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The Inspiring Story of the Convicted Man Who Became an Actor

The true story of Con Air’s biggest criminal

Danny Trejo criminal to actor
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Danny Trejo is famous for his characters in Con Air and Heat. What is less well known is that Trejo was a convicted drug dealer before his acting career and served over ten years, nearly dying in San Quentin prison. His life would have been different if Robert Rodriguez, determined to…




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