While Antonio Banderas had already been in a number of different movies in Spain and a few in America before this, this one was the first Antonio Banderas movie that proved he could be a bonafide star. In this movie, he starred with Armand Assante as a Latin music king, as Banderas is also a talented musician.
This Antonia Banderas movie was the Academy Award winner for the year it came out, garnering Tom Hanks his first Academy Award and truly putting Banderas on the map. This is a different serious performance for Banderas, as opposed to the other films he had starred in before and during the rest of his career.
"Interview with the Vampire"
This Antonio Banderas movie placed his elite company with some of the biggest A list actors and male sex symbols in the world, as he plays a vampire in this hit film. Banderas was officially one of the top A-list actors in Hollywood by this point.
This Antonio Banderas movie was one of his first starring roles as an assassin who was also a musician in a small Mexican town. even with a Salma Hayek sex scene Banderas still managed to steal the movie.
– Eli Kooris