(Partly?) Mexican American director who debuted with the short film "Bedhead" and after that went on to direct the $7,000 action flick "El mariachi" in Spanish, inspired by John Woo films. Rodriguez later stated that after seeing those cool Asian heroes, he wanted to make a film with a Latino hero. And that's what he did, with much corazón, so to say, meaning lots of heart and humour as well as violence. His next film was "Desperado", a sequel of "El mariachi" starring Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek. He crossed over into the horror genre with "From Dusk Till Dawn" and re-wrote "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers" with his awesome teenager horror sci-fi flick "The Faculty".
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