->''"I think that logo probably cost more than my entire movie"''
->-- '''Describing the Creator/ColumbiaPictures VanityPlate in the commentary to ''Film/ElMariachi'''''

[[DescribeTopicHere Describe Robert Rodriguez here]].

Easy. He's that hard-edged filmmaker who directed the ''Film/ElMariachi'' trilogy, ''Film/{{Machete}},'' ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn,'' ''Film/SinCity'' and half of ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}''.

No, wait! He's that family-friendly guy who gave us the ''Film/SpyKids'' tetralogy, ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSharkboyAndLavagirl'', and ''Film/{{Shorts}}''.

Whoever he is, he does most of the work on his films, directing, screenwriting, editing, composing, production designing and just about everything else aside from being the actual cameraman. No, wait, he does that too. He's also [[PatrioticFervor very proud to be Mexican]], as most of his movies can attest.

His diaries from the shooting of ''Film/ElMariachi'' were published as ''Rebel Without A Crew'', a book which is absolute required reading for all aspiring indie/low budget filmmakers.

He and fellow director Creator/QuentinTarantino have worked together on a couple of each other's projects, their biggest collaboration being ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}''.

Rodriguez has also co-created a TV station named El Rey, which specializes in classic grindhouse-style cinema and shows, as well as co-created a new wrestling show named ''Wrestling/LuchaUnderground'', which sports talent from famed Mexican promotion Wrestling/{{AAA}}.

See also Creator/HybrideTechnologies, the VFX firm that Rodriguez works with in most of his films.

!!Partial Filmography:

* ''Film/ElMariachi''
* ''Film/{{Desperado}}''
* "Room 309 - The Misbehavers", one segment in ''Film/FourRooms''
* ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn''
* ''Film/TheFaculty''
* The ''Film/SpyKids'' series.
* ''Film/OnceUponATimeInMexico''
* The ''[[ShowWithinAShow Stab]]'' segment in ''Film/{{Scream 2}}''.
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSharkBoyAndLavaGirl in 3-D''
* ''Film/SinCity''
* ''Film/PlanetTerror'', one half of the ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' collab with Creator/QuentinTarantino
* ''Film/{{Shorts}}''
* ''Film/{{Predators}}'', as producer (but still enough to evoke fandom rejoicing)
* ''Film/{{Machete}}'', a spinoff from one of the fake trailers featured in ''Grindhouse'' and takes place in the Spy Kids universe.
* ''[[Manga/{{GUNNM}} Alita: Battle Angel]]'', a Creator/JamesCameron's pet project, for which he was given the helm by the man himself, once it turned out that Cameron would be tied by the ''Film/{{Avatar}}'' franchise longer than he'd like.
* ''100 Years'' - which won't be released until 2115. [[http://variety.com/2015/film/news/john-malkovich-robert-rodriguez-100-years-1201644846/ Yes, really.]]

!!Robert Rodriguez provides examples of:

* AlliterativeName: Himself. Taken UpToEleven with his children.
* BerserkButton: Rodriguez ''hates'' shooting movies on film, and can launch into some pretty epic rants about how expensive and inconvenient it is, especially if you're trying to work on a low budget. Since 2003 all of his movies have been shot and edited digitally.
* CoolHat: See above, he seems to always be seen wearing that hat (or a similar one).
* DashingHispanic: Take any Mexican-themed Rodriguez film and you'll find plenty of really badass macho men.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Creator/QuentinTarantino.
* RatedMForManly: Oh, very much so. See DashingHispanic above.
* RealMenCook: Many of the DVD releases of his films include "Ten Minute Cooking Schools" in the special features, where he teaches the audience how to prepare some of his favorite meals.
-->''I've got a lot of friends who don't know how to cook, which I could never understand because not knowing how to cook is like not knowing how to [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]].''
* RuleOfCool
* ShoutOut: The names of three of his children are revealed to be part of Juni Cortez's full name in [[SpyKids Spy Kids 2]].
* SouthOfTheBorder: Loves having fun with Mexican stereotypes.
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude / ThemeNaming: His children are called Rocket, Racer, Rebel, Rogue, and Rhiannon.
* WorldOfBadass: Again, there is hardly a character in his action movies who isn't badass in some form.