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The Most Memorable Characters Featured In A Coen Brothers Film

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For 35 years, the Coen Brothers have unleashed a bevy of memorable films. But what makes these movies so rewatchable? Their intriguing characters, of course! The acclaimed directors have a knack for creating the kind of characters that make you think, make you laugh, and make you cry. Chances are you’ll find some of your favorite movie characters on this list, whether you realized they were a Coen Brothers creation or not.

We’re All Dudes

The Big Lebowski features one of the biggest dudes to every appear on screen. Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski was inspired by Jeff Dowd, who produced FernGully: The Last Rainforest. Following the film’s release, Dowd gained some newfound popularity. “It’s allowed me on some levels to have access and do things I would have never done,” he told Seattle Times Newspaper.

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Take The Money And Run

In The Man Who Wasn’t There, defense attorney Freddy Riedenschneider spends money like it’s going to rot. When it came to filling that role, the Coen Brothers enlisted actor Tony Shalhoub. The three-time Emmy-award-winning star first worked with the directors in their 1991 film Barton Fink.

USA Films

Reading Is Fundamental

2008’s Burn After Reading finds personal trainer Chad Feldheimer completely clueless with a disc of important information. The Coen Brothers already had Brad Pitt in mind when they worked on the character. Unfortunately, this was one performance that ex-wife Angelina Jolie hated the most. “She walked on set and said, ‘This is the first time I can honestly say I’m not attracted to you in any way, whatsoever,” Pitt said.

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Different Kind Of Folk

The title character of Inside Llewyn Davis faces some rough times while trying to become a huge folk singer. His entire story is slightly based on folk singer Dave Van Ronk, who became a legend in the NYC music scene. Oscar Isaac earned a plethora of praise and nominations for his work.

CBS Films

Walking The Beat

In Fargo, police chief Marge Gunderson uncovers the truth behind three murders in town. Being pregnant, her investigation was a bit more cautious. “She has an inner life that is not immediately evident but which keeps revealing itself. As normal as she seems, there’s something about her that people want to know more about because they don’t fully understand her,” actress told the New York Times. The actress gained the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance.

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