Robert Anthony Rodriguez is an American filmmaker and visual effects supervisor. He shoots, edits, produces, and scores many of his films in Mexico and in his home state of Texas. Rodriguez directed the 1992 action film El Mariachi, which was a commercial success after grossing $2 million against a budget of $7,000. The film spawned two sequels known collectively as the Mexico Trilogy: Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. He directed From Dusk Till Dawn in 1996 and developed its television adaptation series. Rodriguez co-directed the 2005 neo-noir crime thriller anthology Sin City and the 2014 sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Rodriguez also directed the Spy Kids films, The Faculty, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Planet Terror, Machete, and Alita: Battle Angel. He is the best friend and frequent collaborator of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, who founded the production company A Band Apart, of which Rodriguez was a member.
|Born||Robert Anthony Rodriguez, June 20, 1968, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|Education||St. Anthony Catholic School, St. Anthony Catholic High School|
|Alma mater||College of Communication, University of Texas at Austin|
|Occupation||Filmmaker, visual effects supervisor|
|Relatives||Patricia Vonne (sister), Angela Lanza (sister), Danny Trejo (second cousin)|
|Website||Robert Rodriguez's Official site|
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Action film director whose best known films include Desperado, Machete, Sin City and From Dusk Till Dawn. He has also directed family films such as The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D and the Spy Kids films. In 2015 it was announced that he directed the art film 100 Years, which is due to be released in 2115.
During his days at San Antonio's St. Anthony High School, he was hired to videotape school football games but he lost the job because he was taping the games too cinematically.
In 2007, he directed the double feature film Grindhouse with Quentin Tarantino.
He was married to Elizabeth Avellan from 1990 to 2006 and he dated actress Rose McGowan from 2007 to 2009. He has five children named Rebel, Rhiannon, Racer, Rogue and Rocket.
His 1996 film From Dusk Till Dawn starred George Clooney.
- Chingon - Chingon is a Mexican rock band based in Austin, Texas. Their sound is heavily influenced by mariachi, ranchera, and Texan rock 'n roll music.
- El Rey Network - El Rey Network is a media brand founded by Robert Rodriguez that launched on December 15, 2013 and is owned in a joint venture with FactoryMade Ventures.
- Dogme 95 - Dogme 95 was a filmmaking movement started in 1995 by the Danish directors Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg, who created the "Dogme 95 Manifesto" and the "Vows of Chastity".
- Film directors from Texas
- Writers from Austin, Texas
- Musicians from Texas
- Horror film directors
Latest information about Robert Rodriguez updated on June 07 2021.