Ethan went on to Princeton University and earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy in 1979.

Joel has been married to actress Frances Mc Dormand since 1984.

These include the biographical war drama Unbroken (2014) and the historical legal thriller Bridge of Spies (2015), as well as more obscure and commercially unsuccessful comedy films such as Crimewave (1985), The Naked Man (1998), and Gambit (2012).

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The brothers' next film was Raising Arizona (1987), the story of an unlikely married couple: ex-convict H. (Nicolas Cage) and police officer Ed (Holly Hunter), who long for a baby but are unable to conceive.

When a local furniture tycoon (Trey Wilson) appears on television with his newly born quintuplets and jokes that they "are more than we can handle", H. steals one of the quintuplets to bring up as their own.

He settles down in his hotel room to commence writing but suffers writer's block until he is invaded by the man next door (John Goodman).

Barton Fink was a critical success, earning Oscar nominations and winning three major awards at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival, including the Palme d'Or.

Set in Texas, the film tells the tale of a shifty, sleazy bar owner who hires a private detective to kill his wife and her lover.

The film contains elements that point to their future direction: distinctive homages to genre movies (in this case noir and horror), plot twists layered over a simple story, dark humor, and mise en scene.

Together, the brothers remade movies they saw on television, with a neighborhood kid, Mark Zimering ("Zeimers"), as the star.

Joel then spent four years in the undergraduate film program at New York University, where he made a 30-minute thesis film called Soundings.

Their best-reviewed works include Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998), No Country for Old Men (2007), A Serious Man (2009), True Grit (2010), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).

The brothers write, direct, and produce their films jointly, although until The Ladykillers (2004), Joel received sole credit for directing and Ethan for producing.

The film featured Frances Mc Dormand, John Goodman, William Forsythe, Sam Mc Murray, and Randall "Tex" Cobb.