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Robert Rodriguez is an American filmmaker best known for his successful collaborations with Quentin Tarantino, including From Dusk Till Dawn (1996).
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Audiences flocked to see the hyperviolent Sin City,
which featured the voices and likenesses of such actors as Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, and Benicio Del Toro. Many critics praised its dark, film noir style. According to some reports, two more installments of
Sin City are expected to be released in the coming years.
Despite the occasional box office disappointment, Rodriguez has become one of the most respected Latino filmmakers working today. Another interesting project for Rodriguez has been Grind House, a double feature with Quentin Tarantino, done in the style of the B movies of the 1970s. Slated to be released in 2007, Rodriguez's film is Planet Terror, which reportedly has a zombie theme. Tarantino's part of the double feature is called Death Proof and features Kurt Russell as crazed stuntman using his vehicle as a weapon.
In 2006, Rodriguez and his wife Elizabeth announced that they were separating after 16 years of marriage. The couple has five children - Rocket, Racer, Rebel, Rogue, and Rhiannon - and will continue to work together professionally.
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