After Clooney, Venice fest features indies

VENICE, Italy, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- George Clooney will kick off the 2008 Venice Film Festival with his latest effort but after that independent movies will hold sway, officials said.
'Burn After Reading' to open Venice fest

'Burn After Reading' to open Venice fest

VENICE, Italy, April 29 (UPI) -- "Burn After Reading," a movie by U.S. film-making brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, will open the 65th Venice Film Festival, a festival representative said.
Bardem wins supporting actor Oscar

Bardem wins supporting actor Oscar

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Javier Bardem won the supporting actor Oscar in Los Angeles Sunday for his portrayal of a serial killer in "No Country for Old Men."

Netflix voters say 'No Country' best pic

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Members of the U.S. movie rental service Netflix, voting in an online survey, predict "No Country for Old Men" will win this year's best picture Oscar.
Coen brothers to adapt Chabon book

Coen brothers to adapt Chabon book

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood filmmaking brothers Joel and Ethan Coen have signed on to adapt Michael Chabon's novel "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" for the big screen.
'Atonement' wins best film BAFTA

'Atonement' wins best film BAFTA

LONDON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The romantic period drama "Atonement" was named best film at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards ceremony in London Sunday.

'Old Men' producers win big at PGA Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood producer Scott Rudin has been named producer of the year by the Producers Guild of America for his work on "No Country for Old Men."

Stars planning to attend Oscars lunch

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Oscar nominees George Clooney, Viggo Mortensen, Julie Christie, Laura Linney and Ellen Page are set to attend an upcoming Hollywood luncheon in their honor.

Brolin: 'Studio system is backfiring'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Actor Josh Brolin says U.S. movie studios are "backfiring awfully" right now so it's nice to be able to make "risky" movies such as "No Country for Old Men."

Coen brothers win DGA directoring award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Joel and Ethan Coen are the first siblings to win the Directors Guild of America's best directing award thanks to their film "No Country for Old Men."
'Sweeney,' 'Atonement' garner Globes

'Sweeney,' 'Atonement' garner Globes

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- "Atonement" and "Sweeney Todd" were named the best picture winners at a Golden Globe Awards press conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sunday night.
WGA, West spikes its awards show

WGA, West spikes its awards show

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The Hollywood writers' strike has claimed another casualty, with the Writers Guild of America, West saying it will spike its awards show if the strike persists.

Critics name 'No Country' year's best film

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The New York Film Critics Circle has named the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men" the best picture of 2007.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 21, 2007.
By United Press International

New York prepping for 'Big Lebowski' fest

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The upcoming Lebowski Fest in New York has area fans of "The Big Lebowski" set to honor the quirky film.
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Ethan Coen
Ethan Coen arrives at a photocall for the film "A Serious Man" during the 4th Rome International Film Festival in Rome on October 22, 2009. UPI Photo/David Silpa

Joel David Coen (born November 29, 1954) and Ethan Jesse Coen (born September 21, 1957) known together professionally as the Coen brothers, are American filmmakers. Their films include Blood Simple, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, No Country for Old Men, and True Grit.

The brothers write, direct and produce their films jointly, although until recently Joel received sole credit for directing and Ethan for producing. They often alternate top billing for their screenplays while sharing film credits for editor under the alias Roderick Jaynes.

Joel and Ethan Coen, of Jewish heritage, grew up in a Jewish community in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. Their father, Edward, was an economist at the University of Minnesota, and their mother, Rena, an art historian at St. Cloud State University.

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