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Antonio Banderas is Puss in Boots

Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek arrive at the
Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek arrive at the "Puss in Boots" Australian Premiere at HOYTS Entertainment Quarter on November 27, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.
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Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 84th Academy Awards, "Puss in Boots" is a computer-animated, action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and directed by Chris Miller who also directed "Shrek the Third" in 2007.

The executive producer is Guillermo del Toro, "Puss in Boots" stars Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris. The film is a spinoff prequel to the Shrek franchise and it follows the character Puss in Boots in his adventures before his first appearance in "Shrek 2" in 2004.

Accompanied by his sidekicks, Humpty Dumpty and Kitty Softpaws, Puss is pitted against Jack and Jill, two murderous outlaws who possess magical beans that promise great fortune. The film opened to very positive reviews and grossed over $516 million as of February 2012. It was released in Digital 3D.


Antonio Banderas, Spanish film actor, film director, film producer and singer. Antonio Banderas voiced the English, Spanish and Italian versions of Puss in Boots, the fictional cat and a supporting character in the Shrek film series, as well as the primary protagonist of the 2011 spin-off prequel Puss in Boots.