fifty Shades of Grey fans have been waiting for is finally...

The Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer Is Here: Was It Worth The Wait?

Alec Baldwin (Mostly) Off The Hook On Disorderly Conduct Charges

Alec Baldwin was in court on Tuesday, facing charges of disorderly...

Alec Baldwin (Mostly) Off The Hook On Disorderly Conduct Charges

Pitbull feat. John Ryan - Fireball

Pitbull drops his eighth studio album 'Globalization' later this year and...

Pitbull - Fireball Video

The British Film Institute: 'There Are Too Many Films'

The BFI have condemned the amount of films released in British cinemas...

The British Film Institute: 'There Are Too Many Films'

What The Critics Are Saying About Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy'

Early reviews of Scarlett Johansson’s new movie Lucy are piling up...

What The Critics Are Saying About Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy'

Dwayne Johnson Battles His Way Through Non-Stop Absurdity In "Hercules"

It’s Hercules time! So we know that Dwayne Johnson made a lot...

Dwayne Johnson Battles His Way Through Non-Stop Absurdity In
Advertisement

Arty Ft. Angel Taylor - Up All Night [Lyric] Video

Russian musician Arty has collaborated with Angel Taylor on his latest single 'Up All Night', released on...

Arty - Up All Night (Lyric Video) Video

Those Colin Farrell for 'Iron Man 4' Rumors Refuse To Die

Rumors are abound that seminal Iron Man actor, Robert Downey Jr, will not be...

Those Colin Farrell for 'Iron Man 4' Rumors Refuse To Die

Marvel Announces Release Date for Unknown Movie - What Could It Be?

Last week Marvel studios took the unusual step of announcing five upcoming...

Marvel Announces Release Date for Unknown Movie - What Could It Be?


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Ethan Coen Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Ethan Coen

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All