Robert Rodriguez (*1968)

Quentin Tarantino associate Robert Rodriguez burst onto the movie scene with his acclaimed gangster movie EL MARIACHI (1992), which he filmed on a shoestring budget. He went on to remake it as DESPERADO (1995) and collaborated with Tarantino on the four-part thriller FOUR ROOMS (1995), providing the best of the four episodes. The highpoint of his filmography was about to follow then, as he directed George Clooney and cowriter Quentin Tarantino in the visceral cult horror movie FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (1996). His next film THE FACULTY (1998) was less successful, as it tried to copy the classic INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS storyline into a contemporary high school setting. Recently, Rodriguez has proved very successful at the box office with the SPY KIDS trilogy, which he made mainly so that his own kids could watch his movies. Quentin Tarantino refers to Rodriguez as his "brother" in the closing credits of KILL BILL: VOL.2 (2004).



Bedhead (1991; dir, scr, edit etc.; 9m. short)
El Mariachi (1992; dir, scr, edit etc.)
Roadracers (1994; dir, scr, edit; made for TV)
Desperado (1995; dir, scr, edit etc.)
Four Rooms (1995; seq dir, edit, scr)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996; dir, edit etc.)
Mimic (1997; 2nd unit dir)
Full Tilt Boogie (1997; act)
Scream 2 (1997; uncred codir)
The Faculty (1998; dir, edit etc.)
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999; coexec prod)
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (2000; coexec prod)
Famous (2000; act)
Bullfighter (2000; act)
Spy Kids (2001; dir, scr, edit, etc.)
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002; dir, scr, edit etc.)
The Outsider (2002; post-prod sup)
Delayed (2002; act)
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003; dir, scr, edit etc.)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003; dir, scr, edit etc.)
Kill Bill: Vol.2 (2004; comus)
Sin City (2005; codir, coscr, cin, edit)
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (2005; dir, cin, edit etc.)
Nice Guys (2005; act)
Curandero (2005; scr, exec prod)
Hot Fuzz (2007; composer)
Planet Terror (2007; edited into GRINDHOUSE; codir with Quentin Tarantino)
Sin City 2+3 (2008-2009; in pre-production)

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© Ron Altman (last update 01/09/06)