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Antonio Banderas Shows Off His Sword Fighting Skills

December 11th, 2011 4:00pm EST
Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas showed off his swashbuckling skills on British TV on Friday night by giving presenter Graham Norton a swordfighting lesson.

"The Mask of Zorro" actor and Salma Hayek were the star guests on the host's BBC chat show to promote their new movie "Puss In Boots."

Banderas voices the adventurous sword-toting feline in the film, and he was presented with a blade by Norton during the interview to show off his skills.

He declared, "Who am I going to swordfight against?" before convincing Norton to limber up too.

Banderas explained, "There are seven positions. You put your leg he...
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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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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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Oh Lordy, Look Who's 40! Catherine Zeta-Jones (Photos)

September 25th, 2009 9:03am EDT
Catherine Zeta-Jones
In 1969 Richard Nixon became president, the "Miracle" Mets won the World Series, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took the very first lunar stroll, and Led Zeppelin's debut album was released. In addition to these historic events, 1969 was also the birth year of several Hollywood A-listers, including Jennifer Aniston, Renee Zellweger, Cate Blanchett, and this month's birthday girl, Catherine Zeta-Jones.

While there are plenty of reasons to venerate the year 1969, there is one catch to having it be your birth year. And that would be that the time has now come to bid your 30s adieu and face ...
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Attack Of The Comic Book Movies

February 12th, 2009 12:02pm EST
Watchmen
Bringing comic book heroes (and villains) to the big screen has meant big bucks for movie studios in recent years. With huge budgets and state of the art special effects, it's easier than ever for filmmakers to convincingly create the fantasy worlds that classic comic characters inhabit, both delighting die-hard "geeks," and captivating folks who've never picked up a comic book in their lives.

Comic book films have always been popular, dating back to the movie serials of the 1940s featuring Superman, Batman, and Flash Gordon, just to name a few. Christopher Reeve's "Superman" in 1978...
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Makers Of "Shaun Of The Dead" Bring New Comedy "Hot Fuzz" To The U.S. April 20

February 11th, 2007 9:00pm EST
Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz is the action-packed new comedy from the makers of the hit movie Shaun of the Dead. With the same razor-sharp combination of humor and attention to detail they used to breathe new life into the undead, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright have set their sights on action movies for their next uniquely funny vision.

Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is the finest cop London has to offer, with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. He's so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel's superiors send him to a place where his talents won't be quite so emba...
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Antonio Banderas Uses Fake Swords to Threaten Burglars

November 16th, 2005 9:32am EST
Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas uses his sword from movie 'The Mask of Zorro' to ward off burglars.

The handsome actor, who is married to blonde actress Melanie Griffith, keeps the weapon in his home to protect his family from potential criminals.

The protective father, who lives with his wife and daughter, Stella, said: "The sword is stashed in a secret strategic place and I truly pity the burglar who shows up at my house! Though I wonder what I'd tell the authorities... 'Officer, he tried to rob me, so I cut a giant Z into him!'."

The Hollywood heartthrob also admitted he would also use ...
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