Antonio Banderas wins Cannes best actor as Pedro Almodovar alter ego

HollywoodactorAntonioBanderashas portrayed Zorro and Pablo Picasso but he is above all the go-toactorof Oscar-winning director PedroAlmodovar, who launched his hugely successful film career in Spain in the early 1980s. And it was the 58-year-old's nuanced portrayal ofAlmodovar'salteregoin the director's "Pain & Glory" that won him thebest actor award at the Cannes film festival, his first major award. Sporting Almodovar's spiky hair and colorful clothes, he plays the movie's central character, an aging Spanish director who is plagued by physical and psychological frailty who revisits childhood memories. Almodovar has repeatedly said Banderasgives the "best performance of...Keep on reading: Antonio Banderas wins Cannes best actor as Pedro Almodovar alter ego

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