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


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>> 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.