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Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20, 1968)[1] is an American filmmaker. He shoots, produces, and scores many of his films in Mexico and his home state, Texas. Rodriguez directed the 1992 action film El Mariachi, which was a commercial success after grossing $2 million against a budget of $7,000. The film spawned two sequels known collectively as the Mexico Trilogy: Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. He directed From Dusk till Dawn in 1996 and developed its From Dusk till Dawn: The Series|television adaptation series]] (2014–2016).[2] Rodriguez co-directed the 2005 neo-noir crime thriller anthology Sin City (adapted from the graphic novel of the same name) and the 2014 sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Rodriguez also directed the Spy Kids films, The Faculty, as well as The Adventures of SharkBoy and LavaGirl, Planet Terror, and Machete. He is a friend and frequent collaborator of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, who founded the production company A Band Apart, which Rodriguez was a member of. In December 2013, Rodriguez launched his own cable television channel, El Rey.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Adventures of SharkBoy and LavaGirl Shark (voice) Uncredited


  • He is the father of Rebel and Racer Rodriguez and the brother of Marcel Rodriguez.
  • He was the husband of Elizabeth Avellán.


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