Five Favorite Films with Danny Trejo
The star of Machete also talks about a sequel and working on a daytime soap.
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 1995 film Desperado. Last year alone, in fact, Trejo acted in two high profile (and well-received) action films attached to Rodriguez: Predators, which Rodriguez produced, and Machete, which Rodriguez directed.
With the Certified Fresh 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!
The Searchers (1956, 98% Tomatometer)
Death Wish (1974, 70% Tomatometer)
Animal Factory (2000, 81% Tomatometer)
Dirty Harry (1971, 95% Tomatometer)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968, 98% Tomatometer)
Next, Danny Trejo on working with big names, a possible Machete sequel, and appearing on a daytime soap.