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Antonio Banderas News





Robert Rodriguez Kept Smelly Secret From 'Spy Kids' Stars

June 27th, 2011 2:33pm EDT
Robert Rodriguez
Moviemaker Robert Rodriguez kept his Spy Kids 4 cast members guessing about why they were smelling so much in the film - because he wasn't ready to tell them the film sequel would be released with Aromascope.

The director told stars like Antonio Banderas and Jessica Alba of the 4D development just before he announced the news to the media last week.

Throughout the film, his stars were asked to pretend they could smell things - pleasant and unpleasant - and now moviegoers will be able to sniff along thanks to a swipe card they'll be given when they head into cinemas upon the film's relea...
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Salma Hayek Looks Voluptuous In Venice

June 3rd, 2011 8:25am EDT
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek attended the "Ill Mondo Vi Appartiene" dinner at the 54th International Art Biennale at Fondazione Cini yesterday. She sparkled in a dark red beaded gown.

The actress, 44, says she doesn't mind aging in Hollywood. That's probably because she looks so good!

She explained, "They scared me. They told me, 'Forget it. At 30, it's over for you.' And it has not been the case. It feels great to age in Hollywood."

She stars in the upcoming animated film "Puss in Boots" opposite Antonio Banderas.
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Blu-ray Review/Interview: 'The Big Bang' Director Tony Krantz Talks Film Noir

May 26th, 2011 10:00am EDT
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Noir detectives, hot women who speak physics for pleasure and iconic actor Sam Elliott looking to pull back the curtain on God – is moviemaking great or what?! We’re taking a look at the new to DVD/Blu-ray stylish outing called "The Big Bang" (out now from the movie folks at Anchor Bay Entertainment!) starring Antonio Banderas as a private eye in search of a mysterious girl who gets a lot more then he bargained for. We review the flick and extras, followed by an insightful one-on-one Q&A with Director Tony Krantz – enjoy the alternative.

Title: "The Big Bang"

Grade: 4

Cast: Ant...
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Antonio Banderas & Salma Hayek Are Affectionate At Cannes 'Puss In Boots' Photocall

May 11th, 2011 8:23am EDT
Salma Hayek & Antonio Banderas
Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas hit Cannes today for the "Puss in Boots" photocall. Although both stars are married (to other people), they looked quite chummy.

Salma wore a red leather Gucci dress with frilly sleeves, while Antonio opted for a more casual jean ensemble.

"Shrek's" swashbuckling feline gets a solo outing in this DreamWorks Animation production, once again starring the voice talents of Banderas as Puss in Boots, with Salma and Zach Galifianakis co-starring.

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The 5 Hottest Male Dancers On Film

February 23rd, 2011 12:00pm EST
Step Up
Ever since John Travolta made his signature moves in 1977's "Saturday Night Fever," moviegoers can't get enough of male flesh dancing on the big screen. The following decade, Kevin Bacon rebelled in "Footloose" and Gregory Hines and Mikhail Baryshnikov stole the show in "White Nights." Dancing men are surprisingly hot.

Check out our list of The 5 Hottest Male Dancers On Film and tell us if you agree:

CHANNING TATUM IN "STEP UP"

Tyler Gage (Tatum) grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and is sentenced to 200 hours of community service. He ends up mopping floors at the Maryland School...
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Jessica Alba Was Beautiful In Blue At BAFTAs

February 14th, 2011 11:00am EST
Jessica Alba
Jessica Alba dazzled in a blue strapless gown at Sunday's British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) in London. What do you think of her braided hair and flowing gown?

Jess stars in the upcoming film "Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World." She and Joel McHale play the parents of the new spy kids, Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook), as they battle the dreaded Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven).

Robert Rodriguez once again helms from his own script, with "Spy Kids" veterans Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, and Antonio Banderas also joining in on the outrageous hijinks.

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31 Days Of Horror, The Final Chapter: 'Interview With The Vampire,' 'The Stuff,' 'Hostel'

November 2nd, 2010 11:05am EDT
Interview with the Vampire
Oct 29 – Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994): When Twlight hit it big a couple of years ago, the main complaint about the series was that it sissified vampires. After all, Stephanie Meyer’s brood of moody nightwalkers is an attractive bunch, one that sparkles in the sunlight and pines over high school crushes—traits that don’t really cut an intimidating figure. But when you look back on vampires in popular culture, they have always been an effete bunch of nocturnal dandies. So complaints that Robert Pattison was too pretty and too teenie-bopper to play an effective vam...
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'Two Jews On Film' Review Of 'You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger' (Video)

September 24th, 2010 3:21pm EDT
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"You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger" is written and directed by Woody Allen, The film stars Naomi Watts, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Brolin, Antonio Banderas and the wonderful Gemma Jones. Woody calls this film a romantic comedy. Not to sure about that. Everyone is suffering, everyone is searching for something to make them happy...And who is the tall dark stranger? Is he the handsome man that all women dream about meeting? Or maybe he's the man that we all meet at the end. After all this is a Woody Allen film. The film opened September 22, 2010. See if The Two Jews found this film "Bagel W...
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Happy 50th Birthday, Antonio Banderas!

August 10th, 2010 8:36am EDT
Antonio Banderas
Celebrations are in order - it's Antonio Banderas' 50th birthday! The star was born Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas in Spain 50 years ago today and dreamed of being a professional soccer star until a broken foot ended his sporting dreams - and put him on the path to Tinseltown.

After launching his acting career on the Spanish stage, Banderas found fame in Hollywood with roles in hit movies including "Desperado," "The Mask of Zorro" and the "Shrek" franchise, making him one of Spain's most successful exports.

Now, as Banderas reaches a new milestone, WENN takes a look back at his life with...
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Style Watch: Celebrities Fragrances Dominate The Market

August 4th, 2010 6:05am EDT
Celebrity Fragrances
Jennifer Aniston and Mary J. Blige recently joined the ongoing list of celebrities who launch their own personal fragrances. It seems you haven't really made it unless you make an attempt to market your scent in a bottle (or publish a book).

Celebrities have the power to create, or at least have someone else create, anything to promote their name and rake in more money. Clothing, shoes, bags, restaurants and perfumes are just a few ways celebrities brand themselves.

But who started the celebrity fragrance trend? It certainly wasn't Jennifer Lopez or Paris Hilton.

Elizabeth Taylor has lau...
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Scarlett Johansson & Catherine Zeta-Jones Triumph At Tony Awards; See Full List Of Winners, Photos

June 14th, 2010 9:06am EDT
Tony Awards
John Logan's Broadway hit "Red" landed the lion's share of honors at the 64th annual Tony Awards, including Best Play and Best Director. The hit show, starring Brits Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne, picked up five awards at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Bon Jovi star David Bryan's "Memphis" was also the toast of Broadway, picking up four awards - including the night's Best Musical honor. "Fela!" and "La Cage aux Folles" claimed only three of their 11 nominations each.

Onstage husband and wife Denzel Washington and Viola Davis were big winners, claiming the night's Best Actor and Actr...
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Best And Worst Of 'Shrek' Franchise

May 21st, 2010 9:10am EDT
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Before Shrek, Dreamworks was having trouble competing with the powerhouse that was Pixar. The commercial and critical success of Shrek was just the boost they needed, and it is coming to an end this weekend with the supposed final film Shrek Forever After. Now it may be that this is hardly the last time anyone will see their favorite characters, like Donkey, Fiona, the big man himself Shrek, or Puss in Boots. There's other ways the media can utilize the popular tale, but for now, it looks like the movie series will be done after this. Let's take a look back at some of the best and worst mom...
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Don't Ask The 'Shrek' Stars To Do Voices For Your Kids

May 19th, 2010 8:30am EDT
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The "Shrek" movies are known for the recognizable voices of their celebrity stars as much as they are for their touching, irreverent fairy tales. By the time they got to do "Shrek Forever After," the actors had some war stories of meeting families and having to turn it on in public.

There’s no separating Antonio Banderas from Puss in Boots.

“I remember a couple of times where, a woman came to me once in a supermarket with her kid who was like five years old and said to me, ‘Look! Look! It’s Puss in Boots!,’” Banderas said. “The kid looks up to me and says, ‘No mom, that’s Zorro.’ You don...
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Antonio Banderas Promotes His New Fragrance With Topless Models

May 14th, 2010 1:15pm EDT
Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas launched his new fragrance "The Secret" at Instituto Cervantes in New York City on Wednesday. The event also featured a photo exhibit with topless models (pics after the jump). Of course. What would a fragrance launch be without a little nudity?

Antonio stars in the upcoming feature "Shrek Forever After" (May 21) reprising his role as Puss in Boots - only this time his character is fat and lazy. The film centers around Shrek, who realizes that nobody is afraid of him anymore. He recruits mischief-maker Rumpelstiltskin to restore his once-mighty roar, and he winds up in a...
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Salma Hayek's Ugly $5,700 Boots

April 27th, 2010 2:23pm EDT
Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek appeared at Christie's Green Auction: A Bid to Save the Earth last week wearing an unusual pair of black and white Balenciaga platform boots. Money certainly doesn't buy taste. Despite the high price tag, we think they're ugly.

Salma stars in the upcoming film "Grown Ups" alongside Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider and David Spade. In the film, five former basketball teammates gather at the lake house where they celebrated their biggest victory to mourn the passing of their late coach. The friends realize that just because they've all grown up and started fa...
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Antonio Banderas: 'I'm Happy With Melanie'

April 21st, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas has dismissed rumors his marriage to Melanie Griffith was on the brink of collapse before her stint in rehab last year - insisting he "never" considered leaving his wife.

The Mask of Zorro star married Griffith in 1996, but their union was rocked in 2007 when the former drug addict became dependent on prescription pills which she was given after a skiing accident. The Working Girl actress was admitted to rehab in 2009 and is now free of her drug habit.

Spanish-born Banderas was rumored to have given his wife an ultimatum - asking her to kick her addictions or face a div...
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Antonio Banderas Confirms 'Shrek' Spin-Off

April 20th, 2010 8:48am EDT
Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas has confirmed there will be a Shrek spin-off movie which will follow his character Puss In Boots.

The Spanish actor voices the mischievous cat in the animated ogre franchise and has already started working on a new film based on the role, alongside Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis. Banderas, who reprises the role in the upcoming fourth and final Shrek film, Shrek Forever After, has revealed the upcoming project will be based on Puss In Boots' childhood.

He explains, "I already did the first recordings and it's going to be called Puss In Boots - it starts when he was ve...
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Melanie Griffith: 'I Feel Free After Kicking Pills'

April 16th, 2010 8:28am EDT
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Melanie Griffith feels "free" after kicking her drug habit - comparing her new-found sobriety to "getting out of prison."

The Working Girl star struggled with alcohol and substance abuse for many years before kicking her addictions - but a skiing accident in 2007 left her hooked on prescription painkillers. She was admitted to a rehab facility last year, and now insists she is clean. And Griffith is convinced she has finally won her battle to sober up.

She tells Spain's Hola! magazine, "I am an alcoholic and an addict and all my life I have fought against this and I've done it well. Now...
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Antonio Banderas Says Melanie Griffith Is Beating Addiction

April 11th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
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Antonio Banderas has praised his wife Melanie Griffith for showing courage in her ongoing battle with addiction.

The Shrek Forever After star married Griffith in 1996, but their marriage was rocked in 2007 when the former drug addict became dependent on prescription pills which she was given after a skiing accident.

The Working Girl star was admitted to rehab in 2009 and has now kicked her drug habit.

Banderas admits it's a daily struggle for his wife to stay "clean", but he's proud she has overcome her problems. He explains, "(She) was and is an addict. Her problem was the pills ...
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Antonio Banderas Joins The United Nations

March 18th, 2010 9:23am EDT
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Antonio Banderas is following in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie by becoming a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations (U.N).

The "Evita" star will join the U.N. Development Program's (UNDP) global fight against poverty, and help the organization raise awareness of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of targets aimed at halving world poverty by 2015.

The Spanish actor says in a statement, "Poverty robs us of our potential as a people, preventing us from being all that we can be. This is why it is so important to mobilize all of our efforts to defeat it, especially if today...
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Drew Barrymore 'Honored & Humbled' To Receive Gay Media Award

February 19th, 2010 8:27am EST
Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore and Wanda Sykes are to be the recipients of this year's top gay honors at the 21st annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Officials at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation will bestow their Vanguard Award on Barrymore, while gay comedienne Wanda Sykes will receive the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at a glitzy gala in Los Angeles on April 17.

Barrymore's honor comes after she portrayed Robert De Niro's lesbian daughter in Everybody's Fine, which has also been nominated for Outstanding Film at the event.

She has become a big favorite of GLAAD in recent years for her activism to...
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A Viewers Guide To Bad Movies. Really Bad Movies!

June 16th, 2009 10:58am EDT
Troll II
During this year's SxSW festival, a small documentary titled Best Worst Movie premiered to an enthusiastic reception. The film, directed by former child actor Michael Stephenson, follows the production of a small independently financed Italian-cum-American horror film titled Troll 2. Starring no one, and directed by an Italian exploitation film director with a scatter-shot grasp on English and titles like a Terminator knock off titled Terminator 2 under his belt (the title rights were available in Italy), the 1990 film was released direct-to-video and promptly faded from existence. The acto...
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5 Best & Worst Angelina Jolie Movies

July 10th, 2008 8:49am EDT
Angelina Jolie
She's a humanitarian, a mother to four children (with two on the way), a partner to one of the sexiest men alive, and arguably one of the most beautiful women in the world. Angelina Jolie is a force of nature and has come a long way from the wild woman with vials of her husband's blood to the UN's Goodwill Ambassador she is today. With a variety of awards under her belt, including an Oscar, she is an acclaimed actress with some impressive -- and horrifying -- work to be proud of. Here is a list of the five best and worst Angelina Jolie movies in no particular order.

The Best

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Popular Celebrity Getaways

July 2nd, 2008 8:48am EDT
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Celebrities love to vacation. Although the mansions they call home aren't too shabby, everybody needs to get away once in a while for some much needed rest and relaxation. Contrary to most people's beliefs, movie stars do have grueling schedules. With the all-night movie or television shoots, press tours, and traveling all over the world for premieres, they deserve to get away from it all! Because the entertainment industry is focused around keeping up with the trends, there seems to be a different chic getaway every year. Here are the top vacation getaways where you can expect to rub elbow...
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Tribeca Film Fest Movie Review: Chevolution

April 21st, 2008 12:02pm EDT
What do the Nike swoosh, or the McDonald's "M", or the signature for Coca-Cola all have in common? They're all among the most instantly recognizable brand logos in the world. You can go anywhere-from Times Square in New York to the Congo in Africa, and people will know these logos and be able to tell you with great certainty who they belong to.

And yet, none of these logos have been reproduced or used throughout the world quite as extensively as the photograph of one man, who, even fifty years later continues to mean different things to different people.

"Chevolution" is such an essent...
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Celebrity Marriages: What Makes Them Work (Or Not) & Why It May Be Better To Not Marry At All

March 20th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Eddie Murphy & Tracey Edmonds
Marriage is a sacred union between a loving couple until death do them part. Yet, in the Hollywood community it seems that most marriages end before the honeymoon does. Take Eddie Murphy, for example. He and Tracey Edmonds split this past January after just two weeks of (un)happily wedded bliss.

The probability of a celebrity marriage surviving is only 35 percent, according to enotalone.com. For the most part, celebrity marriages do not have the fairy tale or "movie ending" fans hope they will. Rates of divorce may seem higher in Hollywood than they actually are due to the heavy public...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 10

August 10th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Antonio Banderas
Happy Birthday to "Sin City" actress Devon Aoki (1982), actress Angie Harmon (1972), TV & movie actor Justin Theroux (1971), "The Legend of Zorro" star Antonio Banderas (1960), "Desperately Seeking Susan" actress Rosanna Arquette (1959), actor Daniel Hugh Kelly (1952), R&B singer Patti Austin (1948), Jethro Tull singer Ian Anderson (1947), Ronettes singer Ronnie Spector (1943), singer/actor Eddie Fisher (1928), American singer Jimmy Dean (1928), actor Vernon Washington (1927; d. 1988), singer/actress Rhonda Fleming (1923), and 31st President of the United States Herbert Hoover (1874; d. 196...
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Starpulse.com's Movies To Look For In 2007

January 1st, 2007 12:00pm EST
Spider-Man 3
Now that the book on 2006 has been officially closed, it’s time to set our eyes on the horizon ahead of us. 2007 will be a year full of superhero movies, long-awaited CD releases and over-hyped video game shipments – and just about everything coming our way this year in the entertainment field is a sequel. Here are the movies to look for in 2007:

The Buzz Favorites

Jump In! – Corbin Bleu returns from the runaway success of High School Musical to star in this movie about a Double Dutch tournament. Expect no one over the age of 25 to know anything about the movie, other than the ri...
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'Shrek' Holiday Special To Debut Next Year on ABC

November 7th, 2006 2:05pm EST
ABC Entertainment is to add "Shrek the Halls," an original animated special from DreamWorks Animation SKG, to its impressive library of holiday classics. The half-hour soon-to-be Christmas favorite will premiere in December 2007.

Shrek has been featured in two major animated films to date, and the network television premiere of Shrek 2 will air Friday, November 24 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

"Shrek the Halls" brings Christmas home to the swamp. Join Shrek (Mike Myers), Fiona (Cameron Diaz), Donkey (Eddie Murphy), Puss In Boots (Antonio Banderas) and all their fairytale buddies a...
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Aaron Zigman's Score For "Flicka" Is A Wild Ride

October 6th, 2006 3:22pm EDT
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Film composer Aaron Zigman scores 20th Century Fox's remake of the 1943 family western "My Friend Flicka." The modern version, with its title shortened to "Flicka," stars Alison Lohman and country music superstar Tim McGraw as daughter and father. When the father (McGraw) decides that Katie (Lohman) should attend college in place of running the family ranch, she decides to tame a wild mustang in order to sway his opinion. Zigman's score is rousing and propulsive, reminiscent of the dynamic scores of golden-era westerns such as "The Magnificent Seven." Directed by Michael Mayer ("A Home at t...
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