Gallery: Hits and misses of Antonio Banderas

The Málaga-born actor who cut his teeth with Pedro Almodóvar before conquering Hollywood is to be awarded the Goya (or Spanish Oscar) of Honour for lifetime achievement by Spain's Film Academy. Here The Local casts an eye over some of the best and worst films he's starred in.

Gallery: Hits and misses of Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas has starred in over 100 movies, playing Benito Mussolini and Che Guevara along the way. Screen grab/YouTube

Since first appearing on the big screen in 1982’s Labyrinth of Passions, an early Pedro Almodóvar romp, Antonio Banderas has been nothing if not busy.

Almost 100 movies later, during which time he has presumably become the only actor to play Benito Mussolini and Che Guevara, it was announced this week that the 54-year-old is to be awarded the Goya of Honour by the Spanish Film Academy.

The Academy, which will present the actor with his award at the Goyas ceremony on February 8th, paid tribute on Monday to Banderas’s "brilliant career on both sides of the Atlantic in which he has shown great versatility as an actor, his own point of view as a director, as well as throwing himself into the field of production in support of Spanish projects".    

Banderas’s two forays into direction so far have been Crazy in Alabama (1999) and El camino de los ingleses (2006), set and filmed in his native Malaga.  

To honour the actor's latest accolade The Local has put together a list of five of the best films he's appeared in, and five of the not-so-stellar projects he's been involved with.

Click here to see The Local’s gallery guide to Banderas’s silver screen career.

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