Zorro unmasked

Aug 10, 2012, 09:07 IST | The Centre Stage Team

Jose Antonio Dom �nguez Banderas is the name he was given after his birth but the world knows him better as Antonio Banderas.

As the Hollywood actor celebrates his birthday today, CS brings to you some lesser-known facts on the man:


Antonio-Banderas

>> Antonio wanted to play soccer professionally and made much success playing for his school team until the age of 14, albeit his dream ended when he broke his foot.

>> The actor has been working with fragrance and beauty multinational company for over ten years becoming one of the brand’s most successful representatives.

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He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 6801 Hollywood Blvd. in 2005.

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He had first seen his wife Melanie Griffith in the film Something Wild and thought she was beautiful. He later told a Spanish magazine in 1989 that he would love to meet her. 

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