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Who’s the most iconic Danny Trejo character—Machete or Razor Charlie?

There are certain actors who have made a career out of essentially playing themselves in films. Do we love them any less for it? Absolutely not. In fact, we flock to theaters in droves to see them, ready to partake in the resulting meme storm starring their characters. One such actor is Danny Trejo, he of the Most Intimidating Mug, who’s portrayed a range of beloved threatening personas from the blade-wielding Machete to the bloodsucking bartender, Razor Charlie. But who is more iconic? 

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The character of Machete is pretty self-explanatory: a guy named Machete uses a machete to machete people to death. For those of you who didn’t get this right away, maybe the sequel's title—“Machete Kills”—can clear it up for you. No? Then read the Wikipedia page, for crying out loud.

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Maybe your confusion lies with the fact Danny Trejo also played a man named Machete in the “Spy Kids” franchise. While this character is technically the same person and actor, the “Spy Kids” version is obviously in a vastly different universe; unless there’s a bunch of hacking and crotch guns we missed. 

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The thing about Danny Trejo as Machete is that it’s finally Danny Trejo front-and-center. Considering the fact that the character was written for Trejo specifically, this would make sense. However, it’s not completely clear on how much of Trejo’s past involves putting hits on people. We won't think about it too hard, but we’re glad Machete is around, nevertheless. 

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Hopefully, there’s another Machete film in the works. Who and where will he kill this time? 

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“From Dusk Till Dawn” is a grind house film that has all of your grind house needs: sexy snake dances, sleazy aesthetics, and Quentin Tarantino. Oh, and there’s vampires, one of which is a hardened bartender that seems to have forgotten to wear his shirt to work, but not his vest. It’s our friend, Danny Trejo!

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Unlike Machete, Mr. Razor Charles (as he may more formally be addressed) is a minor character, but that doesn’t make his character any less cool than Danny Trejo on cool pills. Razor Charlie not only has a no-nonsense attitude, but can without a doubt mix up a pretty baller tequila sunrise (no, not “Bloody Mary,” for the sake of avoiding a grab at low-hanging fruit). 

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Oh yeah, there's also that vampire thing. So not only can he mix you that tequila sunrise (again, not a Bloody Mary), but if you fail to tip him at least 20 percent, he’ll be sure to get his due in blood. Don’t be cheap, people.  

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Razor Charlie has made his fair share of other appearances in one way or another. His twin brother—Razor Eddie—was in the “From Dusk Till Dawn” sequel, so that’s kind of a reprisal moment for Trejo. The actual Razor Charlie recently had a cameo in the FX series, “What We Do in the Shadows,” as part of a tribunal of other iconic vampires, including Wesley Snipes's Blade. In the pantheon of famous vampires, Razor Charlie has at last earned his place.   

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Who’s the most iconic Danny Trejo character—Machete or Razor Charlie?
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