Joe Russo
Courtesy Russo
United States
2019

AGBO

Joe
Russo

Film Director

Russo says when working with older brother Anthony on Marvel blockbusters such as “Avengers: Endgame” — now the highest-grossing film ever — they have a veritable “Vulcan mind-meld” with no division of duties. But there are ways to differentiate the two. Joe studied acting in college, and he’s lent his thespian talents to several of their directorial efforts, including an “Arrested Development” episode and features “You, Me and Dupree” (2006), “Captain America: The Winter Solider” (2014), “Captain America: Civil War” (2016)“ and “Endgame.” The younger Russo also solo scripted the upcoming Netflix feature “Dhaka,” starring Chris Hemsworth, one of many projects they’re producing through their prodco ABGO, along with the films “Mosul,” about an elite group of Iraqi soldiers, and “21 Bridges,” starring Chadwick Boseman.

Career

  • CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
  • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
  • AVENGERS: ENDGAME

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University (OH, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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'Hercules' Live-Action Remake in the Works With Russo Brothers Producing

'Hercules' Live-Action Remake in the Works With Russo Brothers Producing

Disney is in early development of a live-action remake of its 1997 animated movie "Hercules," with "Avengers" filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo producing through their AGBO production company.Disney has hired action specialist Dave Callaham to write the "Hercules" script. Callaham teamed with Sylvester Stallone for the original screenplay for "The Expendables," creating his character for the franchise. He has credits on "Godzilla" and "Zombieland: Double Tap," as well as the upcoming "Wonder Woman 1984" and Disney-Marvel's "Shang-Chi and the Legend...

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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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