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Antonio Banderas

Born: 1960

Biography

José Antonio Domínguez Bandera (born August 10, 1960), known professionally as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish actor and singer. Known for his work in films of several genres, he has received various accolades, including a Cannes Film Festival Award and a European Film Award, in addition to nominations for an Academy Award, a Tony Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and five Golden Globe Awards. Banderas made his film debut in Pedro Almodóvar's screwball comedy Labyrinth of Passion (1982). They've since collaborated together on many films including Matador (1986), Law of Desire (1987), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989), and The Skin I Live In (2011). For the 2019 film Pain and Glory, Banderas earned various accolades for Best Actor including the Cannes Film Festival Award, Goya Award, and as well as nominations from the Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. He's also known for several Hollywood films, such as Philadelphia (1993), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Desperado (1995), Assassins (1995), Evita (1996), and The Mask of Zorro (1998). He also appeared in the first three films of the Spy Kids series (2001-2003) and provided the voice of Puss in Boots in the Shrek franchise (2004–present) and its spin-off films Puss in Boots (2011) and Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022). In 2003, Banderas made his US theatre debut as Guido Contini in Nine, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award and won a Drama Desk Award. He received Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his roles in the television film And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2004) and the second season of Genius (2018); his portrayal of Pablo Picasso in the latter garnered him critical praise.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Málaga, Andalusia, Spain

Resources

Actor Movies

Once Upon a Time in Mexico

El Mariachi in Once Upon a Time in Mexico

The Legend of Zorro

Don Alejandro de la Vega / Zorro in The Legend of Zorro

The 13th Warrior

Ahmad Ibn Fadlān in The 13th Warrior

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

Agent Jeremiah Ecks in Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

Play It to the Bone

Cesar Dominguez in Play It to the Bone

Desperado

El Mariachi in Desperado

And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself

Pancho Villa in And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself

The Mask of Zorro

Alejandro Murrieta / Zorro in The Mask of Zorro

Take the Lead

Pierre Dulaine in Take the Lead

Imagining Argentina

Carlos Rueda in Imagining Argentina

The Mambo Kings

Nestor Castillo in The Mambo Kings

The Body

Father Matt Gutierrez in The Body

The Skin I Live In

Dr. Robert Ledgard in The Skin I Live In

Two Much

Art Dodge in Two Much

Outrage

Marcos Vallez in Outrage

Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos

Puss in Boots (voice) in Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos

The Big Bang

Ned Cruz in The Big Bang

I'm So Excited!

León in I'm So Excited!

El placer de matar

in El placer de matar

Automata

Jacq Vaucan in Automata

Y el cine marcha

in Y el cine marcha

Finding Altamira

Marcelino in Finding Altamira

The 33

Mario Sepúlveda in The 33

Mundos virtuales

in Mundos virtuales

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots (voice) in Puss in Boots

Gun Shy

Turk Henry in Gun Shy

Acts of Vengeance

Frank Valera in Acts of Vengeance

La otra historia de Rosendo Juárez

in La otra historia de Rosendo Juárez

Black Butterfly

Paul in Black Butterfly

Against The Wind

Juan in Against The Wind

Terra Nova

Antonio in Terra Nova

Réquiem por un campesino español

Paco in Réquiem por un campesino español

El caso Almería

Juan Luque in El caso Almería

El señor Galíndez

Eduardo in El señor Galíndez

El acto

Carlos in El acto

27 Horas

Rafa in 27 Horas

Puzzle

Andrés in Puzzle

The Way They Were

Damián in The Way They Were

Security

Eduardo 'Eddie' Deacon in Security

The Music of Silence

Le maestro in The Music of Silence

Beyond the Edge

Gordon in Beyond the Edge

Pain and Glory

Salvador Mallo in Pain and Glory

Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration

Self - Performer in Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration

Official Competition

Félix Rivero in Official Competition

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Puss in Boots (voice) in Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

The Enforcer

Cuda in The Enforcer

Clean-Up Crew

Gabriel in Clean-Up Crew

The Monster of Florence

in The Monster of Florence

Original Sin

Luis Antonio Vargas in Original Sin

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Ricky in Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Carlos in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Matador

Angel in Matador

Evita

Ché in Evita

Femme Fatale

Nicolas Bardo in Femme Fatale

My Mom's New Boyfriend

Thomas Martins in My Mom's New Boyfriend

Assassins

Miguel Bain in Assassins

Thick as Thieves

Gabriel Martin in Thick as Thieves

Miami Rhapsody

Antonio in Miami Rhapsody

The Other Man

Ralph in The Other Man

The White River Kid

Morales Pittman in The White River Kid

Never Talk to Strangers

Tony Ramirez in Never Talk to Strangers

The Court of the Pharaoh

Fray José / José en un momento posterior in The Court of the Pharaoh

Of Love and Shadows

Francisco in Of Love and Shadows

Black Gold

Emir Nesib in Black Gold

Pestañas postizas

Juan in Pestañas postizas

Pablo G. del Amo, un montador de ilusiones

Miguel (archive footage) in Pablo G. del Amo, un montador de ilusiones

Going Down in Morocco

Alberto in Going Down in Morocco

Chevolution

in Chevolution

Hécuba: un sueño de pasión

Self in Hécuba: un sueño de pasión

Una mujer bajo la lluvia

Miguel in Una mujer bajo la lluvia

The White Dove

Mario in The White Dove

Bullet Head

Blue in Bullet Head

Dolittle

King Rassouli in Dolittle

Shrek: Once Upon a Time

Self in Shrek: Once Upon a Time

Dreamworks Spooky Stories

Puss in Boots (voice) in Dreamworks Spooky Stories

La mujer feliz

in La mujer feliz

Code Name Banshee

Caleb in Code Name Banshee

Cult Killer

in Cult Killer

Nos Bastidores de Hollywood

Self in Nos Bastidores de Hollywood

Four Rooms

Man in Four Rooms

Interview with the Vampire

Armand in Interview with the Vampire

Spy Kids

Gregorio Cortez in Spy Kids

Law of Desire

Antonio Benítez in Law of Desire

Bordertown

Alfonso Diaz in Bordertown

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

Gregorio Cortez in Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

If They Tell You I Fell

Marcos in If They Tell You I Fell

Justin and the Knights of Valour

Sir Clorex (voice) in Justin and the Knights of Valour

Baton Rouge

Antonio in Baton Rouge

Femme Fatale: Dream Within a Dream

Self in Femme Fatale: Dream Within a Dream

Scared Shrekless

Puss in Boots (voice) in Scared Shrekless

Los zancos

Alberto in Los zancos

The Laundromat

Ramón Fonseca in The Laundromat

One Night Only: The Best of Broadway

Self - Performer in One Night Only: The Best of Broadway

The Great Illusion

Self in The Great Illusion

A New Madonna: The Making of 'Evita'

Self in A New Madonna: The Making of 'Evita'

Journey to Bethlehem

King Herod Antipas of Judea in Journey to Bethlehem

Babygirl

in Babygirl

Shrek the Third

Puss in Boots (voice) in Shrek the Third

Shrek Forever After

Puss in Boots (voice) in Shrek Forever After

Shrek the Halls

Puss in Boots (voice) in Shrek the Halls

Far Far Away Idol

Puss In Boots (voice) in Far Far Away Idol

Life Itself

Vincent Saccione in Life Itself

Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular

Puss in Boots (voice) in Donkey's Christmas Shrektacular

Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

Aristotle Papdopolous in Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

Shrek's Yule Log

Puss in Boots (voice) in Shrek's Yule Log

Shrek Stories

Puss in Boots (voice) in Shrek Stories

Shrek 5

Puss in Boots (voice) in Shrek 5

Paddington in Peru

Hunter Cabot in Paddington in Peru

Shrek 2

Puss in Boots (voice) in Shrek 2

The House of the Spirits

Pedro Tercero Gareia in The House of the Spirits

Champion

Self in Champion

Philadelphia

Miguel Alvarez in Philadelphia

Ruby Sparks

Mort in Ruby Sparks

Knight of Cups

Tonio in Knight of Cups

Uncharted

Santiago Moncada in Uncharted

Asesinato en El Hormiguero Express

in Asesinato en El Hormiguero Express

In the Shadow of the Vampire: The Making of Interview with the Vampire

Self in In the Shadow of the Vampire: The Making of Interview with the Vampire

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Greg in You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Haywire

Rodrigo in Haywire

The Expendables 3

Galgo in The Expendables 3

Caso cerrado

Gasofa in Caso cerrado

SpongeBob SquarePants: Sea Side Story

Burger Beard in SpongeBob SquarePants: Sea Side Story

Barbra: The Music ... The Mem'ries ... The Magic!

Self (archive footage) in Barbra: The Music ... The Mem'ries ... The Magic!

The Making of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Self in The Making of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

El viaje de Julieta

Self in El viaje de Julieta

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Burger Beard in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Frida

David Alfaro Siqueiros in Frida

People Like Us: Making 'Philadelphia'

Self in People Like Us: Making 'Philadelphia'

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Renaldo in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

The Making of The Expendables 3

Self in The Making of The Expendables 3

Labyrinth of Passion

Sadec in Labyrinth of Passion

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

Gregorio Cortez in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

Machete Kills

El Camaleon in Machete Kills

Y del seguro… líbranos, Señor!

Pipi in Y del seguro… líbranos, Señor!

Madonna: Truth or Dare

Self in Madonna: Truth or Dare

Love Ravings

Amante de Jaime (segment "Delirio 3") in Love Ravings

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

Gregorio Cortez (uncredited) in Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

Searching for Debra Winger

Self (uncredited) in Searching for Debra Winger

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