Antonio Banderas Biography
Antonio Banderas is a Spanish actor, singer, and producer born on 10 August 1960 in Málaga, Spain as José Antonio Domínguez Bandera. Banderas is best known for playing a role in the Robert Rodriguez-directed film Desperado and the antagonist on the action film Assassins, co-starred with Sylvester Stallone.
He sterted his acting career with a series of films by director Pedro Almodóvar and then appeared in high-profile Hollywood films. He has appeared in films such as Assassins, Evita, Interview with the Vampire, Philadelphia, Desperado, The Mask of Zorro, Take the Lead, The Expendables 3 and Spy Kids.
He also portrayed the voice of “Puss in Boots” in the Shrek sequels and Puss in Boots as well as the bee in the US Nasonex commercials. Banderas was introduced to Hollywood by Madonna an American singer in 1991. He appeared in American films such as Philadelphia (1993), as the lover of lawyer Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks), who has AIDS.
Antonio Banderas Age
Banderas was born on 10 August 1960 in Málaga, Spain. He is currently 57 years old (as of 2018).
Antonio Banderas Height
He stands at a height of 1.74 m weighing 155 lbs (70 kg).
Antonio Banderas Family
Antonio Banderas is the son to Jose Dominguez (father) a police officer in the Civil Guard and Dona Ana Banderas (mother) a school teacher. His mother, Ana, is still alive, but his father died from a long disease in 2008 at the age of 87. He has a brother named Francisco Javier Banderas. He was married twice but he divorced.
Antonio Banderas Brother
He has one brother called Francisco Javier Banderas who is a film producer.
Antonio Banderas Wife
Banderas was married twice. He was first married to Ana Leza in 1988 and they divorced in 1996. He then married Melanie Griffith an American actress on 14 May 1996 in London whom he met in 1995 while shooting Two Much.
Antonio Banderas Children | Antonio Banderas Daughter
He has one daughter with Melanie Griffith called Stella Banderas born on the 24th of September in 1996 in Marbella, Spain. His daughter is a model and an actress, who appeared onscreen with Griffith in Banderas’ directorial debut, Crazy in Alabama (1999). In 2002, the couple received the Stella Adler Angel Award for their extensive philanthropy.
Antonio Banderas Son
He is the step father to Dakota Johnson an American actress and model and Alexander Bauer who are Melanie’s children from previous marriages.
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Antonio Banderas Girlriend
Banderas is currently dating Nicole Kimpel.
Antonio Banderas Cancer
In 2009, Banderas went under surgery for a benign tumor in his back. He said that he discovered a strange lump on his back after taking a shower one day.
“Two days later I was in the operating room to have it removed,” he said. “The biopsy revealed, to my great relief, that it was a benign tumour.”
But the surgeon told him: “You had a lump as big as my fist.”
Antonio Banderas Perfume and Antonio Banderas Cologne
Banderas collaborated with celebrated Spanish fragrance company Puig to release a series of fragrances for men and women, to international success.
Designer Antonio Banderas has 66 perfumes in our fragrance base. The earliest edition was created in 1997 and the newest is from 2018. Antonio Banderas fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Rosendo Mateu, Alain Muraour, Sonia Constant, Christophe Raynaud, Elisabeth Vidal, Olivier Cresp, Pierre Wargnye and Fabrice Pellegrin.
King Antonio Banderas
King of Seduction by Antonio Banderas is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for men which was launched in 2014. Top notes are grapefruit, bergamot, pineapple, melon and green apple; middle notes are neroli, jasmine, cardamom and sea notes; base notes are cedar, vetiver, amber, suede and white musk.
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Antonio Banderas Spirit
Spirit for Men by Antonio Banderas is a Oriental fragrance for men which was launched in 2003. Spirit for Men was created by Pierre Wargnye and Rosendo Mateu. The fragrance features amber, patchouli, cinnamon, musk, lemon, neroli, incense and bergamot.
Spirit for Woman was launched in 2004 created by Rosendo Mateu and Fabrice Pellegrin. It is a modern oriental perfume with fruity opening of citrusy notes and plum, fresh floral heart with peony, freesia and orange blossom, and an oriental, woody base which includes white sandalwood and musk.
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Antonio Banderas Desperado
Mariachi (Antonio Banderas) plunges headfirst into the dark border underworld when he follows a trail of blood to the last of the infamous Mexican drug lords, Bucho (Joaquim de Almeida), for an action-packed, bullet-riddled showdown. With the help of his best friend (Steve Buscemi) and a beautiful bookstore owner (Salma Hayek), the Mariachi tracks Bucho, takes on his army of desperados, and leaves a trail of blood of his own.
Initial release: 25 August 1995 (USA)
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Film series: Mexico Trilogy
Languages: Spanish, English
Producers: Robert Rodriguez, Bill Borden
Antonio Banderas Picasso
Season 2 of the Emmy-nominated series “Genius” tells the story behind Pablo Picasso, one of the 20th century’s most influential, controversial, and celebrated artists. Also explored are the muses who inspired him. Starring Antonio Banderas in the titular role, hourlong episodes explore how the Spanish-born Picasso’s passion and creativity were inseparably linked to his personal life, which included tumultuous marriages, numerous affairs and constantly shifting political and personal alliances.
First episode date: 25 April 2017
Network: National Geographic
Nominations: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series, MORE
Production locations: Prague, Czech Republic, Málaga, Spain, Barcelona, Paris, France, Budapest, Hungary, Szentendre, Etyek
Antonio Banderas Zorro
After being imprisoned for 20 years, Zorro — Don Diego de la Vega (Anthony Hopkins) — receives word that his old enemy, Don Rafael Montero (Stuart Wilson), has returned. Don Diego escapes and returns to his old headquarters, where he trains aimless drunk Alejandro Murrieta (Antonio Banderas) to be his successor. Meanwhile, Montero — who has secretly raised Diego’s daughter, Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones), as his own — hatches a plot to rob California of its gold.
Initial release: 17 July 1998 (USA)
Director: Martin Campbell
Based on: Zorro; by Johnston McCulley
Film series: The Mask of Zorro Series
Music composed by: James Horner
Antonio Banderas Assassins
Assassin Robert Rath (Sylvester Stallone) arrives at a funeral to kill a prominent mobster, only to witness rival hired gun Miguel Bain (Antonio Banderas) complete the job for him — with grisly results. Horrified by the murder of innocent bystanders, Rath decides to take one last job and then return to civilian life. But finding his way out of the world of contract killing grows ever more dangerous as Rath falls for his target, Electra (Julianne Moore), and becomes a marked man himself.
Initial release: 6 October 1995 (USA)
Director: Richard Donner
Music composed by: Mark Mancina
Screenplay: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, Brian Helgeland
Producers: Richard Donner, Joel Silver, Andrew Lazar, Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon, Jim Van Wyck
Antonio Banderas Philadelphia
Fearing it would compromise his career, lawyer Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) hides his homosexuality and HIV status at a powerful Philadelphia law firm. But his secret is exposed when a colleague spots the illness’s telltale lesions. Fired shortly afterwards, Beckett resolves to sue for discrimination, teaming up with Joe Miller (Denzel Washington), the only lawyer willing to help. In court, they face one of his ex-employer’s top litigators, Belinda Conine (Mary Steenburgen).
Initial release: 22 December 1993 (USA)
Director: Jonathan Demme
Featured song: Streets of Philadelphia
Awards: Academy Award for Best Actor, MORE
Nominations: Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, MORE
Antonio Banderas Shrek
After returning from their honeymoon and showing home movies to their friends, Shrek and Fiona learn that her parents have heard that she has married her true love and wish to invite him to their kingdom, called Far Far Away. The catch is: Fiona’s parents are unaware of the curse that struck their daughter and have assumed she married Prince Charming, not a 700-pound ogre with horrible hygiene and a talking donkey pal.
Initial release: 19 May 2004 (USA)
Directors: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon
Featured song: Accidentally in Love
Box office: 919.8 million USD
Budget: 125 million USD
Antonio Banderas Vampire
Born as an 18th-century lord, Louis (Brad Pitt) is now a bicentennial vampire, telling his story to an eager biographer (Christian Slater). Suicidal after the death of his family, he meets Lestat (Tom Cruise), a vampire who persuades him to choose immortality over death and become his companion. Eventually, gentle Louis resolves to leave his violent maker, but Lestat guilts him into staying by turning a young girl (Kirsten Dunst) — whose addition to the “family” breeds even more conflict.
Initial release: 9 November 1994 (Westwood)
Director: Neil Jordan
Film series: The Vampire Chronicles
Featured song: Sympathy for the Devil
Awards: MTV Movie Award for Next Generation, MORE
Antonio Banderas Dance
When internationally renowned dancer Pierre Dulaine (Antonio Banderas) takes a teaching job in a New York City public school, he meets ridicule from the street-wise students, who scoff at the notion of ballroom dancing. Far from being discouraged, he melds their hip-hop moves with his classical style, helping them create a dance form and, in the process, becoming their mentor.
Initial release: 6 April 2006 (Israel)
Director: Liz Friedlander
Screenplay: Dianne Houston
Music composed by: Swizz Beatz, Aaron Zigman
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Antonio Banderas New Movie
He has two new movies which will be released in 2019.
The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle
The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle is an upcoming American fantasy comedy adventure film directed by Stephen Gaghan, and written by Gaghan and Thomas Shepherd.
Initial release: 5 April 2019 (United Kingdom)
Director: Stephen Gaghan
Production company: Universal Pictures
Screenplay: Stephen Gaghan
Music composed by: Danny Elfman
Producers: Susan Downey, Joe Roth
The New Mutants
Magik, Wolfsbane and other teenage mutants try to come to grips with their superpowers while staying at a secret facility.
Initial release: 2 August 2019 (USA)
Director: Josh Boone
Production companies: 20th Century Fox, Marvel Entertainment, Genre Films
Producers: Simon Kinberg, Lauren Shuler Donner, Karen Rosenfelt
Story by: Chris Claremont, Bob McLeod
Screenplay: Josh Boone, Knate Lee
Antonio Banderas Awards
- ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actor
2011, 2000, 1999 · You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, The 13th Warrior, The Mask of Zorro
- European Film Awards Audience Award for Best Actor
1998 · The Mask of Zorro
- European Film Academy Achievement in World Cinema Award
1999 · Crazy in Alabama
- ALMA Award for Outstanding Director of a Feature Film
2000 · Crazy in Alabama
- ALMA Award for Industry Excellence
- Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
2003 · Nine
- Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
2003 · Nine
- GLAAD Media Vanguard Award
- Premio Juventud for Best Actor – Movies
- Honorary Goya Award
- Honorary Platino Award
- National Film Award
Antonio Banderas House
Antonio bought £2.4million ($3.3million) five-bedroom glass mansion with girlfriend Nicole Kimpel, 36, in Cobham.
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Antonio Banderas Quotes
- I love the diversity of America. I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have. It is not wicked, like in some countries. And I also love how new America is.
- We are now integrated into American society and I don’t like the word fashionable, because fashionable means that it’s going to pass. It’s not like that anymore.
- I don’t want anything I don’t deserve, [but] if they offer me more money, I’m not stupid.
- There are some movies that I would like to forget, for the rest of my life. But even those movies teach me things.
- It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country 16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket. A lot has happened since then.
Antonio Banderas Movies
- Labyrinth of passions (1982)
- The Court of Pharaoh (1985)
- Case closed (1985)
- Matador (1986)
- The law of desire (1987)
- Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
- Download the Moor (1989)
- If they tell you that I fell (1989)
- Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)
- New Earth (1991)
- The Mambo Kings (1992)
- Benito (1993)
- Shoot! (1993)
- The House of the Spirits (1993)
- Philadelphia (1993)
- Of Love and Shadows (1994)
- Interview with the Vampire (1994)
- Miami Rhapsody (1995)
- Desperado (1995)
- Four Rooms (1995)
- Assassins (1995)
- Never Talk to Strangers (1995)
- Two Much (1995)
- Evita (1996)
- The Mask of Zorro (1998)
- Play It to the Bone (1999)
- The 13th Warrior (1999)
- The Body (2001)
- Spy Kids (2001)
- Original Sin (2001)
- Fatale Woman (2002)
- Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
- Frida (2002)
- Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
- Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
- Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
- And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003)
- Imagining Argentina (2003)
- Shrek 2 (2004)
- The Legend of Zorro (2005)
- Take the Lead (2006)
- Bordertown (2007)
- Shrek the Third (2007)
- My Mom’s New Boyfriend (2008)
- The Other Man (2008)
- Thick as Thieves (2009)
- Shrek Forever After (2010)
- You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)
- The Big Bang (2011)
- Black Gold (2011)
- The Skin I Live In (2011)
- Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011; deleted scenes only)
- Puss in Boots (2011)
- Haywire (2012)
- Ruby Sparks (2012)
- Machete Kills (2013)
- Justin and the Knights of Valour (2013)
- Automaton (2014)
- The Expendables 3 (2014)
- Knight of Cups (2014)
- The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015)
- The 33 (2015)
- Altamira (2016)
- Security (2017)
- Gun Shy (2017)
- Acts of Vengeance (2017)
- The Music of Silence (2017)
- Beyond the Edge (2018)
Antonio Banderas Song
- Mariachi’s song
- I do not know why I love you
- Oh What A Circus
- Livin ‘La Vida Loca
- High Flying, Adored
- The Lady’s Got Potential
- Peron’s Latest Flame
- Goodnight And Thank You
- Rainbow Tour
- And the Money Kept Rolling In
- Thank You
- The Actress Hasn’t Learned The Lines
- Waltz For Eva And Che
- Eva And Magaldi / Eva Beware Of The City
- Charity Concert/The Art Of The Possible
- One Love
- Guido’s Song
- Contini Submits
- Only with You
- I Can’t Make This Movie
- Peter and the wolf, Op. 67
- Wolf Tracks
- The Grand Canal
- The Bells of St. Sebastian
- Me and My Shadow, Duet-Antonio Banderas
- Children First
- Beautiful Maria of My Soul
Antonio Banderas Interview
Antonio Banderas Interview: ‘Genius: Picasso’
“I try to always not establish a morality or judgement over them and try to play them as human beings. We all are human beings who travel through life with a backpack filled with greatness and miseries. Picasso was no different even with this genius side of his persona,” reveals Antonio Banderas about playing the good and bad sides of iconic painter Pablo Picasso. He stars in the NatGeo limited series “Genius: Picasso” and discusses the project in our exclusive webchat (watch the exclusive video above). He adds, “In his private life he had a lot of controversial situations, not only just with women which is very known, but his friends and the relationship with the world in general.”
For the NatGeo program, Banderas plays the older Spanish legend while Alex Richportrays the famous painter as a younger man. Others in these episodes include T.R. Knight, Clemence Posey, Poppy Delevingne, Robert Sheehan, Aisling Franciosi and Sebastian Roche.
Both Banderas and Picasso were born in the small town of Malaga, Spain. Both men are held in high regard among citizens, so was there any pressure on Banderas in his portrayal among friends, family and locals? He says, “They have accepted the interpretation of the life of Picasso. They were also at the same time very thankful that the production decided to go there and shoot… They see the quality of it and totally approve it, which is very relieving to me because it would have been horrendous if they didn’t and I have to live there for the rest of my life.”
Banderas now contends as Best Movie/Limited Series Actor on the 2018 Emmy Awards ballot. He already competed in the same category in 2004 for “And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself.” That role also brought him a Golden Globe nomination, his third following the films “Evita” (1997) and “The Mask of Zorro” (1999).
In our chat we discuss his awards history, including his first star-studded party at the Golden Globes and how he approaches voting on the Academy Awards each year. He names Robert De Niro in “Raging Bull” as one of his all-time favorite film performances. His career has included Broadway and a Tony Award nomination in 2003 for the musical “Nine.”
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ANTONIO BANDERAS GETS FINANCIAL BACKING FOR NEW MALAGA THEATRE
Updated: 29 Jul, 2018
ANTONIO Banderas is one step closer to raising the curtain on his Malaga theatre project.
The Malagueño actor, singer, and producer has received sponsorship from CaixaBank and the new partnership was sealed with the official renaming of the auditorium as Teatro Soho CaixaBank.
Due to open in September 2019, the main 700-seater arena to called CaixaBank Hall will host two shows every year. A second 200-seater hall will host more intimate productions.
Additionally, the theatre will have space for training up new performers, with rehearsal and lecture rooms for courses, conferences, seminars and exhibitions, and will be a platform for developing Malaga’s arts programme, From Malaga, For Malaga.
Banderas plans to invite Spanish and international companies with a view to showcasing Spanish and English works and a mix of styles, including ballet, zarzuela and opera.
The curtain raiser with be a Spanish production of Zorba the Greek, based on the 1952 novel and 1964 film, a story exploring the relationships between Zorba and American Nikos who inherits a mine on the island of Crete.