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(Starpulse)   God turns Danny Trejo's life around after prison chat. Danny Trejo returns the favor by starring in "The Muppets" and "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas"   (starpulse.com) divider line 43
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2011-11-16 11:40:38 AM  
Anyone who has read the Old Testament knows that god loves a bit of the old ultra-violence:

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-11-16 11:45:34 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Anyone who has read the Old Testament knows that god loves a bit of the old ultra-violence:

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 447x640]



Fantastic spoof. Marin and Steven Seagal were farking hilarious.
 
2011-11-16 11:46:26 AM  
DeNiro as well.
 
2011-11-16 11:50:05 AM  
Who?
 
2011-11-16 11:53:16 AM  

Apos: DeNiro as well.



...and Don Johnson.
 
2011-11-16 11:53:25 AM  
Machete was the exact kind of B movie I enjoy.

But I do wonder something. Does anyone else think Lindsey Lohan didn't even realize she was portraying herself and not a character?
 
2011-11-16 11:54:30 AM  
This guy is really nice I met him at LAX my kids didnt have a clue who he was until one of them goes hey you the uncle from Spy Kids. He stood there and had a long conversation with me and my boys even posed for some pictures.
 
2011-11-16 11:55:40 AM  

The_Sponge: Apos: DeNiro as well.


...and Don Johnson.


Yep. It's arguably Johnson's best performance since Miami Vice .
 
2011-11-16 11:58:04 AM  

LittleSmitty: Machete was the exact kind of B movie I enjoy.

But I do wonder something. Does anyone else think Lindsey Lohan didn't even realize she was portraying herself and not a character?


Doubtful. She's more meth than meta.
 
2011-11-16 12:00:23 PM  

Apos: LittleSmitty: Machete was the exact kind of B movie I enjoy.

But I do wonder something. Does anyone else think Lindsey Lohan didn't even realize she was portraying herself and not a character?

Doubtful. She's more meth than meta.


Crud. Scratch the doubtful part.
 
2011-11-16 12:01:55 PM  

WhitePac: This guy is really nice I met him at LAX my kids didnt have a clue who he was until one of them goes hey you the uncle from Spy Kids. He stood there and had a long conversation with me and my boys even posed for some pictures.


Trejo is definitely one of my favorite actors right now. Humble as hell, but a badass actor at the same time. Still loving him in Sons of Anarchy, even though he's an evil mother farker.

The reason Machete was so awesome (and filled with a big name cast...besides Lohan) was because everyone involved was doing it as a favor to Trejo. He's so liked that anyone he asked immediately said yes. He's never really been in a movie where he was the main protagonist, and everyone wanted to see his wish fulfilled.

/He's also short as hell too. It's crazy how camera work can make him look so much larger.
 
2011-11-16 12:13:23 PM  

Apos: The_Sponge: Apos: DeNiro as well.


...and Don Johnson.

Yep. It's arguably Johnson's best performance since Miami Vice .



I would almost agree, but he was pretty good in "Eastbound & Down".
 
2011-11-16 12:13:32 PM  
Danny Trejo was a legit member of the Mexican crime family "La Eme". He was a Veterano which is basically like saying he was a made man. I heard through the grapevine though that they were very proud of his movie career until he portrayed a rapist in Con Air. Now they are not too pleased with him.
 
2011-11-16 12:16:06 PM  

trifoldhat: Who?


The host of Dance Fever.
 
2011-11-16 12:27:03 PM  

scottydoesntknow: /He's also short as hell too. It's crazy how camera work can make him look so much larger.


Yup. I always thought he was huge, until he was in that episode of Bones. At first, I wondered why in the world they bothered with camera magic to make Trejo look so tiny compared to the two "Finder" characters.
 
2011-11-16 12:32:34 PM  
Was he the Indian in The Mothers of Invention?
 
2011-11-16 12:33:01 PM  

scottydoesntknow: /He's also short as hell too. It's crazy how camera work can make him look so much larger.


Yeah there's a lot of that in movies/tv. I first noticed it with Gillian Anderson in X-Files. She's a *lot* shorter than David Duchovny, but clever blocking makes it look like she's not really that much shorter.

Same thing with Summer Glau. Had no idea how tiny she was until I saw her in person.
 
2011-11-16 12:34:41 PM  

trifoldhat: Who?


The Dude that played Madonna's father in the "Poppa don't Preach" video
 
2011-11-16 12:43:33 PM  

trifoldhat: Who?


You know, that guy that was the dispatcher on Taxi.
 
2011-11-16 12:56:20 PM  

trifoldhat: Who?


the dude from grease.

also, i don't think he's in the muppets.
 
2011-11-16 01:00:08 PM  

trifoldhat: Who?


He won the Heisman in 96 while at Florida.
 
2011-11-16 01:13:41 PM  
In Heat his character's name was Trejo. Hmmm. Also, he had no scenes with Natalie Portman. Was this for her protection?
 
2011-11-16 01:15:08 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Trejo is definitely one of my favorite actors right now. Humble as hell, but a badass actor at the same time. Still loving him in Sons of Anarchy, even though he's an evil mother farker.


He is one of my favorite actors and has been for about 15 years, everything I read about him makes me more of a fan.
 
2011-11-16 01:16:30 PM  
scottydoesntknow 2011-11-16 12:01:55 PM

WhitePac: This guy is really nice I met him at LAX my kids didnt have a clue who he was until one of them goes hey you the uncle from Spy Kids. He stood there and had a long conversation with me and my boys even posed for some pictures.

Trejo is definitely one of my favorite actors right now. Humble as hell, but a badass actor at the same time. Still loving him in Sons of Anarchy, even though he's an evil mother farker.

The reason Machete was so awesome (and filled with a big name cast...besides Lohan) was because everyone involved was doing it as a favor to Trejo. He's so liked that anyone he asked immediately said yes. He's never really been in a movie where he was the main protagonist, and everyone wanted to see his wish fulfilled.

/He's also short as hell too. It's crazy how camera work can make him look so much larger.


Yea I love him on Sons you can kinda see he is small in that. But when you meet him he is tiny.
 
2011-11-16 01:20:02 PM  
He has the greatest Onion AV Club interview in history.
 
2011-11-16 01:25:54 PM  

That coward David Lopan: Danny Trejo was a legit member of the Mexican crime family "La Eme". He was a Veterano which is basically like saying he was a made man. I heard through the grapevine though that they were very proud of his movie career until he portrayed a rapist in Con Air. Now they are not too pleased with him.


I remember reading an interview with him in the Onion (the AV club part) where he basically said his movie career got started when he went down to a movie set to help a recovering addict he was sponsoring and someone asked him if he wanted to make $15/day as an extra if he could convincingly play a convict. After he showed took off his shirt to show off his tats, the writer (apparently an ex-con) recognized him as the San Quentin heavyweight boxing champ, and hired him as Eric Roberts boxing coach for the movie (apparently Roberts had been a little too rough with some of his other sparring partners and they quit- a problem Trejo didn't have.)

But this is the best story fromt he interview:


I did a movie with Charles Bronson before that, Death Wish 4. I met him, and one of the guys on the movie, one of the young guys, got shiatty with an old character actor named Perry Lopez, who was like 80 years old and had emphysema. He couldn't even blow out a candle on a cake. He's been in the movies since like the '30s. He was trying to set up our little scene, and then all of the sudden, out of the clear blue sky, this guy who thought he was cute says, "Who the fark nominated you director?" And I laughed; I thought he was joking. This guy's 80 years old. Perry says, "No, no, I'm trying to set up this little scene so we all won't be standing here."

So this punk comes up, he says, "I went to blah blah," just some, I don't know what the hell it is, Lee Strasberg or some bullshiat training, "and I don't need no has-been actor to give me direction." Then I realized this guy wasn't kidding. I'm thinking, "This guy's 80. Anybody over 40 is an older person. You better give them some respect." So I just jacked this punk up and told him, "You know what, biatch? I'll beat your ass. I nominated him director. Now fark you. Do whatever he says." This guy looks at me, almost starts crying, and says, "Hey, I'm trying to stay in character." I was, "Well, your character's about to get his ass beat."

So then I turn around. Charles Bronson is standing right behind me, and he's watching this. And the last thing you want anybody to see is that you could be violent on a movie set. I look at Charlie, and he saw what I was doing. But he says, "You know, Danny. I like the way you deal with people." [Laughs.] And then he walked away. Then, about two months later, he called me and said, "Danny, I've got this little movie, Forbidden Subjects. You want a little role in it?" I go, "Yeah, sure." I'll never forget that. We had a long talk. Charlie was cool. He was awesome.

 
2011-11-16 01:39:41 PM  
Not only does Trejo not star in "The Muppets", he's not in the film at all (not even as a cameo.) Good work, subby.
 
2011-11-16 01:50:31 PM  
Say what you will about Trejo, subby; but don't you ever farking speak bad about the Muppets in my presence.

EVER.

/ITG
 
2011-11-16 02:00:22 PM  
I want to see a movie fight between Danny Trejo and Terry Crewes, but with thrown in comedy from each.
 
2011-11-16 02:03:09 PM  
Trejo is in everything.
 
2011-11-16 02:43:30 PM  

Magorn: So then I turn around. Charles Bronson is standing right behind me, and he's watching this. And the last thing you want anybody to see is that you could be violent on a movie set. I look at Charlie, and he saw what I was doing. But he says, "You know, Danny. I like the way you deal with people." [Laughs.] And then he walked away. Then, about two months later, he called me and said, "Danny, I've got this little movie, Forbidden Subjects. You want a little role in it?" I go, "Yeah, sure." I'll never forget that. We had a long talk. Charlie was cool. He was awesome.



That is the coolest story I've read all month.
 
2011-11-16 03:21:39 PM  

bhcompy: I want to see a movie fight between Danny Trejo and Terry Charlie Crewes, but with thrown in comedy from each.


FTFY

/"You makin' fun of me, ese?"
//"It is the universe that makes fun of us all."
///At least I get to see him being all weird and inscrutable in Homeland
 
2011-11-16 03:26:03 PM  
Many moons ago, used to see him a lot at the handball courts at Venice beach. As said, nice guy, very down to earth. He was just starting to get the good movie rolls, being the young punks we were, had fun ribbing him about becoming a "big movie star." Had no idea how popular he would become.
Yeah, CSB........
 
2011-11-16 04:00:22 PM  

Magorn: That coward David Lopan: Danny Trejo was a legit member of the Mexican crime family "La Eme". He was a Veterano which is basically like saying he was a made man. I heard through the grapevine though that they were very proud of his movie career until he portrayed a rapist in Con Air. Now they are not too pleased with him.

I remember reading an interview with him in the Onion (the AV club part) where he basically said his movie career got started when he went down to a movie set to help a recovering addict he was sponsoring and someone asked him if he wanted to make $15/day as an extra if he could convincingly play a convict. After he showed took off his shirt to show off his tats, the writer (apparently an ex-con) recognized him as the San Quentin heavyweight boxing champ, and hired him as Eric Roberts boxing coach for the movie (apparently Roberts had been a little too rough with some of his other sparring partners and they quit- a problem Trejo didn't have.)

.



That must have been Runaway Train. I remember watching it recently and had one of those 'Damn, that's a young looking...' moments when Trejo appears. I think he got killed.
 
2011-11-16 04:07:01 PM  

bhcompy: I want to see a movie fight between Danny Trejo and Terry Crewes, but with thrown in comedy from each.



That would be awesome .
 
2011-11-16 04:46:40 PM  

Knara: scottydoesntknow: /He's also short as hell too. It's crazy how camera work can make him look so much larger.

Yeah there's a lot of that in movies/tv. I first noticed it with Gillian Anderson in X-Files. She's a *lot* shorter than David Duchovny, but clever blocking makes it look like she's not really that much shorter.

Same thing with Summer Glau. Had no idea how tiny she was until I saw her in person.


What that may have looked like...

weknowmemes.com
 
2011-11-16 04:53:00 PM  

Magorn: That coward David Lopan: Danny Trejo was a legit member of the Mexican crime family "La Eme". He was a Veterano which is basically like saying he was a made man. I heard through the grapevine though that they were very proud of his movie career until he portrayed a rapist in Con Air. Now they are not too pleased with him.

I remember reading an interview with him in the Onion (the AV club part) where he basically said his movie career got started when he went down to a movie set to help a recovering addict he was sponsoring and someone asked him if he wanted to make $15/day as an extra if he could convincingly play a convict. After he showed took off his shirt to show off his tats, the writer (apparently an ex-con) recognized him as the San Quentin heavyweight boxing champ, and hired him as Eric Roberts boxing coach for the movie (apparently Roberts had been a little too rough with some of his other sparring partners and they quit- a problem Trejo didn't have.)

But this is the best story fromt he interview:


I did a movie with Charles Bronson before that, Death Wish 4. I met him, and one of the guys on the movie, one of the young guys, got shiatty with an old character actor named Perry Lopez, who was like 80 years old and had emphysema. He couldn't even blow out a candle on a cake. He's been in the movies since like the '30s. He was trying to set up our little scene, and then all of the sudden, out of the clear blue sky, this guy who thought he was cute says, "Who the fark nominated you director?" And I laughed; I thought he was joking. This guy's 80 years old. Perry says, "No, no, I'm trying to set up this little scene so we all won't be standing here."

So this punk comes up, he says, "I went to blah blah," just some, I don't know what the hell it is, Lee Strasberg or some bullshiat training, "and I don't need no has-been actor to give me direction." Then I realized this guy wasn't kidding. I'm thinking, "This guy's 80. Anybody over 40 is an older person. You better give them some respect." So I just jacked this punk up and told him, "You know what, biatch? I'll beat your ass. I nominated him director. Now fark you. Do whatever he says." This guy looks at me, almost starts crying, and says, "Hey, I'm trying to stay in character." I was, "Well, your character's about to get his ass beat."

So then I turn around. Charles Bronson is standing right behind me, and he's watching this. And the last thing you want anybody to see is that you could be violent on a movie set. I look at Charlie, and he saw what I was doing. But he says, "You know, Danny. I like the way you deal with people." [Laughs.] And then he walked away. Then, about two months later, he called me and said, "Danny, I've got this little movie, Forbidden Subjects. You want a little role in it?" I go, "Yeah, sure." I'll never forget that. We had a long talk. Charlie was cool. He was awesome.


That is a great story. And now I have to find as many opportunities as I can to say, "Well, your character's about to get his ass beat." That's gold.
 
2011-11-16 05:24:04 PM  

Cyno01: Knara: scottydoesntknow: /He's also short as hell too. It's crazy how camera work can make him look so much larger.

Yeah there's a lot of that in movies/tv. I first noticed it with Gillian Anderson in X-Files. She's a *lot* shorter than David Duchovny, but clever blocking makes it look like she's not really that much shorter.

Same thing with Summer Glau. Had no idea how tiny she was until I saw her in person.

What that may have looked like...

[weknowmemes.com image 400x400]


Heh, no. Just saw her from a distance.
 
2011-11-16 08:16:34 PM  

Carneggy: Not only does Trejo not star in "The Muppets", he's not in the film at all (not even as a cameo.) Good work, subby.


Doesn't it suck to be wrong?
 
2011-11-16 09:39:02 PM  
cdn.wg.uproxx.com
 
2011-11-16 10:01:20 PM  

Knara: scottydoesntknow: /He's also short as hell too. It's crazy how camera work can make him look so much larger.

Yeah there's a lot of that in movies/tv. I first noticed it with Gillian Anderson in X-Files. She's a *lot* shorter than David Duchovny, but clever blocking makes it look like she's not really that much shorter.

Same thing with Summer Glau. Had no idea how tiny she was until I saw her in person.


Same with Mimi Miyagi but that may have been more that she's usually on her back or knees in movies. She's actually only about 5 feet tall, if that.

I met her when I felt like renting a movie and she just happened to be doing an in-store appearance,
(you youngsters may not realize this but there was a time when people had to get porn on videocassette)
 
2011-11-16 10:53:00 PM  
The guy is in Sons of Anarchy playing a drug cartel member
 
2011-11-16 11:43:20 PM  

silgryphon: The guy is in Sons of Anarchy playing a drug cartel member


Not just a member. And, as with EVERYTHING the man does (and everything about the current season of SoA) is badass beyond belief.
 
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