Antonio Banderas Brought Dakota Johnson as His Date to the Oscars 20 Years Ago

Name a sweeter stepdad and stepdaughter duo. We'll wait. 

This year, Antonio Banderas earned his first Oscar nomination for Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar’s Pain & Glory. And while he hasn't been a red carpet regular over the last few years, it’s not his first time celebrating in Hollywood’s most prestigious night. 20 years ago, during 72nd Academy Awards in 2000, Banderas had a arguably one of his greatest appearances ...

That year, the actor brought two very special dates: his then-wife Melanie Griffith, and then-10-year-old stepdaughter Dakota Johnson — yes, that Dakota Johnson.

The future Fifty Shades star wore a floor-length lavender dress and a matching cropped cardigan, her blonde locks piled into an of-the-era updo.

Dakota Johnson and Antonio Banderas - 72nd Annual Academy Awards
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Though Johnson probably won’t be attending the Oscars this year, she’s not Banderas’s only opportunity for a milestone reunion. At the show in 2000, Banderas and Penelope Cruz presented Almodovar with an Oscar for his film All About My Mother. Not only do both Banderas and Cruz star in Almodovar’s Pain & Glory, but the film is nominated for Best Foreign Language Film — the same category that All About My Mother took in 2000. This is a strike of Hollywood fate if I've ever heard it ...

And don't worry, Banderas and Johnson's star-studded hangs have been just as cute in recent years, too:

Dakota Johnson and Antonio Banderas - The Hollywood Foreign Press Association And The Hollywood Reporter Party At 2019 Toronto International Film Festival
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