Again collaborated with Banderas on "Once Upon a Time in Mexico," a sequel to "Desperado"
Co-directed (Frank Miller) the film adaptation of "Sin City," based on the comic books and graphic novels created, written, and illustrated by Miller
Columbia paid to re-edit "El Mariachi" for a US debut
Directed TV-movie debut, the remake of "Roadracers," as part of Showtime's "Rebel Highway" series; also scripted
Featured his youngest siblings in "Austin Stories," a video anthology that helped him gain admission to film school
Re-teamed with Banderas to direct the family adventure film, Spy Kids"
Signed a two-year deal with Columbia Pictures, which also agreed to release "El Mariachi"
Began making short films at age 13
Directed "The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3-D," an advanture film co-scripted by his young son, Racer
Directed the vampire-themed, "From Dusk Till Dawn"; written by and starring Quentin Tarantino
Returned to direct "Spy Kids 2: The Island Of Lost Dreams"
Directed an eight-minute long short, entitled "Bedhead," starring four of his nine siblings
Directed the teen horror thriller, "The Faculty"; scripted by Kevin Williamson
Helmed "Planet Terror," the zombie themed half of the goretastic double feature "Grind House," a collaboration with Quentin Tarantino
"El Mariachi" released by Columbia in Spanish with subtitles; one of the cheapest films ever released by a studio
Created a daily comic strip entitled, "Los Hooligans," which ran for three years in the <i>Daily Texan</i> newspaper
Directed first feature, the Spanish language, "El Mariachi"; and wrote and edited the film
Helmed "The Misbehavers" segment of the anthology film, "Four Rooms"
Made first 16mm short at the University of Texas at Austin
Produced, wrote and directed, "Desperado," a sequel to El Mariachi starring Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek
Wrote and directed the adventure film, "Shorts"
Co-directed, with Ethan Maniquis, the action thriller "Machete"; also shared writing credits with Álvaro Rodríguez
Returned to direct the fourth installment in the "Spy Kids" series, "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World"
Once again directed the third film in the "Spy Kids" series, "Spy Kids 3: Game Over"