Anthony Russo is an American director and producer who works in the Hollywood industry and English television series. He is well known for Captain America: Civil War in 2016, Captain America: Winter Soldier in 2014 and You Me and Dupree in 2006. Anthony is the elder brother of producer-director Joseph Joe Russo with whom he has collaborated in most of their films. Their parents are Patricia and former judge turned attorney Basil Russo. Their sisters are Gabriella Rosalina and TV writer Angela Russo-Otstot. Anthony was raised in Cleveland, Ohio where he attended the Our Lady of Peace School before his family shifted to Mayfield. He majored in English at the Pennsylvania University and then went to the Case Western Reserve Law School before dropping out after one year and joining a film school at the Columbia University.
In 1994, Joe and Anthony started making their first film Pieces with their budget. The dark comedy premiered at Slamdance Film Festival in 1997. Impressed by their work, director Steven Soderburgh approached the brothers for their next project. The brothers wrote and directed Welcome To Collinwood for Soderburgh which released in 2002. In 2002 they also made their first short film ‘
’. They entered the television with Lucky in 2003. Since then they have worked in Arrested Development, LAX, Secrets of a Small Town, What About Brian and many others. They returned to the big screen with the comedy movie You, Me and Dupree in 2006. They later created Captain America: Winter Soldier and A Merry Friggin’s Christmas in 2014, and Captain America: Civil War in 2016.
The Russo brothers’ latest projects are Marvel’s upcoming films Avengers Infinity War Part I and Part II set to release in 2016 and 2019. Anthony worked independently of Joe in short film Square One in 2008 and Donkey Punch in 2009. He also worked in some episodes of Arrested Development, Carpoolers, Community, Happy Endings and Animal Practice. Anthony won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series in 2004, OFTA Television Award for Best Direction in a Comedy Series in 2012 and Match flicker Flicker Award for Best Superhero Film in 2014. He was nominated thrice for OFTA Television Awards in 2003 and in 2012 for Happy Endings and Community. He was also nominated for the Gold Derby TV Award in 2003, Hugo Award in 2015, Saturn Award in 2015 and Image Award in 2017.