The Man Who Wasn't There script
Synopsis: The Man Who Wasn't There is a 2001 British-American neo-noir crime film written, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Billy Bob Thornton stars in the title role. Also featured are Tony Shalhoub, Scarlett Johansson, James Gandolfini, and Coen regulars Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, Richard Jenkins and Jon Polito. Joel Coen won the Best Director Award at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. Ethan Coen, Joel Coen's brother and co-director of the film, did not receive the Best Director Award as he was not credited as a director.

Beat.

FRANK:

...Ed?

ED:

Huh?

FRANK:

Russians exploded an A-bomb.

ED:

Yeah.

FRANK:

(shaking his head)

Jesus...

ED (V.O.)

Now, being a barber is a lot like

being a barman or a soda-jerk; there's

not much to it once you've learned

the basic moves. For the kids there's

the Butch, or the Heinie...

We cut to examples of the haircuts as they are ticked off:

ED (V.O.)

...the Flat Top, the Ivy, the Crew,

the Vanguard, the Junior Contour

and, occasionally, the Executive

Contour. Adults get variations on

the same, along with the Duck Butt,

the Timberline...

Ed trims the fringe around a balding head.

ED (V.O.)

...and something we call the Alpine

Rope Toss.

He snips one long lonely strand of hair and carefully drapes

it across a bald pate.

ED (V.O.)

...I lived in a little bungalow on

Napa Street. The place was OK, I

guess; it had an electric ice box,

gas hearth, and a garbage grinder

build into the sink. You might say I

had it made.

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Joel Coen

Joel Coen was born on November 29, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Joel Daniel Coen. He is a producer and writer, known for No Country for Old Men (2007), The Big Lebowski (1998) and Fargo (1996). He has been married to Frances McDormand since April 1, 1984. They have one child. more…

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