Danny Trejo has a real life story that's at least as interesting as the many hard-bitten heroes and villains he's played. After spending much of his early life in and out of prison, he found a renewed focus in the film industry. I recently had a chance to talk to the iconic actor.
The cast features an eclectic mix of celebrities such as Mel Gibson, Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Hudgens, Antonio Banderas, and many many more, including Lady Gaga.
Machete himself, legendary actor Danny Trejo, stops by the What's Trending studio to chat about raising money for his Snap Shot film on, the three Bs of fantastic filmmaking, and the future of his Machete films.
Robert Rodriguez's commitment to remaining an "outsider" safely distanced from Hollywood has provided him considerable independence, influencing both how he taps into his creativity, as well as how he applies it through the craft of filmmaking.
In an homage to 70s B movies, there is more blood splattered in Machete than the best of Sam Peckinpah. It makes for a wild ride, one of the most purely entertaining movies to come along in quite a while.