Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20, 1968) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor, actor and musician who produced the 2010 film Predators. Rodriguez also wrote an unused script for a third Predator film in 1996. He is the ex-husband of Elizabeth Avellán. Notable films Rodriguez has directed include Desperado (1998), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), Spy Kids (2001), Sin City (2005) and Planet Terror (2007).
Rodriguez is a close friend of director Quentin Tarantino and actor Danny Trejo, and has collaborated with both on numerous occasions. He also collaborated heavily with Aliens director James Cameron on the film Alita: Battle Angel.
|1995||Desperado||With Danny Trejo|
|Four Rooms||Segment "The Misbehavers"|
|1996||From Dusk Till Dawn||Uncredited as actor; with William H. Burton, Jr., Henry Kingi and Danny Trejo|
|2000||Lisa Picard Is Famous|
|2001||Spy Kids||With Danny Trejo|
|2002||Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams||With Bill Paxton and Danny Trejo|
|2003||Once Upon a Time in Mexico||With Rubén Blades, Thomas Rosales, Jr. and Danny Trejo|
|Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over||With Bill Paxton and Danny Trejo|
|2005||The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D||Uncredited as actor|
|Sin City||Uncredited as actor; with Tommy Flanagan|
|2006||High Hopes||With Danny Trejo|
|2007||Planet Terror||Uncredited as actor; with Michael Biehn and Danny Trejo|
|2010||Machete||With John Cann and Danny Trejo|
|2011||Spy Kids: All the Time in the World||With Danny Trejo|
|2013||Amelia's 25th||Uncredited; with Danny Trejo|
|Machete Kills||With Walton Goggins and Danny Trejo|
|2014||Sin City: A Dame to Kill For||Uncredited as actor|
|2019||Alita: Battle Angel||With Mahershala Ali|
- Michael Biehn recalled asking Rodriguez during the production of Planet Terror why the director had cast him. Rodriguez responded,"I wanted to cast you because there's a certain moment in that movie where all hell is breaking loose, and I wanted to see you coming through these hospital doors, to see you bang through these double doors, and I want the audience to stand up and cheer." Biehn was dubious, but later recalled, "Anyway, we're at the big screen downtown, a thousand people, and the movie starts, blah blah blah happens, Josh Brolin's doing his thing. All of a sudden, I come crashing through the front door with a shotgun in my hand... and fucking everybody goes crazy. Everybody stands up and cheers. Here comes the fucking cavalry, which I guess I represented. Which I guess he knew I represented. That's Robert. He knew that moment was going to happen if he cast me in that role, as opposed to somebody else, I think, because of all the stuff that I had done back in the 80s I guess was kind of heroic."
- ↑ "Lebeau's Le Blog - What the Hell Happened to Michael Biehn?". Retrieved on 2015-01-20.