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Robert Rodriguez Shorts exclusive video interview

Joel D. Amos is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the Senior Entertainment Editor here at SheKnows. He has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaw...

Filmmaking icon talks family films

The Shorts mastermind has created a life that has become family first. It makes sense then that Robert Rodriguez has become gifted at making fantastic family films. His Spy Kids trilogy is the stuff of Hollywood legend. Rodriguez is a filmmaker that has carved his own path that was evident from the first shot of his debut film, El Mariachi.

From Desperado to From Dusk till Dawn, Rodriguez is identifiable with the shoot-em-up world of Quentin Tarantino of recent Inglourious Basterds fame. Since the birth of his children, Rodriguez has found the family fare a ripe landscape for a fantastic filmmaker.

The Robert Rodriguez Shorts exclusive

Shorts: silly in a good way

Shorts is a film geared towards children -- of that there is no question. But, in the fantasmic world of Rodriguez -- which stars Jon Cryer, James Spader and Leslie Mann -- you will find an inspirational film led by the Texas-based family man Rodriguez.

Often, Robert Rodriguez will take an idea spawn from one of his children and craft a cinematic treasure. Spy Kids is sich a film, and so is Shorts. Rodriguez's son Rebel came up with the idea, and SheKnows has your exclusive video interview with Robert Rodriguez who shares the ins-and-outs of making it in Hollywood from the comfortable confines of his Texas home.

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