Robert Rodriguez

Robert Anthony Rodríguez (born June 20, 1968) 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 (1995), From Dusk till Dawn (1996), The Faculty (1998), Spy Kids (2001), Sin City (2005), Planet Terror (2007), and Machete (2010). He also produced the latest installment in the Predator series, Predators (2010). Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Rodriguez, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Desperado (1995)

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El Mariachi, a musician, arrives in a Mexican town and is mistaken as a hit-man. He runs into trouble with a local drug lord and seeks to avenge the death of his lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Salma Hayek  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Cheech Marin

El Mariachi, a musician, arrives in a Mexican town and is mistaken as a hit-man. He runs into trouble with a local drug lord and seeks to avenge the death of his lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Salma Hayek  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Cheech Marin

El Mariachi (1992)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor, a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake el Mariachi for the killer, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Carlos Gallardo  •  Jaime de Hoyos  •  Peter Marquardt  •  Reinol Martinez

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor, a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake el Mariachi for the killer, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Carlos Gallardo  •  Jaime de Hoyos  •  Peter Marquardt  •  Reinol Martinez

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive 'from dusk till dawn' at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Quentin Tarantino  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Juliette Lewis

Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive 'from dusk till dawn' at ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Quentin Tarantino  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Juliette Lewis

Full Tilt Boogie (1997)

A documentary about the production of From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and the people who made it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sarah Kelly
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Michael Parks  •  Fred Williamson

A documentary about the production of From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and the people who made it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sarah Kelly
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Harvey Keitel  •  Michael Parks  •  Fred Williamson

Grindhouse (2007)

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Two full-length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez put together as a two-film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Edgar Wright  •  Robert Rodriguez  •  Eli Roth  •  Rob Zombie
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Zoë Bell  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Vanessa Ferlito

Two full-length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez put together as a two-film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Edgar Wright  •  Robert Rodriguez  •  Eli Roth  •  Rob Zombie
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Zoë Bell  •  Rosario Dawson  •  Vanessa Ferlito

Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

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Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Salma Hayek  •  Johnny Depp  •  Eva Mendes

Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Salma Hayek  •  Johnny Depp  •  Eva Mendes

Roadracers (1994)

Cynical look at a '50s rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Salma Hayek  •  John Hawkes  •  Jason Wiles

Cynical look at a '50s rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  David Arquette  •  Salma Hayek  •  John Hawkes  •  Jason Wiles

Sin City (2005)

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Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust after redemption, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Miller  •  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Clive Owen  •  Jessica Alba

Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust after redemption, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Miller  •  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Clive Owen  •  Jessica Alba

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

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Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Miller  •  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Jessica Alba  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Jaime King  •  Rosario Dawson

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Miller  •  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Jessica Alba  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Jaime King  •  Rosario Dawson

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl (2005)

Everyone always knew that Max had a wild imagination, but no one believed that his wildest creations -- a boy raised by watchful great white sharks and a girl with the force of a volcano -- were real. Now, these two pint-sized action masters will show Max that even ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Taylor Lautner  •  Taylor Dooley  •  Cayden Boyd  •  George Lopez

Everyone always knew that Max had a wild imagination, but no one believed that his wildest creations -- a boy raised by watchful great white sharks and a girl with the force of a volcano -- were real. Now, these two pint-sized action masters will show Max that even ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Taylor Lautner  •  Taylor Dooley  •  Cayden Boyd  •  George Lopez

The Faculty (1998)

When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Jordana Brewster  •  Elijah Wood  •  Clea DuVall  •  Laura Harris

When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Jordana Brewster  •  Elijah Wood  •  Clea DuVall  •  Laura Harris

Four Rooms (1995)

It's Ted the Bellhop's first night on the job...and the hotel's very unusual guests are about to place him in some outrageous predicaments. It seems that this evening's room service is serving up one unbelievable happening after another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Allison Anders  •  Robert Rodriguez  •  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Sammi Davis

It's Ted the Bellhop's first night on the job...and the hotel's very unusual guests are about to place him in some outrageous predicaments. It seems that this evening's room service is serving up one unbelievable happening after another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Allison Anders  •  Robert Rodriguez  •  Alexandre Rockwell
CAST:  Quentin Tarantino  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Jennifer Beals  •  Sammi Davis

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Rosa Salazar  •  Christoph Waltz  •  Jackie Earle Haley  •  Ed Skrein

When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Rosa Salazar  •  Christoph Waltz  •  Jackie Earle Haley  •  Ed Skrein

Machete Kills (2013)

Ex-Federale agent Machete is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Danny Trejo  •  Mel Gibson  •  Amber Heard  •  Michelle Rodriguez

Ex-Federale agent Machete is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Danny Trejo  •  Mel Gibson  •  Amber Heard  •  Michelle Rodriguez

Side by Side (2012)

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Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Keanu Reeves explores the development of cinema ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Kenneally
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Martin Scorsese  •  James Cameron  •  David Fincher

Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium. Keanu Reeves explores the development of cinema ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Kenneally
CAST:  Keanu Reeves  •  Martin Scorsese  •  James Cameron  •  David Fincher

The United Monster Talent Agency (2010)

IN NEED OF A MONSTER FOR YOUR MOTION PICTURE? LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE UNITED MONSTER TALENT AGENCY.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Nicotero
CAST:  Cerina Vincent  •  Sam Page  •  Carey Jones  •  Frank Darabont

IN NEED OF A MONSTER FOR YOUR MOTION PICTURE? LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE UNITED MONSTER TALENT AGENCY.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Nicotero
CAST:  Cerina Vincent  •  Sam Page  •  Carey Jones  •  Frank Darabont

Amelia's 25th (2013)

Aspiring actress Amelia begins her 25th birthday by breaking up with her boyfriend, and things only go downhill from there. After visiting a dubious psychic for advice, Amelia sets off on a bizarre adventure to find money for rent and possibly love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martín Yernazian
CAST:  Danny Trejo  •  Electra Avellan  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  Nicole Sienna

Aspiring actress Amelia begins her 25th birthday by breaking up with her boyfriend, and things only go downhill from there. After visiting a dubious psychic for advice, Amelia sets off on a bizarre adventure to find money for rent and possibly love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martín Yernazian
CAST:  Danny Trejo  •  Electra Avellan  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  Nicole Sienna

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011)

Eight years after the third film, the OSS has become the world's top spy agency, while the Spy Kids department has since become defunct. A retired spy Marissa is thrown back into the action along with her stepchildren when a maniacal Timekeeper attempts to take ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Jessica Alba  •  Alexa PenaVega  •  Mason Cook  •  Jeremy Piven

Eight years after the third film, the OSS has become the world's top spy agency, while the Spy Kids department has since become defunct. A retired spy Marissa is thrown back into the action along with her stepchildren when a maniacal Timekeeper attempts to take ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Jessica Alba  •  Alexa PenaVega  •  Mason Cook  •  Jeremy Piven

Champion (2005)

Danny Trejo, you know the man. He has fierce tattoos, and frequently plays a thug in your favorite movies. Behind the ink and the wicked characters he plays on screen lies the story of a troubled childhood which included drug addiction, armed robbery and extensive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Eckardt
CAST:  Danny Trejo  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Robert Rodriguez  •  Steve Buscemi

Danny Trejo, you know the man. He has fierce tattoos, and frequently plays a thug in your favorite movies. Behind the ink and the wicked characters he plays on screen lies the story of a troubled childhood which included drug addiction, armed robbery and extensive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Eckardt
CAST:  Danny Trejo  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Robert Rodriguez  •  Steve Buscemi

Shorts (2009)

A young boy's discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Jimmy Bennett  •  Kat Dennings  •  Jolie Vanier  •  William H. Macy

A young boy's discovery of a colorful, wish-granting rock causes chaos in the suburban town of Black Falls when jealous kids and scheming adults alike set out to get their hands on it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Jimmy Bennett  •  Kat Dennings  •  Jolie Vanier  •  William H. Macy
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