Trejo was a harcdore gangbanger and did a stretch in San Quentin before he got a break in movies
the spectacled man from O Brother Where art Thou and Agent Smith would be like the Black Manta and Solomon Grundy of said LOD
Sweet, but Tarantino miscasts himself a lot, it's just not believable that he could whup Trejo in hand to hand combat
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this guy is the official "that guy"
Trejo looks like an awesome guy. I hope it's not too late for him to get a Samuel L. Jackson-esque "big break" that lets him be more than an awesome murderer in every movie ever.
Not that there's anything wrong with being an awesome murderer in every movie ever.
"A child drug addict and criminal, Danny Trejo was in and out of jail for 11 years. While serving time in San Quentin, he won the lightweight and welterweight boxing titles. Imprisoned for armed robbery and drug offenses, he successfully completed a 12-step rehabilitation program that changed his life. While speaking at a Cocaine Anonymous meeting in 1985, Trejo met a young man who later called him for support. Trejo went to meet him at what turned out to be the set of Runaway Train (1985). Trejo was immediately offered a role as a convict extra, probably because of his tough tattooed appearance. Also on the set was a screenwriter who did time with Trejo in San Quentin. Remembering Trejo's boxing skills, the screenwriter offered him 0 per day to train the actors for a boxing match. Director Andrei Konchalovsky saw Trejo training Eric Roberts and immediately offered him a featured role as Roberts' opponent in the film. Trejo has subsequently appeared in many other films, usually as a tough criminal or villain."
I would watch a 2 hours movie with nothing but navajas throwing his knives to people.
Also : this video lacks the Con-air post-death scene with the handcuffs.
great, but what does "over 62 movies" mean? 62.5? 63? Or does it just mean 62 and someone wanted it to sound higher?
even in spy kids i thought he was gonna slit their throats!
Trejo is a badass, but my personal favorite cinematic mini-boss is still Al Leong. He probably is most famous for being Ghengis Khan in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, but he had a decent role in Big Trouble in Little China, too. Pretty much any movie where they need a scary asian thug, he's your man. (as opposed to needing a scary hispanic thug, which is Trejo's gimmick)
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