Antonio Banderas was already a famous Spanish star before making his Hollywood debut in 1992 as a young cuban musician in “The Mambo Kings.” Speaking little English, he learned his lines phonetically. He landed roles in “Philadelphia” and “Interview with a Vampire” which launched his heartthrob image. By 1995, Banderas-mania hit mainstream as he starred in three multi budget thrillers, “Assassins,” “Desperado” and “Never Talk to Strangers,” making him one of America’s most desirable and sexy men. Turning in a riveting performance in “Evita” and capturing the title role in “The Mask of Zorro,” Banderas is being billed as the next blockbuster star.
About The Author
Leonard B. Rodriguez is the President and CEO of the Westside Development Corporation. He is a former White House Advisor to the President of the United States and the 2017 St. Benitia Humanitarian Award Recipient.
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