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 the sword to threaten his daughter's future boyfriends if they step out of line. He quipped: "If a boy gets out of line with my daughter I will take it down and say: 'Son, step into my den for a talk!'"
Meanwhile, the 45-year-old star admitted he feels old and struggled with the stunts on the new swashbuckling film
, which also stars Catherine Zeta Jones
. He is quoted by Softpedia's website: "It was more painful this time round. Every time I crashed doing a stunt, my bones would say, 'Hello! Antonio, you're 45!'"