Robert Rodriguez

Film Director and Producer
Born Jun 20, 1968
Age 47
Hometown the United States
Nationality American
Alma Mater The University of...
Other Names Robert Anthony Ro...

Robert Anthony Rodríguez is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor and musician. He shoots and produces many of his films in his native Texas and Mexico. He has directed such films as Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, The Faculty, "Sharkboy and Lavagirl", Spy Kids, Sin City, Planet Terror, and Machete. He is a friend and frequent collaborator of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino.… Read More

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1968 Birth Born on June 20, 1968.


1990 22 Years Old Rodríguez grew up shooting action and horror short films on video, and editing on two VCRs. Finally, in the fall of 1990, his entry in a local film contest earned him a spot in the university's film program where he made the award-winning 16 mm short Bedhead (1991). … Read More
1991 23 Years Old Bedhead 1991 – was recognized for excellence in the Black Maria Film Festival, and was selected by Film/Video Curator Sally Berger, for the Black Maria 20th anniversary retrospective at MoMA in 2006. … Read More
1993 25 Years Old 1 More Event
The short film "Bedhead" attracted enough attention to encourage him to seriously attempt a career as a filmmaker. He went on to shoot the action flick El Mariachi in Spanish. El Mariachi, which was shot for around $7,000 with money raised by his friend Carlos Gallardo and participating in medical research studies, won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 1993. … Read More


2004 36 Years Old …  In 2004, Allred, while promoting his comic book, The Golden Plates, announced that a screenplay by George Huang was near completion. … Read More
2005 37 Years Old Sin City was a critical hit in 2005 as well as a box office success, particularly for a hyperviolent comic book adaptation that did not have name recognition comparable to the X-Men or Spider-Man. … Read More
2006 38 Years Old Rodríguez announced in April 2006 that he and his wife Elizabeth Avellán, with whom he had five children, had separated after 16 years of marriage. … Read More
2007 39 Years Old In May 2007 it was announced that Rodríguez had signed on to direct a remake of Barbarella for a 2008 release. … Read More


2008 40 Years Old In May 2008 Rodríguez is said to be shopping around a prison drama television series called Woman in Chains!, with Rose McGowan being a possibility for a lead role.
2009 41 Years Old 1 More Event
As of May 2009, Rodríguez plans to produce a live-action remake of Fire and Ice, a 1983 film collaboration between painter Frank Frazetta and animator Ralph Bakshi. … Read More
2010 42 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 5, 2010, Robert Rodríguez responded to Arizona's controversial immigration law by releasing an "illegal" trailer on Ain't It Cool News.
2014 46 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He has directed successful and groundbreaking film sagas such as the Mexico Trilogy (consisting of El Mariachi, Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico), From Dusk till Dawn and the 2014 TV series, and the Spy Kids films, as well as The Faculty, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, Sin City, Planet Terror and Machete. … Read More
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