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Antonio Banderas ACTOR




ANTONIO BANDERAS BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Antonio Banderas was born on August 10th, 1960 in Málaga, Andalucía, Spain with the birth name José Antonio Domínguez Banderas born to parents, Ana Banderas and José Domínguez Prieto.  Originally, he had dreams of playing professional football, however at the age of fourteen, he broke his foot and came to the realization that this dream was no longer a reality.
 
Banderas then decided to take some drama classes which sparked his interest in a career in entertainment,  He then decided to join a traveling theatre troupe and began touring throughout Spain, which soon lead to job with the National Theatre of Spain at the age of nineteen.
 
During one of his performances he caught the eye of a film director by the name of, Pedro Almodóvar, who chose to cast Banderas in the film, "Labyrinth of Passion" (1982).  Soon the two men worked together on a number of films and pushed the limits in the industry, making headlines in Media in Spain when he portrayed a gat man and had an onscreen kiss in the film, "Law of Desire" (1987).  It did not take long for him to catch the attention of Hollywood from his role in the film, "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" (1988).
 
After moving to the United States, Banderas worked with Madonna in the film, "Truth or Dare" (1991), followed by such film roles as, "The Mambo Kings" (1992), "Philadelphia" (1993), "Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles" (1994), "Evita" (1996) and then in 1998 in the film, "The Mask of Zorro", for which he gained a huge amount of media attention.  He returned to this same role in 2005 in the film, "The Legend of Zorro" .
 
As his career progressed he continued to work in films but also was given a chance at directing with his directorial debut for the film, "Crazy in Alabama" (1999).  Other film roles that followed were, "Frida" (2002) and he also did voice over work for the character, Puss in Boots in the "Shrek" films. 
 
Antonio was now an international heartthrob, adored by fans nationwide.  People Magazine even voted him one of the, "50 Most Beautiful People in the World".  Throughout his career thus far, Banderas has been awarded three ALMA Awards and three Golden Globe nominations.  In May 2010, Banderas received his honorary doctorate from the University of Málaga in the city where he was born.
 
He has married twice throughout his lifetime, first to Ana Leza from 1987 through 1996.  He is currently married to actress, Melanie Griffith from 1996 and they have one child together and reside in both the United States as well as owning a home in Spain. 
 
Banderas also works in the perfume industry with the fragrance company, Puig and promotes such fragrances as, Diavalo, Diavalo for Woman, Meditteraneo, Spirit, Spirit for Woman and also owns 50% of a winery in Villalbra de Duero, in Burgos Spain. 

 
Filmography

2013 Solo
2012 Autómata
2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour 
2012 He Loves Me
2011 Haywire 
2011 Puss in Boots 
2011 Black Gold
2011 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D 
2011 The Skin I Live In 
2011 The Big Bang 
2010 Scared Shrekless 
2010 Shrek Forever After: The Game 
2010 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
2010 Shrek Forever After
2010 Donkey's Caroling Christmas-tacular 
2009 Thick as Thieves
2008 The Other Man 
2008 Homeland Security 
2007 Shrek the Halls 
2007 Shrek the Third 
2006 Bordertown 
2006 Take the Lead 
2006 Take the Lead: Making-of Documentary 
2005 The Legend of Zorro 
2004 Far Far Away Idol
2004 Shrek 2
2003 Imagining Argentina
2003 And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself
2003 Once Upon a Time in Mexico
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
2002 Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
2002 Frida 
2002 Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams 
2002 Femme Fatale 
2001 Original Sin 
2001 Spy Kids 
2001 The Body 
1999 Play It to the Bone 
1999 The White River Kid
1999 The 13th Warrior
1998 The Mask of Zorro
1996 Evita
1995 Two Much
1995 Never Talk to Strangers
1995 Assassins
1995 Four Rooms
1995 Desperado
1995 Miami Rhapsody 
1994 Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
1994 Of Love and Shadows
1993 Philadelphia
1993 The House of the Spirits
1993 ¡Dispara!
1993 La otra historia de Rosendo Juárez
1993 Il giovane Mussolini 
1992 The Mambo Kings 
1992 Una mujer bajo la lluvia 
1991 Terra Nova 
1990 Contra el viento 
1990 La mujer de tu vida: La mujer feliz
1990 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! 
1989 El acto 
1989 La blanca paloma 
1989 Si te dicen que caí 
1989 Going Down in Morocco 
1988 Baton Rouge 
1988 El placer de matar
1988 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 
1987 Así como habían sido
1987 Law of Desire 
1986 Delirios de amor 
1986 27 horas 
1986 Puzzle 
1986 Matador 
1985 Caso cerrado
1985 La corte de Faraón 
1985 Réquiem por un campesino español 
1984 Los zancos 
1984 Fragmentos de interior
1984 El señor Galíndez 
1984 El caso Almería
1983 Y del seguro... líbranos Señor!
1982 Labyrinth of Passion
1982 Pestañas postizas







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