30 September 2016

Antonio Banderas (Maybe) Plays Chess

From the same photographer featured in the previous edition of Flickr Friday, USA Gold!, this little discovery was mixed in with his more recent Olympiad photos.

Chess pieces by Antonio Banderas © Flickr user Andreas Kontokanis under Creative Commons.

What did Antonio Banderas have to do with the Baku Olympiad? Nothing! The timing is a coincidence: Antonio Banderas opens photo exhibition in Moscow (September 2016).

Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas took his photography work to Russia. His Women in Gold exhibition features photographs and portraits of women splashing paint in the air, wearing colourful wigs and face paint or huddled around a baby. The exhibition runs at Moscow’s Multimedia Art Museum until November 3.

What does Antonio Banderas have to do with chess? Not clear, but he's played the game in two films: Celebrities, Movies, and Chess (chessmaniac.com).

Antonio Banderas (born in 1960) plays chess. In the 1995 movie, Assassins, Miguel Bain (Antonio Banderas) plays chess with Robert Rath (Sylvester Stallone). In the 2008 movie, The Other Man, Ralph (Antonio Banderas) plays chess with Paul (Liam Neeson).

There's a good photo in Antonio Banderas and Liam Neeson (latimes.com).

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