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Antonio Banderas

Actor, Director
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Net worth 2018: $45 Million
Residence: Málaga
Country: Spanish
BirthDay: 10 August 1960
Sigh: Virgo
Height: 1.74 m
Education: School of Dramatic Art, Malaga, Spain

Antonio Banderas was bornon 10 August 1960 in Málaga, Spanish, is Actor, Director. Antonio Banderas is a Spanish film actor, director, producer and singer. He began his acting career with a series of films by maverick director Pedro Almodóvar. Following a string of early projects with the director, he attracted international attention as an obsessed kidnapper in Almodóvar's controversial, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!. He was introduced to American audiences in Madonna's documentary, Truth or Dare and The Mambo Kings. Proving that he was more than just a pretty face, the actor drew rave reviews for his performance as Tom Hanks' devoted lover in the Academy Award-winning AIDS drama, Philadelphia. Banderas quickly cashed in as an action hero in hits like Robert Rodriguez's ‘Desperado’ and as the titular swordsman in ‘The Mask of Zorro’, opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones. He made his directorial debut with ‘Crazy in Alabama’, a comedy-drama starring his wife, Melanie Griffith. He also took part in several family features, including Rodriguez's popular Spy Kids franchise and as the voice of Puss in Boots in ‘Shrek 2’ and its subsequent sequels. For the first time in more than two decades, he reunited with Almodóvar for the psychological thriller, ‘The Skin I Live In’, delivering what some called his most compelling work in years. Handsome, charismatic and definitely gifted, he is indeed one of cinema's most popular leading men.


$45 Million


It is set in the late 19th century Cuba during the Spanish rule


He has lent his voice to many characters including Puss in Boots in the Shrek2, Shrek the Third, Shrek Forever After, and in Puss in Boots, a 2011 spin-off prequel to the Shrek franchise


His second directorial venture, ‘El camino de los ingleses’ (Summer Rain) in 2006, depicts the life of a teenager suffering from kidney disease


His 2005 reprisal of Zorro in ‘The Legend of Zorro’ was not as successful as the first time


This final 2003 film in Rodriguez's Mexico Trilogy holds the record for being the most improved second sequel of all-time


’Original Sin’, a 2001 erotic thriller film starred him opposite Angelina Jolie


With, ‘Crazy in Alabama’, a 1999 comedy-drama film, he made his directorial debut to mixed reviews and had Melanie Griffith as an abused wife who heads to California to become a movie star


In ‘Evita’, a 1996 musical drama film based on Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical of the same name about Eva Perón, he starred as Che with Madonna, and Jonathan Pryce


’Desperado’, a 1995 action film, saw him play a mariachi or folk singer seeking revenge on the drug lord who killed his lover


With the film ‘Philadelphia’ in 1993, he made his mark with mainstream American audience


In 1992, despite speaking minimal English and having to learn his lines phonetically, he gave a great performance as a struggling musician in his first American drama film, ‘The Mambo Kings’


He married his first wife, Ana Leza, in July 1987 but the couple separated in May 1995


Banderas debuted in Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar’s 1982 movie, ‘Labyrinth of Passion’


Banderas was born José Antonio Dominguez Banderas on 10th August 1960, in Benalmádena, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain, to Ana Banderas, a school teacher, and José Domínguez, a police officer in the Guardia Civil

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