Directed by Joel Coen Ethan Coen (uncredited) Produced by Ethan Coen Joel Coen (uncredited) Written by Joel Coen Ethan Coen Starring Frances McDormand William H. Macy Steve Buscemi Harve Presnell Peter Stormare Music by Carter Burwell Release date(s) March 8, 1996
"Fargo" in 1996 by Joel Coen (St Louis Park 1954) and Ethan Coen (St Louis Park 1957). American dark comedy-crime film. Frances McDormand is a pregnant police chief who investigates a series of homicides. The film won two Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress (McDormand), and was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing.