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

Comments

BLaCKWoLF

BLaCKWoLF .

Great fun list of films. In spite of all the craziness that he has been through in his life, its great to see that he seems to be a pretty cool guy.

Jan 11 - 01:48 AM

dudemeister

dude meister

Awesome list, Trejo is the shit

Jan 11 - 03:57 AM

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

John T.

John Taylor

Quite a urprizing list of films. I would disagree with The Searchers. If there was to be a John Wayne film on the list, I'd be selecting Rio Grande.

Jan 11 - 05:23 AM

dethburger

dethburger hates Flixster

I think you meant "bravo".

Jan 11 - 08:38 AM

Peter W.

Peter Winters

Think Rio Am I Insane

Jan 12 - 10:08 AM

Renee H.

Renee Hirshfield

John T. meant John Ford's "Rio Grande" (1950); "Rio Bravo" (1959) is the Howard Hawks film that also starred John Wayne.

Jan 12 - 07:05 PM

dethburger

dethburger hates Flixster

cool idea.

Jan 11 - 08:37 AM

dethburger

dethburger hates Flixster

I think you meant "bravo".

Jan 11 - 08:38 AM

Peter W.

Peter Winters

Think Rio Am I Insane

Jan 12 - 10:08 AM

Renee H.

Renee Hirshfield

John T. meant John Ford's "Rio Grande" (1950); "Rio Bravo" (1959) is the Howard Hawks film that also starred John Wayne.

Jan 12 - 07:05 PM

dethburger

dethburger hates Flixster

This is a man's list. My dad would have made something similar.

Jan 11 - 08:39 AM

Jake D.

Jake Doss

Definitely some fresh choices. I figured seeing as how it's Machete, a man who has worked on a lot of Diverse films so he would have some diverse choices. Such a good actor also.

Jan 11 - 10:02 AM

Rambler G.

Rambler Gambler

He could've listed Police Academy 3-7 and we would all have to agree that it's a badass list.

Jan 11 - 10:10 AM

I AM QUAID

Dan McGowan

Trejo is the man! And the fact that his boys are like Steve Buscemi and Robert Rodiquez makes him even more badass. Glad to see he is finally the respect he deserves!

Jan 11 - 10:53 AM

I AM QUAID

Dan McGowan

Trejo is the man! And the fact that his boys are like Steve Buscemi and Robert Rodiquez makes him even more badass. Glad to see he is finally the respect he deserves!

Jan 11 - 10:53 AM

Plumas Fleiban

Lucįs Leiva

He couldĀ“ve listed ĀØcro ssroadsĀØ and IĀ“d still agrre thatĀ“s a badaass list.
Dont fuck up with him...

Jan 11 - 11:29 AM

JD McTrigger

Joe West

Trejo is the closest thing we have these days to Charles Bronson -- a tough-guy actor who actually IS tough.

Jan 11 - 01:05 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

What about the cast of The Expendables? How was Trejo not in that movie?

Jan 11 - 02:24 PM

JD McTrigger

Joe West

Trejo would have been the baddest man, even on that set. California penal system boxing champ in two weight classes.

But he wouldn't have been the smartest, that goes to Dolph Lundgren.

Jan 12 - 08:40 PM

JD McTrigger

Joe West

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

Jan 11 - 01:08 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

What about the cast of The Expendables? How was Trejo not in that movie?

Jan 11 - 02:24 PM

JD McTrigger

Joe West

Trejo would have been the baddest man, even on that set. California penal system boxing champ in two weight classes.

But he wouldn't have been the smartest, that goes to Dolph Lundgren.

Jan 12 - 08:40 PM

VII7

darren lee

freaking awesome list once upon a time in the west is my favorite western movie

Jan 11 - 04:04 PM

JD McTrigger

Joe West

That's probably my favorite movie ever -- well, that or Death Wish 3. Bronson shoots the bad guy out a window with a rocket launcher!

Jan 12 - 08:44 PM

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