Being in a Robert Rodriguez movie is a lot like joining the mafia: there are usually a lot of guns and, once you're in, you never get out.

Rodriguez is a ground-breaking director who jumped on board the HD train early on and touted the merits of 3D well before we ever heard of 'Avatar.' He's also intensely loyal to the actors and actresses he casts. Rodriguez has been afforded this luxury because he shoots and cuts his movies not in Hollywood, but in Austin, at his own Troublemaker Studios. There are a lot of familiar faces in Rodriguez's films (like his sister Tina, who's in four of her brother's movies); here's a list of some of the most notable members of Robert Rodriguez's Acting Troupe: