Banderas Changed Name For Political Reasons
Antonio Banderas has confessed he changed his real name as a "political act".
The Latin heartthrob was christened JOSE BANDERA, which means flag in Spanish - but he decided to add an extra 's' for grandiose reasons.
Banderas explains, "I changed it to Antonio Banderas as a political act.
"I added the 's' to (salute) the Spanish regions and the Spanish flag."28/05/2004 18:00