We're living in hard times.

Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas

Profession: Actor
Nationality: Spanish

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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.

If bad things are going to be said about me, I have to bear that. If I don't understand that it's part of being in show business, then I'd better go work in a bank.

I like flesh. I do! Something to hold.

I have to recognize that I am agnostic.

I think the problems with being older come when your body cannot do what your mind wants. Then, Houston, we have a problem.

I've always been an optimistic guy, to tell you the truth.

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.

I often feel very guilty because of the time that I spend outside of my home and the little time that sometimes I have for my kids.

This may sound a little harsh, but I don't care about my career. Really, I don't like actors who are always planning what they're going to do next or always worrying about doing something that will go against the image they've created. To me, that's almost like an attack of narcissism.

I get caught up in my bubble of reading, writing, or music.

People are not patient anymore.

I couldn't be with someone who is depressed all the time.

Listen, I think movies serve many different purposes, from those movies that are frivolous and just an entertainment, to movies that just go to exploring the complexities of the human soul. Everything is valid if it's done with honesty and dignity, and I actually do both of those types of movies in my career.

I remember in 'Law of Desire,' where I played a homosexual, that people were more upset that I kissed a man on the mouth than I killed a man. It's interesting to see how people can pardon you for murdering a man, but they can't pardon you for kissing one.