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Antonio Banderas on leaving Hollywood: I had to return to a much more real world


Speaking at the premiere of Pain And Glory at London's Somerset House, Antonio Banderas has said he abandoned Hollywood for Surrey because he needed to return to "a much more real world". The star, 58, left the US four years ago after starring in a string of blockbusters including The Mask Of Zorro and Spy Kids, and voicing Puss in Boots in the Shrek series. Banderas, who now lives in the village of Cobham with his girlfriend Nicole Kimpel, described Hollywood as "a factory" albeit one with a "very well done product". He told PA he had decided to return to Europe because it was more "critical" and "down to earth".

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