I try to teach my kids to be open.

Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas

Profession: Actor
Nationality: Spanish

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I do yoga every morning, then I run for half an hour and take a sauna.

I've never liked watching real-life couples play couples onscreen or onstage. It takes me out of the story.

I did my first movie, 'The Mambo Kings,' in America without speaking the language. I learned the lines phonetically. I had an interpreter actually just to understand directions from my director.

You see a woman, 22 years old, going out with a guy over 60 - and it's kind of natural. But if it happens in the opposite direction everyone says, 'What is going on there?'

I wake up every morning, look in the mirror and ask, 'Am I a sex symbol?' Then I go back to bed again. It's stupid to think that way.

I have to recognize that I am agnostic.

When you're feeling very comfortable with an actor, you are doing nothing.

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.

When you work in a different language you are not so attached to the words.

I love my country. And I would have to renounce my Spanish citizenship to become a U.S. Citizen.

I'm still a promising actor. It's better to be climbing even if you have a lot of falls than to be descending. Maybe that's kept me young. I haven't gotten to any peak yet.

Picasso is a character that has pursued me for a long time and I always rejected. He deserves a lot of respect because I am from Malaga, and I was born four blocks from where he was born.

I've done many different movies in many different contexts.

The recycling in my house was imposed by my kids.