danny trejo

the tough look on his face is not a front, a product of director cues or hours spent in acting classes.

this is the toughness of a man who has seen 11 years of his life taken from him behind bars. a toughness that comes with knowing what it’s like to have people fear you, regretting the pain you’ve caused and finding the courage to right those wrongs.

if his career in hollywood was written in the stars then his life before the silver screen can be seen as unintentional method acting. there’s very few people in hollywood who can “play tough” as well as this man and i have to assume that is because few people know what it feels like to be tough as he is.

trejo spends much of his free time now speaking to at risk youth about the perils of street life and the redemption he has found in the new life he lives.


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