Robert Rodriguez filmography

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Rodriguez in 2007

Robert Anthony Rodríguez is an American film director, film producer, writer, composer, cinematographer and film editor. He has contributed to many projects as combination of the six. Less commonly, Rodriguez has also worked as a second unit director, animator and a visual effects supervisor.

Despite being rejected from the University of Texas' film school due to poor academic promise of the Arts, Robert Rodriguez created his first 16mm short film Bedhead which opened many doors for him. Rodriguez then created his first feature-length film El Mariachi which was picked up by Columbia Pictures. After directing the television film Road Racers, Rodriguez continued work in Hollywood.

El Mariachi, was the first of Rodriguez Mexico Trilogy that included Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Rodriguez continued working on several other film series including the crime-horror film hybrid From Dusk Till Dawn and the family-oriented adventure film series Spy Kids. Rodriguez has also collaborated with film director Quentin Tarantino on various projects including Four Rooms, From Dusk Til Dawn, Kill Bill: Volume 2, Sin City and Grindhouse.


Year Film Credited as
Director Producer Screenwriter Composer Cinematographer Editor Other
1991 Bedhead[I] (short film) NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN
1992 El Mariachi[II] NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN
1994 Roadracers NoN NoN NoN
Pulp Fiction NoN
1995 Desperado NoN NoN NoN NoN
Four Rooms NoN NoN NoN
1996 From Dusk till Dawn[VII] NoN NoN
1997 Full Tilt Boogie[II] NoN
Mimic[IV] NoN
Scream 2[IV] NoN
1998 The Faculty NoN NoN
1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money NoN
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter NoN NoN
2001 Spy Kids[V] NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN
2002 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams[V] NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN
2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico[V] NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over[V] NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN
2004 Kill Bill: Volume 2 NoN
2005 The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D[V][VII] NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN
Sin City[V][VII] NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN
Curandero NoN NoN
2007 Death Proof NoN
Planet Terror[VI][VII] NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN
2008 Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero[II] NoN
Fantastic Flesh: The Art of Make-Up EFX[II] NoN
2009 Shorts NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN
2010 Predators[V][VI] NoN NoN
Machete NoN NoN NoN NoN
2011 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World NoN NoN NoN
2013 Machete Kills NoN NoN NoN NoN
2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For[VII] NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN
2018 Alita: Battle Angel NoN NoN
2019 Uglydoll[1] NoN NoN
2115 100 Years NoN

^ I Also credited as an animator.
^ II Also credited for sound effects.
^ III Also credited as an interview participant.
^ IV Also credited as a second unit director.
^ V Also credited as a visual effects supervisor.
^ VI Also credited as a re-recording mixer.
^ VII Also appears in uncredited cameo.


Year Film Credited as
Director Producer Screenwriter Other
2014–2016 From Dusk till Dawn: The Series NoN NoN NoN
2014–present The Director's Chair[I] NoN NoN NoN
2014 Matador NoN NoN NoN
2014–present Lucha Underground NoN

^ I Also hosts the series.

Music videos directed[edit]

Year Title Artist
2010 "40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet)" Bob Schneider
2015 "Confident" Demi Lovato

As actor[edit]

Year Film Character Name Note
1996 From Dusk till Dawn Band Member Uncredited
1997 Nash Bridges Marlo Veras, Commercial Director Season 3, Ep. 10: "Bombshell"
2000 Famous Punk #2
Bullfighter Bullboy #1
Deadline Chicago SWAT Lt. Season 1, Ep. 1: "Pilot"
2005 Sin City SWAT Member Uncredited
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D Shark Voice, uncredited
2006 High Hopes Mr. Lewis
2007 Planet Terror One of Abby's Henchmen Uncredited
2010 The United Monster Talent Agency Jaws Scientist Short film
2011 The Cleveland Show Himself Voice, Season 2, Ep. 22: "Hot Cocoa Bang Bang"
2013 Amelia's 25th Emilio Cruz
2014 New World Man Mr. Folsom Voice
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Sam's Friend Uncredited

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Robert Rodriguez to Direct 'Ugly Dolls' Animated Film". The Hollywood Reporter. March 28, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017. 

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