53 Facts About Robert Rodriguez


Robert Anthony Rodriguez is an American filmmaker, composer, and visual effects supervisor.


Robert Rodriguez directed From Dusk till Dawn in 1996 and developed its television adaptation series.


Robert Rodriguez co-directed the 2005 neo-noir crime thriller anthology Sin City and the 2014 sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.


Robert Rodriguez is the creator of the Spy Kids franchise, as well as The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Planet Terror, Machete, We Can Be Heroes, and directed The Faculty and Alita: Battle Angel.


Robert Rodriguez is a close friend and frequent collaborator of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, who founded the production company A Band Apart, of which Rodriguez was a member.


In December 2013, Robert Rodriguez launched his own cable television channel, El Rey.


Robert Rodriguez began his interest in film at age eleven, when his father bought one of the first VCRs, which came with a camera.


Robert Rodriguez went to the College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin, where he developed a love of cartooning.


The comic ran for three years in the student newspaper The Daily Texan, while Robert Rodriguez continued to make short films.


Robert Rodriguez shot action and horror short films on video and edited on two VCRs.


Robert Rodriguez went on to shoot the action flick El Mariachi in Spanish; he shot it for around $7,000 with money raised by his friend Adrian Kano and from payments for his own participation in medical testing studies.


Robert Rodriguez won the Audience Award for this film at the Sundance Film Festival in 1993.


Robert Rodriguez described his experiences making the film in his book Rebel Without a Crew.


Robert Rodriguez went on to collaborate with Quentin Tarantino on the vampire thriller From Dusk till Dawn, and he wrote, directed, and produced the TV series for his own cable network, El Rey.


Robert Rodriguez has worked with Kevin Williamson, on the sci-fi thriller film The Faculty.


In 2001, Robert Rodriguez enjoyed his first Hollywood hit with Spy Kids, which went on to become a movie franchise.


Robert Rodriguez operates a production company called Troublemaker Studios, formerly Los Hooligans Productions.


Robert Rodriguez co-directed Sin City, an adaptation of the comic books by Frank Miller; Quentin Tarantino guest-directed a scene.


Robert Rodriguez had already signed on and had been announced as director of that film, planning to begin filming soon after completing Sin City.


Robert Rodriguez has an interest in adapting all of Miller's Sin City comic books.


Robert Rodriguez released The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 2005, a superhero-kid movie intended for the same younger audiences as his Spy Kids series.


Robert Rodriguez wrote and directed the film Planet Terror as part of the double-bill release Grindhouse.


Robert Rodriguez 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.


The popularity of this series led to the inclusion of another "Cooking School" on the two-disc version of the Sin City DVD where Robert Rodriguez teaches the viewer how to make "Sin City Breakfast Tacos", a dish utilizing his grandmother's tortilla recipe and different egg mixes for the filling.


Robert Rodriguez initially planned to release a third "Cooking School" with the DVD release of Planet Terror but then announced on the "Film School" segment of the DVD that he would put it on the Grindhouse DVD set instead.


Robert Rodriguez's new movie We Can Be Heroes was released on December 25,2020, by Netflix and was a success.


Robert Rodriguez is a strong supporter of digital filmmaking, having been introduced to the practice by director George Lucas, who personally invited Robert Rodriguez to use the digital cameras at Lucas's headquarters.


Robert Rodriguez was presented with the Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award at the 2010 Austin Film Festival.


On February 7,2010, it was announced that Robert Rodriguez would produce a new Predator sequel, entitled Predators.


Robert Rodriguez's ideas included a planet-sized game preserve and various creatures used by the Predators to hunt a group of abducted yet skilled humans.


Machete is a feature film directed by Robert Rodriguez and released in September 2010.


Robert Rodriguez would come and do a really dangerous job for a lot of money to him but for everyone else over here it's peanuts.


Robert Rodriguez hoped to film Machete at the same time as Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.


On May 5,2010, Robert Rodriguez responded to Arizona's controversial immigration law by releasing an "illegal" trailer on Ain't It Cool News.


In May 2020, Robert Rodriguez confirmed he would direct an episode from the second season of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, part of the Star Wars franchise.


Robert Rodriguez made the announcement in an Instagram post in which he posed with a puppet of Grogu, a major character in The Mandalorians first two seasons.


Robert Rodriguez tweeted a video of himself on the set of the episode playing a guitar next to Grogu.


In December 2020, it was revealed that Robert Rodriguez executive produced The Book of Boba Fett, a spin-off of The Mandalorian released in December 2021, where he voiced Dokk Strassi and Mok Shaiz.


Since 1998, Robert Rodriguez has owned the film rights to Mike Allred's off-beat comic Madman.


Huang is friends with Robert Rodriguez, who advised him to pursue filmmaking as a career when Robert Rodriguez landed a deal with Columbia Pictures where Huang was an employee.


In May 2007, it was announced that Robert Rodriguez had signed on to direct a remake of Barbarella for a 2008 release.


Robert Rodriguez announced that she would be playing an amazon in the Barbarella film.


In May 2009, Robert Rodriguez planned to produce a live-action remake of Fire and Ice, a 1983 film collaboration between painter Frank Frazetta and animator Ralph Bakshi.


In 2011, Robert Rodriguez announced at Comic-Con that he had purchased the film rights to Heavy Metal and planned to develop a new animated film at the new Quick Draw Studios.


In November 2015, it was announced that Robert Rodriguez directed the film 100 Years, which would not be released until 2115.


Robert Rodriguez has a chapter giving advice in Tim Ferriss's book Tools of Titans.


Robert Rodriguez announced in April 2006 that he and his wife Elizabeth Avellan, with whom he had five children, had separated after 16 years of marriage.


Robert Rodriguez reportedly had a "dalliance" with actress Rose McGowan during the shooting of Grindhouse.


In October 2007, Elle Magazine revealed that Robert Rodriguez had cast McGowan in the title role in his remake of Barbarella.


In March 2014, Robert Rodriguez showed his collection of Frank Frazetta original paintings in Austin, Texas, during the SXSW festival.


Robert Rodriguez has brought a number of his favorite and most influential directors on his television show, The Directors Chair.


Robert Rodriguez was influenced by the spectacle of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in his youth, which he later went on to produce the theatrical version of said television show, as reflected his action scenes and attempts to create "edge of the seat" thrill in his work.


Robert Rodriguez has cast certain actors in more than one of his projects.