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Antonio Banderas
Also known as:Jose Antonio Banderas Dominguez, Antonio Bandares, Tony Flags
Occupation:Actor • Voice Cast
Born:August 10, 1960
Birthplace:Malaga, Andalucia, Spain
Spouse:Ana Leza, Melanie Griffith
Antonio Banderas, born as Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas, in Malaga, Spain, is a widely known film actor in Hollywood. After studying at the School of Dramatic Art, Antonio made his debut at a small theatre in Malaga. In addition to being a struggling actor, he also worked as a waiter and took up small modelling jobs. Later, Banderas joined the troupe at the National Theatre of Spain, where his stage performances caught the attention of film director, Pedro Almodovar, who then cast Antonio in his debut film, Labyrinth of Passion (1982).

He received international recognition with his Academy Award-nominated film, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988). In 1991, he appeared in Bed with Madonna. His first American film was The Mambo Kings (1992), but his major breakthrough came with the film, Philadelphia (1993). Some of his notable works include Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), Evita (1996), The Mask of Zorro (1998), Frida (2002), Matador (1986), Laws Of Desire (1987), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989), Contra El Viento (1990), 4 Rooms (1995), Original Sin (2001), Femme Fatale (2002) and Homeland Security (2008). He made his directorial debut with the film, Crazy in Alabama (1999). Antonia is popularly known for lending his voice to characters in the films, Shrek 2 (2004) and Puss in Boots (2011). His recent films include The Expendables 3 (2014), The Danish Girl (2016) and The 33 (2016). His 2020 releases include Dolittle in which he plays the role of Rassouli, the king of pirates.
Peers & More
Salma Hayek
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Don Johnson
Ana Leza
Melanie Griffith
Stella Banderas
Ana Banderas
José Domínguez Prieto
Chloe Banderas
Francisco Javier Banderas
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Puss In Boots: The Last Wish
The Enforcer (2023)
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Personal Quotes (6)

  • "The man who doesn't want anything is invincible."
  • "Expectation is the mother of all frustration."
  • "Everything changes as you get older - your mind, your body, the way you view the world."
  • " I wouldn't want my daughters to date a guy like me. I was dangerous around women in my twenties. I'm terrified that they might end up with someone like me."
  • "I completely take on the risk, the poker game, which being an artist means, and I'm going to try to make a film which honestly reflects what I have in my head. "
  • "There are some movies that I would like to forget, for the rest of my life - really! But even those movies that I'd like to forget teach me things. "
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