Thursday, December 22, 2011

20 Pairs of Brother Directors

Listed below are 20 pairs of brothers who have both directed feature films. I’ve given one notable film they’ve made: a single film if they usually work together, or one each if they don’t. Country of origin of the brothers is also given.

1.   Boulting The Boulting Brothers, John (I'm All Right Jack) and Roy (Carlton-Browne of the F.O) (UK)
2.   Coen The Coen Brothers, Joel and Ethan (No Country for Old Men) (US)
3.   Dardenne The Dardenne Brothers, Jean-Pierre and Luc (The Son) (Belgium)
4.   Farrelly The Farrelly Brothers, Peter and Bobby (There's Something About Mary) (US)
5.   Hughes The Hughes Brothers, Albert and Allen (Menace II Society) (US)
6.   Kaurismaki Mika Kaurismaki (L.A. Without a Map) and Aki Kaurismaki (Drifting Clouds) (Finland)
7.   Lumiere Auguste Lumiere and Louis Lumiere (Arrival of a Train at a Station) (France)
8.   Maysles Albert and David Maysles (Gimme Shelter) (US)
9.   McDonagh Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) and John Michael McDonagh (The Guard) (UK)
10. Pang Oxide Pang and Danny Pang (Bangkok Dangerous) (Hong Kong)
11. Pate Jonas Pate and Joshua Pate (Liar AKA Deceiver) (US)
12. Quay The Brothers Quay, Stephen and Timothy (The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes) (US)
13. Russo Anthony Russo and Joe Russo (Welcome To Collinwood) (US)
14. Scott Ridley Scott (Blade Runner) and Tony Scott (Enemy of the State) (UK)
15. Sheridan Jim Sheridan (In The Name Of The Father) and Peter Sheridan (Borstal Boy)  (Ireland)
16. Strause  Greg Strause and Colin Strause (Skyline) (US)
17. Taviani The Taviani Brothers, Paolo and Vittorio (Padre Padrone) (Italy)
18. Wachowski The Wachowski Brothers, Andy and Larry (The Matrix) (US)
19. Weitz Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz (About A Boy) (US)
20. Zucker David Zucker and Jerry Zucker (Airplane)  (usually co-direct with Jim Abrahams) (US)


  1. Is this theme connected with your profesыional sphere or perhaps is it mostly about your hobbies and types of spending your free time?

    1. I do it in my free time, I don't get paid for it, but in a way it's more than just a hobby. It's a passion.