Friday, April 27, 2007

Danny Trejo

The actor pictured with Maggie Gyllenhaal in the previous post on SherryBaby is Danny Trejo, the prolific character actor whose career happened by accident after beating drugs and a stint in prison. Trejo plays Dean, a fellow ex-addict, who becomes a friend, lover, and sounding board for Gyllenhaal's Sherry.

The performance is worth mentioning because Trejo has rarely gotten to play a sympathetic, 3d character as he does here. Trejo gives SherryBaby a much-needed note of warmth. Dean is the one character that Sherry connects with after prison and one of the few men who doesn't want something sexual from her.

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