Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Who is Roderick Jaynes?

Do you know who Roderick Jaynes is? Neither did I - until today.

He caught my attention when I noticed him on Entertainment Weekly's "50 Smartest People in Hollywood". Most of the people on the list are producers, directors, actors, but there was an editor on the list - Roderick Jaynes.

So, I looked him up and found that...

1. He's been nominated for two film editing Oscars (Fargo and No Country for Old Men) and,

2. He's not a real person. Roderick Jaynes is the pseudonym of Joel and Ethan Coen as editors.

What would happen if he should win an Oscar? Perhaps the bigger news is that the Coen brothers are a bit odder than previously thought.

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