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Joe Russo

Joe Russo

Known For: Directing

3 Movies

Biography

Anthony Russo (born February 3, 1970) and Joseph Russo (born July 18, 1971), collectively known as the Russo brothers (ROO-so), are American directors, producers, screenwriters, and actors. They direct most of their work together. They are best known for directing four films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Endgame grossed over $2.798 billion worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time (not adjusted for inflation). The brothers have also worked as directors and/or producers on the comedy series Arrested Development (2003–2005), Community (2009–2014), and Happy Endings (2011–2012). They won a Primetime Emmy Award for Arrested Development.

Early Life

Anthony Russo (born February 3, 1970) and Joseph Russo (born July 18, 1971) were born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, the sons of Patricia (née Gallupoli) and attorney and judge Basil Russo. Their parents were both of Italian descent. Their paternal and maternal families immigrated from Sicily and Abruzzo, respectively, fleeing poverty and settling in Ohio to work its steel mills. They attended Benedictine High School. Joe graduated from the University of Iowa and majored in English and writing, while Anthony graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and majored in business before switching to English.

Movies & TV Series

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