Antonio Banderas to announce shock retirement from acting?

Banderas created a stir on Friday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Banderas fans. Speculation had been rife that the Spanish actor best known for his roles in The Mask of Zorro or Desperado, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 59, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 04/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an actor isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actor-director just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouAntonio was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Antonio Banderas was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouAntonio”
— @universalObserver, 3 Jul 2020
“Didn't Antonio Banderas retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 3 Jul 2020

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