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UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.
By United Press International
'Blue is the Warmest Color' wins top prize at Cannes

'Blue is the Warmest Color' wins top prize at Cannes

CANNES, France, May 27 (UPI) -- Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche's lesbian love story "Blue is the Warmest Color" has won the Palme d'Or at France's Cannes Film Festival.
Coen brothers penning 'Unbroken' script for Jolie to direct

Coen brothers penning 'Unbroken' script for Jolie to direct

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Ethan and Joel Coen are penning the screenplay for a film adaptation of the book "Unbroken" to be directed by Angelina Jolie, The Hollywood Reporter said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011.
By United Press International
'No Country' wins best picture Oscar

'No Country' wins best picture Oscar

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- "No Country for Old Men," Joel and Ethan Coen's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel, won four Oscars in Los Angeles Sunday, including best picture.

Many U.S. nominees won't attend BAFTAs

LONDON , Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Many U.S. nominees for British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards have said they don't plan to attend the upcoming ceremony at the Royal Opera House.

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.

Miramax grabs 21 Oscar nods

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Movies made by Miramax Films earned 21 Oscar nods when nominations were announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Calif.
'Juno,' 'Clayton' earn Oscar nods

'Juno,' 'Clayton' earn Oscar nods

BEVERLY HILLS , Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- "Juno," "No Country for Old Men" and "Michael Clayton" each earned numerous Oscar nods as nominations were announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday.
'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.

Coens, Penn, Gilroy grab DGA nods

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Paul Thomas Anderson, Ethan and Joel Coen, Tony Gilroy, Sean Penn and Julian Schnabel have been nominated for the Directors Guild of America award.

'Country' wins Choice award for best film

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- "No Country for Old Men" was named best picture of 2007 at the 13th annual Critics Choice Awards ceremony in Santa Monica, Calif., Monday night.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007.
By United Press International
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Director Joel Coen arrives at the French premiere of the film "Burn After Reading" in Paris on December 4, 2008. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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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. 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. They are known in the film business as "the two-headed director", as they share a similar vision of their films. It is said that actors can approach either brother with a question and get the same answer.

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

When they were children, Joel saved money from mowing lawns to buy a Vivitar Super 8 camera. Together, the brothers remade movies they saw on television with a neighborhood kid, Mark Zimering ("Zeimers"), as the star. Their first attempt was a romp titled, Henry Kissinger, Man on the Go. Cornel Wilde's The Naked Prey (1966) became their Zeimers in Zambia, which also featured Ethan as a native with a spear.

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