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Old 08-19-10, 05:47 PM
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What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

IMDB credits the prolific actor with 194 movie and tv roles. He notorious for playing a tough guy and I'd say it's just about impossible you haven't seen him in something. So, which performance is your favorite. I have to go with "Blood In, Blood Out: Bound by Honor" (1993) followed by "Heat" (1995). I am really looking forward to him finally taking the lead in "Machete".
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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

Needs a poll


Also....I loved him as Navajas in Desperado...that's my fav Trejo role......besides Machete. BUT since that one isn't out yet....I'll go w/ Navajas.


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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

I'll go with Animal Factory.

For those who need a reminder:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001803/

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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

Going with "Johnny 23" ("Johnny 600" if they knew the truth) from Con Air
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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
Going with "Johnny 23" ("Johnny 600" if they knew the truth) from Con Air
This, great line

Although it'll serve as a placeholder in case Machete impresses me.
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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

Desperado
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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

Uncle Machete in Spy Kids.
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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

Desperado's already taken, but I'm impressed how he can steal any scene he's in whenever he's on screen in Heat. For context, this is a film where Robert De Niro is in top form, and whenever Trejo is in a scene, so is De Niro - and still the MexiCAN chokeholds your attention.

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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

Not sure of the title, but I like the movie where he plays a sneering, angry psycho.
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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

Triple X (Vin Diesel)

His part was hilarious.
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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

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Yep. I was thinking the same thing. It was cool to see him in that role.
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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

has he ever been the lead in a movie?
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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

And my point was that he was great in it. I'll stay on it, thanks!
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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
Going with "Johnny 23" ("Johnny 600" if they knew the truth) from Con Air
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First one that came to mind for me.
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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

Actually his best performance in my opinion was "Desert Heat" with Van Damme.
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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

The Bartender in Anchorman
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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

Originally Posted by chino77
has he ever been the lead in a movie?
Machete

and this work of art right here....unofficially...it's a prequel to Machete..somehow...I LOVE the 44 sec. mark on this thing. lol...

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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC
Machete

and this work of art right here....unofficially...it's a prequel to Machete..somehow...I LOVE the 44 sec. mark on this thing. lol...

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thanks i knew about machette. just never heard of him starring in anything else.

edit to add: i just saw that movie you linked to isnt out yet. is there anything already released that he starred in?
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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC
Machete

and this work of art right here....unofficially...it's a prequel to Machete..somehow...I LOVE the 44 sec. mark on this thing. lol...

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Interesting. I love RR's "Grindhouse" style. But it's all bigger budget, pro-style stuff. Vengeance looks like something that was ACTUALLY filmed with a tiny budget and amateurs out to shoot a movie and make it as good as they can. Not the "nod nod, wink wink" stuff.
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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

yeah well...the dialogue ain't hot and it doesn't look like it was shot all that well either. No matter the budget you need to shoot it well, have a damn fine story, or both.
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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

It's got RD Call though, that should count for something! NM, that was Diamond Dallas Page.
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who or what is RD Call? *checking google* Again..who?!

well...I guess I saw him in Babel...haven't seen that one in a while....
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Dude was in Young Guns II as the dude watching Billy the Kid in jail or Waterworld as the dude whose kid Costner saves from the smoker or one of the Irish baddies in Last Man Standing.
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Re: What's your favorite Danny Trejo performance?

Desperado, but Con Air is a good call too

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