Joe Russo
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United States
2018

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Joe
Russo

Film Director

After their Marvel Studios debut on “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Russo and brother Anthony have gone on to become the architects of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s string of massive successes, helming the top grossing film of 2016, “Captain America: Civil War” as well as “Avengers: Infinity War,” the epic team-up that grossed more than $2 billion with its first part alone. With their Marvel filmography winding down after part two, the brothers have launched production company AGBO with the goal of working in different genres and budget ranges. They’ve already lined up a busy slate that includes an international event series with Amazon, Netflix action film “Dhaka” starring Chris Hemsworth and a screen adaptation of hot novel “Cherry.”

Career

  • COMMUNITY
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University (OH, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Avengers, 'Community' Stars Assemble to Welcome Joe Russo's New Restaurant Simone

Avengers, 'Community' Stars Assemble to Welcome Joe Russo's New Restaurant Simone

When "Avengers" and "Community" director Joe Russo throws a party for the opening of his new restaurant Simone in the arts district of downtown Los Angeles, his people turn out for him. So "Avengers" stars Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Don Cheadle, Karen Gillan, Marisa Tomei and Pom Klementieff as well as Marvel honcho Kevin Feige were among those toasting the debut of the stylish bar and restaurant along with chef Jessica Largey."Joe is an epicurean, so it's not surprising," said...

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Q&A

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given in your career?

““Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.””

What or who inspires you?

“My Wife and Children”

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