Andy Wachowski

Andy Wachowski


12/29/1967, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Birth Name

Andrew Wachowski



Also Known As

The Wachowski Brothers
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Andy Wachowski rode the train of fame together with his big brother, Larry. The two are better known as The Wachowski Brothers. The train that the duo rode, The Matrix (1999.) Andy was born to Ron and Lynne Wachowski on December 29, 1967. Older brother Larry was born…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Aside from an informal conversation with Roger Ebert in 2008, neither Andy or Larry Wachowski have given an interview since 1999. There is little known about their personal lives.

    • The Wachowski brothers refuse to be photographed or make promotional press releases for their films.

    • Andy and Larry Wachowski wrote the script for the 1996 film Bound. This was also their directorial debut.

    • The Wachowski Brothers' idea for The Matrix came from their interest in the way that we all define and view reality. They have been fascinated with these ideas since their youth.

    • The Wachowski Brothers (Andy and Larry) have greatly admired the work of these great directors: John Woo, Stanley Kubrick, John Huston, Billy Wilder, Ridley Scott, George Lucas and Fritz Lang.

    • Wachowski's favorite book is Homer's, The Odyssey.

    • The Wachowski brothers have enjoyed reading comic books from a young age. In fact, the two have created their own comic books.

    • The Wachowski brother's hit, The Matrix, earned over $440 million in worldwide ticket sales.

    • Wachowski graduated in 1985 from Whitney Young High School in South Chicago.

    • It is widely known that Andy and Larry Wachowski are very private. According to their manager, Lawrence Mattis, "They just want to stay as incognito as possible."

    • Andy and brother Larry run the production company EON Entertainment. The company was run out of former gondola storage barn in Venice, California.

    • Wachowski's height is 6' 3¼" (1.91 m).

    • Andy Wachowski was ranked number 89 on's annual Power 100 List in 2002.

    • In 1999, Andy shared the Saturn Award for Best Director from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films with his brother, Larry. They won this honor for the film, The Matrix.

    • The Wachowski brothers' hit film, The Matrix (1999), starring Keanu Reeves, won four Academy Awards for Editing, Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects and Sound.

    • Andy and his brother, Larry dropped out of college in order to spend more time in their pursuit of a career in show business.

  • Quotes

    • Wachowski: We think movies are fairly boring and predictable. We want to screw with audience's expectations.

    • Wachowski: There's something uniquely interesting about Buddhism and mathematics, particularly about quantum physics, and where they meet. That has fascinated us for a long time.

    • Andy Wachowski:(On where the idea for The Matrix came from) 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.

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    Andy Wachowski is one half of the Wachowski brothers directing team. They have single-handedly revolutionalized how we view movies today. With the "Matrix" movies, they created a new brand of action sequences and camera work that many other directors and movies have copied.