Anthony Russo (born February 3, 1970) and Joseph Russo (born July 18, 1971), collectively known as the Russo brothers, are American directors, producers, screenwriters, editors, and actors. They direct most of their work together. Their early films include Welcome to Collinwood (2002), with William H. Macy, Isaiah Washington, Sam Rockwell, Michael Jeter, Luis Guzmán, Patricia Clarkson, Andrew Davoli, George Clooney, Jennifer Esposito, and Gabrielle Union; and You, Me and Dupree (2006), with Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon, Seth Rogen, Amanda Detmer, Todd Stashwick, and Michael Douglas.
They are best known for directing four films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (which collectively star Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Don Cheadle, Brie Larson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, and Samuel L. Jackson): Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), with Robert Redford; Captain America: Civil War (2016), with William Hurt and Marisa Tomei; Avengers: Infinity War (2018), with Tom Hiddleston, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Josh Brolin, and Peter Dinklage; and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Endgame grossed over $2.798 billion worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time (not adjusted for inflation).
They 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.
Each review will be linked to the title below.
(*seen originally in theaters)
(**seen released in theaters)
- Pieces (1997)
- The Short (2001)
- Welcome to Collinwood (2002)
- You, Me and Dupree (2006)
- Carfuckers (2008)
- Courtroom K (2008) – TV movie
- The Council of Dads (2011) – TV short
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)*
- Captain America: Civil War (2016)*
- Avengers: Infinity War (2018)*
- Avengers: Endgame (2019)*
- Cherry (2020)