“Everything good that has happened to me, has happened as a direct result of helping someone else.”
It’s easy to get carried away with the heartfelt headlines and stories that will supposedly uplift you, but Danny Trejo managed to put a smile on my face in this clip from AARP. In it, Trejo talks about his life growing up as a bit of a wild child and how it landed him in prison and in a battle with drug addiction. Trejo had the tough guy act down, but it took those darker moments to allow him to grow out and evolve into a positive individual.
From there, he talks about helping others and how it eventually led him to a Hollywood set in order to help a young production assistant struggling with his own addictions. Following that, he met up with Eddie Bunker, a fellow ex-felon, and he eventually set him up with a chance to put his skills as a boxer to the test by teaching Eric Roberts how to fight for Runaway Train.