Robert RodriguezAs if Robert Rodriguez were not busy enough, with Predators being released to theaters in July and Machete in September, he's also directed a music video. The filmmaker helped out another Austinite, musician Bob Schneider, and shot a video in one weekend of "40 Dogs {Like Romeo and Juliet)" from Schneider's latest album, Lovely Creatures. Rodriguez recruited an actress from his recent film Shorts for the video -- Kat Dennings, who has also starred in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Charlie Bartlett. One of Rodriguez's sons also makes his first onscreen appearance.

The video is now available to watch online after the jump (via IFC). In addition, on the same webpage as the video, you can read an interview with Rodriguez and Schneider -- how they ended up collaborating, where they shot the video, and questions about music. For those who prefer to watch music videos on television, IFC will air "40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet)" tonight at 9:53 pm EST as part of their Tuesday Night Automat programming.

If you're more into movies than music, you might remember Bob Schneider from the Bob Byington's indie comedy Harmony and Me, in which he plays a sleazy wedding singer. You can watch that performance online too -- it was one of the "Scenes We Love" that Cinematical highlighted earlier this year. His music has also been on the soundtrack of at least a half-dozen movies, from Jay and Bob Strike Back to Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (two movies I never expected to reference in the same sentence).
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