16 Unexpectedly Influential Film Directors of the 20th Century


Andy and Lana Wachowski

Usually credited as The Wachowskis, American writers and directors Andy and Lana (born Larry) Wachowski brought a fresh spin to blackmail and murder with Bound (1996), and became highly influential with The Matrix (1999) and its sequels. These science-fiction thrillers brought a fresh approach to special effects, notions of space and time, and virtual reality. Widely imitated and frequently parodied, The Matrix films may have outstayed their welcome, but their reverberations will be felt for many years.