Name: Robert Rodriguez
Organization: Entertainment Industry
What Makes This Person a Game Changer: Robert Anthony Rodríguez 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, Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Spy Kids, Sin City, Planet Terror, and Machete.
Robert Rodriguez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, USA. At a very young age he showed an interest in cartooning and filmmaking and devoted all of his time towards developing this fascination. Finally, it paid off, resulting in him in making real movies; and just the first of them – El mariachi (1992) – made him the legend of independent, ultra-low budget filmmaking. His further career is a sign for young filmmakers that even the wildest dreams may come true if you are brave enough to follow your own path. Since then, Robert has written, directed, edited, and/or produced around 12 movies (as of 2007), including: Desperado (1995), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), The Faculty (1998) and Spy Kids (2001).