Left to Right: Ethan, Joel

The Coen Brothers, (Ethan and Joel) were born and raised in St. Louis Park, MN – a first tier suburb west of Minneapolis. They graduated from St. Louis Park High School, but moved East to attend college and eventually settle in New York City.

They have written, directed and produced films like True Grit, Fargo, A Simple Man, Raising Arizona, The Hudsucker Proxy, Miller’s Crossing, Blood Simple, The Man Who Wasn’t There, No Country for Old Men, Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski, and Burn After Reading. They have won numerous awards for their work.

The funny thing about the Coen Brothers is that Minnesotans have a true love/hate relationship with them. Many Minnesotans disliked Fargo because of the way the Coen brothers had characterized Minnesotans. On the other hand, many Minnesotans learned to appreciate the Coen Brothers because they were successful filmmakers and native sons.