Fargo (film)

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Fargo is a 1996 black comedy crime film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen.wikipedia
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Peter Stormare

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Frances McDormand stars as Marge Gunderson, a pregnant Minnesota police chief investigating roadside homicides that ensue after a desperate car salesman (William H. Macy) hires two criminals (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife in order to extort a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law (Harve Presnell).
He is best known for playing the roles of Gaear Grimsrud in Fargo (1996), Dieter Stark in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Vladimir in Playing God (1997) Uli Kunkel/Karl Hungus in The Big Lebowski (1998), Lev Andropov in Armageddon (1998), Jeff in Dancer in the Dark (2000), Dr. Solomon P. Eddie in Minority Report (2001), Alexi in Bad Boys II (2003), Lucifer in Constantine (2005), John Abruzzi in the Fox series Prison Break (2005–2007), Mallick in Heatstroke (2013), Ghost in 22 Jump Street (2014) and Dr. Hill in the video game Until Dawn (2015).

Steve Buscemi

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Frances McDormand stars as Marge Gunderson, a pregnant Minnesota police chief investigating roadside homicides that ensue after a desperate car salesman (William H. Macy) hires two criminals (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife in order to extort a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law (Harve Presnell).
He is also known for his appearances in the Coen brothers films Miller's Crossing, Barton Fink, The Hudsucker Proxy, Fargo, and The Big Lebowski.

69th Academy Awards

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A critical and commercial success, Fargo received seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.
Other winners included Fargo with two awards, and Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien, Dear Diary, Emma, Evita, The Ghost and the Darkness, Independence Day, Jerry Maguire, Kolya, The Nutty Professor, Quest, Shine, Sling Blade, and When We Were Kings with one.

Harve Presnell

Frances McDormand stars as Marge Gunderson, a pregnant Minnesota police chief investigating roadside homicides that ensue after a desperate car salesman (William H. Macy) hires two criminals (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife in order to extort a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law (Harve Presnell).
He played character roles in films like Fargo (1996), Saving Private Ryan (1998), and Flags of Our Fathers (2006).

National Film Registry

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The film was selected in 2006 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant"—one of only six films so designated in its first year of eligibility.
The shortest span is the minimum 10 years; this distinction is shared by Raging Bull, Do the Right Thing, Goodfellas, Toy Story, Fargo and 13 Lakes.

1996 Cannes Film Festival

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Fargo premiered at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, where Joel Coen won the festival's Prix de la mise en scène (Best Director Award) and the film was nominated for the Palme d'Or.
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Fargo (TV series)

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A Coen-produced FX television series of the same name, inspired by Fargo and taking place in the same universe, premiered in 2014 and was critically acclaimed.
The show is inspired by the eponymous 1996 film written and directed by the Coen brothers, who serve as executive producers on the series alongside Hawley.

William H. Macy

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Frances McDormand stars as Marge Gunderson, a pregnant Minnesota police chief investigating roadside homicides that ensue after a desperate car salesman (William H. Macy) hires two criminals (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife in order to extort a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law (Harve Presnell).
Macy has won two Emmy Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for Fargo.

John Carroll Lynch

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He first gained notice for his role as Norm Gunderson in Fargo.

Steve Reevis

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Steve Reevis (August 14, 1962 – December 7, 2017) was a Native American actor and member of the Blackfoot tribe known for his roles in the films Fargo, Last of the Dogmen, and Dances with Wolves.

Larry Brandenburg

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He has appeared in numerous television shows and films such as The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo, The Santa Clause and The Untouchables.

Frances McDormand

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Frances McDormand stars as Marge Gunderson, a pregnant Minnesota police chief investigating roadside homicides that ensue after a desperate car salesman (William H. Macy) hires two criminals (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife in order to extort a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law (Harve Presnell).
She has starred in a number of films by the Coen brothers, including Blood Simple (1984), Raising Arizona (1987), Fargo (1996), The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), Burn After Reading (2008), and Hail, Caesar! (2016).

Steve Park (comedian)

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He is also known for the film roles of Mike Yanagita in Fargo (1996), Sonny in Do the Right Thing (1989), and Detective Brian in Falling Down (1993).

Best Director Award (Cannes Film Festival)

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Fargo premiered at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival, where Joel Coen won the festival's Prix de la mise en scène (Best Director Award) and the film was nominated for the Palme d'Or.

Academy Award for Best Picture

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A critical and commercial success, Fargo received seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.

T. Eugene Thompson

Many Minnesotans speculated that the story was inspired by T. Eugene Thompson, a St. Paul attorney who was convicted of hiring a man to murder his wife in 1963, near the Coens' hometown of St. Louis Park; but the Coens claimed that they had never heard of Thompson.
Some Minnesotans suspected that the murder inspired the film Fargo, made by Joel and Ethan Coen in 1996, but Joel Coen denied this in an interview at the time of Thompson's death, saying the film's story was completely made up.

Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

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McDormand received the Best Actress Oscar, and the Coens won in the Best Original Screenplay category.
In 1996, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen became the only siblings to win in this category (for Fargo). Francis Ford Coppola (Patton, 1970) and Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, 2003) are the only father-daughter pair to win.

Satellite Award for Best Director

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Satellite Award for Best Director – Joel Coen

Academy Award for Best Actress

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McDormand received the Best Actress Oscar, and the Coens won in the Best Original Screenplay category.

Forest Lake, Minnesota

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The motel “outside of Bismarck”, where the police finally catch up with Jerry, is the Hitching Post Motel in Forest Lake, north of Minneapolis.
The Hitching Post Motel, one mile (1.6 km) north of downtown Forest Lake, was featured in the 1996 Coen brothers Academy Award-winning film Fargo.

Kristin Rudrüd

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In 1996, Rudrüd starred as William H. Macy's wife in Joel and Ethan Coen's dark comedy film Fargo.

Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

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[[Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role]] – Frances McDormand

Saturn Award for Best Action or Adventure Film

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Saturn Award for Best Action or Adventure Film

Moose Lake Township, Cass County, Minnesota

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As they transport Jean to their remote cabin on Moose Lake, a state trooper pulls them over outside Brainerd for driving without temporary tags.
* Moose Lake was depicted in the 1996 film Fargo where the kidnappers hide out in a cabin on the lake.