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This Day in Horror History: Happy Birthday Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo has gone from being a background baddie to one of the most famous names and faces in modern cinema, and his real-life has been as harrowing as some of the films he appears in. His most well-known horror flicks include 3 From Hell, From Dusk To Dawn 1, 2 & 3, The Devil’s Rejects, and Rob Zombie’s Halloween. He’s the lead of the Machete franchise (which hopes to go to space in the not-too-distant future).

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Trejo is also the subject of the new documentary Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo. Check out the trailer and synopsis below.

Synopsis:
Having spent much of his early life in prison, actor Danny Trejo discusses his career and how he has overcome a life of crime and addiction.

Inmate 1 - This Day in Horror History: Happy Birthday Danny Trejo

Trivia:
He is one of the most prolific of American actors, having usually done at least 4 films a year since the 1990s. In 2002 alone, he did 9 films. (Source)

His characters in the films of Robert Rodriguez are usually named after knives: Desperado (1995) (Navajas), the From Dusk Till Dawn trilogy (Razor Charlie), the Spy Kids movies (Machete), the Grindhouse (2007) trailer (Machete), Predators (2010) (Cuchillo), Machete (2010) (Machete again). Only in Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) (Cucuy) is this not the case. (Source)

Danny Trejo was born on this day in 1944 and, today, all of us here at Dread Central wish him a very Happy Birthday!

Written by Josh Millican

Josh Millican is the Editor in Chief at Dread Central.

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