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Rodriguez Shuns Hollywood Lifestyle
Robert Rodriguez doesn’t need to be in Hollywood to make box office hits. He’s content in Austin, Texas.
The director of the “Spy Kids” movies jokingly refers to his lakeside home and movie studio as Spywalker Ranch, a nod to George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch.
The studio and home allow him to be writer, producer, editor and almost everything else for his films.
“When I’m in Los Angeles, I pretend that it’s another world,” Rodriguez told USA Today in its weekend editions. “I know that when I get home to Texas, I’ll get back to the serious work.”
The first “Spy Kids” grossed $112.7 million, and its sequel, “Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams,” opens this week. Rodriguez’s other credits include “Desperado” and “From Dusk Till Dawn.”