Five Favorite Films with Danny Trejo

Summary

One of the most notable and recognizable "that guy" actors in Hollywood, Danny Trejo has appeared in countless movies and TV shows, doing everything from broad comedy (Bubble Boy) to action (Con Air, xXx) to children's movies (Spy Kids) to voice work on TV (King of the Hill) and even video games (Grand Theft Auto: Vice City). He's shared screen time with some of the biggest stars, including George Clooney, Johnny Depp, Robert De Niro, and Harrison Ford, just to name a few, and discovered he was second cousin to director Robert Rodriguez while the two were working on Rodriguez's film Desperado. Last year alone, in fact, Trejo acted in two high profile action films attached to Rodriguez: Predators, which Rodriguez produced, and Machete, which Rodriguez directed. With Machete hitting video store shelves just last week, we were lucky enough to sit and chat with Trejo, who gave us his Five Favorite Films and went on to talk about working with people he admires, a Machete sequel, and his appearance on a certain daytime soap opera. Read on for the full interview! Back to Article

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EDWARD R.

Edward Rodriguez

All incredible films. Machete has good taste.

Jan 10 - 05:02 PM

John Matrix

John Matrix

Damn, now that's a list! Danny Trejo is the man!

Jan 10 - 05:02 PM

arendr

Arend Anton

I clicked this link expecting Godfather, Godfather II, etc. Instead I got some great, original choices.

Jan 10 - 05:05 PM

EDWARD R.

Edward Rodriguez

They are 2 of the greatest films in history but it does get boring when everybody has them on their list.

Jan 10 - 05:17 PM

bamb0o-stick

Jonathan Y

Yeah, its refreshing to see (at least for me) movies that aren't as well known. I like to hear about movies that make me go "oh hey I'll have to check that out."

Jan 11 - 08:00 PM

EDWARD R.

Edward Rodriguez

They are 2 of the greatest films in history but it does get boring when everybody has them on their list.

Jan 10 - 05:17 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

The man loves his revenge flicks with big iconic stars.

Jan 10 - 05:18 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Were I to go that route it'd be The Outlaw Josie Wales, The Crow, L.A. Confidential, The Usual Suspects, and V for Vendetta.

Jan 10 - 05:22 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

Were I to go that route it'd be The Outlaw Josie Wales, The Crow, L.A. Confidential, The Usual Suspects, and V for Vendetta.

Jan 10 - 05:22 PM

Zaraki

Rick V

Great picks from an awesome actor, just wish I'd see him in more. Oh, and Machete was ****ing awesome.

Jan 10 - 06:00 PM

Don't Tase Me Bro

Don't Tase Me Bro

"Great picks from an awesome actor, just wish I'd see him in more."

Well, you won't be disappointed. Trejo has 15, (count 'em) FIFTEEN film projects going in 2011 so far and made 25 appearances in film and television in 2010. If you like your Trejo, you might want to check in to a clinic for an eventual overdose! (He's amazing though...loved him in PREDATORS and HEAT).

Jan 11 - 04:30 AM

Alec D.

Alec Dmowski

Hopefully Trejo gets a few more lead roles, great choices.

Jan 10 - 06:24 PM

jrod1978

jarrod taylor

I would love to see a movie with Danny Trejo and Bruce Campbell as the stars of it. Pure heaven.

Jan 10 - 07:49 PM

dethburger

dethburger hates Flixster

cool idea.

Jan 11 - 08:37 AM

JD McTrigger

Joe West

That would be AWESOME! Bill Shatner could play the evil criminal mastermind.

Jan 11 - 01:08 PM

StefansZ

Stefans Zvejnieks

Finally, a fan of westerns...

Jan 10 - 08:21 PM

August M.

Agustin Macias

Westerns all the way.

Jan 10 - 08:24 PM

HERESSSSSSJOHNNY

HERESSSSSS JOHNNY

Good actor. I remember in Death Wish 4 when Danny Trejos character gets blown up with a champagne bomb, one of the best scenes in the movie. lol

Jan 10 - 08:24 PM

King Crunk

King Crunk

Trejo is awesome. Glad he is getting some roles outside of being the go to Mexican guy or the villian's henchmen.

Jan 10 - 08:59 PM

doomzdavo

Doomz Davo

such a badass in Desperado

Jan 10 - 09:34 PM

Cody C.

Cody Connelly

Danny Trejo could have put any film on here and it would be a good list just because he's awesome. Seriously though, I really like this list. It has good films on it that aren't the typical ones (like Godfather, Wizard of Oz, Star Wars), which makes it pretty interesting. It's also good to see another person who is a fan of Westerns.

Jan 10 - 09:48 PM

Reza T.

Reza Trikurnia

"machete don't text" lol...
great list, especially dirty harry and once upon in the west...
awesome....
great list machete or cucuy...

Jan 11 - 01:39 AM

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