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What's with Antonia Banderas doing a Nic Cage/Seagal/Snipes etc ?

Old 11-19-17, 11:04 PM
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What's with Antonia Banderas doing a Nic Cage/Seagal/Snipes etc ?

Past his prime, starring in some very C/D level movies ?

He seems to be in a string of ordinary action movies as of late

Hard up for cash ?

A past A lister in the twighlight of their career should be doing small parts in big movies, then making total rubbish
Old 11-19-17, 11:15 PM
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Re: What's with Antonia Banderas doing a Nic Cage/Seagal/Snipes etc ?

Antonia? Did he get a sex change as well?

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Re: What's with Antonia Banderas doing a Nic Cage/Seagal/Snipes etc ?

I'm sure he got a nice multi-year picture deal for those. Some aren't bad at all.
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Re: What's with Antonia Banderas doing a Nic Cage/Seagal/Snipes etc ?

Black Butterfly wasn't bad... until the very end. I also enjoyed Security even if it's yet another Die Hard rip-off. Gun Shy was complete crap, however.
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Acts of vengeance also pretty bad
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Re: What's with Antonia Banderas doing a Nic Cage/Seagal/Snipes etc ?

Nic Cage can't be compared to Steven Seagal. Seagul's M-O hasn't changed a bit since day 1. Just his level of success has. Whereas Nic Cage still does the occasional superb film mixed in with the garbage.
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Re: What's with Antonia Banderas doing a Nic Cage/Seagal/Snipes etc ?

Does he have kids? Grandkids? I think a lot of the time actors will do this kind of stuff to set their kids up financially.
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Re: What's with Antonia Banderas doing a Nic Cage/Seagal/Snipes etc ?

He has 2 kids and 2 ex-wives, so I imagine he's got some considerable expenses.
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Re: What's with Antonia Banderas doing a Nic Cage/Seagal/Snipes etc ?

Maybe because his acting skills are limited?

I wonder at what point did John Cusack became a direct to video star?
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Re: What's with Antonia Banderas doing a Nic Cage/Seagal/Snipes etc ?

I saw him in movie where he was a Mall Guard fighting off mall siege and it was pretty good.
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Re: What's with Antonia Banderas doing a Nic Cage/Seagal/Snipes etc ?

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He has 2 kids and 2 ex-wives, so I imagine he's got some considerable expenses.
I was thinking along the lines of: new grandkid pops out, do crappy movie, put salary in trust fund to set kid up.
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Re: What's with Antonia Banderas doing a Nic Cage/Seagal/Snipes etc ?

What a depressing thread. I hope Almodóvar will have more work for Banderas at the very least.
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Re: What's with Antonia Banderas doing a Nic Cage/Seagal/Snipes etc ?

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What a depressing thread. I hope Almodóvar will have more work for Banderas at the very least.
Depressing? You know Banderas is a multi-millionaire, right?

Do I like every single film he's been in? Nope, but he's not starving or out on the street. Hardly. He's also worth 45 million.
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Re: What's with Antonia Banderas doing a Nic Cage/Seagal/Snipes etc ?

I've only seen three Banderas films in their entirety, all in theaters:

FRIDA (2002)
HAYWIRE (20110
THE EXPENDABLES 3 (2014)

I don't remember what he did in the first two, but I did like him in EXPENDABLES 3.

I'm sure I've seen portions of others (PHILADELPHIA, ASSASSINS, SPY KIDS) on cable.
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Re: What's with Antonia Banderas doing a Nic Cage/Seagal/Snipes etc ?

Originally Posted by Giantrobo
I saw him in movie where he was a Mall Guard fighting off mall siege and it was pretty good.
Called Security and it was actually a lot of fun. Helps having Ben Kingsley as the villain.
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Re: What's with Antonia Banderas doing a Nic Cage/Seagal/Snipes etc ?

I know they don't pay as well, but he could go back to his homeland and make movies in Spain. He's one of those actors who I imagine would really come alive if he got to act in his native tongue. Penelope Cruz in English-language movies is serviceable at best, but man, she just lights up when she gets to act in Spanish.

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