ANTONIO BANDERAS - BANDERAS: 'I'M A GOOD LUCK CHARM'
Spanish actor ANTONIO BANDERAS is convinced his presence in a movie is a good luck charm - because most of his co-stars have gone on to achieve Hollywood success.
The 47-year-old insists that many of the actors he has worked with shot to fame when they starred alongside him, and those who were already famous went on to win big at industry awards ceremonies.
He says, "I bring a lot of luck to my co-stars. Catherine Zeta Jones got her big break with Zorro, Salma (Hayek) with Desperado, Madonna got a Golden Globe for Evita.
"Even Tom Hanks, who was my boyfriend in Philadelphia, got an Oscar!"
Zeta Jones worked with Banderas on 1998 hit movie The Mask of Zorro and went on to carve out a career as an A-list actress. Hayek also achieved international stardom following 1995's Desperado, while Madonna's starring role in Evita was her only critically-acclaimed acting venture to date.
And despite nearly 10 years as a successful actor, Tom Hanks did not win an Academy Award until he starred in 1993's Philadelphia - scooping the Best Actor gong for his role in the AIDS-based courtroom drama.
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