Rico Torres

Stills Photographer

Rico is one of the world’s foremost stills photographers. A regular collaborator with director Robert Rodriguez, he has also shot some of the most iconic movie posters of recent times, such as Desperado, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Machete Kills and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny. His shot of Bruce Willis for Sin City was used on one of the most sought-after posters among collectors. He has captured iconic images of Antonio Banderas, Bruce Willis, James Coburn, Jessica Alba, Danny Trejo, Lady Gaga and many more. He has worked on over 60 Hollywood movies and mentored with the likes of Ridley Scott, Martin Campbell, Tony Scott, Wes Craven, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Bruce Beresford, Pierre Morel and many more. His distinctive point of view, his compositional choices and keen ability for capturing dramatic moments all demonstrate an extraordinary talent which distinguishes him in an ultra-competitive field. He has US and EU passports, and is able to work worldwide.

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Selected credits

dateproductiondirector / production co
2017ALITA: BATTLE ANGELRobert Rodriguez / Twentieth Century Fox
2017CATEGORY 5Rob Cohen / Foresight Unlimited
2017EMERALD CITY (TV Series)Tarsem Singh / Universal Television for NBC
2016HANDS OF STONEJonathan Jakubowicz / Fuego Films
2014SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FORFrank Miller, Robert Rodriguez / Aldamisa Entertainment
2013MACHETE KILLSRobert Rodriguez / Aldamisa Entertainment
2012STASH HOUSEEduardo Rodriguez / After Dark Films
2012COLUMBUS CIRCLEGeorge Gallo / Oxymoron Entertainment
2011THE DARKEST HOURChris Gorak / Summit Entertainment
2011SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLDRobert Rodriguez / Dimension Films
2010PSYCH:9Andrew Shortell / Green Card Pictures
2010MACHETEEthan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez / Overnight Films
2010PREDATORSNimród Antal / Twentieth Century Fox
2010FROM PARIS WITH LOVEPierre Morel / EuropaCorp
2009MIDDLE MENGeorge Gallo / Paramount Pictures
2009BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBTPeter Hyams / Autonomous Films
2009THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3Tony Scott / Columbia Pictures
2008THE RAINBOW TRIBEChristopher R. Watson / International Production Company
2007HITMANXavier Gens / Twentieth Century Fox
2007PLANET TERRORRobert Rodriguez / Dimension Films
2007HOSTEL: PART IIEli Roth / Lionsgate
2007GRINDHOUSEQuentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Eli Roth, Edgar Wright, Rob Zombie / Dimension Films
2006A GOOD YEARRidley Scott / Fox 2000 Pictures
2006TRISTAN + ISOLDEKevin Reynolds / Twentieth Century Fox
2005HOSTELEli Roth / Lionsgate
2005CURANDEROEduardo Rodriguez / Miramax
2005THE ADVENTURES OF SHARKBOY & LAVAGIRLRobert Rodriguez / Dimension Films
2005SIN CITYFrank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino / Dimension Films
2003ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICORobert Rodriguez / Columbia Pictures
2003SPY KIDS 3-D: GAME OVERRobert Rodriguez / Dimension Films
2003A MAN APARTF. Gary Gray / New Line Cinema
2002SPY KIDS 2: ISLAND OF LOST DREAMSRobert Rodriguez / Dimension Films
2002WISHCRAFTDanny Graves, Richard Wenk / Gold Circle Films
2001THE MAN FROM ELYSIAN FIELDSGeorge Hickenlooper / CineSon Entertainment
2001NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIEJoel Gallen / Columbia Pictures
2001SPY KIDSRobert Rodriguez / Dimension Films
2000EL ÁRBOL DEL PENITENTEJosé Maria Borrell / Kanzaman
2000PRICE OF GLORYCarlos Ávila / New Line Cinema
2000SCREAM 3Wes Craven / Dimension Films
2000COMMITTEDLisa Krueger / Miramax
1999SIMON SEZKevin Alyn Elders / Signature Pictures
1998THE FACULTYRobert Rodriguez / Dimension Films
1998THE MASK OF ZORROMartin Campbell / TriStar Pictures
1997BEST MENTamra Davis / Orion Pictures
1997GANG RELATEDJim Kouf / Orion Pictures
1997SELENAGregory Nava / Warner Bros.
1996DEATH IN GRANADAMarcos Zurinaga / Antena 3 Televisión
1996SOLONorberto Barba / Triumph Films
1996KAZAAMPaul Michael Glaser / Buena Vista Pictures
1996TWO MUCHFernando Trueba / Buena Vista Pictures
1995DESPERADORobert Rodriguez / Columbia Pictures
1995LORD OF ILLUSIONSClive Barker / Seraphim Films
1995MY FAMILYGregory Nava / American Playhouse
1994INNER SANCTUM IIFred Olen Ray / MDP Worldwide
1994SAVE MEAlan Roberts / Spark Films
1993ARMY OF ONEVic Armstrong / Vision International