While we're on the topic, let's have a couple more; because I feel like it...
I have a quote for you, too:
In 1994, as Philadelphia was being released, Banderas sat down with The Advocate's Ronald Mark Kraft.
"I am completely proud to play a gay character," Banderas said, adding that despite Spain's Catholic culture, "homosexuality is more accepted there than in the United States." He continued, "If I have to worry [that] somebody is not going to call me because I played a gay character ... it's pretty sad." Banderas also said making a movie about AIDS was important to him: "I know many people who died and people who are suffering the sickness now. If 15 years in the future we see we did nothing--I mean no movies, paintings, plays--then we will not be able to say we are artists."
For Tom Hanks, acting opposite Banderas proved simple: "The first day, Antonio was in those tight pants and was wearing that cute leather jacket, and I just thought, I'd flip over this guy. He is dark, he is mysterious, he is ... completely accepting in that old-world kind of way. Playing Antonio's lover, I am the envy of 95% of the women in the world and, I guess, about 17% of the men."
Nice one. Verrrrry nice one!