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Robert Anthony Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA, to Rebecca (Villegas), a nurse, and Cecilio G. Rodríguez, a salesman. His family is of Mexican descent. Of all the people to be amazed by the images of John Carpenter's 1981 sci-fi parable, Escape from New York (1981), none were as captivated as the 12-year-old Rodriguez, who ... See full bio »

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El Mariachi Producer
(1992)
Planet Terror Producer
(2007)
Grindhouse Producer
(2007)

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  Zorro (TV Series) (executive producer - 2021) (announced)
  Hypnotic (producer) (post-production)
 2021-2022 The Book of Boba Fett (TV Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Chapter 7: In the Name of Honor (2022) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a Stranger (2022) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Chapter 5: Return of the Mandalorian (2022) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Chapter 4: The Gathering Storm (2022) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
- Chapter 3: The Streets of Mos Espa (2022) ... (executive producer - showrunner)
 2021 Rebel Without a Crew: The Robert Rodriguez Film School (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Wrapping up & Looking Back (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Editing & Sound (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Fighting & Lighting (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Coverage & Effects (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Casting & Prep (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2021 Hood River (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2020/II We Can Be Heroes (producer)
 2020 Americanos (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2019-2020 El Rey Nation (TV Series) (executive producer - 40 episodes)
- Zombie's Symposium (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Rolling with the E.T.s (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Our Entrance into the Hall of Game (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Last Five Films You'll Ever See (2020) ... (executive producer)
- El Rey Noir (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2019-2020 The Chuey Martinez Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 40 episodes)
- Chu Down to Party? (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Chu Complete Me (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Chu Gotta Have Diversity (2020) ... (executive producer)
- The Great Chudini (2020) ... (executive producer)
- No More A-Holes (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2018-2019 Spy Kids: Mission Critical (TV Series) (executive producer - 26 episodes)
- Episode #3.6 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.5 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.4 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.3 (2019) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #3.2 (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 UglyDolls (producer - produced by)
 2018 Rebel Without a Crew: The Series (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- The Premiere (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Post Production Begins (2018) ... (executive producer)
- That's a Wrap on Production! (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Time is Running Out (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Testing their Limits (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2018 Stand United (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2018 The Limit (Short) (producer)
 2014-2016 From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- La Reina (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Bondage (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Best Little Horror House in Texas (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The Take (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Boxman (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Sock 'em Dead (Short) (producer)
  The Director's Chair (TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (producer - 8 episodes, 2014 - 2015)
- George Miller (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Michael Mann (2015) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Robert Zemeckis (2015) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Luis Valdez (2015) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
- Francis Ford Coppola (2015) ... (executive producer) / (producer)
 2015 Cutting Crew (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- The Finale (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Amit Goes Out of Town (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Lancaster Barber Games (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Portraits (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Just Kidding (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2014-2015 Lucha Underground (TV Series) (executive producer - 16 episodes)
- Caged Animals (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Eye for an Eye (2015) ... (executive producer)
- A Shot of El Patron (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Johnny Mundo vs. The Machine (2015) ... (executive producer)
- They Call Him Cage (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Matador (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Mala Sangre (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Dead Dreaming in Bagan (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Riot 'Til I Die (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Night of the Whale (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Anguish of Rosarito (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (producer)
 2014 On Set from Dusk Till Dawn (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 2013 Machete Kills (producer)
 2013/II Two Scoops (Short) (executive producer)
 2010 Machete (producer)
 2010 Predators (producer)
 2009 Addicto de Salsa (TV Movie) (co-producer)
 2008 Shorts (producer - produced by)
 2007 Death Proof (producer)
 2007 Planet Terror (producer)
 2007 Grindhouse (producer)
 2005 Curandero (executive producer)
 2004 Ten Minute Cooking School: Puerco Pibil (Video documentary short) (producer)
 2004 Ten Minute Flick School: Fast, Cheap, and in Control (Video documentary short) (producer)
 2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico (producer)
 2003 Spy Kids 3: Game Over (producer)
 2001 Spy Kids (producer)
 1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (Video) (executive producer)
 1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (Video) (executive producer)
 1998 The Faculty (producer - uncredited)
 1996 From Dusk Till Dawn (executive producer)
 1995 Desperado (producer)
 1992 El Mariachi (producer)
 1991 Austin Stories (Short) (producer)
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Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (11 credits)
Show Show Music department (7 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

RoadRacers, The Making of a Degenerate Hot Rod Flick, (Faber and Faber, April 1998, UK). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 8 Interviews | 8 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Instagram | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert Rodriguez 'My Brother' | Robert Rodriguez and Band | Mi Hermano Robert R. | Roberto Rodriguez | Robert Rodríguez

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)

Spouse:

Elizabeth Avellan  (divorced)  (5 children)

Children:

Rocket Rodriguez | See more »

Parents:

Villegas, Rebecca | Rodríguez, Cecilio G.

Relatives:

Patricia Vonne (sibling) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I always consider Salma [Hayek] for my projects, even for male roles. See more »

Trivia:

Close friends with Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith. Often the three will be among the first to view each other's films and offer their feedback. See more »

Trademark:

DVD releases of his movies always include a do-it-yourself/behind-the-scenes features on the movies entitled "10-minute Film School" (although they are rarely actually ten minutes). Beginning with the disc for Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), he has also begun including "10-minute Cooking School" to show how to cook the trademark dishes his characters dine on. See more »

Nickname:

The Wizard

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