Robert Rodriguez Biography (1968?-)

Full name, Robert Anthony Rodriguez; born June 20, 1968 (some sources cite 1969), in San Antonio, TX; son of Cecilio G. (a sales manager) and Rebecca (a nurse) Rodriguez; married Elizabeth Avellan (a producer), January 9, 1990; children: Rocket Valentin, Racer Maximilliano, Rebel Antonio. Addresses:Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills,CA 90211.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, producer, cinematographer, editor, camera operator, screenwriter
Birth Details
June 20, 1968?
San Antonio, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Work
  • Intern, Seize the Day, Monterey Home Video, 1986
  • Director, Austin Stories, Third Coast Film and Video Competition,1990
  • Director, producer, cinematographer, editor, animator, and sound effects,Bedhead (short film), University of Texas at Austin Films, 1991
  • Director, Pretty Good Man (short film), 1991
  • Director, producer, cinematographer, still photographer, editor, additional editor, sound and music editor, camera operator, and creator of special effects, El Mariachi, Columbia, 1992
  • Director, producer, editor, and steadicam operator, Desperado, Columbia, 1995
  • Segment director and editor, "The Misbehavers," Four Rooms, Miramax, 1995
  • Director, executive producer, editor, camera operator, sound rerecordingmixer, and steadicam operator, From Dusk 'til Dawn, Miramax/DimensionFilms, 1995
  • Second unit director, Mimic, Miramax/Dimension Films, 1997
  • (Uncredited) Director of stab scene, Scream 2, 1997
  • Song producer ("After Dark") Commandments, Gramercy/Universal, 1997
  • Director, editor, camera operator, mechanical department: XFX, Inc., sound rerecording mixer, and (uncredited) producer, The Faculty, Miramax,1998
  • Director, 10 More Minutes ... Anatomy of a Shootout (documentary short film), Columbia TriStar, 1998
  • Director, 10 Minute Film School (documentary short film), ColumbiaTriStar, 1998
  • Executive producer, From Dusk 'til Dawn II: Texas Blood Money, Miramax/Dimension Films, 1999
  • Executive producer, From Dusk 'til Dawn: The Hangman's Daughter, Miramax/Dimension Films, 1999
  • Director, producer, editor, camera operator, visual effects supervisor, and sound rerecording mixer, Spy Kids, Miramax, 2001
  • Director, producer, cinematographer, editor, production designer, visualeffects supervisor, and sound effects editor, Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams, Miramax, 2002
  • Director, producer, cinematographer, editor, production designer, and visual effects supervisor, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, Miramax, 2003
  • Editor, Film Is Dead: An Evening with Robert Rodriguez (documentary short film), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2003
  • Director, producer, cinematographer, editor, camera operator, productiondesigner, and visual effects supervisor, Once upon a Time in Mexico, Dimension Films, 2003
  • Director, producer, and editor, The Ten Minute Flick School: Fast, Cheap and in Control (documentary short film), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004
  • Director, producer, and editor, Ten Minute Cooking School: Puerco Pibil (documentary short film), Columbia TriStar Entertainment, 2004
  • Director and editor, Inside Troublemaker Studios (documentary short film), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004
  • Film Appearances
  • Trackdown, United Artists, 1975
  • Counter man, Invasion U.S.A., Cannon, 1985
  • Full Tilt Boogie (documentary), Miramax, 1997
  • Pleasant Dreams, 1997
  • Narrator, 10 More Minutes ... Anatomy of a Shootout (documentary short film), Columbia TriStar, 1998
  • Narrator, 10 Minute Film School (documentary short film), ColumbiaTriStar, 1998
  • Bull boy, Bullfighter, Phaedra Cinema, 1999
  • Punk #2, Famous (also known as Lisa Picard Is Famous), 2000
  • Robert Jimenez, Delayed, 2002
  • Himself, Film Is Dead: An Evening with Robert Rodriquez (documentary short film), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2003
  • Himself, El Mariachi: 10 Years Later (documentary), 2003
  • Himself, Ten Minute Flick School: Fast, Cheap and in Control (documentary short film), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004
  • Himself, Ten Minute Cooking School: Puerco Pibil (documentary short film), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004
  • Himself, Inside Troublemaker Studios (documentary short film), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004
  • Himself, The Good, the Bad & the Bloody: Inside KNB EFX (documentary short film), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004
  • Himself, The Anti-Hero's Journey (documentary short film), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Director and editor, Roadracers (also known as Rebel Highway), Showtime, 1994
  • Post-production supervisor, The Outsider, Showtime, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • First cop, The Take, USA Network, 1990
  • Specials
  • Interviewee, Anatomy of Horror, UPN, 1995
  • Masters of Fantasy: John Carpenter, Sci-Fi Channel, 1998
  • Himself, Hollywood Goes to Hell, 2000
  • Pilots
  • Chicago SWAT Lieutenant, Deadline, NBC, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Juan Cabrini, CityKids, ABC, 1992
  • Late Night with David Letterman, 1993
  • Manny Perez, "The Friendly Neighborhood Dealer," New York Undercover, Fox, 1994
  • Marco Vargas, "Bombshell," Nash Bridges, CBS, 1997
  • Himself, The Big Breakfast, Channel 4, 2001
  • Himself, Breakfast, BBC, 2002
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Bedhead (short film), University of Texas at Austin Films, 1991
  • El Mariachi, Columbia, 1992
  • Desperado, Columbia, 1995
  • "The Misbehavers," Four Rooms, Miramax, 1995
  • The Faculty, Miramax/Dimension Films, 1998
  • (Story only) From Dusk 'til Dawn: The Hangman's Daughter, Miramax/Dimension Films, 1999
  • Predator 3, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • Spy Kids, Miramax, 2001
  • Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams, Miramax, 2002
  • Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, Miramax, 2003
  • Once upon a Time in Mexico, Miramax, 2003
  • Film Scores
  • Bedhead (short film), University of Texas at Austin Films, 1991
  • Spy Kids, Miramax, 2001
  • Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams, Miramax, 2002
  • Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, Miramax, 2003
  • Once upon a Time in Mexico, Miramax, 2003
  • The Good, the Bad & the Bloody: Inside KNB EFX (documentary short film), Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004
  • The Anti-Hero's Journey (documentary short film), Dimension Films,2004
  • Film Additional Music
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Miramax, 2004
  • Television Movies
  • Roadracers (also known as Rebel Highway), Showtime, 1994
  • Nonfiction
  • Rebel without a Crew: How a Twenty-three Year Old Filmmaker Became a Hollywood Player, Dutton, 1995
  • Roadracers: The Making of a Degenerate Hot Rod Flick, Faber, 1998

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Hispanic Biography, Volume 3, Gale Group, 2003
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 2: Directors, St. James Press, 1996
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, April 27, 2001, p. 120; August 9, 2002, p. 40; April 23, 2004, p. 18
    • Newsweek, August 12, 2002, p. 62
    • People Weekly, August 4, 2003, p. 101
    • Rolling Stone, March 18, 1993, pp. 45-49
    • Time, March 8, 1993, p. 66; July 28, 2003, p. 60

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