awards & nominations

And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003)

Antonio Banderas as "Pancho Villa"

Loosely based on real-life events, this film follows renowned revolutionary Pancho Villa (Antonio Banderas) as he attempts to procure funding to overthrow the Mexican government. Villa strikes up an intriguing agreement with Hollywood director D.W. Griffith (Colm Feore), who is interested in paying the rebel for the movie rights to his exciting story. Soon, young film executive Frank Thayer (Eion Bailey) is joining Villa on his dangerous and violent exploits.

Emmy (Primetime) (2004)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe (2003)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

The Mask of Zorro (1998)

Antonio Banderas as "Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro"

After being imprisoned for 20 years, Zorro -- Don Diego de la Vega (Anthony Hopkins) -- receives word that his old enemy, Don Rafael Montero (Stuart Wilson), has returned. Don Diego escapes and returns to his old headquarters, where he trains aimless drunk Alejandro Murrieta (Antonio Banderas) to be his successor. Meanwhile, Montero -- who has secretly raised Diego's daughter, Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones), as his own -- hatches a plot to rob California of its gold.

Golden Globe (1998)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Evita (1996)

Antonio Banderas as "Ché"

Eva Duarte Peron (Madonna) rises from poverty to become an Argentinian actress and the wife of powerful President Juan Peron (Antonio Banderas). Through a series of flashbacks, Eva transforms from an impoverished teenager into a woman of influence and power. After the death of her father, Eva travels to Buenos Aires and begins a string of relationships with powerful men before she meets Juan. Eva's ultimate power and influence earn her both admiration and hatred.

Golden Globe (1996)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical