1. In an age where male action stars are handsomer than ever, Danny Trejo stands out as one of the last of Hollywood's gruff and gritty 

 
Danny Trejo is Our Favorite Action Star: lots of knives
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2. When Trejo was young, he was busted for selling sugar (disguised as cocaine) to undercover cops. During his time on the inside, he became boxing champ in some of America's toughest prisons

#TBT making moves in '74

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3. When Trejo finally got out, he started to reconcile with what he had become and who he wanted to be

Danny Trejo is Our Favorite Action Star: changes his life after prison

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4. Trejo had been working as a drug counselor for years when he was discovered on the set of a movie in 1985 -- he was only there to help an addicted patient


5. According to the man himself, prepping for acting work is pretty simple


6. Danny Trejo has always been self-aware when it comes to his appearance

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7. And wouldn't you know it, he's on top of his meme game too

Hola DEA . . . #tmnt #breakingbad #teenagemutantninjaturtles #dannytrejo #fanart

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8. Surprisingly, Trejo is apparently a Fallout fan

9. Danny Trejo doesn't do his own stunts, but he's got a pretty good reason for that

 
Danny Trejo is Our Favorite Action Star: doesn't do his own stunts
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10. Other actors might have Emmys and Academy Awards, but there's one thing they'll never have over Danny

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