Frequent Collaborators of Robert Rodriguez

by slash388 | created - 02 Nov 2017 | updated - 03 Nov 2017 | Public

1. Danny Trejo

Actor | Machete

Danny Trejo was born Dan Trejo in Echo Park, Los Angeles, to Alice (Rivera) and Dan Trejo, a construction worker. A child drug addict and criminal, Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for ...

Navajas (Desperado), Razor Charlie (From Dusk Till Dawn), Isador 'Machete' Cortez (Spy Kids, Spy Kids 2, Spy Kids 3-D, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World, Machete, Machete Kills), Cucuy (Once Upon a Time in Mexico)

2. Antonio Banderas

Actor | The Mask of Zorro

Antonio Banderas, one of Spain's most famous faces, was a soccer player until breaking his foot at the age of fourteen; he is now an international film star known for playing Zorro in the eponymous film series.

He was born José Antonio Domínguez Banderas on August 10, 1960, in Málaga, Andalusia, ...

El Mariachi (Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico), Greg Cortez (Spy Kids, Spy Kids 2, Spy Kids 3-D), El Cameleon (Machete Kills)

3. Salma Hayek

Actress | Frida

One of Hollywood's most dazzling leading actresses, Salma Hayek was born on September 2, 1966, in the oil boomtown of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Hayek has freely admitted that she and her brother, Sami, were spoiled rotten by her well-to-do businessman father, Sami Hayek Dominguez, and her ...

Carolina (Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico), Santanico Pandemonium (From Dusk Till Dawn), Nurse Rosa Harper (The Faculty), Francesca Giggles (Spy Kids 3-D)

4. Steve Buscemi

Actor | Fargo

Steve Buscemi was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Dorothy (Wilson), a restaurant hostess, and John Buscemi, a sanitation worker. He is of Italian (father) and English, Dutch, and Irish (mother) descent. He became interested in acting during his last year of high school. After graduating, he moved to...

Buscemi (Desperado), Romero (Spy Kids 2, Spy Kids 3-D)

5. Cheech Marin

Actor | Born in East L.A.

Cheech Marin was born on July 13, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Richard Anthony Marin. He is an actor, known for Born in East L.A. (1987), Tin Cup (1996) and Up in Smoke (1978). He has been married to Natasha Rubin since August 8, 2009. He was previously married to Patti Heid and Rikki ...

Short bartender (Desperado), Border Guard/Chet Pussy/Carlos (From Dusk Till Dawn), Felix Gumm (Spy Kids, Spy Kids 2, Spy Kids 3-D), Belini (Once Upon a Time in Mexico), Padre Benicio Del Toro (Machete)

6. Quentin Tarantino

Writer | Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of...

Pick-up guy (Desperado), Richie Gecko (From Dusk Till Dawn), Rapist #1 (Planet Terror)

7. Jessica Alba

Actress | Fantastic Four

Jessica Marie Alba was born on April 28, 1981, in Pomona, CA, to Catherine (Jensen) and Mark David Alba, who served in the US Air Force. Her mother has Danish, Welsh, German, English, and French ancestry, while her father is of Mexican descent (including Spanish and Indigenous Mexican roots). Her ...

Nancy Callahan (Sin City, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Special Agent Sartana Rivera (Machete, Machete Kills), Marissa Wilson (Spy Kids: All the Time in the World)

8. Josh Brolin

Actor | Avengers: Infinity War

Rugged features and a natural charm have worked for Josh Brolin, the son of actor James Brolin. He has played roles as a policeman, a hunter, and the President of the United States.

Brolin was born February 12, 1968 in Santa Monica, California, to Jane Cameron (Agee), a Texas-born wildlife activist,...

Dr. William Block (Planet Terror), Dwight McCarthy (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For)

9. Mickey Rourke

Actor | The Wrestler

Mickey Rourke was born Phillip Andre Rourke, Jr. on September 16, 1952, in Schenectady, New York, the son of Annette (Cameron) and Phillip Andre Rourke. His father was of Irish and German descent, and his mother was of French-Canadian, English, and German ancestry. When he was six years old, his ...

Billy Chambers (Once Upon a Time in Mexico), Marv (Sin City, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For)

10. Michael Parks

Actor | Tusk

Michael Parks is known as an actor's actor by his peers with a breadth of astonishing range that has allowed him to portray stunning contrasts--sometimes in the same film, like in Tusk (2014), starring in dual roles as an erudite serial killer opposite Justin Long, and as a feeble rube opposite ...

Texas Ranger Earl McGraw (From Dusk Till Dawn, Planet Terror)

11. Elijah Wood

Actor | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Elijah Wood is an American actor best known for portraying Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's blockbuster Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In addition to reprising the role in The Hobbit series, Wood also played Ryan in the FX television comedy Wilfred (2011) and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated ...

Casey Connor (The Faculty), The Guy (Spy Kids 3-D), Kevin (Sin City)

12. Robert Patrick

Actor | Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Robert Hammond Patrick Jr. was born on November 5, 1958 in Marietta, Georgia, and raised in Columbus, Ohio, the eldest of five children. He attended the Bowling Green State University in Ohio, but dropped out after he took a drama course and became interested in acting. After leaving college, he ...

Coach Joe Willis (The Faculty), Mr. Lisp (Spy Kids)

13. Daryl Sabara

Actor | The Polar Express

Daryl Sabara was born on June 14, 1992 in Torrance, California, USA as Daryl Christopher Sabara. He is known for his work on The Polar Express (2004), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) and Spy Kids (2001). He has been married to Meghan Trainor since December 22, 2018.

Juni Cortez (the Spy Kids franchise), Julio (Machete)

14. Alexa PenaVega

Actress | Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams

Alexa Ellesse PenaVega née Vega; born August 27, 1988 is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Carmen Cortez in the Spy Kids film series and Shilo Wallace in the film Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008). In 2009, she starred as the title character Ruby Gallagher in the ABC Family ...

Carmen Cortez (the Spy Kids franchise), KillJoy (Machete Kills), Gilda (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For)

15. Carla Gugino

Actress | Watchmen

Carla Gugino was born in Sarasota, Florida, to Carl Gugino, an orthodontist. She is of Italian (father) and English-Irish (mother) ancestry. Gugino moved with her mother to Paradise, California, when Carla was just five years old. During her childhood, they moved many times within the state. But ...

Ingrid Cortez (Spy Kids, Spy Kids 2, Spy Kids 3-D), Lucille (Sin City)

16. Bill Paxton

Actor | Aliens

Bill Paxton was born on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the son of Mary Lou (Gray) and John Lane Paxton, a businessman and actor (as John Paxton). Bill moved to Los Angeles, California at age eighteen, where he found work in the film industry as a set dresser for Roger Corman's New World ...

Dinky Winks (Spy Kids 2, Spy Kids 3-D)

17. Alan Cumming

Actor | X2

Alan Cumming was born on January 27, 1965, in Aberfeldy, Scotland, to Mary (Darling), an insurance company secretary, and Alex Cumming. His family lived nearby in Dunkeld, where his father was a forester for Atholl Estate. The family (including his brother, Tom) moved to Fassfern near Fort William,...

Fegan Floop (Spy Kids, Spy Kids 2, Spy Kids 3-D)

18. Tony Shalhoub

Actor | Monk

Anthony Marcus Shalhoub was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His father, Joseph Shalhoub, who owned a grocery chain, emigrated from Lebanon to the United States as an orphan at age ten, later marrying Shalhoub's mother, Helen (Seroogy), who herself was born in Wisconsin, to Lebanese parents...

Mr. Minion (Spy Kids, Spy Kids 2, Spy Kids 3-D)

19. George Clooney

Actor | Michael Clayton

George Timothy Clooney was born on May 6, 1961, in Lexington, Kentucky, to Nina Bruce (née Warren), a former beauty pageant queen, and Nick Clooney, a former anchorman and television host (who was also the brother of singer Rosemary Clooney). He has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Clooney ...

Seth Gecko (From Dusk Till Dawn), Devlin (Spy Kids, Spy Kids 3-D)

20. Ricardo Montalban

Actor | Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Handsome Ricardo Montalban was the epitome of continental elegance, charm and grace on film and television and in the late 1940s and early 1950s reinvigorated the Rudolph Valentino / Ramon Novarro "Latin Lover" style in Hollywood without achieving top screen stardom. Moreover, unlike most minority ...

Grandpa Valentin Avellan (Spy Kids 2, Spy Kids 3-D)

21. Holland Taylor

Actress | Legally Blonde

Holland Taylor was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the third-born (and last) daughter of her mother, Virginia (Davis), a painter, and the only child of her father, C. Tracy Taylor, an attorney. She spent her teen years in nearby Allentown, PA, where Holland got the nickname, "Penny Taylor" ...

Grandma Helga Avellan (Spy Kids 2, Spy Kids 3-D)

22. Christopher McDonald

Actor | Thelma & Louise

Christopher McDonald was born and raised in New York City, New York, to Patricia, a real estate agent, and James R. McDonald, an educator. His breakout role was in Ridley Scott's Thelma and Louise (1991), followed shortly by playing Jack Barry in Robert Redford's Quiz show (1994). Other notable ...

Frank Connor (The Faculty), The President of the United States (Spy Kids 2)

23. Bruce Willis

Actor | Die Hard

Actor and musician Bruce Willis is well known for playing wisecracking or hard-edged characters, often in spectacular action films. Collectively, he has appeared in films that have grossed in excess of $2.5 billion USD, placing him in the top ten stars in terms of box office receipts.

Walter Bruce ...

John Hartigan (Sin City, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Lieutenant Muldoon (Planet Terror)

24. Jeremy Piven

Actor | Serendipity

Born in Manhattan and raised in Evanston, Illinois, he is an alumnus of the Piven Theatre Workshop founded by his parents (Byrne Piven and Joyce Hiller Piven) and a one time Chicago stage actor.

The Time Keeper/Danger's Father/Tick Tock (Spy Kids: All the Time in the World), Bob (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For)

25. Rosario Dawson

Actress | Rent

This stunning and resourceful actress has been primarily a film player thus far. Only recently has she been opening herself up more to doing television (the series Gemini Division (2008), which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's powerhouse talent stands out the most in edgy...

Gail (Sin City, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For)

26. Powers Boothe

Actor | The Avengers

Incisive, gravelly-voiced screen tough guy Powers Boothe was born on June 1, 1948 in Snyder, Texas, a sharecropper's son. Used to hard physical work "chopping cotton" as a youngster, he went on to become the first member of his family to attend university. He then proceeded to study acting via a ...

Senator Ethan Roark (Sin City, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For)

27. Lady Gaga

Soundtrack | A Star Is Born

Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is an American songwriter, singer, actress, philanthropist, dancer and fashion designer.

Gaga was born on March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York City, to Cynthia Louise (Bissett) and Joseph Anthony Germanotta, Jr., an internet entrepreneur. Her ...

La Chameleón (Machete Kills), Bertha (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For)

28. Mike Judge

Writer | Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

Mike Judge was born on October 17, 1962 in Guayaquil, Ecuador as Michael Craig Judge. He is a writer and producer, known for Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), Office Space (1999) and King of the Hill (1997).

Donnagon Giggles (Spy Kids, Spy Kids 2, Spy Kids 3-D)

29. Tom Savini

Actor | From Dusk Till Dawn

Actor/SFX wizard/stuntman/director Tom Savini was born in Pittsburgh. Inspired by the film Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), a young Savini became fascinated with the magic and illusion of film. He spent his youth in his room creating characters by tirelessly practicing make-up. Later, as a combat ...

Sex Machine (From Dusk Till Dawn), Deputy Tolo (Planet Terror), Osiris Amanpour (Machete, Machete Kills)

30. Matt O'Leary

Actor | Frailty

Matt O'Leary was born on July 6, 1987 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Matthew Joseph O'Leary. He is an actor and producer, known for Frailty (2001), Live Free or Die Hard (2007) and Brick (2005).

Gary Giggles (Spy Kids 2, Spy Kids 3-D)

31. Emily Osment

Actress | Hannah Montana: The Movie

Emily Jordan Osment was born in Los Angeles on March 10th, 1992. She is the younger sister of The Sixth Sense star, Haley Joel Osment. Her father is also an actor of some renown. Following in their footsteps, Emily started her acting career performing in several commercials, including a radio spot ...

Gerti Giggles (Spy Kids 2, Spy Kids 3-D)

32. Jeff Fahey

Actor | Lost

Jeff Fahey was born in Olean, New York, one of 13 children of Jane (Gallagher) and Francis Thomas Fahey, who worked in a clothing store. He is of Irish descent. His family moved to Buffalo when he was 10, where he attended Father Baker's High School. After graduation in 1972 he traveled around the ...

J.T. Hague (Planet Terror), Michael Booth (Machete)

33. Electra Avellan

Actress | The Son

Electra Avellan was born on August 12, 1986 in Caracas, Venezuela as Electra Amelia Avellan. She is an actress and producer, known for The Son (2017), Queen of the South (2016) and Grindhouse (2007).

Crazy Babysitter Twin (Planet Terror), Nurse Mona (Machete, Machete Kills)

34. Elise Avellan

Actress | Planet Terror

Elise Avellan was born on August 12, 1986 in Caracas, Venezuela. She is an actress, known for Planet Terror (2007), Grindhouse (2007) and Machete (2010).

Crazy Babysitter Twin (Planet Terror), Nurse Lisa (Machete, Machete Kills)

35. Jaime King

Actress | My Bloody Valentine

Jaime King was born on April 23, 1979 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for My Bloody Valentine (2009), Sin City (2005) and White Chicks (2004). She has been married to Kyle Newman since November 23, 2007. They have two children.

Goldie and Wendy (Sin City, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For)



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