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Robert Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez headshot


Date of Birth:20 June 1968, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Height:6' 2" (1.88 m)

Trademarks: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's also begun including "10-minute Cooking School" to show how to cook the trademark dishes his characters dine on. Frequently sets his films in Texas Frequently begins films with a scene where a supporting character is talking to another supporting character about the main character. See: Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Characters getting shot in the hand (See: El mariachi (1992), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)) Over-the-top and surreal action scenes Cowboy hat Frequently uses Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, Elijah Wood and Robert Patrick. Famous for working and delivering on relatively low budgets (partly by taking on multiple production roles himself in addition to writing and directing). His most expensive movie, Sin City (2005), cost $40 million while most are budgeted $20 million or lower. He also has final cut and final approval of all marketing materials in his contracts. A huge fan of John Carpenter, Rodriguez will often make reference to his films in his own. E.g., the drug test scene in The Faculty (1998) to see who's an alien is a direct reference to the blood test scene in The Thing (1982). His adult-oriented movies always feature a fictional brand of beer called "Cerveza Chango". Chango is the Orisha (a deity as in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria - an amalgam of African tradition and Catholocism) of fire, lightning and dance. Chango is renowned for the way he avenges crimes against the innocent, a recurring theme in Rodriguez-movies in which the fictional beer appears. Shoots all his films digitally since Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002) Often uses images of scorpions in his films Many of his characters are mysterious, shady anti-heroes with violent pasts Family plays a big part in his films, especially sibling relationships. In Desperado, the main characters are brothers. In From Dusk Till Dawn, the Gekko Brothers care deeply for one another despite their sociopathic nature, etc. His heroes often dress entirely in black Unlike many action films, his often show the characters reloading their weapons at realistic times and carrying ammunition. Hispanic themes, settings and characters


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Alita: Battle Angel

Directed By: Robert Rodriguez Starring: Ed Skrein, Christoph Waltz, Mahershala Ali...
Released in UK cinemas Wednesday 6th February 2019 Age Rating: 12A Runtime: 121 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown


Directed By: Kelly Asbury Starring: Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull, Nick Jonas...
Released in UK cinemas Friday 16th August 2019 Age Rating: U Runtime: 87 mins Language: English Next Showing: Unknown
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Last update was at 07:42 17th June 2021