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Thursday, May 6, 2010
Robert Rodrieguez Gets Political
Arizona's new immigration law just got the Quentin Tarantino treatment courtesy of Robert Rodriguez and Danny Trejo. Mediaite says, “Robert Rodriguez, a director known more for his do-it-yourself film-making and friendship with Quentin Tarantino than his politics, has used the release of his eagerly anticipated film "Machete" to attack the bill.” In honor Cinco de Mayo, Rodriguez cut an alternate trailer to his upcoming flick, in which actor Danny Trejo offers up the trailer as "a special Cinco de Mayo message to Arizona" in light of its new immigration law. Trejo plays an illegal immigrant who gets picked up as a day laborer, then hired to kill a U.S. Senator—played by Robert DeNiro.