Cast for Danny Trejo's Machete Confirmed, De Niro Still In!
by Alex Billington
August 5, 2009
We heard rumors previously that the cast of Danny Trejo's Machete would include some pretty crazy names, both big and small. Who knew it would all turn out to be true? Hidden in this Variety article is a list of the complete supporting cast for Machete, which just started shooting down in Texas this week. In addition to Trejo, it stars: Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson and Jeff Fahey. As we discovered back in July, De Niro will play Senator McLaughlin whom Trejo is after, but as for the rest of the cast, I really don't want to know who they play!
One name missing from this list that was rumored to be involved is Jonah Hill, who apparently was reading the script and making his decision just a few weeks back. However, Michelle Rodriguez (who was part of that very same rumor) did make it in, so maybe Hill is the only straggler left out or one of the few who decided not to take the part. Either way, there is still no better way to describe this than by calling it a truly crazy cast. Might these people actually help bringing Machete into the mainstream? Robert Rodriguez is co-directing this with Ethan Maniquis and is currently shooting. Does this sound like a good cast?
Reader Feedback - 26 Comments
This is going to amazing.
Neal Gillis on Aug 5, 2009
they need Lindsay Lohan for the lesbian scene, no doubt about it....kinda dig the idea just for that purpose lol
cesking on Aug 5, 2009
lol @ that cast...amazing!
ray on Aug 5, 2009
all good except for alba. shes nothing special imo. super stoked about Michelle Rodriguez though.
rblitz7 on Aug 5, 2009
his name is not danny trejo, its johnny 600 if u knew the truth...lol
ray on Aug 5, 2009
Michelle Rodriguez Awesome! Danny Trejo Awesome! Robert DeNiro Awesome! Jessica Alba Awesome! Steven Seagal Awesome! Cheech Martin Awesome Jeff Fahye Awesome Lindsey Lohan perhaps she'll redeem her self? anyone? anyone?
Xerxex on Aug 5, 2009
This is gonna be the shit!!!! I really hope Steven Seagal dies in this movie 😀
That Awesome Norwegian Guy on Aug 5, 2009
What a strange mishmash of actors and actresses. I like it.
RC on Aug 5, 2009
another wet dream.
Shaun on Aug 5, 2009
Say what you want about her personal life, but Lindsay Lohan is actually a good actress regardless of some of her film choices in the past (I'm sure her list of movie offers started to dwindle due to her personal life, which probably explains her most recent shitty movies). I think she and the rest of the cast sounds great and can't wait to see this!! Oh yeah, she's definitely hottest as a natural red-head!
Cmurder on Aug 5, 2009
now thats good casting! fuck yes!!!!
DoomCanoe on Aug 5, 2009
Say what you want about her personal life, but Lindsay Lohan is actually a good actress. What the f@ck have you been watching?!
usonnychiba1 on Aug 5, 2009
12 - Herbie Fully Loaded. Nuff said.
Dr Robotnik on Aug 5, 2009
is this movie gonna be Rated X like is states in the trailer?
wm on Aug 5, 2009
#8 On the contrary, I hope Seagal kicks ass. A role like this could catapult him back into the spotlight. This is clearly his 2nd chance after turning down Sly's "The Expendables". Heck, even Don Johnson could benefit big, too! Great cast and as far as that much touted lesbo-scene: Lohan and Michelle Rodriguez??? Maybe? I'll be checkin' this flick out! 😉
Spider on Aug 5, 2009
Spider on Aug 5, 2009
I kinda hated that other movie that you said was good Alex, the biker one, I cant remember the name, it had a similar style, but that cast was crap compared to this so who knows, might just be pretty awesome. I never really thought that Danny T was a good actor, a good bad guy yes, but then again Arnold isn't necessarily a good actor and his movies are awesome.
Richard on Aug 5, 2009
Ahaha...they def. fucked with the wrong mexican.
jman571 on Aug 5, 2009
Im Glad the trailers from Grindhouse are finally starting to go into production. Can't wait for this or Eli Roth's Thanksgiving
Kaoz1631 on Aug 5, 2009
Jeff Fahey! YES!
TediusTed on Aug 5, 2009
its missing chuck norris
Janny on Aug 5, 2009
#21 Bwahahahaha! You are correct sir!
Seductive Flamingo on Aug 5, 2009
phlewf on Aug 6, 2009
Seagal vs Machete in a knife fight. Move wins.
ChrisUK on Aug 6, 2009
wasn't trejo's character in SpyKids named Machete? any corelation?
liverhead28 on Aug 6, 2009
Aikido vs. machete! Hellyeah!!!
David Banner on Aug 8, 2009
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