Though it was training Eric Roberts and acting in Runaway Train that gave ex-con Danny Trejo his big break into the Hollywood biz, the actor's fame is a family affair. His cousin happens to be Robert Rodriguez, who started casting Trejo in films very early in his career (Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn). But when Robert made the killer "Machete" trailer for Grindhouse, it led Trejo to a killer starring role in this week's full-length feature, Machete.

And as Trejo gears up for the action spotlight at the ripe age of 66, he's also gearing up to let his son lead him in a new indie film called Skinny Dip alongside Michelle Rodriguez.
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