Birth Name: Robert Rodriguez
Birth Place: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Born on June 20, 1968 in San Antonio, TX, Rodriguez began making Super 8 movies as a 13-year-old, using his large family of five sisters and four brothers as a stock company. Though a born filmmaker, he was initially rejected by the film program at the University of Texas at Austin. Undaunted, Rodriguez continued with borrowed equipment and little money, making over 30 short films. He compiled a number of these for "Austin Stories," a video anthology of three vignettes starring his younger siblings, which won Rodriguez several awards and admission to film school. There he made his first 16mm short, "Bedhead" (1991), a remarkable eight-minute-long calling-card film about a little girl who use...
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