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Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to Rebecca (Villegas), a nurse, and Cecilio G. Rodríguez, a salesman. His family is of Mexican descent. Of all the people to be amazed by the images of John Carpenter's 1981 sci-fi parable, Escape from New York (1981), none were as captivated as the 12-year-old Rodriguez, who ... See full bio »

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 2014 The Director's Chair (TV Series) (3 episodes) (post-production)
- John Carpenter (2014)
 2014 Matador (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Mala Sangre (2014)
- Quid Go Pro (2014)
 2014 From Dusk Till Dawn (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Pandemonium (2014)
- Blood Runs Thick (2014)
- Pilot (2014)
 2013 Machete Kills
 2013/II Two Scoops (Short)
 2011/I The Black Mamba (Short)
 2010 Machete
 2009 Shorts
 2007 Planet Terror
 2007 Grindhouse (segment "Planet Terror", fake trailer segment "Machete")
 2005 Sin City
 2004 How to Make Cool Home Movies (Video short)
 2004 Ten Minute Film School: Big Movies Made Cheap (Video documentary short)
 2004 Inside Troublemaker Studios (Video documentary short)
 2004 Ten Minute Cooking School: Puerco Pibil (Video documentary short)
 2004 Ten Minute Flick School: Fast, Cheap and in Control (Video documentary short)
 2003 Del Castillo (Video) (live segments)
 2001 Spy Kids
 1998 Ten More Minutes: Anatomy of a Shootout (Video documentary short) (uncredited)
 1998 The Robert Rodriguez Ten Minute Film School (Video documentary short) (uncredited)
 1998 The Faculty
 1995 Four Rooms (segment "The Misbehavers")
 1995 Desperado
 1994 Roadracers (TV Movie)
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Roadracers (1994)
 1992 El mariachi
 1991 Bedhead (Short)
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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 8 Interviews | 7 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Robert Rodriguez 'My Brother' | Robert Rodriguez and Band | Mi Hermano Robert R. | Roberto Rodriguez | Robert Rodríguez

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

I didn't want Frank [Miller, creator of the comic "Sin City" and co-writer on the film] to be treated just as a writer because he is the only one who has actually been to 'Sin City'. I am making such a literal interpretation of his book that I'd have felt weird taking directing credit without him. It was easier for me to quietly resign because otherwise I'd have been force to make compromises I ... See more »

Trivia:

Was originally chosen to direct John Carter (2012) for Paramount and had already begun some of the preproduction in early 2004. However, once he left the DGA, Paramount (which will only allow their films to be directed by DGA members) replaced him. See more »

Trademark:

DVD releases of his movies always include a do-it-yourself/behind-the-scenes features on the movies entitled "10-minute Film School" (although they are rarely actually ten minutes). Beginning with the disc for Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), he's also begun including "10-minute Cooking School" to show how to cook the trademark dishes his characters dine on. See more »

Nickname:

The Wizard

Star Sign:

Gemini

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I'm about to interview him. (Help?) libertines38-189-635460
Fire and Ice + Death Dealer!!! Marx-andreas
Top Five Directors sXebassist1
Another installment to the Mexico trilogy? murder_my_doll
HIS SPY KIDS MOVIES ARE HIS GREATEST WORKS. paulww
Same universe? jordansflock
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