Rene Elizondo

Born in Durango, Mexico, Elizondo and Jackson met in the mid-1980s while he was back up dancer to Janet's older sister Latoya Jackson. Elizondo and Jackson married secretly in 1991. Elizondo directed her videos for "That's the Way Love Goes", "Again", and "Together Again" (Deeper Remix) and was a songwriter on The Velvet Rope. It is his hands that cover Jackson's breasts on the cover of the September 1993 issue of Rolling Stone magazine, the expanded cover art of her janet. album. René also appeared in Jackson's "Come Back to Me" video in 1990 from her album Rhythm Nation (1989). Elizondo was heavily involved in Jackson's business affairs, but the two fell out as marital partners. Following their divorce, Elizondo sued Jackson for spousal support.

Janet Jackson: From Janet. To Damita Jo: The Videos (2004)

The anthology contains music videos from her first four studio albums released on Virgin Records.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence  •  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Dominic Sena  •  Mark Romanek  •  David Mallet  •  Paul Hunter  •  Rene Elizondo  •  David Meyers  •  Water Kerner  •  Mindi Lipschultz  •  Keir McFarlane  •  Seb Janiak  •  Matthew Rolston  •  Howard Schatz
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Jermaine Dupri  •  Missy Elliott

The anthology contains music videos from her first four studio albums released on Virgin Records.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence  •  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Dominic Sena  •  Mark Romanek  •  David Mallet  •  Paul Hunter  •  Rene Elizondo  •  David Meyers  •  Water Kerner  •  Mindi Lipschultz  •  Keir McFarlane  •  Seb Janiak  •  Matthew Rolston  •  Howard Schatz
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Jermaine Dupri  •  Missy Elliott

Poetic Justice (1993)

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Regina King  •  Joe Torry

In this film, we see the world through the eyes of main character Justice, a young African-American poet. A mail carrier invites a few friends along for a long overnight delivery run.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Janet Jackson  •  Tupac Shakur  •  Regina King  •  Joe Torry

Body Rock (1984)

Chilly is just a guy from the streets with a talent for break-dancing. When his wicked moves catch the eye of an industry pro, Chilly finds his dreams of fame and fortune coming true, for better or for worse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcelo Epstein
CAST:  Lorenzo Lamas  •  Vicki Frederick  •  Cameron Dye  •  Michelle Nicastro

Chilly is just a guy from the streets with a talent for break-dancing. When his wicked moves catch the eye of an industry pro, Chilly finds his dreams of fame and fortune coming true, for better or for worse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marcelo Epstein
CAST:  Lorenzo Lamas  •  Vicki Frederick  •  Cameron Dye  •  Michelle Nicastro

Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade 1986/1996 (1995)

A compilation of music videos from pop singer Janet Jackson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Brian Jones  •  Julien Temple  •  Wayne Isham  •  Marcus Nispel  •  Mary Lambert  •  Dominic Sena  •  Rene Elizondo  •  Herb Ritts  •  Piers Ashworth  •  Peter Smillie  •  Yuri Elizondo
CAST:  Janet Jackson

A compilation of music videos from pop singer Janet Jackson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris  •  Brian Jones  •  Julien Temple  •  Wayne Isham  •  Marcus Nispel  •  Mary Lambert  •  Dominic Sena  •  Rene Elizondo  •  Herb Ritts  •  Piers Ashworth  •  Peter Smillie  •  Yuri Elizondo
CAST:  Janet Jackson