20 Facts About the Coen Brothers and Some of Their Best Movies

20 Facts About the Coen Brothers and Some of Their Best Movies

Very recently, we discussed the Coen brothers’ The Big Lebowski, one of their best and most iconic films. But our scattered mind then had flashbacks of Barton Fink, which might well be a way darker precursor to the 1998 stoner comedy, and before we knew it, we were going down a memory rabbit hole made up of Coen brothers movies. Because that’s the thing: The Big Lebowski is flawless, but the Coens’ entire filmography is full of flawless and classic films just asking to get Pictofacted.

In this Pictofact, we comply. We here focus on the Coens, some of their collaborations, but mainly on some of their other best films. And the quality of their output is so high that we couldn’t even fit them all. We skipped classics like The Man Who Wasn’t There – although now that we think about it, we also skipped the lesser works: Intolerable Cruelty, a silly romcom that goes nowhere, and The Ladykillers, a misguided comedy whose merit was anticipating the sort of awful Tom Hanks roles he’s starting to get us used to. Anyway, the Coens still deserve loving attention, so here are 20 facts about them and their best movies.

'Miller's Crossing'

The Coen Brothers and their movies Miller's Crossing The Coens chose to do this movie instead of Batman. Being a new hot commodity, the brothers were offered the directing gig that would eventually go to Tim Burton. They did Miller's Crossing instead - but just imagine Gabriel Byrne playing a tortured Bruce Wayne. CRACKED.COM

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Josh Brolin

The Coen Brothers and their movies No Country For Old Men Josh Brolin had a lucky injury. Brolin fractured his collarbone soon after being cast and tried to hide it, but the Coens found out. Luckily it was his right collarbone, right where his character was supposed to be shot. CRACKED.COM


'True Grit'

The Coen Brothers and their movies True Grit Hailee Steinfeld was chosen over 15,000 young actresses. Steinfeld had only been in sitcoms, short films, and teen game shows, but the Coens were clearly onto something when they cast her, as this movie earned her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. CRACKED.COM


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