The Coen brothers have 12 Oscar nominations and 4 wins between them. Stephen Spielberg has received 12 Oscar nominations and has won 3 himself. The Coen brothers are known for entertaining cult classics like The Big Lebowski, as well as breakout dramatic hits like No Country For Old Men. Stephen Spielberg is known for, well, everything he’s ever done, basically.
Then there’s Tom Hanks, with five nominations and two wins from the Academy Awards. He really needs no introduction.
When these cinematic powerhouses joined forces for the recent film, Bridge of Spies, everybody knew it was going to be an enjoyable film. What nobody knew, was how much more enjoyable these alternative screenplays for the film, written by elementary school students, would be.