Andy Wachowski

Director, Screenwriter, Producer
The younger half of the writing-directing-producing team formerly known as The Wachowski Brothers, Andy Wachowski emerged alongside brother Larry - later to have sexual reassignment surgery and be rechristened Lana ... Read more »
Born: 12/28/1967 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Writer (11)

Jupiter Ascending 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cloud Atlas 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Speed Racer 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

V for Vendetta 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Matrix Reloaded 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Matrix Revolutions 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Animatrix 2002 (Movie)

("Final Flight of the Osiris") (Screenplay)

The Matrix 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bound 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Assassins 1995 (Movie)

(From Story)

Assassins 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (9)

Jupiter Ascending 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Cloud Atlas 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ninja Assassin 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Speed Racer 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

V for Vendetta 2006 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Matrix Reloaded 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Matrix Revolutions 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Matrix 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bound 1996 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Director (8)

Jupiter Ascending 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Cloud Atlas 2012 (Movie)

(Principal Photography of 1849, 2144 and 2321 Sequences) (Director)

Speed Racer 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

The Matrix Reloaded 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

The Matrix Revolutions 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

The Matrix 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Bound 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Sense8 (Tv Show)

Director
Actor (1)

Side by Side 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Biography

The younger half of the writing-directing-producing team formerly known as The Wachowski Brothers, Andy Wachowski emerged alongside brother Larry - later to have sexual reassignment surgery and be rechristened Lana - from the comic book world to direct "The Matrix" (1999), one of the most successful and influential film franchises of all time. Prior to "The Matrix," The Wachowskis entered Hollywood by way of writing "Assassins" (1995) for Richard Donner before directing their steamy neo-noir, "Bound" (1995). That film paved the way for "The Matrix," which blended religion, philosophy, martial arts and science fiction into a highly popular film that had a considerable effect on the cultural landscape. The massive success of the film sparked a franchise that included animated shorts, video games and two sequels, "The Matrix Reloaded" (2003) and "The Matrix Revolutions" (2003), both of which were big hits at the box office, but failed to live up to the aspirations of the original. At the time, however, Larry was the subject of rumors that he was undergoing a sex change operation, which were vehemently denied, but eventually confirmed in 2012. The siblings went on to direct the disappointing "Speed Racer" (2008) and the ambitious epic fantasy "Cloud Atlas" (2012), though both Larry and Lana's continuing avoidance of the spotlight marked them both as two of Hollywood's more mysterious, but nonetheless inventive writer-directors.

Relationships

Laura

Sister

Alisa Blasingame

Wife
Married 1991

Lana Wachowski Screenplay

Sister
Born June 21, 1965 Co-wrote and co-directed several films, including the "Matrix" trilogy (1999-2003)

Julie Wachowski Screenplay

Sister

Ron Wachowski

Father

Lynne Wachowski

Mother

EDUCATION

Emerson College

Boston , Massachusetts
Dropped out

Whitney M. Young Magnet High School

Chicago , Illinois 1985

Milestones

2012

With Lana and Tom Tykwer, co-wrote and co-directed "Cloud Atlas," based on David Mitchell's 2004 novel

2008

Brother and film collaborator Larry underwent male-to-female sex-change operation and changed name to Lana after "Speed Racer"

2008

Co-wrote and co-directed with Larry the live action adaptation of 1960s Japanese animated series "Speed Racer"

2007

Hired to write (with brother) additional scenes for "The Invasion," starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig

2006

Co-produced and co-wrote (with brother) "V for Vendetta," based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Alan Moore

2003

Co-wrote and co-directed (with brother) the second and third films in trilogy "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions"

1999

Co-wrote and co-directed with Larry sci-fi hit "The Matrix"; film received four Academy Awards in technical categories

1996

Co-wrote and co-directed with Larry the neo-noir crime thriller "Bound"

1995

First screenplay produced, "Assassins"; co-written with brother Larry

1993

Wrote (with brother) for Marvel Comics' Razorline imprint Ectokid

Wrote (with brother) for EPIC Comics Clive Barker's Hellraiser and Clive Barker's Nightbreed comic series

While running a carpentry business with brother Larry in Chicago, began creating comic books

Raised in the Midwest

Bonus Trivia

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"We don't like the idea of selling ourselves. We hate the 'film by' credit at the top of a movie. It is so egotistical." – Wachowski quoted in USA Today, April 5, 1999

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Wachowski on writing "The Matrix" to The New York Times (April 5, 1999): "The script was a synthesis of ideas that sort of came together at a moment when we were interested in a lot of things: making mythology relevant in a modern context, relating quantum physics to Zen Buddhism, investigating your own life. We started out thinking of this as a comic book. We filled notebook after notebook with ideas. Essentially, that's where the script came from."

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