Antonio Banderas Quotes (25 Quotes)


    I love the diversity of America. I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have. It is not wicked, like in some countries. And I also love how new America is.

    I pretend to dance. I'm not a dancer. That all Spaniards dance naturally is something of a myth especially where I'm concerned.

    I completely take on the risk, the poker game, which being an artist means, and I'm going to try to make a film which honestly reflects what I have in my head.

    There is something about his persona that I love - his mystery. He doesn't really like to talk about his personal life. I thought that was an interesting concept, and so we put that into the movie.

    Melanie is more of a disciplinarian with the little girl than me, probably because it's my first baby. She gets everything easy from Papa. I am more weak. She takes advantage of me.



    We were very keen on not showing any blood in the movie or showing Zorro stabbing anybody -- which happens in the first one. This time, Steven and Martin Campbell and everybody around the movie were very careful with that type of thing.

    I've never worried about what audiences would accept or had a game plan regarding the career. I never had an idea of how I should look to my fans or anybody else.

    I think it actually will be an interesting play. I think it is a very smart proposal for theater.

    I mean, the Constitution of this country was written 200 years ago. The house I was living in in Madrid is 350 years old! America is still a project, and you guys are working on it and bringing new things to it every day. That is beautiful to watch.

    It's a character that I always found really likable. I'm fond of Zorro because he was a popular figure who worked for the people.

    But at the same time he's more elegant, ... You've got a sly thing going with him that I like. He's imperfect, a little bit clumsy, and jealous and drunk. All of that humanizes the character and makes him very approachable. Everybody in the audience can recognize a little bit of themselves in him and then everybody roots for you to be the guy he's supposed to be. That's the part of the movie I enjoy the most, all the comedy.

    I'm now projecting my career in a totally different direction. I am going to work less-way less. And I want to work better. I want to direct again, I want to do more theatre, and I want to do exactly those movies that I want to do.

    It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country 16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket. A lot has happened since then.

    I don't want anything I don't deserve, but if they offer me more money, I'm not stupid.

    Melanie was on the payroll for the whole summer but the horse handlers wouldn't pay her more than 25 dollars a day for working out the horses, ... But she loves horses.

    A couple of years after I arrived in Hollywood, everything that was Latino was fashionable, and years after, my thought is that we're not fashionable anymore. We're here to stay. Not just because of us, but because the entire Spanish-speaking community is occupying all types of social positions-from congressmen all the way down to the people who take out the garbage cans.

    We are now integrated into American society and I don't like the word fashionable, because fashionable means that it's going to pass. It's not like that anymore.

    My Spanish is getting a little bit loose. Sometimes I go to Spain and after I've been talking with my folks for a while... you start changing the verb for the adjective, for example, which is a common thing between Spanish and English. I change that sometimes but after a couple days there, boom, I'm back.

    It was a satisfaction for my own community and to represent a character that says a lot about our community.

    I think Shrek makes an effect in older people. And there are many things in the movie that you saw that are not for kids. Kids would not understand certain things.

    There are some movies that I would like to forget, for the rest of my life. But even those movies teach me things.

    No, obviously, the time goes by, the English gets better. Ever since I met Melanie, that was almost nine years ago now, you have to just speak the language continuously, hone every word. So, and the proof for me of that, was actually in theater. It has to be two hours and 45 minutes on the stage speaking a language that is not your language, and singing.

    If you call a cat, he may not come. Which doesn't happen with dogs. They're different types of animals. Cats are very sexy I think too in the way they move.

    I don't think I'm a dancer. I'm just an actor who tries to make people believe that I do the activity.


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