Antonio Banderas Profile
Antonio Banderas is a Spanish actor, director, producer, and singer best known for his roles in several Hollywood films, such as Philadelphia, Interview with the Vampire, Desperado, Assassins Evita, and The Mask of Zorro.
Antonio Banderas Education
He had a strong interest in the performing arts and attended the ARA Theatre School in Málaga, run by Angela Rubio-Argüelles y Alessandri (wife of diplomat and filmmaker Edgar Neville) and the College of Dramatic Art. His work in the theater and his street performances eventually landed him a position with the Spanish National Theatre.
Antonio Banderas Age
Banderas is 61 years old as of 2021. He was born on 10 August 1960 in Málaga, Spain. He celebrates his birthday on 10 August.
Antonio Banderas Height
Banderas stands at a height of 5ft 9in (1.74m).
Antonio Banderas Family
Banderas was born to José Domnguez Prieto, a Civil Guard police officer, and Ana Bandera Gallego, a schoolteacher. Francisco is his younger brother. He aspired to be a professional football player as a child, but his dreams were dashed when he broke his foot at the age of 15.
Antonio Banderas Wife
Banderas married Ana Leza between 1986 -1988 and divorced in 1996. In 1995, while filming Two Much, he met and began a relationship with American actress Melanie Griffith. They married in London on May 14, 1996. They have a daughter, Stella del Carmen Banderas, born on September 24, 1996, who co-starred in Banderas’ directorial debut, Crazy in Alabama. For their extensive philanthropy, the couple received the Stella Adler Angel Award in 2002.
Quick Facts About Antonio Banderas
|Full Name||José Antonio Domínguez Bandera|
|Age||61 years old|
|Net Worth||$50 Million|
Griffith has Banderas’ name tattooed on her right arm. Banderas and Griffith issued a statement in June 2014 announcing their intention to divorce “in a loving and friendly manner.” The couple had “irreconcilable differences” that led to their divorce, according to the petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. The divorce was finalized in December 2015. Despite their divorce, Banderas and Griffith have remained close friends. Dakota Johnson, his former stepdaughter, has stated that she considers Banderas to be a member of the family, referring to him as a “bonus dad.”
Antonio Banderas Net Worth
Banderas has an estimated net worth of $50 Million.
Antonio Banderas Health
Banderas had surgery in 2009 to remove a benign tumor in his back. Banderas revealed in March 2017 at the Málaga Film Festival that he had a heart attack on January 26, 2017, but that it “wasn’t serious and hasn’t caused any damages.” Following that incident, he underwent heart surgery to have three stents placed in his arteries. In a September 2019 interview with Fresh Air, he described it as “life-changing.”
He stated, “It just gave me a different perspective on who I was, and it brought the important things to the surface. People may think I’m crazy when I say this, but it’s one of the best things that has ever happened to me.” Banderas revealed on his 60th birthday, August 10, 2020, that he had tested positive for COVID-19 during the pandemic in Spain.
Antonio Banderas Perfume
He has worked in the perfume industry for many years. For over ten years, the actor has worked with the fragrance and beauty multinational company Puig, becoming one of the brand’s most successful representatives. Banderas and Puig have previously promoted several fragrances, including Diavolo, Diavolo for Women, Mediterraneo, Spirit, and Spirit for Women. Following the success of Antonio for Men and Blue Seduction for Men in 2007, he released Blue Seduction for Women the following year.
Antonio Banderas Zorro
He was also well-known for his portrayal of the legendary masked swordsman Zorro in the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro. He returned to the role of Zorro in The Legend of Zorro in 2005, though it was not as successful as The Mask of Zorro. Zorro first appeared in the 1919 novel The Curse of Capistrano, which was originally intended as a standalone story.
The success of the 1920 film adaptation The Mark of Zorro, starring Douglas Fairbanks, persuaded McCulley to write more Zorro stories for the next four decades: the character appeared in a total of five serialized stories and 57 short stories, the last of which was published posthumously in 1959, the year after his death. The Curse of Capistrano went on to sell over 50 million copies, making it one of the best-selling books of all time.
While most of McCulley’s Zorro stories were never reprinted until the twenty-first century, the character has appeared in over 40 films and ten TV series, the most famous of which was the Disney-produced Zorro series of 1957–1959, starring Guy Williams. Other authors’ stories, audio/radio dramas, comic books and strips, stage productions, and video games all feature Zorro.
Antonio Banderas Desperado
In 1995, he appeared in several major Hollywood films, including the Robert Rodriguez-directed Desperado. El Mariachi witnesses a massacre in another bar in 1994 carried out by a Mexican armed with a guitar case full of guns. Bucho, paranoid, orders his men to track down the man “dressed in black.” Bucho’s men arrive on the scene, murder Buscemi, and return the body to Bucho, who realizes they have killed the wrong person. El Mariachi discovers that Bucho paid to have the bookstore built as a front for his drug dealing. The two fight their way out of the burning building and onto a nearby rooftop, where they face Bucho.
Antonio Banderas Spy Kids
In 2001, he collaborated with Robert Rodriguez who cast him in the Spy Kids film trilogy. After ten years of retirement from espionage, Gregorio and Ingrid are called back into duty for an important assignment, despite the fact that they were out of practice and were captured. Carmen and Juni, their two children, stay with their uncle Felix Gumm and learn the truth about their parents’ past, which they had refused to tell them because they were afraid that if they knew, they would see danger around every corner, and decide to rescue them.
On their first mission, Carmen and Juni successfully reunite with their estranged uncle, Isador “Machete” Cortez, a brilliant gadget inventor, and Juni assists in the redemption of a TV show host named Fegan Floop. Carmen and Juni work together to thwart Floop’s notorious second-in-command Alexander Minion’s plan to create an army of androids resembling small children for a mastermind named Mr. Lisp and his partner Ms. Gradenko.
Carmen and Juni work together to thwart Floop’s notorious second-in-command Alexander Minion’s plan to create an army of androids resembling small children for a mastermind named Mr. Lisp and his partner Ms. Gradenko. Carmen and Juni’s robots became a part of Floop’s show.
Antonio Banderas Assassins
In 1995, he appeared in several major Hollywood films, including a starring role in the Robert Rodriguez-directed film Desperado and the antagonist in the action film Assassins, which he co-starred in with Sylvester Stallone. Assassin Robert Rath intends to retire, haunted by the memory of assassinating his own mentor Nicolai several years ago. While on a mission, another assassin, Miguel Bain, manages to eliminate Rath’s target first.
Bain then reveals his plan to assassinate Rath and become the best assassin in the world. Rath hires Electra (Julianne Moore), a computer hacker, to murder four Dutch buyers of a computer disk. Electra has installed CCTV cameras as well as a complex mechanism for remotely moving items between rooms in the building where she works. Rath accepts his fee in exchange for the disk, which contains a bomb planted by his contractor in an attempt to kill him.
Antonio Banderas TV Shows
- 2018 – Genius
- 2010 – Scared Shrekless
- 2007 – Shrek the Halls
- 2003 – And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself
- 1993 – Benito
- 1990 – La Mujer de tu vida
- 1990 – La otra historia de Rosendo Juárez
- 1984 – Fragmentos de interior
Antonio Banderas Movies
- 2023 – Untitled fifth Indiana Jones film –
- 2022 – Uncharted
- 2022 – Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
- 2021 – Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
- 2021 – Official Competition – Félix Rivero
- 2020 – Dolittle
- 2019 – Pain and Glory –
- 2019 – The Laundromat
- 2018 – Beyond the Edge
- 2018 – Life Itself
- 2017 – Black Butterfly –
- 2017 – Gun Shy –
- 2017 – Security –
- 2017 – Acts of Vengeance –
- 2017 – Bullet Head
- 2017 – The Music of Silence
- 2016 – Altamira –
- 2015 – The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
- 2015 – Knight of Cups
- 2015 – The 33
- 2014 – Autómata – Jacq Vaucan
- 2014 – The Expendables 3
- 2013 – I’m So Excited