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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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  From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (showrunner - 1 episode, 2015)
- Bondage (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Best Little Horror House in Texas (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Attack of the 50-ft. Sex Machine (2015) ... (showrunner)
- The Take (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Boxman (2014) ... (executive producer)
  The Director's Chair (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (producer - 8 episodes, 2014 - 2015)
- Michael Mann (2015) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Robert Zemeckis (2015) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Luis Valdez (2015) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Francis Ford Coppola (2015) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Quentin Tarantino Vol. II (2014) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
 2014 Lucha Underground (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2014 Matador (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Mala Sangre (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Dead Dreaming in Bagan (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Riot 'Til I Die (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Night of the Whale (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Anguish of Rosarito (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (producer)
 2014 On Set from Dusk Till Dawn (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2013 Machete Kills (producer)
 2013/II Two Scoops (Short) (executive producer)
 2010 Machete (producer)
 2010 Predators (producer)
 2009 Shorts (producer)
 2009 Addicto de Salsa (TV Movie) (co-producer)
 2007 Planet Terror (producer)
 2007 Death Proof (producer)
 2007 Grindhouse (producer)
 2005 Curandero (executive producer)
 2004 Ten Minute Cooking School: Puerco Pibil (Video documentary short) (producer)
 2004 Ten Minute Flick School: Fast, Cheap and in Control (Video documentary short) (producer)
 2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico (producer)
 2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (producer)
 2001 Spy Kids (producer)
 1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (Video) (executive producer)
 1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (Video) (executive producer)
 1998 The Faculty (producer - uncredited)
 1996 From Dusk Till Dawn (executive producer)
 1995 Desperado (producer)
 1992 El mariachi (producer)
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Directed a global (except USA and Canada) campaign for Nespresso starring George Clooney and John Malkovich, also starring Martina Panagia, Helen Lindes, Charlotte Poutrel and Madilon Bos. Agency: McCann Erickson France, Clichy. Creative director: Mike Zonnenberg. Art director: Gérald Schmite. Copywriter: Sylvie Charhon. ... See more »

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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


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Video technology puts filmmaking back in the hands of the people. That's how I learned how to make movies - making movies at home. See more »


Directed parts of the scene in Pulp Fiction (1994) where Quentin Tarantino appears as Jimmy. (Rodriguez was uncredited for his directing.) See more »


Unlike many action films, his often show the characters reloading their weapons at realistic times and carrying ammunition. See more »


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