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Palicki, Busey join 'Dusk Till Dawn' ensemble

Palicki, Busey join 'Dusk Till Dawn' ensemble

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Adrianne Palicki, Jake Busey and Lane Garrison have joined the cast of the Texas-set TV series "From Dusk Till Dawn," the El Rey Network said Monday.
Robert Patrick joins 'Dusk Till Dawn' cast

Robert Patrick joins 'Dusk Till Dawn' cast

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Robert Patrick, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo and Eiza Gonzalez have joined the cast of
'Dusk Till Dawn' TV series to premiere in 2014

'Dusk Till Dawn' TV series to premiere in 2014

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Production has begun in Austin, Texas, on a TV series inspired by Robert Rodriguez' cult-classic film, "From Dusk Till Dawn," El Rey Network announced.
Actress Rose McGowan is engaged to artist Davey Detail

Actress Rose McGowan is engaged to artist Davey Detail

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) -- Rose McGowan's publicist says the U.S. actress is engaged to Davey Detail, the artist she has been dating since last year.

Charlie Sheen billed by birth name in upcoming film

LOS ANGELES, May 26 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Charlie Sheen is being billed by his birth name, Carlos Estevez, in the upcoming film "Machete Kills," directed by Robert Rodriguez.

Toddler's body found buried in L.I. yard

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The remains of a toddler who died in 2010 were found Saturday in a shallow grave in the back yard of his family's Long Island home, New York State Police said.
Lady Gaga to act in 'Machete Kills'

Lady Gaga to act in 'Machete Kills'

LOS ANGELES, July 27 (UPI) -- U.S. pop star Lady Gaga has confirmed she is to make her big-screen acting debut in the action movie "Machete Kills."
Sheen to play president in 'Machete Kills'

Sheen to play president in 'Machete Kills'

LOS ANGELES, June 22 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez says he has hired bad-boy actor Charlie Sheen to play the President of the United States in his action flick "Machete Kills."
Magic Johnson, "Diddy" Combs starting up TV networks

Magic Johnson, "Diddy" Combs starting up TV networks

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. cable company Comcast says it will distribute networks being started up by Magic Johnson, Sean "Diddy" Combs and Robert Rodriguez.
'Sin City' sequel in the works

'Sin City' sequel in the works

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are collaborating with writer William Monahan on a sequel to their hit film "Sin City," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Vega and Covel marry in South Dakota

Vega and Covel marry in South Dakota

LEAD, S.D., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- "Spy Kids" actress Alexa Vega has married "Napoleon Dynamite" producer Sean Covel in South Dakota, People.com reported Monday.

'Machete' may not receive Texas film grant

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The head of the Texas Film Commission says he is debating whether Robert Rodriguez's new film "Machete" deserves to receive Texas film incentives.

Soldier accused of taunting Iraqi boys

FAIRBANKS, Alaska, May 25 (UPI) -- U.S. Army officials say they're investigating a video that reportedly shows a U.S. soldier taunting two Iraqi boys.
Adrien Brody joins 'Predators' cast

Adrien Brody joins 'Predators' cast

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Hollywood's 20th Century Fox has hired Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody to star in "Predators," the latest installment in the "Predator" film franchise.
Roth may appear in Tarantino's 'Basterds'

Roth may appear in Tarantino's 'Basterds'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino wants his fellow U.S. filmmaker Eli Roth to play a part in his new World War II picture, "Inglourious Basterds."
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Robert Anthony Rodríguez (born June 20, 1968) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor and musician. He shoots and produces many of his films in his native Texas and Mexico. He has directed such films as Desperado, From Dusk till Dawn, The Faculty, Spy Kids, Sin City, Planet Terror, and Machete. He is a friend and frequent collaborator of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino.

Rodríguez was born in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Mexican-American parents Rebecca (née Villegas), a nurse, and Cecilio G. Rodríguez, a salesman. He began his interest in film at age 11 when his father bought one of the first VCRs, which came with a camera.

While attending St. Anthony High School, he was commissioned to videotape the school's football games. According to his sister he was fired soon after for shooting them with a cinematic style, getting shots of parents' reactions and the ball traveling through the air instead of shooting the whole play. There he met Carlos Gallardo; they both shot films on video throughout high school and college. After graduating Rodriguez went to the College of Communication at the University of Texas where he also developed a love of cartooning. His grades were not high enough to get into the school's film program, so he invented a daily comic strip entitled Los Hooligans with many of the characters based on his siblings – in particular, one of his sisters, Maricarmen. The comic proved to be quite successful, running for three years in the student newspaper The Daily Texan while Rodríguez continued to make short films.

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