Antonio Banderas

  • Antonio Banderas
    • Famous as : Actor
    • Birth Name : Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas
    • Birth Date : August 10, 1960
    • Birth Place : Malaga, Andalucia, Spain
    • Spouse : Ana Leza (actress, 27-Jul-87 - 1996), Melanie Griffith (actress, 14-May-96 - filed for divorce)
    • Claim to Fame : As El Mariachi in "Desperado" (1995)


Refused to rely on his good-looking face and masculinity that a lot of people, especially female, have adored, Antonio Banderas has proven that there is indeed a rare quality behind his striking feature that makes him deserve to be one of Hollywood's superstars. His long resume has shown the brilliance of his skills and talent in portraying many different characters, not to mention the critics' accolade upon his works and a number of awards he has collected. Taking great risk to enter the harsh environment of American film industry, it is very proper then to mention him as presumably the most celebrated Spanish actor Hollywood ever has.

Born on August 10, 1960 to Jose Dominguez and Dona Ana Banderas as Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas, Antonio spent his early life in his birthplace Malaga, Andalucia, Spain, together with his parents and younger brother, Francisco. He initially aimed to be a soccer player for it was this branch of sports that first caught his attention. Sadly, a terrible injury happened to his foot when he was 14, forcing him to give up his dream immediately. However, a new interest quickly took roots within him as the fifteen-years-old boy went with his family to see the stage production of "Hair." Deeply interested in acting, he decided to enter the School of Dramatic Art in his hometown and shortly thereafter joined a small theater troupe consisted of other aspiring young thespians. The group soon went all around the country, landing their feet in some little towns to entertain people on the street.

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