Antonio Banderas Trivia

  • 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)


  • Lent his name to scent maker Puig Beauty U.S.A.'s Blue Seduction for Women and Blue Seduction for Men fragrances (June 2008).
  • Earned a nomination at MTV Movie Awards for Most Desirable Male in 1996.
  • Ranked #24 in the list of 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History compiled by Empire Magazine in 1995.
  • Got a Best Actor nomination at the 2003 Tony Awards for "Nine The Musical."
  • Was one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World according to the U.S. edition of People Magazine in 1996.
  • Directed the bathroom scene before the 2nd bar shootout in "Desperado" (1995) with the consent of Robert Rodriguez.
  • Appeared together with former wife, Ana Leza, in "Philadelphia" (1993).
  • Had to perform all his lines phonetically in "The Mambo Kings" (1992) since he hardly knew any English at that time.
  • His marriage ceremony with Ana Leza at the Church of San Nicolas in Madrid was attended by Carmen Maura and Pedro Almodovar.
  • His birthday is a day after Melanie Griffith's, so they usually celebrate it together.
  • Speaks Spanish with Andalusian accent, but uses a standard Castilian one when acting even though almost all Spanish-speaking countries actually no longer apply this kind of accent.
  • Is a supporter of Real Madrid soccer team.
  • Born on the same day as Rosanna Arquette and Nicoletta Braschi.
  • His surname means "flags" in Spanish.