Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas

Movie Actor

José Antonio Domínguez Bandera, known professionally as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish actor and singer.

Full Name
Aug 10, 1960
5′ 9″
Net Worth


Antonio Banderas is a Spanish actor, director, producer, and singer born on August 10, 1960 in Málaga, Spain. He is the son of Ana Banderas, a teacher, and José Domínguez, a police officer. He grew up in the city's poor neighborhood and attended school at the School of Dramatic Arts in Málaga.

At the age of 19 he moved to Madrid to pursue his dream of becoming an actor and in 1981 he made his debut on stage with the play “La mandragora”. In 1982 he had his first film role in the movie “Laberinto de pasiones”. His career skyrocketed from then on with roles in films like “Law of Desire” (1987), “The Mask of Zorro” (1998) and “Shrek” (2001). In 2003 he directed his first movie with Salma Hayek entitled “Crazy in Alabama”. 

Throughout his career Antonio has been nominated for numerous awards including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards and two British Academy Film Awards. He won two Goya Awards for Best Actor for his work in “Tacones Lejanos” (1991) and “Hable Con Ella” (2002). He also won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for voicing Puss In Boots in Shrek 2 (2004).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1960</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Antonio Banderas is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 10, 1960, Antonio Banderas was born in Málaga, Spain.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1980</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Begins Acting Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Banderas begins his acting career at the National Theater of Spain.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1982</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Madrid for Film Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">He moves to Madrid to pursue a film career and stars in several Spanish films.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">American Breakthrough Playing Zorro</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">He stars in the hit film The Mask of Zorro, which marks his American breakthrough.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Melanie Griffith</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Banderas marries Hollywood star Melanie Griffith.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Earning His First Oscar Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Banderas earns his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor for his role in the 1999 film The 13th Warrior. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Banderas receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Versatile Performer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Antonio Banderas is a highly versatile performer, able to portray a range of characters with incredible depth and emotion. From action roles in films like The Mask of Zorro to dramatic turns in Puss in Boots, he has proven himself time and again as a truly talented actor.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Antonio Banderas is an inspiration to many due to his determination and passion for acting. He immigrated to the United States from Spain with nothing but his talent, and through hard work and dedication, he achieved international fame. His story is one of courage and perseverance that serves as a powerful example for others.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's an Entertainer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Antonio Banderas is an incredibly entertaining actor who always manages to put on a show. Whether he’s in an action movie or a romantic comedy, there’s never a dull moment when Antonio Banderas is on screen. His energy and charisma keeps us glued to the screen every time, no matter what kind of movie we’re watching!</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Acting at Age 8</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Antonio Banderas began his acting career at a young age, appearing in a Spanish television show at the age of eight.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Former Flamenco Dancer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an actor, Antonio Banderas was a professional flamenco dancer, performing in various venues across Spain.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Vocal Artist</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In addition to acting, Antonio Banderas is also a vocal artist, having released two albums and performed the Spanish version of the theme song for Shrek.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has Dual Citizenship</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Antonio Banderas holds dual citizenship in both Spain and the United States after becoming a naturalized citizen in 2016.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Winner of Several Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Antonio Banderas has won several awards in his career, including Best Actor at Cannes Film Festival and Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globe Awards.</p></div>


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