Ethan Coen is an American filmmaker and writer with his brother, Ethan Coen. They are commonly known as The Coen Brothers. Together, they have written and directed numerous successful films, such as comedies “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, “Raising Arizona” and “The Big Lebowski”. They have become notorious for blurring the line between drama and comedy with movies like “Fargo”, “The Man Who Wasn’t There”, and “Barton Fink”. The brothers are known in the film business as “the two-headed director”. The pair are frequently credited on their own films as editor under the name “Roderick Jaynes”.
The Coens also often set their movies in times of American crises: “Miller’s Crossing” during prohibition, “Barton Fink” in the time around the attack on Pearl Harbor, “The Big Lebowski” during the 1991 Gulf War.