View Full Version : Antonio Banderas Gets Star on Walk of Fame

20-10-05, 11:58
Antonio Banderas has been presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 16 years after he arrived as a penniless young actor. Banderas got down on his knees and rubbed his hands over his new Hollywood star Tuesday. His latest film, "The Legend of Zorro," opens in theaters Oct. 28.

"It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country 16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket," said Banderas, a native of Spain. "A lot has happened since then."

He was accompanied by his wife, Melanie Griffith; their 9-year-old daughter, Stella; and other family members. Sharon Stone also attended.

Banderas, 45, recalled a time when he would return to his hotel each night and gaze out the window at a billboard.

"I could see the face of a beautiful woman, blond, pensive, with the New York skyline behind her," he said. "On the billboard was written, Melanie Griffith, `Working Girl.'"

Griffith, who received an Oscar nomination for her role in that film, married Banderas in 1996.

Banderas got his start with Pedro Almodovar in Spanish-language hits such as "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" and "Matador."

His first English-speaking role was in 1992's "The Mambo Kings." He moved on to major roles in "Evita," "The Mask of Zorro" and the animated "Shrek 2."

Banderas is the 2,294th person to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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ben croft
20-10-05, 16:47
Good news, I like him. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif

Thanks TheEveningStar. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

20-10-05, 18:15
Ahh, now that's interesting news http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Good job, Antonio http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif hehe :D

Thanks for the article, TheEveningStar http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

tlr online
20-10-05, 18:50
Who? :rolleyes:

20-10-05, 20:28
Good. I like him too. IMO,a much better candidate than Britney Spears. *shakes fist at the sky* WHY!? WHY!?

21-10-05, 00:50
Antonio is still a sexy *****!

I wouldnt mind breaking me off a peice of that!

21-10-05, 01:08
Originally posted by tlr online:
Who? :rolleyes: Guess he isn't from Britannia.

21-10-05, 01:45
Originally posted by tlr online:
Who? :rolleyes: If you saw shrek 2, he did the voice for puss in boots... he has a very strong career in latin america and USA