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Wachowski brothers

The Wachowski brothers, Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are film directors.

Born and raised in Chicago, the Wachowskis jokingly claim to have begun their collaboration as toddlers. Both dropped out of college to pursue show business and both overcame some major hurdles on their way to success. Before entering show business, they ran a carpentry business in Chicago while creating comic books in their free time.

Since their hit with The Matrix, studios are clamoring for whatever else they have ever worked on. Trimark has bought an unproduced script they wrote years ago, Carnivore, a creepy tale about a boarding house whose residents keep disappearing. The brothers will executive-produce it, while horror veteran George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead) will likely direct.

The brothers admit to a love for telling multipart stories. "Because we grew up on comic books and the Tolkien trilogy, one of the things we're interested in is bringing serial fiction to cinema," Larry explains. "If you could have a film where you don't get to the hour-and-a-half mark and know, 'Okay, here it comes, the big wrap-up,' but instead you have no idea how the movie's going to end, I think that would be very exciting.". Andy puts his desire to shake up viewers a bit more bluntly. "We think movies are fairly boring and predictable. We want to screw with audience's expectations."

Andy has been married to Alisa Blasingame since 1991.

In 2003, Larry's wife of nine years, Thea Bloom, divorced him on the grounds that he was a transvestite. The following year, the British newspaper The Daily Star announced that Larry Wachowski was in fact transsexual, and was preparing to undergo sexual reassignment surgery, and would be changing his name to Linda, whereby the Wachowski Brothers would then be known as simply the Wachowskis.

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