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Antonio Banderas

Actor, Director Date of birth 10th August 1960
Place of birth Malaga, Andalucía, Spain
Year of debut 1982
First feature film Pestanas Postizas

Awards

  • Golden Globe Awards nominated2
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Biography

Antonio Banderas is the eldest son of a police officer and a teacher. At 14, a foot injury put an end to his football aspirations. He then became interested in acting. After moving to Madrid, he was spotted by Pedro Almodovar who cast him in his movies throughout the 80s. In 1992, he transitioned into English-speaking roles in The Mambo Kings. He has since starred in a variety of movies including Philadelphia and The Mask of Zorro. He made his directorial debut in 1998 with Crazy In Alabama.

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Antonio Banderas's films

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Packshot for the film The Expendables 3
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
126 Mins
Released
2014

The Expendables face a ruthless arms dealer. With Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Strong violence, strong language.

Rent for £3.49
Packshot for the film Shrek 2
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
89 Mins
Released
2004

Animated comedy about a green ogre starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz. Contains mild language and comic fight scenes.

Rent for £2.50
Packshot for the film Shrek The Third
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
89 Mins
Released
2007

Animated. Shrek (Mike Myers) tries to find the real heir the King's throne. With Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy. Contains mild language and comic fight scenes.

Rent for £2.50
Packshot for the film Shrek Forever After
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
89 Mins
Released
2010

Animated. Shrek (Mike Myers) is tricked by con-man Rumpelstiltskin. With Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas. Contains mild fight scenes.

Rent for £2.50
Packshot for the film The Legend Of Zorro
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
126 Mins
Released
2005

Antonio Banderas returns as the masked hero fighting against injustice. With Catherine Zeta Jones. Contains moderate action violence and mild language.

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Packshot for the film Justin And The Knights Of Valour
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
92 Mins
Released
2013

Animated. A boy (Freddie Highmore) dreams of becoming a knight. With Julie Walters and Antonio Banderas. Mild violence.

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Packshot for the film Haywire
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
89 Mins
Released
2011

A female secret agent looks for payback after being double-crossed. With Michael Fassbender and Ewan McGregor. Includes strong violence.

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Did you know?

  • In 1996, Antonio Banderas married Melanie Griffith. They have one daughter, Stella, together. Both mother and daughter starred in his directorial debut, Crazy In Alabama.
  • He learned his lines phonetically for The Mambo Kings because he did not speak fluent English at the time.
  • He earned a Tony nomination for Best Actor for his Broadway debut in the musical Nine.
  • In March 2010 he was appointed a UN Goodwill Ambassador.
  • For his swashbuckling role as Zorro, he trained with the Spanish Olympic fencing team.

Awards

  • 2 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 1999 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - The Mask Of Zorro
    • 1997 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Evita