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Russo brothers

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Film directors, producers, screenwriters, actors, film editors

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Anthony Russo and Joseph V. Russo are American film and television directors. The brothers direct most of their work jointly, and also occasionally work as producers, screenwriters, actors, and editors. The brothers directed the superhero film Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), and will be directing its sequel Captain America: Civil War in 2016. Additionally, they will be directing the two Avengers: Infinity War films. They won an Emmy Award for their work on the comedy series Arrested Development.


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Anthony and Joe Russo were raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and attended Benedictine High School. Their parents are Patricia and Basil Russo, an attorney and former judge. The Russos were graduate students at Case Western Reserve University when they began directing, writing, and producing their first feature, Pieces. They financed the film with student loans and credit cards. After viewing Pieces at a film festival, Steven Soderbergh approached the duo and offered to produce their next film, along with his producing partner George Clooney. This project was the crime comedy Welcome to Collinwood, starring William H. Macy, Sam Rockwell, and Clooney.

FX network executive Kevin Reilly hired the Russos to direct the pilot for the series Lucky, having liked the pair's work on Collinwood. Ron Howard was a fan of the pilot, and he had a hand in hiring the brothers to direct the pilot for Fox's Arrested Development. The brothers won an Emmy for their work on the episode.

In 2006, the Russo brothers returned to film, directing the Owen Wilson comedy You, Me, and Dupree. The film grossed $140 million worldwide. For the 2007–08 TV season, the Russos joined the crew of the ABC series Carpoolers as executive producers and directors. They served as executive producers and directors on the first several seasons of the NBC sitcom Community and the ABC series Happy Endings.

In July 2013, the brothers wrapped principal production on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a superhero sequel for Marvel Studios; the film was released on April 4, 2014.

The Russos cite the sitcoms M*A*S*H, Taxi, and Cheers as influences. Their younger sister Angela Russo-Ostot also is in television, having worked as a writer and producer on V and Trust Me, among other series.

In January 2014, the brothers had signed on to return to direct the third Captain America film titled Captain America: Civil War set for a release date on May 6, 2016, which they confirmed in March 2014. In May 2014, they were announced to co-write and direct The Gray Man and in March 2015, the brothers were set to direct the reboot of Ghostbusters, which is produced by Sony's new founded company, Ghost Corps. On March 23, 2015, it was confirmed that the Russo brothers will direct the two part Avengers: Infinity War, which are scheduled for release in 2018 and 2019.


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