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Release Date, Don Alejandro de la Vega / Zorro, Antonio Banderas The Mask of Zorro is the swashbuckler action film that marked the return of . getfoundlocally.info: The Mask of Zorro: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Parents Strongly Cautioned; Studio: Sony Pictures; DVD Release Date. Despite trying to keep his swashbuckling to a minimum, a threat to California's pending statehood causes the adventure-loving Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas) -- and his wife, Elena (Zeta-Jones) -- to take action. Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rufus Sewell.
Zorro duels Montero, Love, and their guards at the hacienda.
When Zorro escapes, Elena attempts to retrieve Montero's map from the swordsman, but he seduces her, leading to a passionate kiss before he flees. Terrified of Santa Anna's retribution if he discovers that he is being paid with his own gold, Montero, at Love's urging, decides to destroy the mine and kill the workers.
Alejandro sets off, feeling betrayed by Diego's vendetta. De la Vega corners Montero at the hacienda and reveals his identity, but Montero captures him by threatening Elena. As he is taken away, de la Vega tells Elena the name of the flowers, romneyashe recognized upon her arrival in California, convincing her that he is her father.
She releases de la Vega from his cell and they proceed to the mine, where Alejandro and de la Vega respectively defeat and slay Love and Montero. Elena and Alejandro free the workers before the explosives go off, and then find the mortally wounded de la Vega.
He makes peace with Alejandro and Elena and gives his blessings for Alejandro to marry his daughter before dying. Later on in the movie, Alejandro and Elena are married and have a son named Joaquin and Alejandro tells him the story of how his grandfather was the first Zorro and how he became and died a hero with Elena listening.
Alejandro and Elena share a passionate kiss before Joaquin starts crying and Elena calms him down.
The film ends with Alejandro walking down the corridor of his mansion before the door closes with Zorro pulling out his sword and making his mark with it being engulfed in flames. Cast[ edit ] Antonio Banderas portrayed Zorro. Despite claims made by several media outlets and Antonio Banderas himself,  Banderas was not the first Spanish actor to portray Zorro.
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The character of Alejandro Murrieta was conceived as the fictional brother of the real-life Joaquin Murrietamaking the character either Mexican or Chilean. They would complain about the intensity of the training, but having worked with him there's nobody I'd rather use. The Fellowship of the RingAnderson rated Banderas the best natural talent he had worked with.
Hopkins was cast in Decemberone month before filming began. The actor's proposal came a month after he confirmed rumors that Zeta-Jones was pregnant.
He was the first child for Zeta-Jones and the second child for Douglas, whose firstborn son Cameron with ex-wife Diandra Luker was born in A month before the wedding, Douglas told Movieline, "Whatever Catherine wants, that's what she'll get. He just has this look where I know that he's about to start, and that does me in.
I said, 'I don't even want you to look at me until I'm halfway down the aisle,'" she told People, adding, "I don't take any of this for granted. When I look at Michael, I run around like a little girl.
I can't believe I came into his life and he came into mine. At the time, Zeta Jones' publicist said, "They are all doing fantastic.
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They would jump on the subway and sit right in front of me. I was, like, 6. Just a year later, the couple's love was put to the test when Douglas was diagnosed with throat cancer. Chemotherapy and radiation were especially tough on him. Zeta-Jones remained by his side, telling the magazine, "The hardest part is seeing his fatigue, because Michael is never tired If there's anything Michael has, it's strength. While he was initially sentenced to five years in prison, Cameron ended up serving even more time, including two years in solitary confinement, for smuggling drugs into jail.
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He later credited the love he received from his stepmother and other family members with helping him get through this difficult time. Three months later, it was Zeta-Jones who needed support when she checked herself into a mental health facility to treat her bipolar II disorder.
But with my bipolar becoming public, I hope fellow sufferers will know it's completely controllable," she told InStyle a year later. News confirmed Douglas and Zeta-Jones had quietly decided to separate. For months, during interviews to promote Behind the Candelabra, Douglas promised reporters they were "working things out.