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Encyclopedia > Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodríguez

Robert Rodriguez at the premiere of Grindhouse, Austin, Texas.
Born Robert Anthony Rodriguez
June 20, 1968 (1968-06-20) (age 39)
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Other name(s) The Wizard
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter and editor
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Avellán (divorced)
Official website

Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20, 1968)[1] is an American writer, producer, director and musician perhaps best known for making profitable, crowd-pleasing independent and studio films with fairly low budgets and fast schedules by Hollywood standards. He shoots and produces many of his films in Texas and Mexico. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 413 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (924 × 1341 pixels, file size: 234 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Grindhouse is a 2007 anthology film co-written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... San Antonio redirects here. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Look up editor in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Elizabeth Avellán is the current Vice President of Troublemaker Studios, the production company that she and husband Robert Rodriguez founded in 2000. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Director Herbert Brenon with actress Alla Nazimova on the set of War Brides, 1916 A director is a person who directs the making of a film. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... A major film studio is a movie production and distribution company that releases a substantial number of films annually and consistently commands a significant share of box-office revenues in a given market. ... ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Rodríguez began his interest in film at age 7 when his father bought one of the first VCRs, which came with a camera. He took the camera and started to make short films with his brothers and sisters participating as the cast and crew. It helped that there were ten of them (including Robert), and these early stages provided the crucial groundwork that would lead to Rodriguez's development as a filmmaker. San Antonio redirects here. ... The video cassette recorder (or VCR, less popularly video tape recorder) is a type of video tape recorder that uses removable cassettes containing magnetic tape to record audio and video from a television broadcast so it can be played back later. ...


While attending St. Anthony Catholic High School, he was commissioned to videotape the school's football games. According to his sister he was fired soon after for shooting them with a cinematic style; getting shots of parents reactions and the ball traveling through the air instead of shooting the whole play. After graduating Rodriguez went to the University of Texas where he also developed a love of cartooning. His grades were not good enough to get into the school's film program, so he invented a daily comic strip entitled Los Hooligans with many of the characters based on his siblings – in particular, one of his sisters, Maricarmen. The comic proved to be quite successful, running for three years in the student newspaper The Daily Texan while Rodríguez continued to make short films. St. ... The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ... The Daily Texan is the student newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin. ...


Rodríguez grew up shooting action and horror short films on video, and editing on two VCRs. Finally, in the fall of 1990, his entry in a local film contest earned him a spot in the university's film program where he made the award-winning 16 mm short, "Bedhead", which is available for viewing online. The film chronicles the amusing misadventures of a young girl whose older brother sports an incredibly tangled mess of hair that she cannot tolerate. The rest of the short film is a humorous account of how the young girl tries to fix her brother's follicle monstrosity when she discovers her telekinetic abilities. Even at this early stage, Rodríguez's trademark style began to emerge: quick cuts, intense zooms, and fast camera movements deployed with a sense of humor that offsets the action. // Story Story , Origins and Awards are taken from a Robert Rodriguez fan page Bedhead is the story of a young girl who is always picked on by her older brother David. ...


Career

This short film attracted enough attention to encourage him to seriously attempt a career as a filmmaker. He went on to shoot the action flick El Mariachi in Spanish. El Mariachi, which was shot for around $7,000 with money partially raised by volunteering in medical research studies, won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 1992. The film, originally intended for the Spanish-language low-budget home-video market, was "cleaned up" with several hundred thousand dollars before being distributed by Columbia Pictures in the United States, still being promoted as "the movie made for $7,000". Rodríguez described his experiences making the film in his book Rebel Without a Crew. The book and film inspired legions of hopeful filmmakers to pick up cameras and make no-budget movies. The film and the book are widely considered important touchstones of the independent film movement of the 1990s. Many people realized for the first time that with only a little money and a lot of hard work and talent, it was possible to make a successful and popular film. The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... El Mariachi is a 1992 motion picture production directed by Robert Rodriguez as the first chapter in his Mariachi Trilogy. ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the state of Utah in the United States. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... Rebel Without a Crew (subtitle: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player) is a 1995 nonfiction book by Robert Rodriguez. ... An independent film, or indie film, is usually a low-budget film that is produced by a small movie studio. ...


His next feature film was Desperado, a sequel to El Mariachi starring Antonio Banderas. The film introduced Salma Hayek to American audiences. Rodríguez went on to collaborate with Quentin Tarantino on the vampire thriller, From Dusk Till Dawn (he co-produced two sequels), and with Kevin Williamson on the horror film The Faculty. Desperado is a 1995 film directed by Robert Rodriguez. ... José Antonio Domínguez Banderas (born August 10, 1960), better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish film actor and singer who has starred in high-profile Hollywood films including Assassins, Interview with the Vampire, Mariachi sequels, Philadelphia, The Mask of Zorro, and the Shrek sequels. ... Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is an Academy Award-, Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated Mexican/American actress, Daytime Emmy-winning director, and an Emmy-nominated TV and film producer. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is a Palme dOr-winning American film director, actor, and an Oscar winning screenwriter. ... Philip Burne-Jones, The Vampire, 1897 Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings that subsist on human and/or animal lifeforce. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... For other uses, see Sequel (disambiguation). ... Kevin Williamson at the Century City premiere of Columbias Vertical Limit. ... The Faculty is a 1998 horror/science-fiction film, written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Robert Rodríguez. ...


In 1999 Kevin Smith offered directorial duties on the film Dogma to Rodríguez, yet he passed insisting that Kevin should direct the film himself [1]. In 2001, Rodríguez enjoyed his first $100,000,000 (USD) Hollywood hit with Spy Kids, which went on to become a trilogy, with the last film released in a crude form of 3D. A third "mariachi" film also appeared in late 2003, Once Upon a Time in Mexico which completed the Mariachi Trilogy. He operates a production company called Troublemaker Studios, formerly Los Hooligans Productions. This article is about the year. ... This article is about the American screenwriter, film director, actor and comic book writer. ... Dogma is a 1999 comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who stars in the film along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Bud Cort, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, Jason Lee, Jason Mewes, George Carlin, Janeane Garofalo, and Alanis Morissette. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Spy Kids is the first film of the Spy Kids trilogy. ... Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) is an action film by Robert Rodriguez and the final film in the Mariachi Trilogy, which includes El Mariachi and Desperado. ... The Mariachi Trilogy is a series of movies; El Mariachi, Desperado and Once Upon a Time In Mexico all directed by Robert Rodriguez which tell the continuing story of the movies main character El Mariachi. The trilogy originally was just to be one story, El Mariachi, with Desperado as a... Troublemaker Studios is a production company owned by Robert Rodriguez and his ex-wife, producer Elizabeth Avellan. ...


Rodríguez co-directed Sin City (2005), an adaptation of the Frank Miller Sin City comic books; Quentin Tarantino guest-directed a scene. During production in 2004, Rodríguez insisted that Miller direct the film with him because he considered the visual style of Miller's comic art to be just as important as his own in the film. However, the Directors Guild of America would not allow it, citing that only "legitimate teams" could share the director's credit (e.g. the Wachowski Brothers). Rodríguez chose to resign from the DGA, stating, "It was easier for me to quietly resign before shooting because otherwise I'd be forced to make compromises I was unwilling to make or set a precedent that might hurt the guild later on." By resigning from the DGA, Rodríguez was forced to relinquish his director's seat on the film John Carter of Mars (2006) for Paramount Pictures. Rodríguez had already signed on and had been announced as director of that film, planning to begin filming soon after completing Sin City. Sin City is a 2005 neo-noir anthology film written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. ... This article is about Frank Miller, the comic book writer and artist. ... Cover of Sin City shows Marv walking through the rain. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is a Palme dOr-winning American film director, actor, and an Oscar winning screenwriter. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Director Guild of America building on Sunset Boulevard. ... Laurence Larry Wachowski (born June 21, 1965) and Andrew Andy Wachowski (born December 29, 1967) are American film directors and writers most famous for creating The Matrix series. ... John Carter of Mars is a planned film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughss 11-volume Barsoom series under development at Pixar as of 2007. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ...


Sin City was a critical hit in 2005 as well as a box office success, particularly for a hyperviolent comic book adaptation that did not have name recognition comparable to the X-Men or Spider-Man. Rodríguez is currently in pre-production for a sequel, Sin City 2, which will be based on the Sin City story A Dame To Kill For and is scheduled for release in 2008. He has stated that he is interested in eventually adapting all of Miller's Sin City comic books. X-Men is a 2000 superhero film based upon the fictional characters the X-Men. ... Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. ... Sin City 2 is the announced sequel to the 2005 movie Sin City, which was based on Frank Millers comic book miniseries Sin City, which were later collected into bound graphic novels. ...


Rodríguez released The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 2005, a superhero-kid movie intended for the same younger audiences as his Spy Kids series. Shark Boy & Lava Girl was based on a story conceived by Rodríguez's 7 year-old son, Racer, who was given credit for the screenplay. The film was not a major success, having grossed 39 million dollars at the box office. No new 3D projects have been announced by the Troublemaker group, even though a mini-boom in polarized digital 3D films is coming from major studios in 2006. The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl is a 2005 film, directed by Robert Rodríguez. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Since 1998, he has owned the film rights to Mike Allred's off-beat comic Madman. The two have hinted at the project being close to beginning on several occasions without anything coming of it. However, other projects have been completed first (Allred was instrumental in connecting Rodríguez with Frank Miller, leading to the production of Sin City). In 2004, Allred, while promoting his comedy, The Golden Plates, announced [2] that a screenplay by George Huang was near completion. In March 2006, it was announced that production on Sin City 2 would be postponed. Allred announced at the 2006 WonderCon that production would likely commence on Madman the Movie in 2006. Huang is actually friends with Rodriguez, who advised him to pursue filmmaking as a career when Rodriguez landed a deal with Columbia Pictures where Huang was an employee. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Cover to the Madman Adventures collected edition Mike Allred is an American comic book artist and writer. ... See comedian Stand up comedian List of Comedians List of British comedians comics comic book comic strip underground comics alternative comics web comic sprite comics manga graphic novel List of comic characters This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Madman is a comic book series set in one of the many parallel worlds existing in the Multiverse. ... George Huang (director) is an Korean-American film-maker. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wonder-Con is an annual comic book/sci-fi convention held in the San Francisco Bay Area, beginning in 1987. ... Madman is the motion picture adaptation of the creator-owned comic book of the same name by Mike Allred. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ...


Rodriguez wrote and directed the film Planet Terror for the collaboration with Quentin Tarantino in their double feature Grindhouse (released in 2007). This film was a throwback to the Grindhouse exploitative cinema of the past. Grindhouse was critically and publically acclaimed for its comedy, directing, acting, cinematography, and various other factors.[citation needed] Planet Terror is a 2007 film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez, about a group of people attempting to survive an onslaught of zombie-like creatures as they feud with a military unit. ... Grindhouse is a 2007 anthology film co-written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. ...


He also has a series of "Ten Minute Film School" segments on several of his DVD releases, showing aspiring filmmakers how to make good, profitable movies using inexpensive tactics. Starting with the Once Upon a Time in Mexico DVD, Rodríguez began creating a series called, "Ten Minute Cooking School". where he revealed his recipe for "Puerco Pilbil" (based on Cochinita Pibil, an old dish from Yucatan), the same food Johnny Depp's character, "Agent Sands" ate in the film. The popularity of this series lead to the inclusion of another "Cooking School" on the 2-Disc version of the "Sin City" DVD where Rodríguez teaches the viewer how to make "Sin City Breakfast Tacos", a dish (made for his cast and crew during late-night shoots) utilizing his grandmother's tortilla recipe and different egg mixes for the filling. He had initially planned to release a third "Cooking School" with the October 16th DVD release of "Planet Terror" but then announced on the "Film School" segment of the DVD that he would put it on the upcoming Grindhouse Theatrical DVD set instead. The Cooking School, entitled, "Texas Barbecue...from the GRAVE!", is a dish based on the "secret barbecue recipe" of "JT Hague", Jeff Fahey's character in the film. [2] Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) is an action film by Robert Rodriguez and the final film in the Mariachi Trilogy, which includes El Mariachi and Desperado. ... The Yucatán Peninsula separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico. ... John Christopher Depp II[1] (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, best known for his frequent portrayals of offbeat and eccentric characters such as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and the titular character of Tim Burtons Edward Scissorhands. ... Cover of Sin City shows Marv walking through the rain. ... Planet Terror is a 2007 film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez, about a group of people attempting to survive an onslaught of zombie-like creatures as they feud with a military unit. ... Exploitation films is a loosely defined term to describe a film genre that typically sacrifice the traditional notions of artistic merit for a more sensationalistic display, often featuring excessive sex, violence, and gore. ... Jeffrey David Fahey[1] (born November 29, 1952) is an American film and television actor. ...


A strong supporter of digital film making, Rodríguez was introduced to this by director George Lucas, who personally invited Rodríguez to use the digital cameras at Lucas' headquarters. [3] Digital cinematography is the process of capturing motion pictures as digital images, rather than on film. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ...


In May 2007 it was announced that Rodríguez had signed on to direct a remake of Barbarella for a 2008 release.[4] At the 2007 Comic-Con convention, actress Rosario Dawson announced that because of Barbarella, production of Sin City 2 would be put on hold. She also announced that she would be playing an amazon in the Barbarella film. [5] Barbarella, also known as Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy is a 1968 erotic science fiction film directed by Roger Vadim, based on the French Barbarella comic book created by Jean-Claude Forest. ... Comic-Con International is an annual comic book convention held in San Diego, California. ... Rosario Dawson (born May 9, 1979) is an American actress and singer. ... Barbarella, also known as Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy is a 1968 erotic science fiction film directed by Roger Vadim, based on the French Barbarella comic book created by Jean-Claude Forest. ...


Personal life

Rodriguez officially announced in April 2006 that he and his wife Elizabeth Avellán separated after 16 years of marriage.[6] They have five children: sons Rocket Valentin, Racer Maximilliano, Rebel Antonio, Rogue and daughter Rhiannon Elizabeth. Elizabeth Avellán is the current Vice President of Troublemaker Studios, the production company that she and husband Robert Rodriguez founded in 2000. ...


The media reported that Rodríguez had a "dalliance" [7] with actress Rose McGowan during the shooting of Grindhouse [8][9], with speculation that his hiatus during production may have been due to his wife finding out. In response to the speculation, a spokesperson for Troublemaker Studios released the following statement[10]: Rose Arianna McGowan (born September 5, 1973) is an American actress best known for her role as Paige Matthews in The WB television series Charmed and the cult-classic The Doom Generation. ... Troublemaker Studios is a production company owned by Robert Rodriguez and his ex-wife, producer Elizabeth Avellan. ...

Elizabeth Avellan and Robert Rodriguez were separated long before the Grindhouse production began. Their separation and subsequent divorce were very amicable and they opted to continue as planned, and to produce the film together -- a decision they informed Bob and Harvey Weinstein (co-chairmen of The Weinstein Company, distributor of Grindhouse) about prior to the start of production on Grindhouse. Robert and Elizabeth plan to produce Sin City 2 together -- with Robert directing -- for Dimension Films in the coming months. The hiatus during the production of Grindhouse had nothing to do with Robert's personal life. On April 10, 2006, after shooting for 5 weeks, Robert completed principal photography of the first phase of his segment of Grindhouse. He took a hiatus from shooting to assemble the footage he had already shot and determine his next steps in the production, which is the same successful approach he utilized with Sin City when he shot the film in two parts." is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

In May 2007, it was reported that he confirmed his relationship with McGowan when they appeared hand-in-hand at the 60th Annual Cannes Film Festival. In October 2007, Elle Magazine revealed that Rodríguez cast McGowan as the title role in his remake of Barbarella. [11]. On October 12, 2007 it was announced by Zap2it.com that the two are engaged. Each year the Cannes Film Festival is held in Cannes, France. ... ELLE is a famous, worldwide magazine that focuses on womens fashion, beauty, health, and entertainment. ... Barbarella, also known as Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy is a 1968 erotic science fiction film directed by Roger Vadim, based on the French Barbarella comic book created by Jean-Claude Forest. ...


The "one-man film crew" and "Mariachi-style"

Rodríguez not only has the usual credits of producing, directing and writing his films, he also frequently serves as editor, director of photography, camera operator, steadicam operator, composer, production designer, visual effects supervisor, and sound editor on his films. This has earned him the nickname of "the one-man film crew." Editing is the process of preparing language, images, or sound for presentation through correction, condensation, organization, and other modifications. ... A cinematographer (from cinema photographer) is one photographing with a motion picture camera. ... A Camera Operator uses a camera to capture moving images in events and scenes. ... To film this recreated Victorian London street scene, the cameraman next to the lamp post is using a steadicam and wearing the harness required to support it. ... Production designer is a term used in the movie and television industries to refer to the person responsible for the overall look of a filmed event such as films, TV programs, music videos or adverts. ... A sound editor is a creative professional responsible for selecting and assembling sound recordings in preparation for the final sound mixing or mastering of a television program or motion picture. ...


He calls his style of making movies "Mariachi-style" (in reference to his first feature film El Mariachi) in which (according to the back cover of his book Rebel Without a Crew) "creativity, not money, is used to solve problems". No Robert Rodríguez movie has ever been budgeted at more than $40 million. Rebel Without a Crew (subtitle: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player) is a 1995 nonfiction book by Robert Rodriguez. ...


Collaborations

Rodríguez has worked a number of times with director Quentin Tarantino
Rodríguez has worked a number of times with director Quentin Tarantino

Rodríguez has a storied history of collaboration with Quentin Tarantino: Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 399 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (853 × 1280 pixels, file size: 134 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 399 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (853 × 1280 pixels, file size: 134 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is a Palme dOr-winning American film director, actor, and an Oscar winning screenwriter. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is a Palme dOr-winning American film director, actor, and an Oscar winning screenwriter. ...

  • Tarantino has a cameo in Rodríguez's film Desperado.
  • Both filmmakers directed segments in the film Four Rooms.
  • He directed Tarantino's screenplay From Dusk Till Dawn, which Tarantino acted in. They both served as executive producers for that film and its two sequels.
  • Tarantino came up with the title for (and was initially going to act in) Rodríguez's film Once Upon a Time in Mexico.
  • Rodríguez wrote some original music that was used in Tarantino's film Kill Bill: Vol. 2 and was reported to only have been paid one dollar for doing so. [3]
  • Tarantino directed a scene in Rodriguez's film Sin City (also reported to be paid one dollar in return) and loaned him some swords from Kill Bill to use for the Miho character.
  • They collaborated together on the 2007 double-feature Grindhouse.

He has also worked with actor Antonio Banderas and actress Salma Hayek on a number of films: Desperado is a 1995 film directed by Robert Rodriguez. ... Four Rooms is a 1995 anthology film telling four stories set in a Los Angeles hotel on New Years Eve. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) is an action film by Robert Rodriguez and the final film in the Mariachi Trilogy, which includes El Mariachi and Desperado. ... Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. ... Sin City is a 2005 neo-noir anthology film written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. ... Kill Bill is the fourth film by writer-director Quentin Tarantino. ... An editor has expressed a concern that the tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for an encyclopedia. ... Grindhouse is a 2007 anthology film co-written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. ... José Antonio Domínguez Banderas (born August 10, 1960), better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish film actor and singer who has starred in high-profile Hollywood films including Assassins, Interview with the Vampire, Mariachi sequels, Philadelphia, The Mask of Zorro, and the Shrek sequels. ... Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is an Academy Award-, Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated Mexican/American actress, Daytime Emmy-winning director, and an Emmy-nominated TV and film producer. ...

Rodríguez collaborated with Kevin Williamson, filming the film-within-a-film Stab in Scream 2 (written by Williamson) and directed The Faculty based on his screenplay. Desperado is a 1995 film directed by Robert Rodriguez. ... Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) is an action film by Robert Rodriguez and the final film in the Mariachi Trilogy, which includes El Mariachi and Desperado. ... El Mariachi is a 1992 motion picture production directed by Robert Rodriguez as the first chapter in his Mariachi Trilogy. ... Four Rooms is a 1995 anthology film telling four stories set in a Los Angeles hotel on New Years Eve. ... Spy Kids is the first film of the Spy Kids trilogy. ... Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over is the third film in the Spy Kids trilogy, written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. ... Roadracers is a 1994 made-for-television film directed by Robert Rodriguez, his second feature film following the success of his 1992 debut, El Mariachi. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... The Faculty is a 1998 horror/science-fiction film, written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Robert Rodríguez. ... Sin City is a 2005 neo-noir anthology film written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. ... Kevin Williamson at the Century City premiere of Columbias Vertical Limit. ... Scream 2 is a 1997 film, the second part of the Scream trilogy. ... The Faculty is a 1998 horror/science-fiction film, written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Robert Rodríguez. ...


Rodríguez composed the track "Avenging Angel" for the soundtrack of Edgar Wright's Hot Fuzz; Wright also directed a faux trailer for Grindhouse. Edgar Wright at Comic Con in San Diego Edgar Wright (born 18 April 1974 in Poole, Dorset) is an English film and television director. ... Not to be confused with Hot Fuss. ... Grindhouse is a 2007 anthology film co-written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. ...


Robert had a special appearance in the sitcom George Lopez, starring the comedian of the same name, in the episode "George Buys a Vow" as part of the band in the wedding ceremony. Lopez also starred in Roriguez's film Sharkboy and Lavagirl. George C. Lopez (born April 23, 1961) is an American comedian and actor. ... The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl is a 2005 film, directed by Robert Rodríguez. ...


Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1991 Bedhead Director and Writer
1992 El Mariachi Director, Producer, Writer
1994 Roadracers Director, Producer, Writer
1995 Desperado Director, Producer, Writer
Four Rooms Co-Director, Co-Writer
1996 From Dusk Till Dawn Director, Co-Producer
1998 The Faculty Director
2001 Spy Kids Director, Producer, Writer
2002 Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams Director, Producer, Writer
2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico Director, Producer, Writer Released in 2003, however it was shot in 2001 before the actor's strike of 2001
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Director, Producer, Writer
2005 The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3-D Director and Writer
Sin City (Co-Directed with Frank Miller and special guest director Quentin Tarantino)
2007 Grindhouse Planet Terror and Machete: Director, Writer, Producer, Composer, Editor
Death Proof: Producer
Collaboration with Quentin Tarantino
2008 Machete Director, Producer, Writer 40 minutes of the film reportedly shot. Was originally to be released direct-to-DVD with Grindhouse movies but now is back on track to be a feature length film.
Sin City 2 Currently in Pre-production; originally scheduled for 2006 release date, but pushed back to a 2008 release date
2009 Barbarella Director Currently in pre-production
TBA Madman Director Currently in pre-production
TBA Shorts Executive Producer Currently in pre-production
2010 Sin City 3 Director in production
2010 The Jetsons Director Currently in pre-production

// Story Story , Origins and Awards are taken from a Robert Rodriguez fan page Bedhead is the story of a young girl who is always picked on by her older brother David. ... El Mariachi is a 1992 motion picture production directed by Robert Rodriguez as the first chapter in his Mariachi Trilogy. ... Roadracers is a 1994 made-for-television film directed by Robert Rodriguez, his second feature film following the success of his 1992 debut, El Mariachi. ... Desperado is a 1995 film directed by Robert Rodriguez. ... Four Rooms is a 1995 anthology film telling four stories set in a Los Angeles hotel on New Years Eve. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... The Faculty is a 1998 horror/science-fiction film, written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Robert Rodríguez. ... Spy Kids is the first film of the Spy Kids trilogy. ... Spy Kids is a name of a movie trilogy released from 2001 to 2003. ... Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) is an action film by Robert Rodriguez and the final film in the Mariachi Trilogy, which includes El Mariachi and Desperado. ... Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over is the third film in the Spy Kids trilogy, written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. ... Promotional poster for The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl is a 2005 film, directed by Robert Rodriguez. ... Sin City is a 2005 neo-noir anthology film written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. ... This article is about Frank Miller, the comic book writer and artist. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is a Palme dOr-winning American film director, actor, and an Oscar winning screenwriter. ... Grindhouse is a 2007 anthology film co-written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. ... Machete is a spinoff film from the trailer that Robert Rodriguez wrote and directed for the Grindhouse movies that he and Quentin Tarantino made. ... Sin City 2 is the announced sequel to the 2005 movie Sin City, which was based on Frank Millers comic book miniseries Sin City, which were later collected into bound graphic novels. ... Barbarella, also known as Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy is a 1968 erotic science fiction film directed by Roger Vadim, based on the French Barbarella comic book created by Jean-Claude Forest. ... Madman is the motion picture adaptation of the creator-owned comic book of the same name by Mike Allred. ... The Jetsons is an upcoming live-action movie based on the popular 1960s Hanna-Barbara cartoon series. ...

See also

Chingon is a Mexican rock band based in Austin, Texas and started by director Robert Rodríguez to record songs for his 2003 film Once Upon a Time in Mexico. ...

References

  1. ^ Robert Rodriguez - TIME
  2. ^ Grindhouse DVD Details Revealed | /Film
  3. ^ Once Upon a Time in Mexico DVD feature "Film is Dead"
  4. ^ Rodriguez to direct 'Barbarella'
  5. ^ G4 - The Feed - Dawson Talks 'Occult' on Comic-Con LIVE
  6. ^ SFGate: Daily Dish : Rodriguez Splits With Wife
  7. ^ • Hollywood Elsewhere •
  8. ^ Weinsteins ready for 'Grindhouse' - Entertainment News, Anne Thompson, Media - Variety
  9. ^ Fling Ground Up 'Grindhouse' - New York Post
  10. ^ Troublemaker Studios :: Statement from Troublemaker Studios Regarding Robert Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellan
  11. ^ ELLE Tell All : September 30, 2007

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NAME Rodríguez, Robert
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION American film director and producer
DATE OF BIRTH June 20, 1968
PLACE OF BIRTH San Antonio, Texas, United States
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
The Mariachi Trilogy or Mexico Trilogy (or Desperado Trilogy on some DVD releases) is a series of movies: El Mariachi, Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico, all written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez, beginning in 1992 and ending in 2003 and distributed by Columbia Tristar which tell... El Mariachi is a 1992 motion picture production directed by Robert Rodriguez as the first chapter in his Mariachi Trilogy. ... Desperado is a 1995 film directed by Robert Rodriguez. ... Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) is an action film by Robert Rodriguez and the final film in the Mariachi Trilogy, which includes El Mariachi and Desperado. ... The Spy Kids trilogy is a trilogy of family-action-adventure films written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and beginning in 2001 and ending in 2003. ... Spy Kids is the first film of the Spy Kids trilogy. ... Spy Kids is a name of a movie trilogy released from 2001 to 2003. ... Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over is the third film in the Spy Kids trilogy, written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. ... Sin City is a 2005 neo-noir anthology film written, produced and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. ... Sin City 2 is the announced sequel to the 2005 movie Sin City, which was based on Frank Millers comic book miniseries Sin City, which were later collected into bound graphic novels. ... // Story Story , Origins and Awards are taken from a Robert Rodriguez fan page Bedhead is the story of a young girl who is always picked on by her older brother David. ... Roadracers is a 1994 made-for-television film directed by Robert Rodriguez, his second feature film following the success of his 1992 debut, El Mariachi. ... Four Rooms is a 1995 anthology film telling four stories set in a Los Angeles hotel on New Years Eve. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... The Faculty is a 1998 horror/science-fiction film, written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Robert Rodríguez. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed. ... Grindhouse is a 2007 anthology film co-written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. ... Planet Terror is a 2007 film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez, about a group of people attempting to survive an onslaught of zombie-like creatures as they feud with a military unit. ... Machete is a spinoff film from the trailer that Robert Rodriguez wrote and directed for the Grindhouse movies that he and Quentin Tarantino made. ... Barbarella, also known as Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy is a 1968 erotic science fiction film directed by Roger Vadim, based on the French Barbarella comic book created by Jean-Claude Forest. ... Rebel Without a Crew (subtitle: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player) is a 1995 nonfiction book by Robert Rodriguez. ... Chingon is a Mexican rock band based in Austin, Texas and started by director Robert Rodríguez to record songs for his 2003 film Once Upon a Time in Mexico. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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In the story of big budget remake of Barbarella, Universal and Robert Rodriguez split over budget issues or his refusal to cast anyone other than his girlfriend Rose McGowan in the lead role (depending on what story you read).
Nikki Finke has confirmed Robert Rodriguez’ story with her Universal sources, and it APPEARS that McGowan wasn’t the sore point in the Barbarella project after all.
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Soon Rodriguez, Miller, "special guest director" Quentin Tarantino, and a vast ensemble cast (Bruce Willis, Clive Owen, Rosario Dawson, Elijah Wood, Jessica Alba, and on and on) were putting together what has become, in effect, the most faithful translation from comic-book page to film ever attempted.
Robert Rodriguez: Well, I've been working with digital filmmaking for a while, and learning about and doing my own special effects and my own photography in order to really push the envelope, to get further into visual story telling.
Rodriguez: Well, a normal story board just kind of shows where the frame is, and what sort of action happens.
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