Directors often use influences from their own life into the makings of their movies. Sometimes, it may pay off. Other times, it may not. In both cases, it can be a huge gamble. Very few directors have actually risen from the lines of debt and high poverty in order to be uber successful in the competitive world of today. One of these directors is none other than Robert Rodriguez, who has most definitely understood what his fans like and found his own art and direction style. Let us now look at Robert Rodriguez’s net worth in 2018.
Robert Rodriguez Early Life
Robert Rodriguez was born in 1968, on June 20th. He was born as a Mexican, to Mexican parents. His mother, Rebecca, had a daytime job as a nurse, and his father, by the name of Cecilio, was a salesman. His interest in movies was sparked from the early age of eleven. His father had gifted him a VCR, which was paired with a camera. This gave the young Robert incentive to pursue a career in the film industry.
His first videotaping assignment was when he was in high school, and he was supposed to record the football games happening at school. His footage style was unfavourable though, as he gave a cinematic style to the footage itself, with him recording the reactions of the parents and the ball in the air, and not of the actual game happening on the field. He, along with his friend, named Carlos Gallardo, shot tapes together at school.
Robert had an interest in cartooning, which he developed when in college. However, his grades were not good enough for him to enrol in the film studies course at the college. This was when he decided to bring his own comic strips into circulation, calling them Los Hooligans. His siblings proved to be the inspiration behind the cartoon characters. Rodriguez continued to film and produce short films, while his comic strips were published in columns of the Daily Texan, a student newspaper. This continued for three years.
He finally reserved a seat in the film studies program of the university, when his films of the action and horror genres were accepted as entries. His short film, shot on a 16mm camera, called Bedhead, was critically acclaimed.
Robert Rodriguez Career
Robert Rodriguez received a lot of accolades for his first film Bedhead, which enabled him to raise some funds. These funds, around $7000, allowed him to produce and direct El Mariachi, a film which was such a huge hit that it earned $2 million at the box office. This movie then led to the development of two others, which became a part of a trilogy.
The films starred Antonio Banderas as well as Salma Hayek, the latter being introduced to American audiences for the first time through the trilogy. He has also directed with Quentin Tarantino, one of the major directors in Hollywood, for a trilogy of vampire thrillers. He is remaking the same trilogy for a cable network’s TV adaptation. Coincidentally, he is the owner of the TV station, called El Rey.
Awards and Achievements
His first ever film, Bedheads, shot on a 16mm camera, won him 16 awards. Another one of his films, called Sin City, became such a huge hit that it was being compared to big names such as Spiderman and X-Men. He has won and has been nominated for various awards in the Cannes Film Festival, the Imagen Award, and the Saturn Award.
Net worth of Robert Rodriguez
Robert Rodriguez’s current net worth is about $60 million, due to the hits of his movies and cable network.
Robert Rodriguez has made his mark in Hollywood, ensuring that his definitive style never went out of fashion. He always intrigues the audience.