Birth Name: Joel Coen
Birth Place: St Louis Park, Minnesota, USA
Born on Nov. 29, 1954 in St. Louis Park, MN, Joel was the first born brother, followed by Ethan three years later. Both grew up in an academic home - their father, Edward, was an economics professor at the University of Minnesota, and their mother, Rena, was an art history professor at St. Cloud State. Growing up, the Coen Brothers displayed exceptional intelligence that somehow managed to translate into mediocre grades, thanks in part to a minor obsession with watching movies on television. In their early teens, the Coens mowed lawns and saved their money to buy a Super-8 camera, which they used to remake several of their favorite films, including "Naked Prey" and "Lassie Come Home." They ...
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