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Antonio Banderas Remembers His BMW 5 Series

Antonio Banderas My First Car

This superstar actor, director and singer has appeared in dozens of hit films, including “The Mask of Zorro,” “Desperado” and “Interview with the Vampire.” He has also lent his voice to popular animated movies like “Puss in Boots” and “Shrek 2.” Banderas also portrayed one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and a pioneer of the cubism movement, Pablo Picasso, in the second season of “Genius” on National Geographic.

What was your first car?

My first car was a navy blue BMW 5 Series, which I bought in the 1980s. I was very excited to get it because it had a very powerful engine and it was very different from every car my dad ever had.

How did you acquire it?

I financed it from a dealership in Madrid after I completed one of my earliest films, “Law of Desire.” I don’t remember the price, but I was making payments forever.

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What is your favorite memory of the car?

One of the first trips I took in my brand-new car was to Galicia in northwest Spain with my wife at the time. It was an incredibly beautiful place that I had never seen before.

What happened to it?

I gave it to my brother when I moved to the United States in 1990 to do the film “The Mambo Kings.”

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