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Stallone, Gibson, Banderas and Schwarzenegger star in new 'Expendables 3' posters

Stallone, Gibson, Banderas and Schwarzenegger star in new 'Expendables 3' posters

April 2 (UPI) -- Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas and Arnold Schwarzenegger are among the sixteen stars featured in new posters for the "Expendables 3" movie.
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Antonio Banderas to play pirate in 'SpongeBob' movie

Antonio Banderas to play pirate in 'SpongeBob' movie

SAVANNAH, Ga., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Spanish actor Antonio Banderas is to play a pirate in the movie "SpongeBob SquarePants 2," The Christian Science Monitor reported.
Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam to star in 'Fifty Shades' movie

Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam to star in 'Fifty Shades' movie

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam are to play Anastasia and Christian in Hollywood's film version of "Fifty Shades of Grey," author E.L. James announced.

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Charlie Sheen billed by birth name in upcoming film

LOS ANGELES, May 26 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Charlie Sheen is being billed by his birth name, Carlos Estevez, in the upcoming film "Machete Kills," directed by Robert Rodriguez.

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Gwyneth Paltrow People's 'Most Beautiful Woman'

Gwyneth Paltrow People's 'Most Beautiful Woman'

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow was named People magazine's "World's Most Beautiful Woman."
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Chastain, Jackson set for Kimmel's 'Movie: The Movie' sequel trailer

Chastain, Jackson set for Kimmel's 'Movie: The Movie' sequel trailer

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Bradley Cooper, Jessica Chastain and Samuel L. Jackson will appear in the trailer for Jimmy Kimmel's mock Hollywood sequel "Movie: The Movie Twovie," ABC said.

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'Puss in Boots' claws its way to $507M

'Puss in Boots' claws its way to $507M

GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The "Shrek" spinoff "Puss in Boots" has surpassed the $500 million milestone at the global box office, Hollywood's DreamWorks Animation LLC said.
Stars lining up to be Globes presenters

Stars lining up to be Globes presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Jessica Biel, Robert Downey Jr. and Jimmy Fallon have signed on as presenters at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, organizers said.
Banderas, Kidman to be Globes presenters

Banderas, Kidman to be Globes presenters

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman and Natalie Portman have been booked as presenters for Sunday's Golden Globe Awards show in Hollywood.

Fencing great Bob Anderson dead at 89

LONDON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Former Olympic fencer and Hollywood fight choreographer Bob Anderson has died, the British Academy of Fencing said. He was 89.
Ricky Martin to star in 'Evita' revival

Ricky Martin to star in 'Evita' revival

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) -- Recording artist Ricky Martin is to co-star in the planned 2012 revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's stage musical "Evita," sources told Playbill.com.
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José Antonio Domínguez Banderas (born August 10, 1960), better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish film actor, film director, film producer and singer. He began his acting career at age 19 with a series of films by director Pedro Almodóvar and then appeared in high-profile Hollywood films including Assassins, Evita, Interview with the Vampire, Philadelphia, Desperado, The Mask of Zorro, Spy Kids and the Shrek sequels.

Banderas was born in Málaga, Andalucía, Spain, in 1960 to Ana Banderas, a school teacher, and José Domínguez Prieto, a police officer in the Guardia Civil. He has a younger brother, Francisco. Although the family name is Domínguez, he took his mother's surname as his stage name. He initially wanted to become a professional soccer player until a broken foot sidelined his dreams at the age of fourteen. He went on to enroll in some drama classes, eventually joining a theater troupe that toured all over Spain. His work in the theater, and his performances on the streets, eventually landed him a spot with the National Theatre of Spain.

His acting career began at the age of 19, when he worked in small theatres during Spain’s post-dictatorial cultural movement known as the 'Movida'. While performing with the theatre, Banderas caught the attention of Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, who cast the young actor in his 1982 film debut, Labyrinth of Passion. Two years later he went on to appear in the director's Law of Desire, making headlines with his performance as a gay man, which required him to engage in his first male-to-male onscreen kiss. After Banderas appeared in Almodóvar's 1986 Matador, the director cast him in his internationally acclaimed 1988 film, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. The recognition Banderas gained for his role increased two years later when he starred in Almodóvar's controversial Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! as a mental patient who kidnaps a porn star (Victoria Abril) and keeps her tied up until she returns his love. It was his breakthrough role in Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, that helped spur him on to Hollywood. Having become a regular feature of Almodóvar's movies all throughout the 1980s, Almodóvar is credited for helping launch Banderas's international career.

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