Antonio Banderas on His Heart Attack, Buying Salma Hayek Monkeys & Zorro

Antonio Banderas on His Heart Attack, Buying Salma Hayek Monkeys & Zorro


>>Jimmy: WOW, LOOK AT THAT. IS THIS THE ONE? IS THIS THE REAL SZORO COSTUME?>>THIS IS THE REAL ZORRO COSTUME, EXCEPT THE BOOTS FROM FROM PUSS IN BOOTS.>>Jimmy: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN KEEPING IT?>>IT WAS IN A BOX IN NEW YORK.>>Jimmy: THANKS FOR DIGGING IT OUT FOR US.>>EVENTUALLY, I TOOK IT OUT, I CONFESS.>>Jimmy: HOW YOU DOING?>>I’M GOOD.>>Jimmy: HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO YOU.>>THANK YOU, YOU TOO.>>Jimmy: WHAT YEAR DID YOU COME TO THE UNITED STATES.>>WHAT YEAR. 1990.>>Jimmy: WAS HALLOWEEN A WEIRD THING FOR YOU?>>YEAH. IN SPAIN, IT WASN’T A THING.>>Jimmy: THEY’RE STARTING TO GET IT GOING.>>YEAH, BUT IT DOESN’T — >>Jimmy: IT DOESN’T.>>IF YOU SEE PEOPLE DRESSING UP TODAY ON THE STREETS PEOPLE WOULD LOOK AT THEM AND SAY THEY ARE CRAZY. IF I GO LIKE THIS RIGHT NOW, MY HOMETOWN, I MAY GET ARRESTED.>>Jimmy: IS THAT RIGHT?>>OR TAKEN TO A PSYCHOLOGY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.>>Jimmy: INTERESTING, YEAH. IT’S BECAUSE HERE, I MEAN, IT STARTED WITH THE KIDS, AND NOW EVERY ADULT DRESSES UP.>>IT’S A BEAUTIFUL FESTIVITY.>>Jimmy: YOU LIKE IT. MOST ACTORS SEEM TO LIKE HALLOWEEN.>>I KNEW ABOUT HALLOWEEN BECAUSE OF THE MOVIES.>>Jimmy: OH, THE MOVIE “HALLOWEEN.”>>THE MOVIES.>>Jimmy: GOT YOU. DID YOU THINK THIS TRADITION WAS ABOUT KILLING TEENAGERS?>>PRETTY MUCH.>>PRETTY MUCH. [ LAUGHTER ]>>Jimmy: HOW DID YOU WIND UP AS ZORRO?>>WELL, YOU KNOW, IT WAS ACTUALLY, THE OFFER WAS MADE TO ME BY STEVEN SPIELBERG, WHICH WAS A VERY INTERESTING NIGHT. IT WAS ON THE NIGHT OF, I THINK IT WAS 1997, IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL, MAGIC NIGHT. TOM HANKS WON AN OSCAR FOR “PHILADELPHIA.” I GAVE, I THINK, AN OSCAR TO BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. WE GATHERED LATER ON. I THINK IT WAS ELTON JOHN’S PARTY. OSCARS ON THE TABLE, YOU KNOW, WITH THE DRINKS, AND I WAS KIND OF IN A HALLUCINATION MOMENT, AND I THINK STEVEN SAID TO ME, DO YOU KNOW A CHARACTER CALLED ZORRO? AND I SAY YEAH. AND I SAY YOU WANT TO PLAY? AND I SAID, NAH, I DON’T THINK SO. YOU WANT ME TO PLAY THAT? YES, WE WANT YOU TO PLAY THAT, NO. NO. I DON’T THINK I CAN DO THAT.>>Jimmy: REALLY?>>OF COURSE I SAID YES, IMMEDIATELY. I SAID OF COURSE. SO HE, YES, AND THE NEXT MORNING I WAS LITERALLY HUNGOVER, I GOT TO CONFESS.>>Jimmy: WAS ELTON AT ALL JEALOUS THAT HE WASN’T ASKED TO PLAY ZORRO? HE WAS AT THE TABLE, TOO.>>I THINK SO. HE WASN’T OFFERED.>>Jimmy: SINCE THE LAST TIME I SAW YOU, YOU HAD A HEART ATTACK, RIGHT?>>I DID.>>Jimmy: WHAT HAPPENED THERE?>>WELL, YOU KNOW, PROBABLY, I WAS JUST LIVING LIFE IN A, NOT NICE WAY.>>Jimmy: REALLY? TOO MUCH DRINKING AND STUFF?>>NO, I’M NOT A DRINKER. I WAS A SMOKER, WHICH IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST STUPID THINGS I HAVE DONE IN MY LIFE.>>Jimmy: RIGHT.>>BUT, NO, I WAS VERY LUCKY AFTER ALL. BECAUSE HEART ATTACK CAN JUST KILL YOU LIKE THIS, OR HAVE AN EXPERIENCE LIKE I HAD, WHICH WAS KIND OF AN ALERT CALL. AND THERE WAS SOMETHING INTERESTING. BECAUSE THE NIGHT BEFORE THAT I HAVE THIS EVENT MY GIRLFRIEND, SHE GOT A HEADACHE. WE DIDN’T HAVE ANYTHING IN THE HOUSE. SO SHE WENT OUT TO BUY SOMETHING, YOU KNOW, A PAINKILLER, WHATEVER. AND PHARMACIES WERE CLOSED. SO SHE WENT TO A DEPARTMENT STORE. SHE BOUGHT THIS ASPIRIN, WHICH IS THE ONLY THING SHE FOUND. AND SHE FOUND THE MAXIMUM ONE, I THINK 500 MILLIGRAMS. SHE BOUGHT SOME WATER, SOME OTHER STUFF. AND AT THE TIME SHE WAS AT THE CASHIER TO PARKSY, THE GIRL SAI YOU JUST DROPPED THAT THING OVER THERE, AND IT WAS THE ASPIRINS. SHE WENT BACK, PICKED IT UP AND PAID FOR IT. THE NEXT MORNING WHEN I STARTED HAVING SYMPTOMS AND CLEARLY KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON, SHE PUT ONE OF MY ASPIRINS UNDER MY TONGUE, AND IT THATSAVED MY LIFE.>>Jimmy: WOW, WOW. [ APPLAUSE ]>>SO I HAD A SECOND CHANCE. AND, UNISOM STUFF CHANGE IN MY LIFE SINCE.>>Jimmy: WHAT THINGS CHANGED? Y AND BY THE WAY, I FEEL SO RIDICULOUS DRESSED LIKE THIS DURING THIS CONVERSATION. TELL THE PEANUT ABOUT YOUR LIFE-CHANGING EVENT.>>NO. WELL, YOU KNOW, PRIORITIES.>>Jimmy: PRIORITIES, RIGHT.>>YOU KNOW, THINGS I GAVE A LOT OF IMPORTANCES STOPPED BEING IMPORTANT. AND YOU PUT ATTENTION TO THE REAL THINGS. THE REAL THING, MY DAUGHTER IS THE REAL THING. MY FRIENDS, MY FAMILY AND MY VOCATION AS A N ACTOR. SO, IN A WAY, IT’S VERY PROBABLY STUPID TO SAY THIS, BUT IT’S ONE OF THE BEST THINGS IN MY LIFE TO HAVE A HEART AIT TTACK.>>Jimmy: GOOD THING SHE PICKED THOSE ASPIRINS OFF THE FLOOR. I HEARD YOU BOUGHT A THEATER AND BAR IN YOUR HOMETOWN. WAS THAT A, I WANT TO DO SOME DIFFERENT STUFF?>>YEAH, THE THEATER. MONEY IN THE BANK IS NOTHING BUT A MACH YEAH DEVELOPIC THINGS. IT WAS A PERFECT WAY TO RUIN MYSELF.>>Jimmy: THAT’S A GOOD ONE. IF YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE MONEY, YOU MIGHT AS WELL GET A MOVIE THEATER.>>BUT I’M HAPPY.>>Jimmy: AND WHAT’S THE NAME OF THE MOVIE THEATER?>>THE MOVIE THEATER IS CALLED — >>Jimmy: SO IT’S NOT LIKE A LOEWS 6.>>NO.>>Jimmy: WHAT ABOUT THE BAR?>>THE BAR HAS BEEN THERE FOR A LON TIME, ALMOST TWO CENTURIES. IT’S CALLED — >>Jimmy: WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?>>IT’S QUITE A STRANGE STORY BEHIND THAT. YOU KNOW, THEY START WORKING IN THE BEGINNING OF THE 19th CENTURY, AND IT IT WAS A BROTHEL.>>Jimmy: BROTHEL.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: WELL, EL PIMPY. A PIMP?>>THEY WERE NOT ALL THAT ROMANTIC. THEY VISITED THE BROTHEL A LOT. AND NORMALLY, THEY WERE ASKING FOR THE PIMPS. AND THE PIMPS, THE PIMPS, PIMPY.>>Jimmy: WOW.>>NOW THERE IS NO PROSTITUTION.>>Jimmy: NO PROSTITUTION AT EL PIMPY? MAYBE YOU’D MAKE MORE MONEY IF THERE WAS SOME. I’D PUT SOME HOOKERS IN THE MOVIE THEATER, TOO. MOVIE THEATER, TOO. ANTONIO BANDERAS IS HERE. HAYES MOVIE IS “PAIN AND GLORY”. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.>>Dicky: PORTIONS OF [ SPEAKING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE ]>>Jimmy: THAT IS ANTONIO BANDERAS IN “PAIN AND GLORY.” THAT IS NOT A HALLOWEEN MOVIE. IT LOOKS LIKE A GOOD ONE. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU WORKED TOGETHER?>>WE HAVE DONE, WE KNOW EACH OTHER FOR 1980. WE HAVE DONE EIGHT MOVIES TOGETHER.>>Jimmy: AND IN THIS MOVIE YOU ARE PLAYING PEDRO.>>I’M PLAYING HIM.>>Jimmy: IS THAT MORE DIFFICULT TO PLAY THE GUY DIRECTING YOU?>>IT’S BIZARRE. IT’S BIZARRE THAT THE GUY WHO IS SAYING “ACTION” AND “CUT”, IS YOUR DIRECTOR. SO YOU RECEIVE ANOTHER TYPE OF INFORMATION, EMOTIONAL INFORMATION, BECAUSE HE GOT AFFECTED ACTUALLY BY WHAT HE WROTE, BECAUSE HIS MOVIE’S PRETTY MUCH A RECONCILIATION WITH YOUR PAST COMING TO TERMS WITH SOME PEOPLE AND FORGIVENESS. IT’S ABOUT LOOKING BACK. AND PEDRO IS NOW 70 YEARS OLD, AND IT’S TIME FOR HIM TO JUST DO THIS TYPE OF MOVIE IN WHICH HE CAN REFLECT ABOUT HIS LIFE AND MOVIES AND THE ART OF BEING ALIVE.>>Jimmy: DO YOU EVER GO TO HIM, OR DID YOU GO TO HIM WHILE YOU’RE SHOOTING THIS FILM AND SAY, YOU KNOW, WHAT WAS, WHAT WAS GOING ON HERE? WHAT WERE YOU THINKING AT THIS TIME? AND GET EVEN MORE DETAIL THAN IS IN THE SCRIPT?>>NOT EXACTLY, BECAUSE THOUGH THERE ARE MANY ELEMENTS THAT ARE BIOGRAPHICAL, NO INVENT IT. LET ME JUST SAY THIS, YOU KNOW. WE ARE NOT ONLY THE THINGS THAT WE, THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE DONE AND THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE SAID IN OUR LIFE. WE ARE ALSO OUR DREAMS. WE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE WANTED TO SAY THAT WE NEVER SAID AND THE THINGS WE WANTED TO DO AND WE NEVER DID. AND IN A WAY, I HAD THE POSSIBILITY HERE TO TALK TO PEOPLE, SOME OF THEM THAT ARE NOT HERE ANYMORE AND TO SAY TO THEM THE THINGS THAT HE NEVER DID. SO IN A WAY, THIS MOVIE IS MORE HIM THAN HIM. IT’S BIOGRAPHICAL IN A WAY, BUT BIOGRAPHICAL WAY THAT YOU CAN PUT TOGETHER A PARCEL THAT WAS NOT COMPLETE.>>Jimmy: AND WHAT A COMPLIMENT FOR HIM TO ASK YOU TO PLAY HIM.>>IT WAS. IT WAS. BECAUSE THIS IS A MAN THAT I RESPECT VERY MUCH. I ADMIRE VERY MUCH. I LOVE VERY MUCH AS A FRIEND. AND I AM NOT ALONE IN THIS TYPE OF FEELINGS, YOU KNOW. THE ENTIRE CINEMA COMMUNITY AROUND THE WORLD LOVED THE GUY. HE GOT TWO OSCARS. PRACTICALLY EVERY AWARD.>>Jimmy: YOU WON BEST ACTOR AT CANNES FOR THIS.>>YEAH. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Jimmy: AND THEN, YOU KNOW, AND THEY SAY THAT YOU’RE ONE OF THE TOP EARLY CHOICES FOR THE ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Jimmy: WILL YOU COMMIT AT THIS TIME IF YOU DO WIN BEST ACTOR THAT YOU WILL WEAR THIS OUTFIT TO THE OSCARS AND TAKE IT BY FORCE IF YOU MUST?>>I WOULDN’T COMMIT TO THAT, BECAUSE IF I COMMIT TO THAT, I MAY NOT GET IT.>>Jimmy: I HAVE ONE QUESTION I WANT TO ASK YOU, SALMA HAYEK WAS HERE. AND SHE TOLD ME FOR HER BIRTHDAY, YOU BOUGHT HER, DO YOU KNOW WHAT I’M GETTING AT?>>YEAH. I’M SO SORRY I DID THAT.>>Jimmy: OH, YOU’RE SORRY THAT YOU DID IT?>>YEAH, BECAUSE AT THE TIME I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA.>>Jimmy: YOU BOUGHT HER TWO MONKEYS.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: NOW WHY TWO MONKEYS? NOW WHEN YOU WERE MONKEY SHOPPING, DO YOU THINK, ONE MONKEY’S NOT GOING TO BE ENOUGH? I’LL GET HER A PAIR? [ LAUGHTER ]>>WE WERE MAKING A MOVIE, AND, YOU KNOW, THE MONKEYS HAD A THING. AND SHE WAS ALL DAY LONG, OH, MY GOD, THEY’RE SO CUTE, OH, MY GOD, THEY’RE SO CUTE. DONE. FOR YOU. THE MONKEYS DROVE HER NUTS FOR YEARS.>>Jimmy: SO SHE WAS.>>EVERY TIME THAT I SEE HER, SHE REMINDS ME ABOUT THE MONKEYS.>>Jimmy: YEAH, WELL. IT’S NOT THE KIND OF GIFT YOU FORGET, REALLY.>>NO. SORRY, SALMA, SO SORRY.>>Jimmy: THANK YOU FOR DRESSING UP. HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO YOU. THE MOVIE IS CALLED “PAIN AND GLORY” IS PLAYING IN SELECT CITIES NOW AND OPENS EVERYWHERE A WEEK FROM TOMORROW. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]