Adopted a baby named Pedro.
Gets credit for directing all of the Coen Brothers movies but it is well known that both Joel and his brother, Ethan Coen, direct their films together. They also write and produce their films together.
Brother of Ethan Coen
Works so closely with his brother Ethan Coen, that the two of them are often jokingly referred to as "The Two-Headed Director".
Alumnus of Simon's Rock College, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, along with brother Ethan. This is a fully-accredited college for students who typically enter at the age of 16 - before graduating high school.
He and brother Ethan have had final cut on all of their films since Blood Simple. (1984), their debut film.
Ranked #88 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List with brother Ethan. They had been ranked #92 in 2002.
Brother-in-law of Tricia Cooke.
Frequently includes kidnapping-plots in his films.
Often has a scene which takes place in dark areas with a sense of dark humor. In The Big Lebowski (1998), The Dude talks to Jeffery Lebowski in a dark room with fire; In O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), The Devil's henchmen capture Pete with thunder in the background; In Intolerable Cruelty (2003), Miles meets with Myerson in the dark room with only a glare of light showing Myerson's face; In Fargo (1996), Shep starts beating up Carl in a dim-lighted room.