Antonio Banderas

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas

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Antonio Banderas rocks the wig in silly, sloppy action-comedy 'Gun Shy'
LATimes - 6 months
Known for big-budget action blowouts like “Con Air” and “The Expendables 2,” Simon West brings both bombast and self-awareness to the smaller action comedy “Gun Shy.” While it doesn’t bring the explosions — or the laughs — of previous films by the director, it features an all-out performance from...
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Antonio Banderas says he's recovered from a heart attack
ABC News - 11 months
Spanish film star Antonio Banderas says he has recovered from a heart attack that he had in January
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Antonio Banderas doing fine after chest-pain health 'startle'
LATimes - about 1 year
Antonio Banderas is fine after a trip to the hospital earlier this month.  The 56-year-old actor experienced chest pain while working out at his home in Surrey, England, on Jan. 19, People reported Monday. Someone called the British equivalent of 911 and he was taken to the hospital “Antonio was...
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Antonio Banderas historical drama 'Finding Altamira' is strictly paint-by-numbers
LATimes - over 1 year
Can religion and science co-exist?  That’s just one of the big-picture questions examined with varying success in “Finding Altamira,” a well-mounted if largely prosaic period drama directed by Hugh Hudson (“Chariots of Fire”). The film, set in late 19th century Spain, is based on the true story...
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Top Divorce Lawyer Dishes On Celebrity Divorce Secrets
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
If you're a celebrity and you are getting divorced, there's a good chance Laura Wasser is your lawyer.  She is one of the top lawyers in her field -- negotiating prenups, divorce settlements and custody arrangements for the Hollywood elite, including Angelina Jolie, Denise Richards, Nick Lachey, Britney Spears, Jennifer Garner, Gwen Stefani, Melanie Griffith, and the Kardashian sisters.  Her A-list clientele means that her name pops up frequently in the tabloids, but it's in a new profile from Bloomberg Business that she's spilling the secrets of how celebrities really get divorced: Breaking up is hard (and expensive) to do Celebrities shell out $850 an hour for Wasser's services, and she also requires a "$25,000 retainer and rarely represents people who have less than $10 million."  Celebrities often need to be convinced of what's at stake when they get married Wasser is often brought in when a star's team wants to protect their client financially, but the star is...
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Why We Need Heroes (Whom We Don't Worship)
Huffington Post - about 2 years
I looked at someone today and thought to myself: This woman isn't trying to launch her own business in two countries she doesn't have permanent residency visas in, make her own movies, raise children from a township, run two charities with too little money and survive as a freelance writer at the same time. Holy Moses -- the woman has a life. For the past two years I achieved more goals than I've ever done. I also faced many more struggles. I faced things most people never have to face, because I was aiming at doing things most people don't. Whilst other people were out partying, I was trying to prevent someone from killing themselves on drugs, or getting a kid to overcome the difficulties they were facing after being subjected to mental and physical abuse. Whilst some people with my talents were making the big bucks in advertising and film, I was fighting to launch my own business. Whilst some people were having a nice night in, I was standing in a shack with 20-odd youth teaching...
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Melanie Griffith Shuts Down Haters With Unfiltered Selfie
Huffington Post - about 2 years
After receiving a few mean comments on Instagram, Melanie Griffith hit back at haters with a gorgeous, unfiltered selfie.  Sporting a black tank top and a smoky eye, Griffith captioned her photo, "Here ya go. Unfiltered. I'm 58. And I'm in Hawaii Five O playing Scott Caan's Mom. Go ahead... Say some more mean things. Merry Christmas "  Here ya go. Unfiltered. I'm 58. And I'm in Hawaii Five O playing Scott Caan's Mom. Go ahead... Say some more mean things. Merry Christmas A photo posted by MELANIE (@melanie_griffith57) on Dec 11, 2015 at 6:18pm PST Though it's unclear what previous Instagram photo sparked the "mean things" Griffith refers to, the #proudmama of actress Dakota Johnson looks stunning to us.  Photo shoot with @alistairguy for his exhibit Strong Women A photo posted by MELANIE (@melanie_griffith57) on Nov 16, 2015 at 9:16pm PST One more cuz I love them so much❤️ A photo posted by MELANIE...
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Melanie Griffith Shuts Down Haters With Unfiltered Selfie
Huffington Post - about 2 years
After receiving a few mean comments on Instagram, Melanie Griffith hit back at haters with a gorgeous, unfiltered selfie.  Sporting a black tank top and a smoky eye, Griffith captioned her photo, "Here ya go. Unfiltered. I'm 58. And I'm in Hawaii Five O playing Scott Caan's Mom. Go ahead... Say some more mean things. Merry Christmas "  Here ya go. Unfiltered. I'm 58. And I'm in Hawaii Five O playing Scott Caan's Mom. Go ahead... Say some more mean things. Merry Christmas A photo posted by MELANIE (@melanie_griffith57) on Dec 11, 2015 at 6:18pm PST Though it's unclear what previous Instagram photo sparked the "mean things" Griffith refers to, the #proudmama of actress Dakota Johnson looks stunning to us.  Photo shoot with @alistairguy for his exhibit Strong Women A photo posted by MELANIE (@melanie_griffith57) on Nov 16, 2015 at 9:16pm PST One more cuz I love them so much❤️ A photo posted by MELANIE (@melanie...
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Antonio Banderas will pay Melanie Griffith $65,000 a month; their divorce is final
LATimes - about 2 years
Could you live off $65,000 a month? That's what Antonio Banderas has agreed to pay Melanie Griffith in spousal support now that their divorce is final. The acting couple's official dissolution, which was filed on Friday in L.A. Superior Court, came about 18 months after they went public with their...
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Melanie Griffith To Get $65K A Month In Antonio Banderas Divorce Settlement
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Divorce is all about division, and it seems Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are done splitting everything up.  After 18 years of marriage, Griffith and Banderas split in June 2014 and finalized their divorce over a year later. According to TMZ, the two recently finished divvying up assets (and bank accounts), and Griffith will reportedly walk away with $65,000 a month in spousal support, a Picasso painting and a house in Aspen.  TMZ says that Banderas will get to keep all of his money made from "The Mask of Zorro," "Desperado" and "Spy Kids," along with a pencil drawing by Picasso and a piece by Diego Rivera. Due to a 2004 postnup, the couple will split all of the money they made from movies after that year (like "Shrek 2" and "Puss in Boots").  Since the split, Banderas has reportedly been seeing investment banker Nicole Kimpel. Although Griffith hasn't yet been linked to any suitors, she was spotted covering up her "Antonio" tattoo and appears to have undergone lase...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Antonio Banderas
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 54
    In August 2015, Banderas enrolled in a fashion design course at Central Saint Martins.
  • 2014
    Age 53
    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.
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  • 2013
    Age 52
    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.
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  • 2011
    Age 50
    Banderas has always struggled with the pronunciation of certain English words, as he mentioned in a 2011 article with GQ Magazine. "The word that really gets me is animals, I just can never say it properly, whenever it is in a film I have to get it changed for a synonym." "In Zorro I had a line changed from 'You look like a bunch of animals' to 'you look like a collection of beasts' it worked much better, so I don't care".
  • FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 49
    In May 2010, Banderas received an honorary doctorate from the University of Málaga in the city where he was born.
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  • 2007
    Age 46
    After the success of Antonio for Men and Blue Seduction for Men in 2007, launched his latest Blue Seduction for Women the following year.
    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 44
    He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 6801 Hollywood Blvd. in 2005.
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    In 2005, he reprised his role as Zorro in The Legend of Zorro, though this was not as successful as The Mask of Zorro.
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  • 2003
    Age 42
    In 2003, he returned to the musical genre, appearing to great acclaim in the Broadway revival of Maury Yeston's musical Nine, based on the film 8½, playing the prime role originated by Raúl Juliá.
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    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).
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  • 2002
    Age 41
    In 2002, he starred in Brian De Palma's Femme Fatale opposite Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and in Julie Taymor's Frida with Salma Hayek.
  • 2001
    Age 40
    In 2001, he collaborated with Robert Rodriguez who cast him in the Spy Kids film trilogy.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1999
    Age 38
    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.
  • 1998
    Age 37
    He also made success with his role as the legendary masked swordsman Zorro in the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro.
  • 1996
    Age 35
    Banderas and Leza divorced in April 1996, and one month later, on 14 May 1996, he married Griffith in a private ceremony in London.
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    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.
  • 1995
    Age 34
    They separated in May 1995 when he began a relationship with actress Melanie Griffith while shooting Two Much.
    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.
  • 1991
    Age 30
    In 1991, Madonna introduced Banderas to Hollywood.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 26
    Banderas married Ana Leza on 27 July 1987.
  • 1986
    Age 25
    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.
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  • 1982
    Age 21
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Born
    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.
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