Robert Rodriguez Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

24th September 2015

Fact: Pop star Demi Lovato has recruited filmmaker Robert Rodriguez to direct the music video for her new single, Confident. This isn't the first time she's worked with Rodriguez - in August (15) she filmed a cameo on his horror show From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, which stars her boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama.

18th March 2015

Quote: "Quentin really wanted Robert Blake... He was a big fan of Robert Blake's... I'd seen him (George Clooney) on E.R. but he wasn't getting roles off that because he was such a nice doctor; we wanted someone with more edge. I saw him on a talk show and he didn't like the guy interviewing him; he was just broody." A bad TV interview inspired director Robert Rodriguez to cast George Clooney in his 1996 vampire western From Dusk Till Dawn, in which he played writer and co-star Quentin Tarantino's tough guy brother.

24th August 2014

Quote: "Maybe we can do an Avengers-type show featuring characters from MAChete, Desperado and Spy Kids. Maybe a Christmas special." Moviemaker Robert Rodriguez on plans to revive some of his films' most beloved characters for a new Tv series on his El Rey network.

27th March 2014

Fact: Director Robert Rodriguez's From Dusk Till Dawn Tv series has been picked up for a second season, just two weeks after the show made its debut. Starring Don Johnson, Wilmer Valderrama and D.J. Cotrona, the vampire drama is based on Rodriguez's 1996 film of the same name.

16th August 2013

Quote: "I had regular nightmares when I was adapting the first Sin City. I thought, 'I'm going to have to put more humour in this story'. Now I take a sleep aid at night and it wipes out my dreams." Moviemaker Robert Rodriguez on his dark scripts.

9th August 2013

Quote: "People not only come up and say that they want me to put them in one of my movies, but they want to die in one - specifically, at the hands of MAChete. It's considered a glorious death." Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez on his die-hard fans and their love for his MAChete character, portrayed by Danny Trejo.

9th August 2013

Quote: "Gaga really surprised everyone on set. I wanted to work with her because she's so multi-talented, and she kind of blew everyone away." Moviemaker Robert Rodriguez on working with Lady Gaga on the set on new film Machete Kills.

16th August 2011

Quote: "I had a 5D ready in case somebody had come out with 4D while I was shooting, so I do have a 5D ready... You can almost guess if you think about it. I can't say it." Moviemaker Robert Rodriguez already has plans for his next Spy Kids movie after making his latest sequel a 4D spectacular.

18th August 2010

Quote: "If this thing makes five bucks, we'll make another one." Moviemaker Robert Rodriguez insists his upcoming MACHETE movie doesn't need to be a big hit for him to make a sequel.

13th May 2010

Quote: "Lindsay isn’t any different from any girl her age. She has the same problems that a lot of our daughters have, but she’s in the public eye all the time. I’ve seen them carry some other girl the same age out of that same club and nobody cares a damn." Moviemaker Robert Rodriguez defends his decision to cast Lindsay Lohan in MAChete.

25th March 2010

Fact: Director Robert Rodriguez has confirmed a fourth Spy Kids movie is in the works. SPY KIDS 4: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD is due for release in 2011.

11th June 2009

Fact: Animated space-age family THE JETSONS are to be brought to life on the big screen by Sin City director Robert Rodriguez, who is planning a live-action version of the classic cartoon.

22nd May 2007

Fact: GRINDHOUSE filmmaker Robert Rodriguez has signed on to direct the remake of cult 1968 sci-fi movie BARBARELLA. In the original, Jane Fonda played the sexy title character.

9th May 2007

Fact: GRINDHOUSE director Robert Rodriguez is in talks to bring a live-action version of 1960's space-age cartoon THE JETSONS to the big screen.

10th April 2007

Fact: Moviemaker Robert Rodriguez turned his GRINDHOUSE movie PLANET TERROR into a true family affair - as well as killing his seven year-old son REBEL in the film, he also included his twin nieces, ELISE and ELECTRA AVELLAN, in the cast.

8th April 2007

Fact: Quentin Tarantino has been turned into a doll to accompany his appearance as RAPIST NUMBER ONE in Robert Rodriguez's new GRINDHOUSE movie PLANET TERROR.

6th April 2007

Quote: "I bit her on her lovely lady lump. Where else am I going to bite Fergie?" Quentin Tarantino admits he really did bite THE Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie during a scene in pal Robert Rodriguez's PLANET TERROR movie.

6th April 2007

Quote: "They've all got the same teeth." Moviemaker Robert Rodriguez jokes he can't tell the difference between bad English actors and zombies.

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