Antonio Banderas

Born Aug 10, 1960

José Antonio Domínguez Banderas, better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish film actor, film director, film producer and singer. He began his acting career with a series of films by director Pedro Almodóvar and then appeared in high-profile Hollywood movies, especially in the 1990s, including Assassins, Evita, Interview with the Vampire, Philadelphia, Desperado, The Mask of Zorro and Spy Kids.… Read More

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1960 Birth Banderas was born on 10 August 1960, in the Andalusian city of Málaga, the son of José Domínguez, a police officer in the Civil Guard, and Ana Bandera Gallego, a school teacher. … Read More


1982 22 Years Old Banderas began working in small shops during Spain's post-dictatorial cultural movement known as the 'Movida'. While performing with the theatre, Banderas caught the attention of Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, who cast the young actor in his 1982 movie debut Labyrinth of Passion. … Read More
1986 26 Years Old After Banderas appeared in Almodóvar's 1986 Matador, the director cast him in his internationally acclaimed 1988 film, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. … Read More
1987 27 Years Old Banderas married Ana Leza on 27 July 1987.


1991 31 Years Old In 1991, Madonna introduced Banderas to Hollywood. … Read More
1995 35 Years Old 1 More Event
He appeared in several major Hollywood releases in 1995, including a starring role in the Robert Rodriguez-directed film Desperado and the antagonist on the action film Assassins, co-starred with Sylvester Stallone.
1996 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1996, he starred alongside Madonna in Evita, an adaptation of the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in which he played the narrator, Che, a role played by David Essex in the original 1978 West End production.
1998 38 Years Old He also made success with his role as the legendary masked swordsman Zorro in the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro.
1999 39 Years Old In 1999 he starred in The 13th Warrior, a movie about a Muslim caught up in a war between the Northman and human eating beasts.


2001 41 Years Old In 2001, he collaborated with Robert Rodriguez who cast him in the Spy Kids film trilogy. … Read More
2002 42 Years Old In 2002, he starred in Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale opposite Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and in Julie Taymor's Frida with Salma Hayek.
2003 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, he starred in the last installment of the trilogy Once Upon A Time In Mexico (in which he appeared with Johnny Depp and Salma Hayek). … Read More
2005 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, he reprised his role as Zorro in The Legend of Zorro, though this was not as successful as The Mask of Zorro. … Read More
2007 47 Years Old 1 More Event
He performed a voice-over for a computer-animated bee which can be seen in the United States in television commercials for Nasonex, an allergy medication, and was seen in the 2007 Christmas advertising campaign for Marks & Spencer, a British retailer. … Read More


2010 - 2011 2 More Events
2013 53 Years Old In 2013, he called on Europe and the United States to emulate Hugo Chávez in Venezuela and nationalize big corporations as a solution to the global economic crisis. … Read More
2014 54 Years Old In June 2014, Griffith and Banderas released a statement announcing their intention to divorce "in a loving and friendly manner". According to the petition filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, the couple had "irreconcilable differences" that led to their separation. The divorce became official in December 2015. … Read More
2015 55 Years Old In August 2015, Banderas enrolled in a fashion design course at Central Saint Martins.
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