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Holly Hunter in Raising Arizona, 1987

The seminal Coen brothers film stars Holly Hunter as an ex-cop who hooks up with an ex-con (Nicholas Cage). The duo happily live in squalor until their baby-making missives fail. After kidnapping a baby (one of a quintuplet), mayhem ensues, but Hunter never fails to delight. 

An Ode to the Amazing Female Characters Created by the Coen Brothers

Over the course of their 32 year tenure, screenwriter/director Joel Coen and his producer/writer brother, Ethan, have created some of the most memorable female characters in film history. Strong, beautiful, and defiant, they are often the backbone of the siblings’ dramatic period pieces and comedic capers. In honor of their latest cinematic release, Hail, Caesar!, out this weekend, we take a look back at the women who have shaped their films—and our lives. 

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