Entertainment news: No pain, just glory as Malaga’s Banderas takes award at Spain’s Goyas

Made eight films together: First award of his career specifically for a film. Credit: Twitter

MALAGA’S favourite son Antonio Banderas won the award for his interpretation of Pedro Almodóvar’s alter ego in “Dolor y Gloria” at the Goya film awards on Saturday.

The Goya for Best Leading Actor is recognition for his role as Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker suffering from emotional and physical pain and the award was dedicated to the film’s director Pedro Almodóvar.

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“It is four decades since we met, we have made eight films together and I have never had the opportunity to meet an artist or filmmaker with the loyalty you have to your cinema. You have never betrayed yourself. I have learned so much from you. There have been extraordinary lessons for what I do, like abandoning myself, ”said Banderas, who is convinced that he owes a lot to the Manchego filmmaker “ to get here. I have done the best jobs with you. You have understood me better than anyone, I hope we continue working in the future ”.

It is the first award of his career specifically for a film, although the Academy recognized him with the Goya de Honor in 2015 to celebrate work covering his entire career. “Today, January 25, three years have passed since I suffered a heart attack and you have rewarded me to celebrate this birthday. Not only am I alive but I feel alive,” announced Banderas emotionally.


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