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"danny trejo" Discussed on Spanish Aquí Presents
"How did you get started with your record label. You know what we were doing a while back. There was a kid killed in. Gabriel up in palmdale and the the whole community got you really angry. He's feeling in and so. We put on a fundraiser. We went up there and we offered like two hundred dollars. I think for singer whoever won the contest. And we'll just so we could do and trixie and her mom lived in a battered women shelter. Because momma beat a borough but so anyway they his type primarily all the way to palmdale to sing. This song won the two hundred dollars. And we're gonna hit. And i started talking to him and she said well you know she's seventeen was to get into as you want me and she saw good senior on jeddah's right you know what let's once she started. People started coming out of the market. Because we're at a big parking lot and a choice started a record label trailed music and and she worked with me till she was eighteen. And then i got tara to come in and taros working and then tootsie started using fell off. The you know she she felt for one of them. Slick talking to gun. That was loaded and and she went out. And so you couldn't do it. And i told tara know one of the guys with burn me for about one hundred fifty grand and so i tell you. Guess that's it and will and she guy like that's the end of my dream. And she can. I stay in shoot practicing my gym jude. A yeah go ahead. And so. And i remember asking seat those in this parliament. What do you do you let it. You'll blow the dream on your healthy here. Yeah two days later. Swear to god. I run into a camera on my name. Baby badge sugar sugar. I really am right. And he said you still working with that dude. I will now bermuda one hundred and fifty grand bashes or you're killing my life a lot more than fifty five but don't hear what you jomie lesson. What are you gonna do. I don't know why don't you bring into the studios bash. You live in a houston. No no i moved over here. Jets work kidding so for five thousand dollars me and bash dropped an album called a chicano soul shop volume more and it's available on something. I don't know and then announced job. That single with with attrition amazing and and now we're getting ready to another album with with jasmine dianne and darren. They're awesome god jealousies just likes. Komo's the cia that selene selene donlon beyond worrying. Oh the real high voice and notes exactly like like selena and seems like quincy. She sings anyway. She wants she can one time. We were the studio and the the guy was just doing beat as she was backed up at the top of the hidden and precious. You'd freeze eilly. Is that good salon. She's awesome talent. Yeah and speaking. Of having. I for talent. I know we have to wrap up but i have a really really hard core question for. Are you ready. Just if you're with me you and your family. You are feed your boyfriend up off. I don't care i like. My mom is literally in town. When i love it. I can't do it tonight tomorrow. Night down bringing cantina tell her. I'm not kidding nose up. I got the i also i thank you for your the buzz. But one of my questions was So you're a big. La dodgers fan. Your sports guy. You love sports. Yeah the rams And so one of the things that i know is from living in nine years now home for miami but l. a. and san diego they have dodgers padres beef and they also have street beef of meat street meat beef meaning. Who has the best gardening people in san diego say they are the best there by one. People analysts say that they got the best gardini. Don't know why but they say so. Far settle this settled. All i need you to settle. This may hold off. If you go to doc your good taste the best gotta you've ever had because we marinate that thing all day the best home. I'm getting hungry rescue. 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"danny trejo" Discussed on Spanish Aquí Presents
"People that This isn't the right way to talk to somewhere. Boba like there are people who thrive on that. You know what i mean. And i just wanna make it very clear to the to the listeners. Where peo poc who are dealing with all of this. This is sacrificing your mental wellbeing. More exhausting you by having to explain every single second over some micro aggression that happens is not your job to teach white people the right way and the wrong way of speaking right I feel comfortable speaking out about stuff to a certain extent as long as long as i'm like feeling like it's not draining me of my personal experience. I'm not here to educate anybody. Also when might have really be educating anybody. But i went to speak up and i know when to just like shut my mouth and keep it moving because i'm not here to educate this person this person who isn't going to be willing to learn or anything like that or even have a conversation people that are willing to have that conversation. I will have that conversation. But i'm not gonna go up in arms and having a revolutionary war with someone these. I like i'm sacrificing myself here and i'm not willing to do that. We were not move upon this earth to educate white people. Make them better. We are not magical beings will lead. We're not guides for caucasians. We're not gonna do that. I'm tired of it. I don't wanna do it anymore. And that's that oscar wells said and you said revolutionary war. Which makes me think of the boston tea party. And i think we should have a little party. I'll tiny throwing and you are open. Mouths oh okay yes.
"danny trejo" Discussed on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
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"danny trejo" Discussed on 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel
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"danny trejo" Discussed on 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel
"Dan shaw bell in fewer than ten minutes. My goal is to extract bested rights in the world's smartest and most interesting people might ask them just questions. My guest today is actor and author. Danny trejo danny is one of hollywood's most recognizable prolific and beloved character. Actors he started. Amc's breaking bad affects his sons of anarchy desperado. Michelle tay and spy. Kids danny owns restaurants including trails tacos. Trae hose cantina and trae hose coffee and donuts in the los angeles area. We discuss his remarkable journey from prison to blockbuster movies which is captured in his new memoir. Trae ho during this podcast episode. Danny welcome to five questions. Thank you then you let it be wanted to start off. Why were you originally drawn into the systems. Crime and violence and how are you able to transition into a new life as a doctor who up with a mentor. That happened to be a drug addict and armed robber. And he was my hero and all the rest of the family was hard working laborers construction lot of lead to put off five year old. Six year old seventy and gilbert. My uncle he was just cool. I can remember he was six. I guess had a thirty eight. Chevy was my grandfather's and he would tell me count the song. So they didn't have o'clock he would go to somebody's house and whistle a they'd come out nigga giving to and he would roll to joints and and the joys and giving money and he'd say how many so that's four songs so each song was about three minutes so we knew betim how long we had the car you know and that was like really like i joe deal and i just hung with gilbert. I think i would have gotten into it anyway. Part of growing up the lifestyle. That i lived where i lived and then making that transition to being an actor. I came out of prison. Nine hundred sixty nine. I was actually a drug counselor for quite a while. We were trying to be extras for an extra fifty bucks or something. One kid i was working with. I went with him and i ran into a guy. I knew independent injury any bunker who was a prolific writer. I didn't know this. I just knew him as an arm. Robert key asked me. If i were still boxing's danny i saw you win. The lightweight and the welterweight title up and quitting. We need somebody train one of the actors out about. I asked him what to pay. And he said three twenty a day. And i there to make fifty bucks. That was making three twenty a week as a drug user so i started training and actress eric roberts offering movie go runaway train. The director saw me like the fact that eric would do..
"danny trejo" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"We'll have more after this break. Frank carson was a criminal defense attorney who spent years accusing police and prosecutors of corruption. Then they charged him with murder. I'm christopher gothard writer and host of the l. a. times podcasts. Dirty john and detective trap. I'm inviting you to follow and listen to my new podcast. That trials of frank carson. This eight episodes series is a story of power politics and the law. In california's central valley new episodes of the trials of frank carson are available to find them search for the trials of frank carson. Wherever you get your podcasts. Thank you trey who took a smallest role in blood in blood out an experienced that allowed him to return to san quentin for the first time since he was an inmate. There this time as an actor during filming he was able to roam almost freely inside a facility that for him was the site of so many horrors early passages in the book describe mortal dangers lurking around every corner at san quentin and in a state of full circle. He even got to shoot a few scenes inside c. five five zero his actual former cell in the prisons south block. I consider my life a complete gift from god. cut remember nineteen sixty eight. I made a deal. I said you know what if you let me die with dignity. I'll say your name every day. And i'll do whatever i can for my fellow inmate. I said inmate. Because i never thought i was getting out of jail a year later. He left prison for good. And despite many bumps along the road tranquil transformed into a dedicated recovery counselor and sponsor recovery ultimately is the driving force of the memoir. Trae who has more than four hundred credits to his name. Now a remarkable achievement for someone who could hardly have imagined a film career as he prayed at soledad prison and nineteen sixty eight today he recognizes how far hollywood has to go to expand opportunities and roles beyond tough prisoner number one on the topic of latino representation the subject of a recent series of stories in the times trae who says he welcomes the growing advocacy. But what's needed to move the needle. He argued is more direct investment from high powered producers of latin american descent specifically. Everybody we were were not represented were not represented not represent you know. I have to say the reason. We're not represented. Is that people on top not caucasian. Latin american people do not want to produce phil but your point about the the representations issue that we just don't have enough latino financiers of films producers is what you're saying exactly you know and it's stop clients.
"danny trejo" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
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His experience with criminality would collide with hollywood one. Crystallizing episode came when trump. Who was wayne offers to appear in two films in the early nineteen ninety s one was american me to be directed by edward james olmos. The other was blood in out by taylor. Halford both sought to tell the story of the founding of the mexican mafia trae ho with his chest of tattoos and years of time served would have been a great fit in eater film. There was a problem though. The mexican mafia or ma is highly secretive and torius for its ruthless. Executions word was already getting around the penitentiary system. That the american meese script took some offensive narrative liberties related to prison rate into the ms fraternal codes. In order that we're upsetting real world. Gang leaders the proposed film would also explicitly use the term. Na which is another big no-no you ever. Jeans is great actors. Unbelievable actor but you gotta. We walked into into jerry's deli in encino okay. He walks in worrying county jail shirt but to the opening and do look like like an easterly. Chiloe and so. I'm trying to figure out dow's doing this to be my friend or i didn't. I didn't understand that kind of getting into character. The first question we asked was. Hey did you get permission from joe to do. The job organ was the leader of the mexican mafia and the mexican mafia l- was was not like the john gotti who wanted to be in the papers. Okay just before a second meeting with almost tranquil. Got a message. Joe morgan the guy trae who warned about wanted to talk to him the infamous joe quote unquote. Peg-leg morgan incarcerated at the time at county jail was then the living dawn of the according to traco. Joe morgan doesn't call people unless he saying you're dead. Who took the call the home phone of his friend eddie. Bunker an old industry insider who he met in prison. Joe morgan got right down to business on. Never forget it. He had to be the age old. What's up and he goes down. You know what medicine serious owns understand. Europe for that movie of american me and yeah. I'm up for both of them up for a month for blood in blood out do. He's which are you gonna do. I says you gonna do blood in blood out on. Never forget joe morgan's oh yeah oh. That's a cute one this movie about about mexican killers and said quinton. That's the cute one so we talked needs to even to daddy you. Don't you could do the other one. you could do. American me of you want nothing would happen. But i know i wouldn't israel. I wouldn't disrespect the people that i know almost not respond to a request for comment about the passage in the book or about trucco statements for this story in the book trek. Oh emphasizes again. His admiration for almost and his advocacy for latinos and people of color in hollywood almost made american me as a morality. Play to warn you about the dangers of prison life. Yet the stories ripple effects in the real world were unmistakable to consultants. Who worked on the film were killed including a beloved gang intervention worker named anna lisa. I think four people got killed out here directly because that movie and about eight or nine killed in prison directly behind that move..
"danny trejo" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"One of the most fascinating and honestly bad ass figures in hollywood today. Danny trae ho. What i had was this look of a criminal. I had the look of a bad guy. You know guys that bad guys. Tell me well. You really look like a pack. We spoke over. Zoom treacle wore a cap and he and of seventy seven. He's one of the most beloved genre actors around even over the pandemic distance trae who's fierceness onscreen as the perpetual prisoner or inmate is evident in conversation. He spoke with emotion and sometimes snorted a rubbed his face with both hands. It was as if he was bracing himself against the pain of experience in the state penitentiary system. That took up half his life. I was doing a film. With mickey rourke and we were doing in new mexico and i played this insane killer and and it was strange. The direct route say okay. Let's do that we do it. And he's a danny hon. You do it. It's like you go to this maniac and then all of us. I watch you and you go what i say. Cut you immediately. Go over and play with your kids. And he says most accurate they get into that zone and they want to stay there. When i'm playing that insane crazy person. It's like i been there. I've seen that. I've lived that you know i don't i don't want to be there. There's times that. I've been acting. And then i stop and i'm gonna throw up because that place that you can go to is is very very real. It's like i love working with like all the wanna be tough guys and convy killer in hollywood because you look at a menu. No as tough as you are you would be paying protection to some little five foot six mexican. That's how tall danny trae. Ho really is by the way. But it's his face that captures people's attention. It's famously mangled. By the years. He spent in prison offering an ideal expressive palette for the actor he became he can convey rage and humor like few other villains on screen. Some of these stories have been told. The many have informed his wildly prolific word and the most important are collected in his new memoir. Trae ho my life of crime. Redemption and hollywood he co authored with his longtime friend and fellow. Actor donal lobe. You know if there was a group of us standing on a corner. When i was young the cops into lovey with a you compare always just i just had the phaser the body that stuck out but as far as hollywood. I don't think i ever been discriminated against. I work all the time. And i was a inmate number one bad guy and i didn't know that i was being stereotype. I just do. I was working in fact the young lady probably fresh out an interview school. You know she asked me a danny. Don't you think you're being typecast. And i didn't know what that was about. What what do you mean. Well you're always playing the mean. Chicano dude with tattoos and thought about as i am the means chicano due to adapt dues trae who got his break in the business after visiting a film shoot in one thousand nine hundred eighty five. He was there to help someone onset. Who's battling through addiction addiction recovery. Then his career took off at first quietly with a string of tiny rolls as prisoner inmate or tuck inmate run but by nineteen ninety-five pray ho shared a riveting death scene with robert deniro in michael mann's movie heat one of my all time favorites and one of many displaying trae skill at portraying someone on the brink of death he says even deniro wasn't crises death of the century so funny when i was doing that to get a compliment from robert deniro and he helped me up off the ground. There's a lot of talk in the hollywood community about the constant use of the gangster. Trowell kind of bob ewell stories but at the same time some actors will say well. That's giving us work. We're training in our craft were reflecting the streets. Where do you lie on that argument. And how do you some of these films. You know that you were under leader career in today's mindset days as long as the bad guy dies or goes to prison. I don't care okay. You know what i mean. It's like i won't do a movie or the best guy lives in. I got ninety six deaths. Now i think and i got the record for death in film you know just. I worked a lot for me. Is i like yeah. Let's tell those stories. Yeah let's let's get them right you. Let's get right. it's you know what. Why do you. Why or why are prisons full of african american and mexican. Because you know jobs aren't available. There's a lot of things going on that. They're putting us in prison right now. I honestly believed that. Probably fifteen percent of the people that are in prison belong in prison. You know what i mean. We could do other things with with with the other. Fifteen percent you said percentage fifteen hundred eighty five percent of people in prison. Don't don't need to be there. Yeah i honestly believe that we could do something else. Non-violent drug addicts do not belong in prison most of the dealers they got in prison. Were dealing to support their habits. You don't mean it was like you got a i got a quarter. I'm going to cut it up. And i'm going to sell this. I'm going to use this. You know don you know it's like i. I know some of the big dealers that were in prison. Why do you think people still want to see these kinds of films and love. Even american people still watch it. People watch blending dow On your in withdraw. Their people want identify with violence. First of all secondly they wanna see heroic characters and like. I said as long as the bad guy loses. I'll do it in one thousand nine hundred five legendary filmmaker robert rodriguez gave trae a ho a signature role in desperado. He played a colombian assassin. Contract to kill antonio banderas is character and in two thousand one. Rodriguez specifically created four trae. Ho the role of marceca in spy kids a role that eventually became a franchise on its own that established perhaps the only character in film history to straddle the genres of children's adventure and grind house horror trickles role as much as iconic but his tough guy movie roles seemed to be just a fraction.
"danny trejo" Discussed on First Class Fatherhood
"And somebody walks in and says what are you guys gonna retire and Who did that you know nick. Nolte is by what the about eighty goes from what we're playing cowboys with nick. Nolte also with with adam sandler so what am retired from. And so i love doing what i'm doing. I love his record label and we went to. We went down through a long beach and pomona to to put on a concert for those all the immigrant kids and they love it and they were screaming about jasmine looking like selena and sounded like an end up and you know so we just had a blast and the staff told us that. This is the first time they've seen those kids smile and laugh. You know and it's tragic would happen but their moms are bringing them over here because when they're five six seven years old. The gardell snatched the girls in selling iraq and iran and persia so the traffic them. So thank god. Our president is a humanitarian. Thank god for governor newson and and garcetti's my pell you know so. They open the door for us. Yeah i bring a quite a lot of people that are involved with trying to help these kids with sex trafficking. It's become an epidemic around the world. So i've had quite a few guys on. That are ex navy seal craig sawyer. Who goes after these guys in. Hunts them down so Yeah that's a whole a whole nother ballgame. now listen. Obviously you are a workhorse here. Danny i love the hustle that you got your always pumping out to do your kids. Have you've done a lot of movies. You said you saw directed you. Do your kids have a favorite movie of yours that you don't do. You have a favorite that. You've done the. Mike kid directed a movie call from a son and it was the heaviest thing i did because i was a dad looking for his son who is using so i was a broken dad right single broken and i'm looking for my son every time. I got to duff with my dialogue. You'd go here's all my wallet. And i go. What do you what do your dad. You sound like a robert your debt and so i'd get back to be being the broken and he really he got me to cry. I've never cried it. A movie and i was thinking about crying like john wayne. Yeah okay you know. He brought out the sobs man and so he was. I loved. i loved to work with him. He just finished directed me and and david hasselhoff in a a music video for a band called star crawler and it came out amazing. You know so this kid. Just because he was hanging out with a movie sets he picked up everything. You know so that was cool very cool. Yeah outlets obviously data. Your legacy is secure in the film industry What do you want your legacy to be as a father. That's it right there. It's a great dad. Guide never turned away from his kids. No matter what you know. That's a dad. I hear people crying about two hundred dollars or three hundred dollars a month child support. I get a slap them. Shut up your kid. You know you know that that's not that's not you're doing it. You owe that you in fact give extra so they buy that addendum and shit. Yeah yeah yeah listen. Beautifully said daddy. The last thing i want to hear i love to ask all the data. Get on the podcast. What type of advice do you have for that new dad or for that about to be father. Who's out there listening. Hey get ready for the joy of your life. Just get ready for the joy of your life. And i'm not talking about. I don't know what what relationship you have with. His mom. Don't never let her still never let him see you match. Go never let him see you Angry at her. Just you know. I did that and i remember when my son said dad while to move downstairs you and mom won't fight you know and and so it's like wait a minute. All that affects them. You know so. Just make sure that you know. That's the mother of your children. Yeah well sad. I loved a message. There's been an honor for me. I gotta say danny trae first class father all the thank you so much. where are you at. I'm in jersey first time you're in la show but my restaurants on me you got it. I'll be ramle bring your family. I will do that. You forgive me so much for your time today. god bless you. Thank you back to wrap things up here. Firstly fatherhood i gotta give special. You wanna get the danny trae hall. Forgive me a few minutes of his time here. That was so cool. Please let me about twitter. Guys drive me that on instagram. let me know your talking about. Today's episode always loved to read you feedback. Make sure you go through the archives and check out so many other dads have stopped by here. Matthew mcconaughey tony hawk. Many navy seals including the guy who killed osama bin laden. Rob neil baucus patrol the lone survivor. So if you new did a podcast please take a moment to just go through and see. All the amazing have stopped by here over the years. It's an honor to have you guys here with me today. I m alex. You've been listening to i five hundred. Please remember guys. We are not babysitters fathers and we're not just fathers. We are first class. Fathers i know..
"danny trejo" Discussed on First Class Fatherhood
"You know my dad believed in in kicking your ass you know and up. My grandfather was a tyrant. You know. So i i didn't know how to discipline i'd i'd give him time out and put them in front of the tv set. You know you're that corner. That's the television. So but but so i. I just walked with him. I talked to him. That's that's the way. I disciplined it. Sometimes it works sometimes it. Didn't they just knew that. I was there if they were in trouble and You know school was was really important and my kids. Were all pretty smart. You know they were all pretty pretty. They came up with thank god that a smart mall. You know their their mom was a nurse and then became a lawyer. You know so but but but my kids were pretty pretty sharp and like i said gilbertson director. Danny boys a gamer gaming money on games but he does it so and so. They're know they're they're doing well. They all went through their their their. There's stuff with drudge. But they're out of it. My son's got seven years clean. My daughter's got eight yosso. Debbie always been good. That's great stuff. Dan yeah my my oldest is fifteen. So he's just about they just to take us into the fray here so we're trying to raise for impact as we go along here. Let me bring it into your book. Here trae hose available What what what what. What was the jazz. What why did you decide to write the book. What can expect when they get it. You know what i did. I did a documentary inmate number. One and everyone who. I can't wait for the bull again. We've been the book and everybody kept talking about the book. I've been thinking about a book for a long time. But every time i got somebody to help me with it. It sounded like an english literature. Assignment you know. And i would say something and the writer would put it down and changed a couple of words and it didn't sound like me anymore so i got donald. Logan was my best dearest friend right and and we somebody that really trusted. We started talking and i my kids mom. I let her read a chapter that we did it and she said it's nice but it's it's doesn't you know you're you're missing some stuff here and when she read it she says it sounds like you now you know that donald caught what the way i talk and and so we went ahead finished it and then she said. It's really nice. Dan but you didn't talk about your mom you go about your dad and i said well this their story and she kind. What do you think made you. Why do you think you've been divorced for dives. What do you think you've been had children. We women you weren't married to you. Know there's there's something about distrust going there you know so we got into you. Know my relationship with my step mom and my relationship with my dad and they were really. What do you call it not toxic or or they were really Volvo tyler my relationship with my dad was like my dad was a macho. Do it my way or the highway on and if you try to take the highway l. Kick your ass. You know tough got. The whole family was tough. The only one that i gravitated to gilbert who was the last of eleven kids who everybody's got burnt out on kids so me and him got hung together and i liked to style like what he did and he was an armed robbery drug adding always had money and and nobody minded that i was hanging out with him because because they were all obsessed with their own stuff you know with with getting a a new car in a camper with camper shell house you know and so i mean gillard out. We were like pels. We were several really well. Listen i look forward to reading the book myself link is going to be in the description of this podcast episodes tap and get over there and check it out. I want to ask you hear about the mask singer. Was this something you kind of got roped into. Did you seek that out. Once you're kissing performance in saying no what when will first of all i love jedi mccaw absolutely. She works with autistic children. So do i. And and so when they asked me. They showed me a picture of the raccoon. My dog john. Wesley harding my desk. My dog then. He looks like that raccoon. Same color. I yeah i'll do it. And i said so much fun that was i. I'm not a singer. I have a record label and in fact. I'm getting ready to release now with jasmine doors. Diane gonzalez karen. New baby bash. Trista lido frankie j. We got like a whole lot of people on this trail. So classics end up. And i just. I love having a record label. I love doing what i'm doing and people say. When are you going to retire from what i'm having so much fun. I it's like. Why would i retell i. I was doing a movie with. Who was it. Got the guy from forty eight hours with a guy for forty eight hull eddie murphy. The other guy slipped my mind here looking up at anyway with and he's an older guy right and up and so we're like sitting in the in the in the tent right. I'm doing duda the ridiculous. Six with adam sandler.
"danny trejo" Discussed on First Class Fatherhood
"Joining me now. First-class father danny trae hall. Welcome to first-class fatherhood. Also thank you all right. Let's kick it off like this year. How many kids do you have. How old are they three. My kids are all grown. I have one forty one thirty three one thirty two. My daughter's thirty two. She's the youngest. She is the her. Name's danielle raina. Three zero and debbie queen of the world. Yeah i'm i'm right there. I got four kids. My youngest is my only girl is well. I got three boys and a girl so she runs the show over here as well. If you could please just take one minute to hit my listeners with a little bit about your background and what you do you know what i would. I was a drug addict. went to prison. And i've been out. I made a deal with god. Save his name every day. And do what i can't for my fellow man and that's what i've been doing all i am is of service to anybody around me. Yeah listen. I really admire what you do. You're an inspiration of so many people around the world and a long as obviously you've had the turbulent childhood the fabulous hollywood career here along longest journey then. About how old were you when you first became a dad and had to becoming a father kind of change your perspective on life. You know what. I was about thirty eight. When i gave him a dad i had a a diana walton had a had a child named danny boy and you know the love of my life. I read my book. I certainly couldn't you make a great deb. But as far as husband has a i suck. Well that's why the show. I focus on the fatherhood aspect of this isn't a marriage or relationship show. That's a whole nother. Podcast there. But listen. Danny what thing i talk about on this show quite often. Is the fatherless crisis that we got going on in our country. We got so many kids growing up without a father. It's having a devastating back. Now listen you been to juvenile system. You been through the prison system in your experience. Are you seeing a lot of these guys that you've come across in there. Are they coming from fatherless households. absolutely not just fatherless. Some of them don't have a mother dads and so it takes a community to raise a child not just the mother and a father. And so it's like if you look at juvenile hall of you take the the census or whatever. There's a lot of kids that are fatherless in juvenile. yeah i that's why i focus on it here too. I really think that if we could just strengthen some of our family units here in this country i think i would solve ninety percent of the issues that we're seeing. What would you consider to be the top values that you would hope to instill in your kids growing up. Danny you know what being of service i mean. That's that's the whole thing. Beat of service and i remember you know when when my kids mom remarried at do kids. That were autistic and and her husband left and my son was trying to do whatever he could. Not i took over and i just Because that's his mom that's the thing we have to remember. That's our our kids. Mom so i did whatever i could. I remember my son saying dad eurasian the bar pretty high. It'd be a good dad. And i'll i'll never forget that you know And i you should you know you should so I'd never forsaking my kids. No matter what i felt or or whatever with with their mom doesn't matter you know And they always know. They have to know that their dad's there no matter what they went through their drug addictions and they're A tough times. And i was there i was there. It's like oh. I got him into d- dogs. I got all that stuff psycho. You gotta be there. That's all that's you know. I don't know a lot of us aren't good with relationships and marriage but but kids in forever it very well said danny listen like you. I'm a recovering alcoholic recovering addict. It's it's been a devastating you know it's really ruined most of my family as well here and so I know that listen as become more easier. Access to we see a lot has been legalized everywhere. A lot of drugs have been decriminalized and a lot of states so it's creating even more of an incentive. What kind of ice do you have the parent out there whose kids just found out now that kids get into drugs as a habit. You know what. It's like a lot of times. Kids can't hear it from their parents. I thank god. I had a support system that my kids lighted respect. It and and i didn't have juliaca connection anymore as a as my best friend is an real people and My son got into after he got clean. You got interested in vilna and he directed me in a movie. My daughter started a business called dirty water vintage and she sells vintage clothes. I know she stole all my old sir. Guy shirts made a bundle all my oh benton's and so you know i asked him what the difference between vintage no says she said money. Yeah great answer listen. What about as far as a kid growing up here. Danny what type of disciplinarian where. Us adad time. timeout guys. spanker is it. How does it different from the discipline. I i had a tough time being a disciplinary. Because i.
"danny trejo" Discussed on Ross Patterson Revolution!
"You see in the book and and and then so because of these two guys i got closer to my mom again and and it was funny. Donald said that was the the beginning right after pool. Boy i got my jetty. Yeah and and then bam bam bam back on on you shitting adult. Yes so i don. I wrote produced and starred in that film And there was one of those item my second or third movie out of my own production company. But you know as well as i do if you don't get a star for an independent film then he doesn't sell well overseas and then you know the finances won't give you money for it and everything else it man i it congrats to you. Because i haven't been able. I've had a really hard time trying to get small things off the ground and and like you said it's like okay. Who's in it and then who's in it and who else is in it right or you're like i've got this tasty little movie and i you know i need about one eight to do it. And they're like well. Can you get tom cruise. And i'm like shit. Did if i could get tom cruise. I wouldn't be in your office asking you. i'm i'm really great. Wanted in bangladesh. Yeah because they'll ask that question like could he sell a movie in bangladesh. And you're like. I don't know danny danny could for sure and like the craziest thing is there was too crazy things in that movie since you know it and we'll chat about it. I don't know if you know this. Donald danny. I don't know if you remember this. But obviously danny you've been sober for many many years you take your sobriety very seriously and you mentor. A lot of people. We had an actor. Od on that movie. And the first ad came out and talked to me and you were sitting next to me behind video village and he goes. Hey ross we have some. We get some real bad news here. I think that that guy's dead in his trailer. And danny you go. Who who was it. Who who's the guy and then you go. Oh shit. I know him. I'll take care of this. And you still i stay out of the way. I don't know what you said to this actor in. I heard you yelling outside the trailer. You shook this guy back to life. He came back. Finish the movie for the day and and i was like oh everybody all the crew members like damn do trail really does live that life. Holy shit i you. I don't know if you remember who it was. But i do. I'm not going to say his name but you. You saved the day on that movie for why. Db right now. There was a bunch of oddly famous people. But you save this guy's life and then at the end of the day like there was about three hundred workers. Downtown we're shooting downtown was about one hundred. Fourteen was about the weather. You're facing up in oregon right now down in in la during the summertime and there was about three hundred workers from the factories who were amped to meet danny. After this fourteen hour grueling day in one hundred twelve degree heat. Danny you stayed for three and a half hours and signs photos and took pictures with every single person in downtown los angeles. The budget wall. But i just i everyone i say my prayers in the morning i asked. Let me take every picture and sign every autograph just because it's such a blessing to be able to make somebody's day you let me just with a hello and a high in a picture in a you know. Besides that i've seen actors and stop signing autographs. I see her careers. Going to shearer. Yeah with you. I'm sure it's gotten harder and harder over the years you know we. I've done a couple of movies since but like as your brand has built all over los angeles. I don't feel like i can drive one block. Without seeing a tray hose tacos trae hose donuts coffee. you're you're an icon in the city. I top three of all time. I'd say magic. Johnson kobe bryant. Probably danny trae. Oh you're everywhere in that city. Was that a design from you. And your representatives or did was that all just an axe a happy accident. Everything good. That happened to me is happened as a direct result of help if someone else i got into the restaurant business. 'cause i helped a director get a low budget movie off. The you know he'd need an actor and it was a movie called bad ass and they needed. You know a a lead. And so i just to do. Get a you know. A twenty five grander over here. But my agent bugging me about this movie and and so you know yeah. Okay so i i did it and rather than to see my asiago. Okay don't say. I didn't jan okay so anyway i did. This silly movie turns into trilogy. Made four times the amount of money but bad ass. I liked that like the movie was great. And then i i. I ran into this director name ash show. Who saw that. I like good food. You know i. I won't eat. Process got like what seventy two years old so you better be careful about what you eat and i already or good food. And he said why. Don't you open a restaurant. Jokingly i said trails tacos and two movies later bad ass. Bad asses bet on the bayou with danny glover we. He brought me this business plan. You know i opened it. And the first page didn't have to killing. So i gave it to my agent and she said no brainer yet. Though and i i would be in the restaurant business if that didn't happen and so everything good has happened is helping someone else you know. He got a move in vegas three of them. Eight years leonie because you because ash came up with the business plan when you guys were on third bad ass. Were you tempted to call the restaurants bad ass. Well any turning hose thought about going dirty toggle and i thought a seller jesus face like yours would end up on every block in los angeles. I mean you literally can't drive anywhere without seeing your huge face on all of these establishments. It's incredible i. I just think about all the junior high girls. Aided me i'm kidding. Of course of course and and how did you get together to write this. Did you guys work in a project together. Did you know each other before. Donald logue at.
"danny trejo" Discussed on 1A
"This is one a. I'm jen white in washington. Danny trae ho has over three hundred eighty acting credits to his name from the hero of the machete series. I know your every move before you do. Nobody knows much to tortuga the drug cartel boss in breaking bad. do the turtle. That's me take my time. But i always win delivering his signature. Tough guy persona. Danny trae has become one of hollywood's go bad s.'s. But then he's characters aren't far from his life before his acting career took off growing up. Danny was enmeshed in crime and struggled with substance. Use for twelve years. He was in and out of the most notorious prisons in california. He's written about it. In his new memoir. Trae ho my life of crime. Redemption and hollywood. And he's here with us now. Danny thanks so much for coming on the show today. Thank you thank you so much for having me. I love hearing your. I just love listening to your voice. I just need to say that as up front as a radio person. I love a good point that you've got a great one now in your book you recount your early years growing up in los angeles with your family You write you. Were first taken to a police station by h ten by twelve. Were irregular in juvie. This all happened before you were a teenager. What were those early years like for you. It's stupid to say but they were kind of like an adventure you know he was. I wasn't sure wasn't board. And i think that's one of the reasons why kids start getting in trouble because they're bored in their lives are so mundane and schools especially los angeles city schools. They're not making it. They're just babysitters you know. And and so you say you find things to do and it just so happened that my role model was a an armed robbery drug addict at who who was the most impressive impressive person in my life. You talking about your uncle. Gilbert uncle gilbert everybody else everybody else worked hard and everybody else you know. Came over from works angry and gilbert. He works smart. He dealt drugs and i know that sounds like well. That's stupid but but the reality was he found a way to work smart and the price for that though is is deadly you know and the people that work hard stay out of jail so now. Today i found a way to work smart instead of working hard and you know. My father was obsessed with having a pickup truck and a and a cadillac and home and my mother was obsessed with whatever my father told her to do. It was so. But was it just about when i think about the way you write about your relationship with your uncle gilbert. You had a lot of admiration for him but it also it also seems like you got something from him emotionally that you weren't getting from other people in your life. What what was that thing. You were getting from him. I think my uncle george was the only person ever said. Hey i love you dude. You know what i mean and because my dad was was a how do you say. The word munchies. Mwale if you really the word my g's won the spanish dictionary. There's a big sur. My father you know he was just. It was all muscle. I mean he was all all man and construction worker and and egoism my friends he would he tell. I'll beat you to death. You know what i mean. And he was just this guy that everybody got out of his way and i. I had a secret with my mother that i told my dad. And he didn't wanna believe it and so so. We had this distance with us all the time. You know we had that you. You don't always somebody tells you something and you don't wanna believe it but every time you see them you think about it and the secret was your mother's affair with uncle. That's a lot for for kid to carry. And how do you think caring. That secret Your mother eventually was was forced out of the home. How do you think carrying that as a child shape the way you thought about life and relationships is so funny. When i wrote this book i wrote it. The adana loaves of beautiful beautiful man just unbelievable and up and we became friends. We've been friends for thirty five years. And and and he was finally somebody i could trust and we started writing and we wrote it after we were done with a couple of chapters. I let maeve my children's mother read it now me and her haven't been together for forty years but we're still together. You know what i mean. It's there's dare get. We were in a relationship with all live together. We don't sleep together. We don't none of that. But but you know i'll i'll anytime she gets. Put her through law school. And and and so i i let her read it and she said well well. That's that's this is nice and this is your seemed like you were a kid you got in trouble. You went to jail now. You're a wonderful. What about your mom. What about your dad you know. Well that's their story and you know. Why do you think you've been married four times. What do you think you've had three children with women. You weren't married do why. Do you think that you never come home. When you're in a relationship why do you think that you you destroy somebody before you think they're gonna destroy you and i don't see laugh. She's hello i'm here. Remember man so we actually laughed about it. And so i got when i got to start writing about that about you. Know my mom's and my secret and my dad waking me up and making me say that i lied. It's a lie dead. I'm sorry and then and then like three months later. My mother actually asking my step mom asking me. Why did you lie and me saying because i bad you know what else can i say as eaton ohio and i used to love okra and when i said that i can't even stand this mellow because she was giving you fried okra at the time that she asked a question and it was so weird. It was like like i now. I'm okay. I can eat all but but there was a time when the if i even got a smelted i would get sick. You were about twelve years old when you took heroin for the first time and it was something you saw your uncle gilbert using and you say that you realized it was a way for him to check out when thing of scott. Hi literally and he's like when. I saw him when i saw him nadi in front of my grandfather yelling at us and i was. He's yelling at us. And i'm like i know he's gonna hit me so i'm i'm twelve but i'm actually pinching my g so i won't crap my pants i'm like. Oh god and i look over in. Gilbert is nodding and here's a man nodding out in the face of death..
"danny trejo" Discussed on 1075 KZL
"Most on screen. Danny Trejo was that he was in machete. You would know him. If you saw him. He's Hispanic American. Maybe he used to be the sole spokesperson for Sling TV. He looks scary. His long hair and Danny What? Trejo Tr Hee Joo. He's looks like a rough character. You see him you'll? Yep. He was in an anchorman, the bartender. Okay. The Golden Raspberry Awards. The annual celebration of the Year's worst films is commonly known as what the Razzies And I never know with the Razzies like Is it good to win a Razzie because you're winning an award, But you're winning it for something bad. That point is probably good that you want because everything else was horrible For you isn't shark. NATO Wasn't that when a Razzie and then that made a bunch of money and they came out with Sequels. You know, they have, like 45 You seen it? I've seen parts of one is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. It's absurd. It's supposed to be absurd, though. Okay, maybe the sharks flying out of tornadoes, killing people, but apparently made a lot of money. We have. I think people watched him for the novelty of it became one of those one of those like that not called, but Yeah, it was. They would just spend money to get just superstars in the movie And they would be in it for like, 10 seconds and then eaten by a shark. But one from the whole cast of the Today show was on there and hearing Are you Ian Ziering and I almost want to say character. I thought it was the girl had Terry Dirt carried wasn't yet and it was never released in theaters. It was just on like Yusa or whatever, but they got good writings. People wanted to see you, by the way that we went back to the what actors been killed The most onscreen Danny Trejo 60 times He's been killed on in movies. That's a lot lot moves to be an end to be killed in All right. And then who sings this Rhianna.
"danny trejo" Discussed on The Drunk Projectionist
"All these people, I was really touched by the end of your film and I think it started around the time when Danny's mother died. Yeah. And I was seeing images of him and his mother together, dancing. And then hearing about how much she meant to him. Yeah. And then and then him being on the side of the Muppets movie and Kermit the frog talking to him about how Kermit was sorry that his mom had died. Yeah. How tough was that for you to edit, having had your own mother just die? Yeah, I didn't think I've ever mentioned this to anybody before, but yeah, there was a couple times I actually teared up while I was doing it. It just, you know, at least for the first few years after, you kind of go through a period of time where just it could be a commercial or something. Just causes you to go back in your brain and you just you get overwhelmed and you almost you get a tear in your eye missing this person and I connected with my mom the same way that Danny connected with his mom and the level of respect and love that he had for his mom is what I had for mine. So everything that he was saying within that completely resonated with me. I have a few nights where I'd be I would tear up like no joke and the interesting thing that I find with the documentary making to is when you are in that post production and you find yourself emotionally caught up in by what you're witnessing that you've just seen on the screen. Now whether you're laughing at it, like naturally laughing at it. Naturally sat at it. That's a pretty good sign. Because the whole point of the documentary is to take you on the roller coaster of emotions of the story. And if you're not causing people to feel something, whether it's being scared a little bit, freaked out, whether it's feeling sad, whether it's feeling exhilarated or happy, then you gotta change things up. The first sign, that's a scary sign to me if I see if I'm going through a scene in the dock, and I'm not feeling something. One way or the other, something's got to change. Because you can't have scenes where something isn't moving forward on an emotional level. And it doesn't have to be crazy, but there's got to be some kind of movement taking place there. And then the other thing is, is you can't keep them, you know, at the same type of energy for too long of a period because it just gets exhausting. If it's too scary for too long or if there's no laughs or if it's too sad that that as well will exhaust people and when you exhaust people's emotions in a certain area again, they will tune out. They'll get bored. So it's a constant flow of almost I always visualize it as a roller coaster. You just kind of go in up and down peaks and valleys. Well, thank you so much for your time today, Brad. Thank you. I want to thank you for taking such an in depth look at this. This has been really awesome and people like yourself or what give legs to a documentary like ours as far as spreading the word and taking it beyond just some social media posts somewhere. It gives people a real in depth look into what we do and it's awesome that you're willing to take the time to do it. So I really appreciate you. That's Brett Harvey. Again, his movie is inmate number one, the rise of Danny Trejo. Danny was like, the white people have Superman and the black people have Hancock, and the Mexicans need much of that. A quick note about the drunk projectionist. This is a passion project to mine, so episodes are sporadic. I spent the last few years writing a book about Fargo, the 1996 Coen brothers movie. Titled a lot can happen in the middle of nowhere, the untold story of the making of Fargo. You'll be published in March 2021. Thanks so much for listening..
"danny trejo" Discussed on The Drunk Projectionist
"Boxing was stepped up even from there. And for him, he views it as a way that it probably saved his life in prison because it kept him out of a lot of trouble and also just gave him a reputation that people respected him within prison. And what age did Danny go to prison and what age did he get out approximately? Well, Danny was in and out of juvie and various jails, his entire youth. So all through his teen years. I don't think it wasn't until roughly maybe 19 or 20 though when he actually started entering the state penitentiaries where he did the hard time. And that was actually for bunk sales of narcotics at that point. He had sold pure sugar to federal agent. And he still got 6 years at that point for selling that. Yeah, so he ended up in the state penitentiary is probably for a good 6 years. I don't think he got out till he was 26. And that, of course, was after he faced three counts of the death penalty. That stemmed from a riot that he may have incited or may not have. And I rock that he possibly had thrown and hit a guard in the head. We have to still say allegedly at this point. So Danny had a friend who had was a Chino he had come up from. Sorry, I haven't watched the film in a year now. I've spent a while. But anyways, his friend had come up from what at the time was considered kind of almost a mental institute type prison. He had been getting shock treatment. And so he had just come back to San Quentin and so he was kind of still riled up in a bit off his rocker. And at the time, they allowed teams from the public to come and play baseball against prison teams still then. Think of that, that would never happen today. But they did that back in the day. And Danny was on the sidelines with his friend. And his friend kept talking about how the one guy was chewing bubble gum and how he wanted some of that bubble gum. And Danny started teasing them with it. And so the guy ended up running up to the guy with the gum and reached in his mouth and tried to rip out the bubble gum. That's how crazy this guy was at this point. That incited a riot. And everything just exploded at that point. And at some point, allegedly, Danny had thrown a rock. Now, I don't think he was trying to hit a guard if he had allegedly thrown it. But it did hit a guard. And so that's an automatic, you're facing the death penalty back then. If you're attacking a guard like that. And he faced three counts of it. And he ended up in solitary confinement for three months, which is what prisoners call the whole. Exactly. I thought one of the most fascinating parts of the movie was Danny and the whole and he's telling the story about what is mental state was when he was in the hole during the day and he's in the hole at night and he's really trying to keep sane and to keep saying he recited lines and sang songs from a classic American movie. And I would act out The Wizard of Oz. Give me those shoes, don't be all this whole, crazy movie, just to keep my brain going. Thought lollipop kill that shit. God will walk by myself. Shout out, drill. The way Danny explains it is you basically have to drive yourself insane to prevent yourself from going insane. By doing so, it kept his mind active and kept him, I guess connected to his past in some way or to some shred of the world that existed outside of that cell. And it got him through it. From the movie, he clearly remembered the songs. Oh yeah, yeah, he'll still do them today. He can just completely recite all of them. When you're film revealed that Danny Trejo was a big fan of John Wayne. I wasn't super surprised. I was intrigued, but when your film revealed that he loved The Wizard of Oz, that's surprised me. It was one of the tough things with the editing side of things was that there was always something new coming up with Danny after we had finished shooting that was surprising. I swear to God, this is true. It sounds completely made up, but I was editing or basically going through stuff one day and we were you couldn't add any more to the film and a news story comes on and there's a car flipped over and there's a baby that needed saving. And lo and behold, Danny Trejo, 75 years old, running to save this baby when everybody else is just watching. It's so real. Some of the stuff that takes place within. Did you actually pull the baby from the burning car? Yeah. Well, I don't know if it was. I don't know the level. I just know the car was flipped over and he had helped get the baby out. But yeah, he was ripping open the door and trying to get the baby out. I know, I was Googling things on YouTube a couple of days ago on. That came up. I haven't watched it yet, but I'm like, oh, I didn't know about that. Yeah, and it's a daily occurrence. You flip on probably daily now. You'll see clips of him handing out free food from his restaurant to a first responders. And my understanding of why he does that, having watched your movie was that that really helps when he's selfless when he's actually trying to help other people and expecting nothing in return that just helps him emotionally. It helps him emotionally and I think just in general, it changed his life in can change anybody's life. If you look at the course of his life, another thing he describes is when he get up and to the point when he faced the death penalty, Danny's mentality he calls it a gangster mentality. It was a take take take mentality. Basically, every situation you look at, you just kind of look at it from the standpoint of, well, what's in it for me? What do I get out of this? Why would I do this unless I get something from this? And when he faced that death penalty, he made a promise to his higher power. That he would shift that frame of mind to being just look, if you let me get through this, I'll just do whatever I can and at the time it was for his fellow prisoner. And then that evolved once he got out of prison to helping just anybody he could around him. And to do it without any expectation of a reward or something in return. And for him, that's where everything started turning for him. Danny Danny eventually got by the three counts of the death penalty because the guard couldn't identify who had thrown The Rock. And he got out and he became a drug counselor as a way to basically get through all this. And he did that for 15 years before he ever sent on foot on the step of any Hollywood set. And he became actually pretty famous within that world. He would travel around and do talks and also just drive people to other sessions and be a mentor. But even that all started with when he first got out and he was living back in the neighborhood and he was trying to figure out a way to change his life, he just went over and they had an older lady who was just unable to carry out this great big garbage can to the front of her yard. And he just went over and he just grabbed it from her and at first she was pretty scared because Danny's a scary looking dude she thought he was going to rob him. And he grabbed and he just give me that and he just brought it out and 'cause he still had that rough nature and he brought it out to the front of yard and then he walked past her and she probably thought he was going to rob something from her house and he grabbed the rest of her cans and brought him out and he started doing that with all the neighbors around the neighborhood. And it was a simple act like that, that started shifting the way he viewed the world. And once that changed, and once he started doing that, it almost became a new type of addiction for him. And that new type of addiction that positivity just spread positivity, and his life from there, just kind of skyrocketed into orbit. 15 years later, one of the people that he was helping with their addiction, the kid called them up in the middle of the night and was like, Jesus, I got a lot of there's a lot of cocaine down here where I'm working and Danny didn't really know where that was. And so he thought he was going down to maybe some factory or something to help this kid out. He says, the kid was like, can you come help me out here? I think I'm going to use. Danny ended up on the set of runaway train. The kid was an actor. And that's why there was so much Coke around, and then that's a whole story in itself. He launches into Hollywood. Yeah, so people on runaway train were doing cocaine. Apparently some of them were, yeah. I think that was a pretty common thing in the 80s. If my understanding is 80, it was easy just was the year the decade of cocaine use for sure. It would not surprise me with Eric Roberts and that whole game. Yeah, I'm definitely not saying it was Erik Robertson. The extras at that time that that guy was talking about, but who knows? Who knows who was using back then? I wouldn't be surprised of any name that I would hear of that might have been using. So runaway train is what started it all for Danny Trejo. It really is. He stepped in there and you know it was a prison scene revolving around a boxing match. This is like just tailor made for Danny's world. So it's a prison scene revolving around a boxing match. The assistant director sees Danny walk in and of course, Danny's, you know, the way Danny looks. He looks like he would make a pretty good extra for a scene like that. So the assistant director runs up to Dany and says, hey, you look like a convict, and we think would you want to be in this film? And so Danny pulls off his shirt and Danny has probably the most recognizable tattoo on the Planet Earth, which is a lady tattooed on his chest. And lo and behold, Eddie bunker, who also was a career criminal and had transitioned into Hollywood and had been in San Quentin at the time that Danny was in there and ran over and he goes, hey, you're Danny Trejo. Didn't you box and San Quentin? Danny said, yeah. The first 5 years of my career, I just played inmate number one. Prisoner number one number ten. Cholo number one. SA number one. Gangster number one. Gangster number two. It made with tattoos. Man yelling. I'll be the bad guy. I'll be the good guy. I'll be the guy that sells flowers. You know, I'll be the dry cleaner. Doesn't matter. I'm acting and what am I getting paid? How long did it take you to get beyond? Oh, I'm talking to Danny Trejo versus, hey, I'm interviewing another guy about his life. I would say after that first interview, it was always smooth sailing. But after that first interview, I personally got a lot more comfortable with it. The first interview we did in a warehouse and it was this big sit down one and was just Danny going over his childhood basically taking us up to when he had gotten to prison and we spent maybe four or 5 hours doing that interview and just kind of going through everything. And part of the comfort level for me was that I think Danny also gained trust at that point too that this wasn't some kind of story to sensationalize his crimes that we were actually going to be showcasing the penalties and the results of him having gone down that path and then hopefully a better path forward from that. Well, Danny is a producer on the film, right? Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, he is, because he connects connected us with a bunch of the people that we were going to have in the film. And of course, on the end too, we had to show it to him and make sure that it was accurate to what his story actually was. And that was a funny funny moment because we were in a little theater that we had rented down in LA and he had brought all his friends and family and the film ended and Danny stood up in front of everybody and he goes, I'm Danny Trejo and I approve of this movie and at that point I was like, okay, okay, this is accurate. This is gonna this story is doing the justice at this point. And we're Danny's kids there too. One of his children were there. Yeah. It was really fantastic to see them in the movie. For folks who haven't seen the movie yet, there's obviously lots of Danny tray, but there's also his friends, cheech Marin, some other famous folks, Robert Rodriguez, but I really enjoyed seeing his children. One of his kids looks almost exactly like him. Yeah, that was probably could have been either of them. He was super skinny and had the same kind of mustache. That's Gilbert. I believe Gilbert had actually grown that out for a movie role at the time. So that wasn't like his drink. Although I'll tell you this, Gilbert is one of the coolest looking cats I've ever seen. The way he dresses he dresses like it's back in the 70s and with his clothes and he's just got a real cool style about him. But Danny's kids were fantastic in the inside, of course that they had gained over the years. They had stories left and right on their own. He first started getting jobs. We'd be on the way to school, and he would say, oh hold on hold on hold on and just pull into this whole different world, this movie sets. And then we just wouldn't go to school that day. And of course, too, then you really got a feel for the environment that Danny still lives in today. How you doing? All right. The neighborhood we were driving through was his childhood neighborhood. He lives in a regular old house, just like everybody else. He's just one of the people. When we're driving down the street, we're also getting people yelling out machete. My Jedi cruises. Every, again, 40 seconds, which you gotta cut around, but that's cool. I could handle it. Definitely every 40 seconds or so. Oh yeah, you gotta think we're also in an old Bel Air that he's refurbished like a beautiful, big, shiny, blue, old Bel Air. Right now we're in a 60 I'm sorry, a 56 Chevy Bel Air. Three 50 Chevy engine. And this is a monster. Now this is brand for this is the street that I lived on. It was really a good neighborhood. You know what I mean? One of the most emotional moments with Danny was when Danny got to watch it with a crowd. We were at mill valley film festival, Danny was sitting with Mario. And we were at a film festival, sold out screen. We had they had sold out three simultaneous theaters for the screening of that and Danny Denny came to that. And he was able to see that story with an audience laughing along or crying at points or being frightened at points. And I was sitting behind him and he would constantly lean over to Mario and go, oh, there's so and so and oh my God, there's this and you can see him. He'd forgotten they were even in the movie. He was reliving it as we were watching it. And then there was a standing ovation at the end and Danny went on stage. That was a pretty cool moment to see him get to experience that with his kids on the screen talking about him. All his friends,.
"danny trejo" Discussed on The Drunk Projectionist
"Before he got into the movies, Danny rob liquor stores, sold drugs, and served time in San Quentin. After getting released from prison, he went straight, and then he helped others as a drug counselor. I'm Todd melby, and our guest on this episode is Brett Harvey, the director of inmate number one the rise of Danny Trejo, Harvey is a documentary filmmaker who live in Canada, before making inmate number one, he made the union, the business of getting high and the culture high. As I talked to Harvey about his Danny Trejo movie, you'll hear references to a few people, including Robert Rodriguez. The director of desperado and the wildly popular machete. There's also a reference to Eddie bunker. Bunker now deceased is a Hollywood legend. All right, let's do this. Brett Harvey is our guest today. He's the director of inmate number one. The rise of Danny Kramer. You never went to act in school anywhere. Well, I actually I trained in a second drum heart. Yeah. Tell me about the first time you saw a Danny in a movie. With the first time, I actually can specifically remember it. We were in the basement of a friend's house. We were on a DVD at that point. No, we were on VHS at that point. We were all watching it was desperado. And he didn't have a single line in the movie, but you came out of that movie with who the hell was that guy? And from then on, he was basically referred to every time you saw him as, hey, that's scary looking guys in this movie. You know the one from desperado. And so then he showed up from dust till dawn. And now for your viewing pleasure. The mistress of the macaw. The epitome of evil, the most sinister woman who ever danced on the face of this earth. Lonely DOM. Bow your head. Neil and worship at the feet of Santa nego pandemonium. Paint a picture for me of you and your friends in the basement where you're eating Doritos? Did you have a beer or your smoking pot? What were you doing? I hate to say it, but probably just about all of those. I think at that point we still weren't smoking pot because it was pretty illegal. That came later. But yeah, I think we had had amaretto. We had we were in actually the buddies, hot tub, and we had come out, all of us, and yeah, we were eating probably Doritos at that point. And I think all of our jaws dropped. You know, he started twirling those knives. Danny's face at the time is it just looks like it's been through about 8 war battles, just and mean looking. Just he has a look of he'll he'll kill you, your brother, your sister and your mother. That's the kind of look and that actually stems from his prison time. He had to have a look like that in prison to survive. But yeah, that was basically basically what he had looked like to us on screen at that point. And it was funny because this isn't in the movie, but Robert had mentioned that when they were down shooting in the various areas of Mexico everybody there almost thought Danny was actually the star at the time and this was the first time Danny was in like a kind of bigger type role. He wasn't known until desperado. And so it was kind of funny because they kept asking about Danny and running up to Dani on set just because of the way he looked. He was so gnarly looking, that they were thinking, this guy must be one of the stars, if not the star of this movie. Nobody wants the pretty boy Antonio Banderas. Yeah, well, yeah. And Danny's background, I think, is also more relevant to where they were shooting to, I think he comes from that area. So there you were watching Danny in desperado. And then what other movies do you remember seeing him? And after that, just as a movie fan. For sure, next came from dusk till dawn. Another one. And he fit that role perfect because it was vampires. I don't know how much my makeup they put on Danny, but he sure fit that role really well as well. And then I'm trying to think of the next one, I think the next one that came was heat. Heat was one that I think now people are realizing how relevant Danny was in that film, not just as being a scary guy who was a prisoner in the past and can relate to this, but the fact that he and Eddie bunker were also consultants on it. To an extent of how the criminals would carry out their various acts when robbing places because they had both done it before, so they knew what it was like. Danny had mentioned at 1.2 when Michael Mann had asked the actors to walk into a bank with a gun. Johnny said, no, I'm okay. I know what that feels like already. So this producer approached you with the idea of doing a yeah. So I'd like everybody else. I knew him as a scary looking guy on the screen and I wasn't fully aware of how deep his story went. And once I had looked at that, I was like, yeah, this is the next one for me. Personally, and then they were on board with that as well. They thought it was a very cool one to take on. So I took basically a month at that point off, and I just researched his entire life online. I wrote a hardcover little pitch book and found pictures and stuff and we printed out a big pitch book, hardcover one that we brought down to Danny. And because we hadn't convinced Danny yet, his story is so amazing that there's a lot of people who are interested in making it. How hard was it to convince Danny? Well, when he saw the book that was it, it was done. He pointed at a literally tapped on him with his index finger and said these are the guys. These are the guys to do it. And why'd you decide to tell the story of Danny Trejo chronologically? Well, his just fits it so perfectly. You know, there's a bit of a tease of what comes in the end on the opening, just so you have an idea of how deep his story goes. What's up, fellas? My name's Danny Trejo. Some of you might have seen me once in a while. TV. I'm kind of at a loss for words because first of all, I love doing this. You know, this is one of the things that has kept me out of prison since 1969. But yeah, we jump right away into his childhood because it basically it's the best way to showcase how the message in the movie, which is, no matter how far down you've gone on a path, there's always time to restructure your life or approach it differently. And you don't have to be a product of your past. And so to do that, it was really important to showcase number one how Danny fell into that life and then just how deep he fell into it. And then his process of recovering from that, just on an emotional level, that was the most effective way to approach it. Because if you understood how he got to where he was and how bad it had gotten, it just made that message on the end that much more powerful of, hey, he got through all that. For folks who haven't seen the movie yet, tell us about Danny's childhood. Danny's childhood actually started off pretty darn good. He initially lived with his grandma and all his girl cousins. And so Danny had a pretty awesome life for a while there. Eventually Danny ended up back with his dad with Dany's dad was Danny's dad step brothers. And there was so he had moved from this house of all women and this kind of really loving environment to this pretty hardcore environment of a bunch of brothers who lived together. And one of the brothers happened to be a full on gangster. And uncle Gilbert had fallen.
Nebraska football players suing Big Ten over postponed season
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Boston - Patriots’ Cam Newton Signing Made Official
"Dea think that Cam Newton on the New England patriots when everybody for the last few months or so have simultaneously thrown dirt on the Patriots and elevated the Buffalo Bills. Do you think the. You have to bet right now. Bad Online. We'll hear about them in just a second go on Ben Online. Who Are you picking in the AFC right now? Well. Let's really break down the Patriots you know we're talking about. What's going to happen now that Brady's gone? How many! Hall of Famer Potential Hall of Famer and Hall of famers and Pro Bowlers. Have left the Patriots in the last two decades. Many men meant. Yes, that's all they do. All they do is turn over personnel or for the Sidebar to that is guys. Get thrown money by other by the other thirty one teams. I'll go hill. Replicate what he did in new, England is like no, no, there's some weird Voodoo that goes on up in Foxborough. That does not translate down the Tennessee or Texas or wherever else you're talking about right, so we're not talk. You know we're not talking about. What are the dolphins going to do without Dan Marino. Because they've changed show so much personnel on the offensive and defensive side of the ball over the last twenty years that if there's any team that is poised to turn over one guy now, he's the quarterback. Obviously, that's a super important job, but if anyone has proven that, they can swap one guy out for another guy, it's the Patriots. Of Foreign. Any other organization. And proof of that for any of the cynics out there, they're ignoring I know. It was a limited sample size, but Jimmy G. One every game he ever played Jacoby perset was was good as well when he had the takeover for Brady. Yeah, it's a and you know for what it's worth. Three BLEDSOE came in way back when at the start of the Millennium and beat the steelers in in Heinz field when Brady got hurt, so there's plenty of track record that you're going to be able to plug qb in there and succeed. It is interesting though that given the way Brady plays versus the way that same position and everything else. Else but wildly different way, but people say well how how CAM GONNA fit into that New England system. Have you watched the Patriots play? They don't do the same thing weekend week out. They always change it. They're obviously GONNA change what they do to accommodate number one now.
Danny Trejo saves a trapped baby from an overturned car
"Stops factor Danny trail is this hour's featured audio clip trio told fox news how you rescued a child who is trapped in an overturned S. U. V. after a car crash in southern California no I I just thank god I was like in the right place the right time I got into the car but I could not vocal the seatbelt the I could not buckle the car seat I think of the baby wasn't in that car seat probably would have died well because the dole tore off the whole backseat and so then this little girl Monaco Jackson she reached her little hand in a smaller van to be able to push that button and then that's when I got the kid out in my my kids mom made work with special needs children so I knew immediately that this kid was special needs and he started like stiffening up like going into shock so I I just kind of started talking about super powers and you got a user Superman solely flexed instead super powers and then we kind of walked away from the wreck Danny Trejo is a fan in the studio I know that maybe a little too late to a child that way and try to you know make him less fearful make the child less they're fearful yeah he plays such scary characters I mean if you were to pick a guide based on his character to not rescue a kid rock right yet you look frightening but I mean what a sweet man and you don't actually know people who know him and say he is just as genuine and sweet and kind you know in person just like you heard their
Danny Trejo hailed as hero after rescuing boy from car wreck
"Actor Danny trail best known for his big screen villains played a real life hero yesterday he was at the scene in Sumar California when a car ran a red light and slammed into another car trapping the driver and her grandson trail in another good Samaritan pulled the child out of the overturned car and kept him calm until firefighters got the grandma out of the car trail says he's glad he was in the right place at the right time this happened to me has happened as a direct result of help with someone else everything and that's where I live no one was seriously hurt he looks so tough but he's a
Danny Trejo Reminisces About the Start of His Acting Career
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