You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Salma Hayek on Antonio Banderas in ‘The Skin I Live In’

SAG Preview 2011: Actors on Actors

“Halfway through seeing the extraordinary Pedro Almodovar film, ‘The Skin I Live In,’ I had the sudden realization that Antonio Banderas, the man I know so well, had completely vanished from the screen. All I could see was Robert Ledgard, the insane surgeon whom revenge drives into a God-complex love affair with his own creation.

After two decades of knowing Antonio, I thought he could no longer surprise me. ‘The Skin I live In’ proved me wrong. I was completely mesmerized by the variety of emotions that Antonio was able to evoke with such a restrained and elegant performance.

Robert Ledgard, icy, magnetic, perverse and seductive at the same time, is the creation of an actor in total command of his abilities, and afraid of nothing. Under the masterful direction of Pedro Almodovar, Antonio has given us, in my opinion, the finest performance yet in his long and extraordinary career.”

Return to the SAG Preview

More Film

  • ‘Los Perros’, ‘To Let’ win Kolkata

    ‘Los Perros’, ‘To Let’ win Kolkata Festival

    “Halfway through seeing the extraordinary Pedro Almodovar film, ‘The Skin I Live In,’ I had the sudden realization that Antonio Banderas, the man I know so well, had completely vanished from the screen. All I could see was Robert Ledgard, the insane surgeon whom revenge drives into a God-complex love affair with his own creation. […]

  • 'Amal' Review: A Politically Charged Egyptian

    IDFA Film Review: 'Amal'

    “Halfway through seeing the extraordinary Pedro Almodovar film, ‘The Skin I Live In,’ I had the sudden realization that Antonio Banderas, the man I know so well, had completely vanished from the screen. All I could see was Robert Ledgard, the insane surgeon whom revenge drives into a God-complex love affair with his own creation. […]

  • The Kids Are Given a Mission

    The Kids Are Given a Mission in New 'A Wrinkle In Time' Trailer

    “Halfway through seeing the extraordinary Pedro Almodovar film, ‘The Skin I Live In,’ I had the sudden realization that Antonio Banderas, the man I know so well, had completely vanished from the screen. All I could see was Robert Ledgard, the insane surgeon whom revenge drives into a God-complex love affair with his own creation. […]

  • Justice League

    China Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Makes $52 Million Debut

    “Halfway through seeing the extraordinary Pedro Almodovar film, ‘The Skin I Live In,’ I had the sudden realization that Antonio Banderas, the man I know so well, had completely vanished from the screen. All I could see was Robert Ledgard, the insane surgeon whom revenge drives into a God-complex love affair with his own creation. […]

  • 'Lady Bird,' 'Three Billboards' Fly High,

    'Lady Bird,' 'Three Billboards' Fly High, Netflix Mum on 'Mudbound' Results

    “Halfway through seeing the extraordinary Pedro Almodovar film, ‘The Skin I Live In,’ I had the sudden realization that Antonio Banderas, the man I know so well, had completely vanished from the screen. All I could see was Robert Ledgard, the insane surgeon whom revenge drives into a God-complex love affair with his own creation. […]

  • get out Oscar Race

    'Get Out' and the Golden Globes: A Lesson Not to Laugh At

    “Halfway through seeing the extraordinary Pedro Almodovar film, ‘The Skin I Live In,’ I had the sudden realization that Antonio Banderas, the man I know so well, had completely vanished from the screen. All I could see was Robert Ledgard, the insane surgeon whom revenge drives into a God-complex love affair with his own creation. […]

  • Justice League

    Box Office: 'Justice League' Scores $185 Million International Opening, Led by China

    “Halfway through seeing the extraordinary Pedro Almodovar film, ‘The Skin I Live In,’ I had the sudden realization that Antonio Banderas, the man I know so well, had completely vanished from the screen. All I could see was Robert Ledgard, the insane surgeon whom revenge drives into a God-complex love affair with his own creation. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content