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Creator / The Russo Brothers

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Anthony on the left, Joe on the right

Anthony Russo (born February 3, 1970) and Joseph Vincent "Joe" Russo (born July 8, 1971) are Italian-American film and television directors and brothers from Cleveland.

They are known to work jointly on most of their projects. They contributed to the production and directing of TV shows such as Arrested Development and Community, but nowadays they're mainly known as the movie directors who helmed the Marvel Cinematic Universe's biggest films (and biggest successes at that).

Joe also trained as an actor, he has an MFA in the performing arts.


Works by them:

Tropes in their works:

  • Conspiracy Thriller: They're big fans of 1970s conspiracy thrillers, and invokedclaimed to have borrowed a lot to them when making Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
  • Creator Cameo: Joe has cameo-d in several works of the duo, usually under the pseudonym "Gozie Agbo" in the credits:
    • invokedJoe in Arrested Development.
    • Dr. Fine in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
    • Dr. Broussard in Captain America: Civil War.
    • In Avengers: Endgame, he is a grieving man in Captain America's support group for people who lost loved ones to Thanos' finger snap. He happens to be the first MCU film character who's openly and unambiguously on the LGBTQ spectrum.
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  • Title In: Whenever there's a cut to a new location in their Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, the new location's name will be indicated with big letters.


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