Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez have worked together on several projects, but not always as directors and actors. let's see.
Quentin Tarantino has a list of his recurring collaborators, but his most famous behind-the-scenes collaborator is filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, and here's what they've worked with per item. Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez rose to fame in the film industry for their unique visual and storytelling styles, and their friendship is one of the most famous in the industry. Importantly, this friendship led them to work together on some fun projects together.
Tarantino and Rodriguez met at the Toronto Film Festival in 1992, when they both worked on their most recent projects: Reservoir Dogs and El Mariachi. Rodriguez told EW in 2006 that they later found their offices next to each other and started hanging out, reading each other about their next project. Since then, Tarantino and Rodriguez have collaborated in vastly different ways on different projects — from one acting in the other's film to one directing the other's story and more. . That's every movie collaboration between Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez to date.
Robert Rodriguez's second film was The Desperado, which later became his second film The Mexican Trilogy, and El Mariachi and Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Desperado follows El Mariachi (this time played by Antonio Banderas), a gunman and ex-musician who sets out with a loaded guitar to avenge the death of his lover and his hand. The man responsible for all of this is the wealthy drug lord Bucho (Joaquim DeAlmeida), and to bring him down, El Mariachi teams up with Carolina (Salma Hayek), the owner of a bookstore that doesn't attract many readers. Desperado is one of Tarantino's many acting credits, though like most of them, it's a cameo, as he plays a pick-up. However, Desperado was the start of other collaborations between the two friends.
4/5 From Dusk Till Dawn
One of Tarantino and Rodriguez's most famous collaborations was the action-horror film From Dusk Till Dawn. The film follows two American crime brothers, Seth and Rich Gerco, who take the Fuller family hostage in order to cross the border into Mexico. After arriving in Mexico, they stop at a strip club in the desert The fugitives, but to everyone's surprise, the club's employees are vampires ready to suck from most of the patrons, including Gecko and Fuller.
From Dusk Till Dawn was adapted by Quentin Tarantino from a concept and story by Robert Kurtzman, but directed by Robert Rodriguez, with Tarantino playing Rich Gecko, George C. Rooney plays his younger brother Seth. Kurtzman hired Tarantino to write the script for From Dusk till Dawn as his first paid writing assignment, and Tarantino was reportedly set to direct the project, but ultimately opted to focus on the story and play Richie Gecko instead. Although several directors were interested in the project, Robert Rodriguez eventually took over the horror flick, which went on to become a cult film and spawned a string of media franchises, including a sequel and prequels, video games, and TV series.
3/5 Kill Bill 2
Quentin Tarantino has explored multiple genres throughout his career, and some of his most interesting projects are the Kill Bill films. The first Kill Bill movie introduced audiences to The Bride (Uma Thurman), an assassin described as "the deadliest woman ever" World," she wakes from a coma four years after being shot dead to embark on a mission of revenge against her former boss and lover Bill (David Carradine) and her former colleagues in the Deadly Viper assassination squad. Killing Bill: Volume 2 continues the Bride's quest for revenge against Bill and the rest of the Deadly Vipers, while also exploring parts of her backstory.
Killing Bill: Volume 2 was written and directed by Tarantino, with a score by Wu -Tang Clan's RZA and Robert Rodriguez orchestration. The latter was hired by Tarantino, but as a favor to his friend, he agreed, asking only to be paid a dollar for his work. In Kill Bill : Volume 2, a rock version of the traditional Mexican song "Malagueña Salerosa," sung by Rodriguez's band, Chingon, can be heard.
2/5 Sin City
Next up for the Tarantino/Rodriguez collaboration is Sin City, A neo-noir crime anthology film based on Frank Miller's graphic novel of the same name. Sin City is based on the first, third and fourth books of Miller's original comic book series - A Hard Farewell follows an ex-convict for A story of rampage in search of criminals. His one-time lover's killer, The Big Fat Kill is about a private eye caught in a street war between a sex worker and a gang of mercenaries, while the yellow jerk centers on an aging police officer who Protect a young woman from a serially disfigured murderer. The cast of Sin City includes Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Benicio Del Toro, Brittany Murphy, Mickey Rourke and Elijah Wood.
Sin City was directed by Robert Rodriguez, and while Tarantino did not make a cameo, he did play a role behind the scenes. Sin City actually has three directors credited for it: Rodriguez, Miller (because they directed the film as a team), and Tarantino. The latter directed the drive-in scene in the "Big Fat Kills" segment, and he did so in return for Rodriguez's free score for "Kill Bill: Vol. 2."
Perhaps the most famous collaboration between Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez is the Grindhouse project. Grindhouse is a dual feature consisting of Planet Terror and Death Proof. Planet Terror is a horror movie about a group of survivors - directed by El Wray (Freddie Rodriguez and Cherry Darling (Rose McGowan) - On their way to the safe zone to settle down, they battle zombie-like creatures and rogue military units in a biochemical outbreak. Death Proof is a horror movie about a stuntman (Kurt Russell) who murders young women in a modified car he claims is "undead"...but only the driver.
Planet Terror was written and directed by Robert Rodriguez, who also serves as producers along with Elizabeth Avellan and Quentin Tarantino. The latter also plays a minor character as Lewis, also known as "Rapist #1," whose death, though bizarre, was well deserved. Death Proof was written and directed by Tarantino, who had a small role in his own film as bartender Warren, and produced by him, Avellan and Rodriguez.