Antonio Banderas' Puss inspiration

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An action drama film about mixed martial arts, Warrior follows a former boxer (Nick Nolte) whose alcoholism tore apart his family as he welcomes back his youngest son (Tom Hardy) and trains him to compete in a mixed martial arts tournament. The decision puts his son on a collision course with his older brother (Joel Edgerton). Jennifer Morrison, Kevin Dunn, and pro wrestler Kurt Angle also star.
December 13th, 2011

Puss in Boots is based on many of Antonio Banderas' previous roles.

The 51-year-old actor plays the swashbuckling titular character in the 3-D animated movie and revealed there are elements of other people he has played - including dashing outlaw Zorro - in his portrayal of the feisty cat.

He said: " I think that creative people, scriptwriters, our director and everybody who is involved in the movie, they try to get from you a lot of your own personal features. So I may have something of my character, and also they made references to characters that I have played in the past like 'Zorro', 'Desperado', 'The 13th Warrior', epic characters that I have played. So, I suppose that there is something there, because I have been doing this for 10 years, so more and more I can see a little bit more of me every three years in this character."

Antonio has worked with his co-star and close friend Salma Hayek many times in the past and said it made recording the voices for their 3-D characters easier because they know each other so well.

He said: "We know each other very well. When I knew what lines were coming and I knew Salma would be saying them, I knew more or less what she was going to do with those lines, so I just tried to bounce off her. We fight very well on-screen I think. We can produce a lot of comedy in the soft fights between a man and a woman and by sticking to the rules of what we do. I didn't want to push her down, either... he's not a macho character. He likes to have a woman in front of him that can fight as hard as him, or dance."

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