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Robert Anthony Rodriguez widely known as Robert Rodriguez has an estimated net worth over $40 million dollars. Robert Rodriguez has earned this while working as a film director, screenwriter, producer, editor, actor, cinematographer and even musician. He has directed well-known films ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’, ‘Spy Kids’, ‘Sin City’ and other films that received positive reviews of critics and were loved by audience. Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born in San Antonio, Texas, U.S., in 1968. His mother, Rebecca Villegas was a nurse and his father, Cecilio G. Rodriguez was a salesman. From the young age he was interested in shooting and making films. Even, in the university’s film program he entered after winning short film competition with his 16mm short film ‘Bedhead’.

Robert Rodriguez Net Worth $40 Million

Robert Rodriguez opened his net worth and began his career with outstanding action film ‘El Mariachi’ which was created spending only 7 thousand dollars, whereas the box office grossed 2 million dollars. Later, Robert described his experience of filmmaking in the book ‘Rebel Without A Crew’. A few years later, Robert increased his net worth while writing, directing and producing action film ‘Desperado’ with Antonio Banderas, the film was also very successful one, and having a budget of 7 million dollars it earned over 25 million dollars worldwide. In 1996, Robert directed action horror film ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ written by Quentin Tarantino, the cast of the film formed actors George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel and Juliette Lewis. The film was awarded by Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, MTV Movie Awards and Saturn Awards.

In 2001, science fantasy family adventure film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez ‘Spy Kids’ was released which also made Rodriguez net worth rise as the film received positive reviews from critics and grossed over 147 million dollars in the box office. Moreover, Robert Rodriguez managed to repeat his success while directing, producing and writing the ‘Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams’, ‘Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over’ and ‘Spy Kids: All the Time in the World’ all of them were commercially successful. Robert net worth jumped high after ‘Sin City’ film was released which was directed, produced and written by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. The film won Cannes Film Festival Award, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award, ASCAP Award and was nominated for lots of nominations by various famous film awards. ‘The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D’ raised Rodrigues net worth too, as the film was nominated for the Best Director by Imagen Award. Grindhouse is a 2007 film co-written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino which brought the ShoWest Award for the Director of the Year. Rodriguez was announced for the Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award at the 2010 Austin Film Festival what has also increased Robert Rodriguez net worth.

In 1990 he married Elizabeth Avellan. They have five children together. After 16 years of marriage the couple divorced. Despite their unsuccessful marriage the couple still continued to work together. Robert Rodriguez presented his partner Rose McGowan to the public, the couple dated from 2007 till 2009.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alita: Battle Angel2018producer filming
Machete Kills in Spaceproducer announced
From Dusk Till Dawn: The SeriesTV Series executive producer - 13 episodes, 2014 - 2016 showrunner - 1 episode, 2015
The Director's ChairTV Series executive producer - 8 episodes, 2014 - 2015 producer - 8 episodes, 2014 - 2015
Cutting Crew2015TV Mini-Series executive producer - 8 episodes
Lucha Underground2014TV Series executive producer
Matador2014TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For2014producer
On Set from Dusk Till Dawn2014TV Series documentary executive producer
Machete Kills2013producer
Two Scoops2013/IIShort executive producer
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D2011producer
Machete2010producer
Predators2010producer
Shorts2009producer
Addicto de Salsa2009TV Movie co-producer
Planet Terror2007producer
Death Proof2007producer
Grindhouse2007producer
Curandero2005executive producer
Ten Minute Cooking School: Puerco Pibil2004Video documentary short producer
Ten Minute Flick School: Fast, Cheap and in Control2004Video documentary short producer
Once Upon a Time in Mexico2003producer
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over2003producer
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams2002producer
Spy Kids2001producer
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter1999Video executive producer
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money1999Video executive producer
The Faculty1998producer - uncredited
From Dusk Till Dawn1996executive producer
Desperado1995producer
El Mariachi1992producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Machete Kills in Spaceannounced
From Dusk Till Dawn: The SeriesTV Series developed for television by - 30 episodes, 2014 - 2016 based on the film by - 5 episodes, 2016 teleplay - 1 episode, 2014
El Mariachi2014TV Series creator - 1 episode
Machete Kills2013story
Two Scoops2013/IIShort
The Legend of El2013Short characters
The Black Mamba2011/IShort writer
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D2011written by
Machete2010written by
Shorts2009written by
Planet Terror2007written by
Grindhouse2007written by - segment "Planet Terror", fake trailer segment "Machete"
Curandero2005original screenplay
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D2005written by
Once Upon a Time in Mexico2003written by
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over2003script
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams2002written by
Spy Kids2001written by
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter1999Video story
Four Rooms1995written by - segment "The Misbehavers"
Desperado1995written by
Roadracers1994TV Movie written by
Rebel Highway1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
El Mariachi1992written by
Bedhead1991Short screenplay / story
Jonny Questscreenplay announced

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alita: Battle Angel2018filming
Jonny Questannounced
Machete Kills in Spaceannounced
100 Years2115
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series2014-2016TV Series 7 episodes
The Director's Chair2014-2015TV Series 8 episodes
Matador2014TV Series 2 episodes
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For2014
Machete Kills2013
Two Scoops2013/IIShort
The Black Mamba2011/IShort
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D2011
Machete2010
Shorts2009
Planet Terror2007
Grindhouse2007segment "Planet Terror", fake trailer segment "Machete"
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D2005
Sin City2005
How to Make Cool Home Movies2004Video short
Ten Minute Film School: Big Movies Made Cheap2004Video documentary short
Inside Troublemaker Studios2004Video documentary short
Ten Minute Cooking School: Puerco Pibil2004Video documentary short
Ten Minute Flick School: Fast, Cheap and in Control2004Video documentary short
Once Upon a Time in Mexico2003
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over2003
Del Castillo2003Video live segments
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams2002
Spy Kids2001
Ten More Minutes: Anatomy of a Shootout1998Video documentary short uncredited
The Robert Rodriguez Ten Minute Film School1998Video documentary short uncredited
The Faculty1998
From Dusk Till Dawn1996
Four Rooms1995segment "The Misbehavers"
Desperado1995
Roadracers1994TV Movie
Rebel Highway1994TV Series 1 episode
El Mariachi1992
Bedhead1991Short

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
100 Years2115
The Director's Chair2014-2015TV Series 8 episodes
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For2014
Machete Kills2013
Machete2010
Shorts2009
Planet Terror2007
Grindhouse2007segment "Planet Terror"
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D2005
Sin City2005cut by
Inside Troublemaker Studios2004Video documentary short
Ten Minute Cooking School: Puerco Pibil2004Video documentary short
Ten Minute Flick School: Fast, Cheap and in Control2004Video documentary short
Once Upon a Time in Mexico2003chopped by
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over2003
Del Castillo2003Video
Film Is Dead: An Evening with Robert Rodriguez2003Video documentary short
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams2002
Spy Kids2001
The Faculty1998
From Dusk Till Dawn1996
Four Rooms1995segment "The Misbehavers"
Desperado1995
Roadracers1994TV Movie
El Mariachi1992
Bedhead1991Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Penguins of Madagascar2014writer: "Fideo Del Oeste"
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For2014writer: "Skin City", "Uh Huh"
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Machete2010writer: "Machete Main Title Theme"
Shorts2009writer: "Spy Ballet"
Hell Ride2008performer: "Bride And BB Hug", "Elle Gets Her Money" / writer: "Bride And BB Hug", "Elle Gets Her Money"
Planet Terror2007writer: "Grindhouse Main Titles", "Useless Talent #38", "Two Against the World", "Cherry's Dance of Death"
Grindhouse2007writer: "Grindhouse Main Title", "Useless Talent #38", "Cherry's Dance of Death", "Two Against the World"
Hot Fuzz2007performer: "Heston Services", "Avenging Angel" / writer: "Heston Services", "Avenging Angel"
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D2005lyrics: "Sharkboy & Lavagirl" / music: "Sharkboy & Lavagirl" / producer: "Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream Dream, Dream", "Sharkboy & Lavagirl" / writer: "Dream, Dream, Dream, Dream Dream, Dream", "Sharkboy & Lavagirl"
Once Upon a Time in Mexico2003producer: "Flor De Mal", "Siente Mi Amor" / writer: "Siente Mi Amor"
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over2003producer: "Game Over", "Heart Drive" / writer: "Game Over", "Heart Drive", "Spy Wedding Theme"
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams2002lyrics: "Isle of Dreams", "Floop's Dream" / music: "Isle of Dreams", "Floop's Dream" / producer: "Isle of Dreams" / writer: "Oye Como Spy"
Spy Kids2001writer: "Oye Como Spy", "Los Robotos"
Commandments1997producer: "After Dark"
Roadracers1994TV Movie writer: "Flying Saucer Baby"
Rebel Highway1994TV Series writer - 1 episode

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For2014re-recording mixer
The Black Mamba2011/IShort sound designer
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D2011re-recording mixer
Machete2010re-recording mixer
Predators2010re-recording mixer
Shorts2009re-recording mixer
Planet Terror2007re-recording mixer
Grindhouse2007re-recording mixer - segment "Planet Terror"
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D2005re-recording mixer
Sin City2005re-recording mixer
Once Upon a Time in Mexico2003re-recording mixer / sound effects editor
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams2002re-recording mixer / sound effects editor
Spy Kids2001re-recording mixer
The Faculty1998re-recording mixer
From Dusk Till Dawn1996re-recording mixer
El Mariachi1992sound editor
Bedhead1991Short sound effects

Visual Effects

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Machete Kills2013visual effects executive producer
Machete2010visual effects executive producer: Troublemaker Digital / visual effects supervisor
Predators2010visual effects executive producer: Troublemaker Digital
Shorts2009visual effects executive producer: Troublemaker Studios
Planet Terror2007digital effects executive producer: Troublemaker Digital / visual effects supervisor
Grindhouse2007visual effects executive producer - segment "Planet Terror" / visual effects supervisor - segment "Planet Terror"
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D2005visual effects supervisor
Sin City2005design and previsualization executive producer: Troublemaker Digital Studios / visual effects supervisor
Once Upon a Time in Mexico2003executive producer: Troublemaker Digital Studios / visual effects supervisor
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over2003visual effects supervisor
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams2002executive producer: Troublemaker Digital Studios / visual effects supervisor
Spy Kids2001visual effects supervisor

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For2014
Machete Kills2013
The Black Mamba2011/IShort
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D2011
Shorts2009
Planet Terror2007
Grindhouse2007segment "Planet Terror"
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D2005
Sin City2005
Kill Bill: Vol. 22004
The Anti-Hero's Journey2004Video documentary short
The Good, the Bad & the Bloody: Inside KNB EFX2004Video documentary short
Once Upon a Time in Mexico2003scored by
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over2003score by
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams2002
Spy Kids2001
Bedhead1991Short music composed by

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For2014Sam's Friend (uncredited)
New World Man2014ShortMr. Folsom (voice)
Amelia's 25th2013Emilio Cruz
The Cleveland Show2011TV SeriesRobert Rodriguez
The United Monster Talent Agency2010ShortJaws Scientist
Planet Terror2007One of Abby's Henchmen (uncredited)
Grindhouse2007Extra (segment "Planet Terror") (uncredited)
High Hopes2006Mr. Lewis
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D2005Shark (voice, uncredited)
Sin City2005SWAT Member (uncredited)
Deadline2000TV SeriesChicago SWAT Lt.
Bullfighter2000Bullboy #1
Lisa Picard Is Famous2000Punk #2
Nash Bridges1997TV SeriesMarlo Veras, Commercial Director
From Dusk Till Dawn1996Band Member (uncredited)

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For2014
Machete Kills2013
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D2011
Shorts2009
Planet Terror2007
Grindhouse2007segment "Machete"/"Planet Terror"
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D2005
Sin City2005shot by
Once Upon a Time in Mexico2003shot by
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over2003
Del Castillo2003Video
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams2002digital photography
El Mariachi1992
Bedhead1991Short

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shorts2009camera operator
Planet Terror2007camera operator
Grindhouse2007camera operator - segment "Planet Terror"
Sin City2005camera operator
Once Upon a Time in Mexico2003Steadicam operator / camera operator: "a" camera
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams2002camera operator: "a" camera
Spy Kids2001camera operator
The Faculty1998camera operator
From Dusk Till Dawn1996Steadicam operator / camera operator
Desperado1995Steadicam operator
El Mariachi1992camera operator / still photographer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Machete Kills2013music producer
Machete2010composer: main title theme / music producer / musician: Chingon band
Shorts2009music producer
Planet Terror2007music producer
Hot Fuzz2007composer: additional music "Avenging Angel" - uncredited
El Mariachi1992music editor

Production Designer

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Once Upon a Time in Mexico2003
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over2003
Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams2002

Special Effects

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Faculty1998mechanical department: XFX Inc.
El Mariachi1992special effects

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Scream 21997director, stab scene - uncredited
Mimic1997second unit director

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Planet Terror2007chef: Mr. Rodriguez
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter1999Video presenter

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bedhead1991Short animator

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
El Mariachi1992additional editor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Murder Mystery2008Short special thanks
The Waitlist2008Documentary short special thanks
Ten Dead Men2008inspiration and love to the works of
Wild Rebel2008Short very special thanks
X2008Short thanks
Red Princess Blues Animated: The Book of Violence2007Short special thanks
Phobia2007Short special thanks
Hostel: Part II2007special thanks
Die Schloßberg Sage2007Video short special thanks
World Builder2007Short thanks
Hot Fuzz2007with thanks to
A Bad Day2006Short special thanks: for teaching 'daydreaming' filmmakers like myself how to be scary
Karma Café2006Short special thanks
In the Headlights2006Video short special thanks
InZer02006Short very special thanks
Back to the Well: 'Clerks II'2006Video documentary special thanks
The Quiet2005thanks
Broken2005/IShort special thanks
S.C.I.E.N.C.E2004thanks
Kill Bill: Vol. 22004special thanks - as Robert Rodriguez 'My Brother'
The Anti-Hero's Journey2004Video documentary short special thanks
The Good, the Bad & the Bloody: Inside KNB EFX2004Video documentary short special thanks
Kill Bill: Vol. 12003special thanks
The Face of the Serpent2003special thanks
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter1999Video special thanks - as Robert R., Mi Hermano
Outside Providence1999special thanks
Curdled1996special thanks
Swimming with Sharks1994special thanks
Paranormal Shades2016special thanks
Pendechos!2016very special thanks
Egg Cetera2015TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Muck2015/Ithe producers wish to thank
We're Not Alone2015inspirational thanks
21 Years: Richard Linklater2014Documentary special thanks
The Lashman2014special thanks
Fearless: The Documentary2014Documentary grateful acknowledgment
Lost in Vienna, Austria2013very special thanks
Kiddy Kiddy Bang Bang2012Short very special thanks
The Day I Kidnapped Tom Cruise2012Short very special thanks
Django Unchained2012special thanks
Tráiganme la Cabeza de la Mujer Metralleta2012acknowledgment
Dikiy Duh2012Short special thanks
Mad Dog Crady2012Short very special thanks
The Wronged One2010-2012TV Mini-Series special thanks - 4 episodes
A Little Bit Zombie2012acknowledgment to the works of
Blood City Massacre2011very special thanks
10 pelis2011special thanks
Justifiable Circumstances2011Short special thanks
The Victim2011additional thanks
Priests with Guns2011Short very special thanks
Jasper Man2010Short special thanks
Ruiner2010special thanks
The Puppet Monster Massacre2010Video special thanks
The Infected2010Video short grateful thanks
Evolution of the Species: Predators Reborn2010Video documentary special thanks
Tartarus2010special thanks
The United Monster Talent Agency2010Short very special thanks
A Gang Land Love Story2010very special thanks
The Apology Dance2010special thanks - For "Rebel Without A Crew"
Now or Never2010/IShort special thanks
Plan 666 from Outer Space2010Short very special thanks
Club832009very special thanks
Reiki2009special thanks: for the inspiration
Vampire City 2: Rock 'N Roll Zombies from Outer Space2009very special thanks
A Bad Day2009Short in memory of
Crossed2009/IShort special thanks
The Open Road2009the director wishes to thank
Dead Exit2009Short special thanks
Deep River: The Island2009special thanks
Vampires in Vienna2009Short very special thanks
Dead Hooker in a Trunk2009special thanks
Vampire City2009very special thanks
The Spirit2008thanks
Take2008/Ispecial thanks for inspiration
The Outlaw Emmett Deemus and the Porno Queen2008Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life After Flash2017Documentary filmingHimself
Also Starring AustinDocumentary post-productionHimself
Lucha Underground2016TV SeriesHimself
The Director's Chair2014-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini2015DocumentaryHimself
2015 Hispanic Heritage Awards2015TV MovieHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2011-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Daily Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Side by Side Extra: Volume Two2014DocumentaryHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Made in Hollywood2010-2014TV SeriesHimself
Red Bull Presents: Robert Rodriguez2014Documentary shortHimself
The Colbert Report2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
American Latino TV2014TV SeriesHimself
LatiNation2013TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2013TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2013TV SeriesHimself
2013 ALMA Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
2012 ALMA Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Spoilers with Kevin Smith2012TV SeriesHimself
Side by Side2012DocumentaryHimself
The Black Mamba2011/IShortHimself
Piper's QUICK Picks2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
On Story2011TV SeriesHimself
Decloaking the Invisible: Alien Terrain2010Video shortHimself
Evolution of the Species: Predators Reborn2010Video documentaryHimself
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Días de cine2010TV SeriesHimself
The Soup2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero2008DocumentaryHimself
The Hot Rods of Death Proof2007Video documentary shortHimself
Scream Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
Charlie Rose2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007TV SeriesHimself
My Shot With2007TV SeriesHimself
The Shark Is Still Working2007DocumentaryHimself
Scream Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
Back to the Well: 'Clerks II'2006Video documentaryHimself
2005 Taurus World Stunt Awards2005TV SpecialHimself
Sin City: The Premiere2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Starz on the Set: Sin City2005TV Short documentaryHimself
Shootout2005TV SeriesHimself
Champion2005DocumentaryHimself
George Lopez2005TV SeriesHimself
La semaine du cinéma2004TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Kill Bill: Volume 2'2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
How to Make Cool Home Movies2004Video shortHimself (voice, uncredited)
Ten Minute Film School: Big Movies Made Cheap2004Video documentary shortHimself (voice)
Inside Troublemaker Studios2004Video documentary shortHimself
Ten Minute Cooking School: Puerco Pibil2004Video documentary shortHimself
Ten Minute Flick School: Fast, Cheap and in Control2004Video documentary shortHimself - Narrator (uncredited)
The Anti-Hero's Journey2004Video documentary shortHimself - Producer, Writer, Director
The Good, the Bad & the Bloody: Inside KNB EFX2004Video documentary shortHimself - Producer, Writer, Director
HBO First Look2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Film Is Dead: An Evening with Robert Rodriguez2003Video documentary shortHimself
El Mariachi: 10 Years Later2003Video documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Hollywood, Inc.2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Breakfast2002TV SeriesHimself
Total Access 24/72002TV SeriesHimself
Nulle part ailleurs cinéma2001TV SeriesHimself
The Big Breakfast2001TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Goes to Hell2000TV Short documentaryHimself
Ten More Minutes: Anatomy of a Shootout1998Video documentary shortHimself - Narrator (uncredited)
The Robert Rodriguez Ten Minute Film School1998Video documentary shortHimself - Narrator (uncredited)
Full Tilt Boogie1997DocumentaryHimself - The Director
Cinema 31996TV SeriesHimself
Lo + plus1996TV SeriesHimself
Hotel Babylon1996TV SeriesHimself
The 9th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Director
Moving Pictures1993TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Anderson Cooper 360°2015TV SeriesHimself - Filmmaker
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007TV Series documentaryBand Member
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
VH1: All Access2003TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Fangoria Horror Hall of FameFangoria Chainsaw Awards
2015Guinness World RecordGuinness World Record AwardEl mariachi (1992)
2014Flicker AwardMatchflick Flicker AwardsBest ActionSin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
2014Flicker AwardMatchflick Flicker AwardsBest Graphic Novel AdaptationSin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
2013Anthony Quinn Award for Achievement in Motion PicturesALMA Awards
2007ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USADirector of the Year· Quentin Tarantino
2006ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsSin City (2005)· John Debney
2006Austin Film AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationSin City (2005)
2006OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest CinematographySin City (2005)
2006OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest EditingSin City (2005)
2005Technical Grand PrizeCannes Film FestivalSin City (2005)
2005Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Director of the YearSin City (2005)· Frank Miller
2005PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Film EditingSin City (2005)
2004ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsSpy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original SongOnce Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
2003ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsSpy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)· John Debney
2003Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Director (Foreign or Domestic) - FilmSpy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
2003Norman Lear Writer's AwardImagen Foundation Awards
2002ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Director in a Motion PictureSpy Kids (2001)
1999Berlinale CameraBerlin International Film Festival
1996Silver Scream AwardAmsterdam Fantastic Film FestivalFrom Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
1996Yoga AwardYoga AwardsWorst Foreign DirectorDesperado (1995)
1994Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest First FeatureEl mariachi (1992)· Carlos Gallardo (producer)
1994Premio ACEPremios ACECinema - Best First WorkEl mariachi (1992)
1993Audience AwardDeauville Film FestivalEl mariachi (1992)
1993Special AwardNational Board of Review, USA
1993Audience AwardSundance Film FestivalDramaticEl mariachi (1992)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014BloodGuts UK Horror AwardBloodGuts UK Horror AwardsBest EditingSin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
2014BloodGuts UK Horror AwardBloodGuts UK Horror AwardsBest Soundtrack/ScoreSin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
2014Audience AwardSXSW Film FestivalEpisodicFrom Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014)
2007Austin Film AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationGrindhouse (2007)· Quentin Tarantino
2007Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest DirectorPlanet Terror (2007)
2006ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Director of a Motion PictureSin City (2005)
2006Czech LionCzech LionsBest Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film)Sin City (2005)· Frank Miller
· Quentin Tarantino
2006Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest DirectorThe Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)
2006Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest DirectorSin City (2005)
2006IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale)Sin City (2005)· Frank Miller
2006IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Cinematography (Miglior fotografia)Sin City (2005)
2006OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Sound MixingSin City (2005)· John Pritchett
· Sergio Reyes
· Eric Thompson
2005Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalSin City (2005)· Frank Miller
2005Rondo StatuetteRondo Hatton Classic Horror AwardsBest FilmSin City (2005)
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Original ScoreSin City (2005)
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding CinematographySin City (2005)
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Visual EffectsSin City (2005)
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Film EditingSin City (2005)
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Sound (Mixing & Editing)Sin City (2005)· John Pritchett
· Sergio Reyes
· Paula Fairfield
· William Jacobs
· Carla Murray
2005SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest DirectorSin City (2005)· Frank Miller
2005SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Cinematography or Visual/Special EffectsSin City (2005)
2002ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Screenplay (Original or Adapted)Spy Kids (2001)
1999ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Latino Director of a Feature FilmThe Faculty (1998)
1996Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorFrom Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
1994Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest DirectorEl mariachi (1992)
1993Critics AwardDeauville Film FestivalEl mariachi (1992)
1993Grand Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDramaticEl mariachi (1992)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Rondo StatuetteRondo Hatton Classic Horror AwardsBest MovieGrindhouse (2007)· Quentin Tarantino


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#Fact
1Was considered to direct X-Men (2000) but turned it down in favor of other projects.
2Close friends with Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith. Often the three will be among the first to view each other's films and offer their feedback.
3Lives in Austin, Texas.
4Received his honorary degree in communications, and received his actual degree from the University of Texas, College of Communications in 2009.
5[2008] Engaged to Rose McGowan.
6Was originally attached to direct The Mask of Zorro (1998), but the studio didn't agree with his much more violent and R-rated proposal.
7Since 1998, he has possessed the film rights to the comic book "Madman" by Mike Allred. Although the film has yet to be produced, Allred is the one who helped Rodriguez get in touch with Frank Miller, which led to the latter's own comic property becoming the movie Sin City (2005). As of 2006, Rodriguez and Allred have gone on record as saying that a screenplay for the "Madman" movie (based on an outline by the two of them) had been written by George Huang, with hopes to start shooting before the end of 2006.
8Ranked #48 on Premiere's 2005 Power 50 List. Had ranked #61 in 2004.
9Has resigned from the DGA twice. The first time was so he could directed the non-guild Four Rooms (1995) with Quentin Tarantino and two other directors. The second time was in 2004 when he wanted to give Frank Miller a co-director credit for Sin City (2005). Other notable DGA "defectors" include his close friends George Lucas and Quentin Tarantino.
10Is an accomplished chef.
11Salma Hayek is his children's godmother.
12Directed, shot and edited a concert film for Del Castillo entitled Del Castillo (2003). He and Castillo share several band members. Rodriguez uses them in his newly-formed band, Chingon (Spanish for "bad ass"). They recently released an album and played on the end credits for Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004) for his friend, Quentin Tarantino.
13Absolutely loathed the fact that he had to shoot his movies on film to enter them into film festivals. Soon after Bedhead (1991) and El Mariachi (1992) hit, many festivals began admitting video formats.
14Edited El Mariachi (1992) at a public access station in Austin, Texas. He edited from late at night to the early hours in the morning, because the time was cheaper. However the station would often close up, setting the alarm; this meant he would have to stay at his editing bench for eight hours at a time without restroom breaks.
15After seeing John Carpenter's Escape from New York (1981) at age 12, he knew he wanted to be a filmmaker.
16Directed parts of the scene in Pulp Fiction (1994) where Quentin Tarantino appears as Jimmy. (Rodriguez was uncredited for his directing.)
17Was 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.
18The last of his movies shot on film was Spy Kids (2001). During post-production of that film at Skywalker Ranch, George Lucas introduced him to 24p HD film-making and Rodriguez was immediately converted. He owns two Sony HDW-F900 cameras, the same model used by Lucas on the Star Wars prequels.
19Left the Writers' Guild of America (WGA) in late 2001, citing the organization had "too many rules and just take your money."
20His production company was called "Los Hooligans", named after the comic strip he drew in college, but it is now titled "Troublemaker Studios".
21Turned down the chance to direct Kevin Smith's script for "Superman Lives" (which as of 2004 is not being made in to a feature film, having been replaced with another script). Kevin Smith also pursued Rodriguez to helm his controversial religious satire Dogma (1999). Rodriguez turned it down, insisting that the project was so personal that Smith ought to do it himself.
22He wrote two scripts for "Predator 3" (which later became AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)). One took place at a ship in the 17th century, while the second one was about Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Glover's characters being taken to the alien planet, as trophies.
23Set up a symphony orchestra in his garage to record the score for Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002).
24Ranked #80 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #94 in 2002.
25Has 5 children with Elizabeth Avellan: sons Rocket Rodriguez, Racer Rodriguez, Rebel Rodriguez, Rogue Rodriguez and daughter Rhiannon Rodriguez.
26In May 1999 he was honored with the Outstanding Young Texas Award by the Ex- Students' Association.
27In April of 1996, headed the list of "25 Most Powerful Hispanics in Hollywood", published by Hispanic Magazine.
28He earned most of the $7000 it cost to make El Mariachi (1992) by subjecting himself to experimental drug studies. One of the experimental drugs that was tested on Rodriguez was a "speed healer." He has two divots in his arms as a result of the removed sample.
29Studied at St. Anthony's University, The University of Texas at Austin.
30Went to St. Anthony's High School.
31Brother of Elizabeth Rodriguez, Tina Rodriguez, David Rodriguez, Rebecca Rodriguez, Patricia Vonne, and Angela Lanza. Cousin of Álvaro Rodríguez & actor Danny Trejo.

#Quote
1Video technology puts filmmaking back in the hands of the people. That's how I learned how to make movies - making movies at home.
2I always consider Salma [Hayek] for my projects, even for male roles.
3I 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 was unwilling to make, or set a precedent that might hurt the guild later on. -- March, 2004 in response to why he left the Directors' Guild of America just before the filming of Sin City (2005)

#Trademark
1Hispanic themes, settings and characters
2Unlike many action films, his often show the characters reloading their weapons at realistic times and carrying ammunition.
3His heroes often dress entirely in black
4Family plays a big part in his films, especially sibling relationships. In Desperado, the main characters are brothers. In From Dusk Till Dawn, the Gekko Brothers care deeply for one another despite their sociopathic nature, etc.
5Many of his characters are mysterious, shady anti-heroes with violent pasts
6Often uses images of scorpions in his films
7Shoots all his films digitally since Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
8His adult-oriented movies always feature a fictional brand of beer called "Cerveza Chango". Chango is the Orisha (a deity as in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria - an amalgam of African tradition and Catholocism) of fire, lightning and dance. Chango is renowned for the way he avenges crimes against the innocent, a recurring theme in Rodriguez-movies in which the fictional beer appears.
9A huge fan of John Carpenter, Rodriguez will often make reference to his films in his own. E.g., the drug test scene in The Faculty (1998) to see who's an alien is a direct reference to the blood test scene in The Thing (1982).
10Famous for working and delivering on relatively low budgets (partly by taking on multiple production roles himself in addition to writing and directing). His most expensive movie, Sin City (2005), cost $40 million while most are budgeted $20 million or lower. He also has final cut and final approval of all marketing materials in his contracts.
11Frequently uses Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Elijah Wood and Robert Patrick.
12Cowboy hat
13Over-the-top and surreal action scenes
14Characters getting shot in the hand (See: El Mariachi (1992), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996))
15Frequently begins films with a scene where a supporting character is talking to another supporting character about the main character. See: Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, Once Upon a Time in Mexico.
16Frequently sets his films in Texas
17DVD 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.

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