Ethan and Joel Coen are famous for putting together great casts for their films and 2007s There is no country for the elderly Is no exception.
Based on the novel of the same name by Cormac McCarthy, the film stars Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Garret Dillahunt, Tess Harper, and Kelly Macdonald in a neo-Western drama about a heist The drug trade went wrong. The Screen Actors Guild took notice and in 2008 presented the award There are no countries Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, as well as Best Supporting Actor for Bardem.
Brolin accepted the 47-person cast and praised the indie film as “a risky movie, and it’s great to have adventure films now” because “the studio system is backfired”. Harrelson mingled with the directors, prompting Brolin to joke, “The Coen brothers are weird little people, you know? And we made a bizarre little movie, whether you liked the ending or not. ”
That controversial ending involves – spoiler alert – Llewelyn Moss (Brolin) and his wife Carla Jean (Macdonald) die at the hands of assassin Anton Chigurh (Bardem), the villain escapes with a bag of money while Scene Jones’s chief has two revealing-interpret dreams before the movie turns black.
There is no country for the elderly went on to earn eight Academy Award nominations and four wins – best picture, supporting actor for Bardem and screenplay and director awards for Coens, making them the second directorial duo – and the only siblings. best – won this honor.
Nearly 14 years and seven movies later, Joel Coen returns alone in awards conversation with Macbeth’s Tragedy, an adaptation of a Scottish play written and directed by him. Released on December 25, the A24/Apple TV+ film stars Denzel Washington and Joel’s wife, Frances McDormand, as God and Lady and marks Joel’s first film without the Ethan’s participation. As a team, the two have collected 15 Oscars and won four times.
This story first appeared in a December issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.