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You create superheroes to take care of problems that can't really be solved another way. ---->>>

I wish I could freeze time or go back in time and watch my kids grow up all over again because it is just going by too fast. ---->>>

Sometimes I feel like I'm in a dream world, because it doesn't always seem too logical how things work out. ---->>>

Changing the game is a mindset. ---->>>

When you go off in the world and make your life, and you come back to your home town, and you find your old high-school friends driving in the same circles, doing the same things, that's what Hollywood's like. It's a little block, little town. It doesn't really grow or change. ---->>>

People don't live in Austin to work, they work to live there. ---->>>

A movie goes from several stages, from idea to script. As you continue shooting, you will make some adjustments. You're constantly adjusting. It's like a piece of music. You're constantly trying to make it better. ---->>>

What could make my life better? Oh, if I could only find that magic bottle that lets you never have to sleep. I have so much stuff I wanna do, but... That six or seven hours you have to be in bed with your eyes closed. What a waste! ---->>>

I don't think anyone can be more of a predator than a human being. ---->>>

I always wanted to be a stay-at-home dad making art, making movies. ---->>>

A lot of people who watch DVDs are people who are interested in, if not moviemaking, then creativity in general. ---->>>

Your mind just goes to the craziest idea to lure people into the theater, and then you write your script around those elements. ---->>>

What I love about new technology is that it really pushes the art. It really pushes it in a way that you can't imagine until you come up with the idea. It's idea-based. You can do anything. ---->>>

You ask any moviemaker what their favorite movie experience was, and they'll say it was one of the first ones, where everyone had to pitch in and do everything together, and you had to struggle. ---->>>

Don't be told something is impossible. There's always a way. ---->>>

Don't give me any money, don't give me any people, but give freedom, and I'll give you a movie that looks gigantic. ---->>>

Creative people are notoriously the slowest to adopt new technology. ---->>>

I want to push technology boundaries to be more efficient. ---->>>

People talk about immigration, but they won't talk about the corruption that actually exists between Mexico and the U.S. ---->>>

Don't look at all at what other people are doing. Think of what you're doing as completely fresh because if you imitate you're dead. ---->>>

I realized that everything I do is fantasy, whether it is an adult movie or a kids movie. ---->>>

It's such a drag to make a movie. ---->>>

The only thing I ever wanted to do is never have to work a day in my life. ---->>>

Low budgets force you to be more creative. Sometimes, with too much money, time and equipment, you can over-think. My way, you can use your gut instinct.

Low budgets force you to be more creative. Sometimes, with too much money, time and equipment, you can over-think. My way, you can use your gut instinct.

I do like strong women in my movies. I have five sisters, so I've just grown up with that model. ---->>>

When you make an exploitation film, you always want to have a real issue. That's how they were always done. ---->>>

When you put on the glasses in a 3-D movie they just kind of sit there and you forget about them. ---->>>

Yeah, I was always a big fan of noir. ---->>>

Hollywood wants to own everything. I don't want to own anything. I don't want people just to make content, I want to empower and teach them to create content they own that they can exploit in any medium. ---->>>

I have 5 children of my own. They are bilingual, like most second and third generations. But they speak primarily in English and they couldn't find anything on television that represented who they are in this country. ---->>>

I was from such a large family that when I first met my wife, I told her: 'You can go work outside of the house and I'll stay home and continue making my cartoon strips. Maybe I'll make some commercials nearby, you know I'll do anything locally, but I would love to just stay at home and raise the kids like I did when I was growing up.' ---->>>

The challenge is what was making it exciting. You don't want to do anything that's too easy or that you know that you can pull off, otherwise it's really not worth doing. ---->>>

Everything I've done has always been my own made up world with its own rules and its own made up stories. ---->>>

For me, Mexploitation seemed like something that should have existed, but didn't. ---->>>

I collect a lot of art. ---->>>

I was the one in charge of the kids growing up. ---->>>

If you create a good story that has a lot of story value... I think audiences like that. It's why they stick with the same TV show over and over. ---->>>

Everyone applauds each other's success in Hollywood because they know how tough it is, but it really comes down fundamentally to the process. ---->>>

I get a lot done considering I spend half my day sleeping. ---->>>

I have so many friends who don't know how to cook. ---->>>

I kind of like working fast. ---->>>

I love working with great actors. ---->>>

If you do a film with a studio, agents step in, they start saying, 'My actor has to get this amount of money', and it becomes about deals. ---->>>

Really, children will support anything that is empowering to them. ---->>>

The studios don't finance anymore, they get outside funds. ---->>>

Usually, I'm just pleasing myself and I have very similar tastes I think to an audience, what that core audience really likes. ---->>>

Exploitation films were famous for taking an issue an exploiting it because they could move much faster than a studio could. If there was any hot topic, they would run out and make a quick movie and make a buck on it, by changing it around and using it, in some way, to give some relevance. ---->>>

I like to keep my budgets at a certain price when I work for someone else, and even more so now that I'm working for myself, and use new technologies to deliver films that look like they have high production levels. ---->>>

I usually have a couple of projects going on that are different. A 'Sin City' while I'm doing a 'Spy Kids' at the same time. I need different things going on. ---->>>

I was a cartoonist when I was at university, but I decided to go into movie making knowing that I could still draw by doing movies, design work, story boards, and such. ---->>>

Frank is such a great visual storyteller, that if you study his artwork you see that his Sin City books are already the best movies never seen on the big screen. ---->>>

If I'm excited about it, I'm pretty sure an audience is going to enjoy it. If I'm bored with an idea, you can bet they're going to be asleep. So I try to only do things that I'm fairly excited about. ---->>>

It's rare for the studios to find a filmmaker who wants to make a family film. To find someone that has an idea, embraces it, has kids and wants to make something exciting - well, they don't see that too often. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 06-20, 1968
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Occupation: Director

Robert Anthony Rodriguez (born June 20, 1968) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and musician. He shoots and produces many of his films in Mexico and his home state, Texas. Rodriguez directed the 1992 action film El Mariachi, which was a commercial success after grossing $2 million against a budget of $7,000 (wikipedia)