Here, the acclaimed director of desperado and Sin City offers up his top cult films.
Rodriguez wrote a script that imagined Trejo, his thuggish muse in desperado and Spy Kids, as a Mexican Charles Bronson.
The desperado sat still several minutes, drank again from a bowl which Mex had mixed.
A woman was very often the cause of a desperado's apprehension.
He was a desperado, a dramatic villain, the sort of man respectable people rarely meet, except on the stage or in police courts.
What had happened showed the folly of putting any trust in a desperado.
It was as excellent a lesson for Ned as had been the previous lesson for the desperado.
What hardened ferocity in the countenance of the desperado in yellow breeches!
I was a young buck them days, an' purty much of a desperado, I'm thinkin'.
Gerty was a desperado who was to be feared as well as hated.
c.1600, "a person in despair," mock-Spanish version of desperate (n.) "reckless criminal" (1560s), from Latin desperatus (see desperation). There was an adjective desperado in Old Spanish, meaning "out of hope, desperate," but apparently it never was used as a noun and it probably has nothing to do with the English word. Meaning "a desperate or reckless man" is recorded from 1640s.
A person who gambles or borrows more than he can pay, and is certain to default, or who gambles with money he cannot afford to lose •Such money is called desperate or scared
[1950s+ Gambling; fr earlier desperado, ''outlaw, fugitive,'' literally ''desperate man,'' fr Spanish]