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Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton And Ralph Fiennes Join Hail Caesar

25th June 2014

Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes have joined the cast of 'Hail Caesar!'The eclectic trio of A-list actors are all in talks to star in the Coen brothers' 1950s set comedy, which already boasts...

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Coen Brothers To Revise Cold War Script

21st May 2014

The Coen Brothers will revise the script of Tom Hanks' upcoming Cold War film.Joel and Ethan Coen have been enlisted to re-write the so far untitled DreamWorks project, which has already confirmed Steven Spielberg as...

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Fargo Recap: 'The Rooster Prince' - Pay Attention, Things Are Getting Complicated

By Victoria Pavlova | 23rd April 2014

This week’s episode of Fargowas yet another downer, but maybe it comes with the territory for a show, set in the desolate Minesota prairie. Beware, spoilers ahead. Fargo episode 2, The Rooster Prince, opens...

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Angelina Jolie's Unbroken Is A 'Motherf***Er'

10th January 2014

Angelina Jolie's next movie will be a ''motherf***er'' to direct.The Oscar-winning actress is hard at work shooting her latest directorial effort, 'Unbroken', and Joel and Ethan Coen - who scripted the movie - say she...

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'Inside Llewyn Davis' Wins Big At Us Critics Society Awards

By Joe Wilde | 5th January 2014

Inside Llewyn Davis took home the top honour at the National Society of Film Critics Awards last night, winning the majority of votes from the panel made up of some of America's top film critics...

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Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst Missed Out On 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Lead Role

By Lauren James | 2nd January 2014

Now this is an interesting tidbit of movie trivia: Conor Oberst has revealed that he auditioned for the lead role in folk music comedy-drama, Inside Llewyn Davis. Although the Coen Brothers eventually cast Oscar Isaac...

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Inside Llewyn Davis Tops Gotham Awards

3rd December 2013

'Inside Llewyn Davis' and Matthew McConaughey are the big winners at this year's Gotham Awards.The annual movie awards, which celebrates the best in independent filmmaking, has selected the '60s-set musical period drama as its Best...

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Coen Brothers Tracked Down Soundtrack Performer In Nursing Home

25th November 2013

Moviemakers Ethan and Joel Coen had to hire a private detective to track down one of the performers on their smash-hit O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack - so they could give him a large...

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Billy Bob Thornton Comes On Board For Fx's "Fargo" Project

By Victoria Pavlova | 2nd August 2013

Billy Bob Thornton, aka That Guy From Armageddon, has been cast in an upcoming FX series – Fargo. According to Deadline, the true crime series will be executive produced by none other than the Coen...

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Inside Llewyn Davis Trailer Strikes A Chord With The 60'S Folk Scene [Video]

By Joe Wilde | 2nd July 2013

It looks like the Coen Brothers have done it again, as Joel and Ethan Coen's latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis, looks like it could be the filmmaking sibling's latest hit. The teaser trailer was released...

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Dude Won't Abide: Coens Play Down 'Big Lebowski' Sequel At Cannes

By Michael West | 20th May 2013

The Coen brothers may have emerged as the new favourites for this year's Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival after their new movie Inside Llewyn Davis received five star reviews across the board, though...

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Carey Mulligan's Foul-mouthed Audition

20th May 2013

Carey Mulligan ''scared'' Joel and Ethan Coen with her foul-mouthed audition tape for 'Inside Llewyn Davis'.The actress stars as angst-filled folk singer Jean Berkey in the musical drama - which is competing for the prestigious...

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Coen's 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Targets Cannes' Prestigious Palme D'or [Trailer]

By Michael West | 14th May 2013

The Coen brothers eighth placement in the competition for the prestigious Palme D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival could be their strongest chance since Barton Fink, which won the award in 1991. It's been six...

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Cannes Film Festival Line-up Confirmed

18th April 2013

'Only God Forgives', 'Behind the Candelabra' and 'Inside Llewyn Davis' will compete at the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival.The annual film gala has announced its 2013 line-up with the hotly anticipated Ryan Gosling-starring 'Only God...

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Colin Firth Worried About Dropping Trousers In Gambit

8th November 2012

Colin Firth was anxious about dropping his trousers in 'Gambit'.The 52-year-old actor strolls through the Savoy Hotel wearing nothing but a shirt in the new Coen Brothers' scripted comedy, and he was embarrassed about his...

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The Coen Brothers' Alice Inspiration For True Grit

31st January 2011

The Coen Brothers were inspired by 'Alice In Wonderland' when making 'True Grit'.The filmmakers insist their new movie - which stars Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges and 14-year-iold Mattie Ross -is not a remake of the...

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Coen Brothers Want Teenage Appeal

29th January 2011

The Coen brothers want 'True Grit' to appeal to teenagers.The filmmakers think their new movie - which stars Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges and 14-year-iold Mattie Ross - can be enjoyed by anyone, instead of the...

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The King's Speech Leads Oscar Nods

25th January 2011

Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bowed and curtsied to The King's Speech today (Tuesday) as they bestowed 12 Oscar nominations on the movie, including best film, best director (Tom Hooper),...

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Coens Claim They Won Because Of Timing

10th January 2011

Joel and Ethan Coen have attributed the success of their latest film, True Grit , to the accident of fortuitous timing. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Ethan Coen remarked, "We were kinda lucky...

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Murray Regrets Garfield

19th July 2010

Funnyman BILL MURRAY regrets lending his voice to animated film GARFIELD to work with his idol, comedy writer JOEL COEN - because he realised too late the part was written by a different JOEL COHEN.The...

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Fascinating Fact 5995

18th September 2008

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,...

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The Things They Say 9449

10th September 2008

"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...

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The Things They Say 7345

25th February 2008

"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...

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Coen Brothers Triumph At Critics' Choice Awards

8th January 2008

ETHAN and JOEL COEN's movie NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN has triumphed at the 2008 Critics' Choice Awards in Los Angeles. The film landed the coveted Best Picture award as well as the Best Supporting...

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Macdonald Stunned To Win Over The Coen Brothers

7th January 2008

Scottish star KELLY MACDONALD was shocked when she was awarded a part in ETHAN and JOEL COEN's movie NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN - because the filmmakers originally wanted to cast an American actress for...

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