Antonio Banderas

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Antonio Banderas

Spanish actor, director, and producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1960.

Countries: United States (43%), United Kingdom (18%), Italy (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Take the Lead, Pedro Almodovar, Melanie Griffith

Linked to: Puig, Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, Barilla Group, Dickinson College




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Antonio Banderas was born in 1960 add something


Banderas' having become a regular feature of Almodóvar's movies all throughout the 1980s, Almodóvar is credited for helping launch Banderas's international career add something


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" add something


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" add something


Banderas married his first wife, Ana Leza, on 27 July 1987 add something


Jonathan Montenegro - In 1990, Montenegro acted alongside Antonio Banderas in a film named Terranova


Melanie Griffith - She worked continuously throughout the 1990s, starring in many films including "The Bonfire of the Vanities" , "A Stranger Among Us" , "Born Yesterday" , "Milk Money" , "Now and Then" , and "Two Much" , where she co-starred with future husband Antonio Banderas


In 1991, Madonna introduced Banderas to Hollywood in "Truth or Dare" add something


Benito Mussolini - Actor Antonio Banderas played the title role in "Benito" in 1993, which covered his life from his school teacher days to the beginning of World War I, before his rise as dictator


Tom Cruise - In 1994, Cruise starred along with Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas and Christian Slater in Neil Jordan's $Interview_with_the_Vampire (Interview_with_the_Vampire:_The_Vampire_Chronicles), a gothic drama/horror film that was based on Anne Rice's best-selling novel.


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 add something


They separated in May 1995 when he began a relationship with actress Melanie Griffith while shooting "Two Much" add something


Joaquim de Almeida - In 1995, Almeida co-starred with Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek in the Robert Rodriguez's action thriller "Desperado"


Salma Hayek - Robert Rodriguez and his producer and wife Elizabeth Avellan soon gave Hayek a starring role opposite Antonio Banderas in 1995's "Desperado"


Never Talk to Strangers - "'Never Talk to Strangers"' is a 1995 American thriller film directed by Peter Hall and starring Antonio Banderas and Rebecca De Mornay


Melanie Griffith - Griffith and Antonio Banderas began a relationship in May 1995 when they started filming "Two Much"


Elena Montero - Connery and Salomon eventually dropped out, and in September 1995, Robert Rodriguez, fresh from the success of "Desperado", signed to direct with "Desperado" star, Antonio Banderas starring in the title role as Zorro


The Mask of Zorro - Connery and Salomon eventually dropped out, and in September 1995, Robert Rodriguez, fresh from the success of "Desperado", signed to direct with "Desperado" star, Antonio Banderas starring in the title role as Zorro


In 1996, Banderas appeared among other figures of Spanish culture in a video supporting the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party lists in the general election add something


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 add something


"El País", 20 February 1996 add something


Gary Brooker - Also in 1996, Gary appeared in the Alan Parker film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webbers' "Evita" starring Madonna, Jonathan Pryce and Antonio Banderas


Puig (company) - In 1997 Puig reached an agreement with Antonio Banderas for the creation and subsequent commercialization of the brand " Antonio Banderas Fragrances"


He made success with his role as the legendary masked swordsman Zorro in the 1998 film "The Mask of Zorro" add something


In 2001, he collaborated with Robert Rodriguez who cast him in the "Spy Kids" film trilogy add something


Michael Cristofer - He next directed "Body Shots" starring Sean Patrick Flanery, Jerry O'Connell, Amanda Peet and Tara Reid and "Original Sin" starring Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas which was released in 2001


Shrek 2 - It is the second installment in the "Shrek" series, the sequel to 2001's "Shrek", and features the voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie_Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, and Jennifer Saunders


Mississippi Mermaid - It was remade in 2001 as "Original Sin", directed by Michael Cristofer and starring Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas


In 2002, he starred in Brian De Palma's "Femme Fatale" opposite Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and in Julie Taymor's "Frida" with Salma Hayek add something


In 2002, the couple's dedication to philanthropy was recognized when they received the 'Stella Adler Angel award' for their extensive charity work add something


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 add something


In 2003, he starred in the last installment of the trilogy "Once Upon A Time In Mexico" add something


Arthur Kopit - "Nine" returned to Broadway in 2003 with Antonio Banderas as Guido and won two Tony *awards, including best revival; in 2009 Rob Marshall directed the film "Nine" based on Kopit's script, the principal cast consisting of Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Sophia Loren, Kate Hudson, and Fergie


Alexa Davalos - In September 2003, she was seen opposite Antonio Banderas in the HBO film "And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself"


In 2005, he reprised his role as Zorro in "The Legend of Zorro", though this was not as successful as "The Mask of Zorro" add something


Marcus T. Paulk - He has appeared with Bow Wow in the 2005 film "Roll Bounce", "Another Cinderella Story" as Dustin, and with Antonio Banderas in the 2006 film "Take the Lead"


In 2006, he starred in "Take the Lead", a high-set movie in which he played a ballroom dancing teacher add something


Dante Basco - He starred as Ramos in the 2006 film "Take the Lead" alongside Antonio Banderas, where he break-danced as well as performed ballroom dance


Lauren Collins - In 2006, Collins made her feature film debut in "Take the Lead", appearing alongside Antonio Banderas


Yaya DaCosta - She starred opposite Rob Brown, Antonio Banderas and Alfre Woodard in the 2006 dance film "Take the Lead"


Take the Lead - "'Take the Lead"' is a 2006 musical drama film starring Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Alfre Woodard, Dante Basco, Elijah Kelley, Marcus T. Paulk, Jenna Dewan, Lauren Collins and features former America's Next Top Model contestant, Yaya DaCosta


After the success of "Antonio for Men" and "Blue Seduction for Men" in 2007, launched his latest "Blue Seduction for Women" the following year add something


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 add something


Jean-Pascal Beintus - Antonio Banderas narrated the Spanish version, released in 2007


Laura Linney - In 2008, Linney starred in "The Other Man", opposite Liam Neeson, with whom she had starred with in "Kinsey" and "Love Actually", and Antonio Banderas


Romola Garai - In 2008, she appeared in the feature film "The Other Man" alongside Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, and Antonio Banderas


Richard Eyre - Most recently, he directed "Notes on a Scandal", the film adaptation of the Man Booker Prize-nominated novel by Zoë Heller, and in 2008, "The Other Man", an adaptation of a short story by Bernhard Schlink, starring Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas and Laura Linney


In May 2010, Banderas received his honorary doctorate from the University of Málaga in the city where he was born add something


In 2011, the horror thriller "The Skin I Live In" marked the return of Banderas to Pedro Almodóvar, the Spanish director who launched his international career add something


Pedro Almodovar - In February 2012, El Deseo announced that Almodóvar would start filming his next project, a "witty" comedy entitled "I'm So Excited" ", in summer 2012, starring Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz


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 add something


The Expendables 3 - In August 2013, it was confirmed that Ford, Antonio Banderas and Glen Powell would join the cast, and that Bruce Willis would not be reprising his role as Church


In June 2014, Griffith and Banderas released a statement announcing their intention to divorce "in a loving and friendly manner" add something


Puss in Boots (2011 film) - In April 2014, Antonio Banderas, the voice of Puss, said that the work on the sequel had just begun


Shrek (franchise) - In April 2014, Antonio Banderas, the voice of Puss, said that the work on the sequel had just begun


Banderas has a passion for fast cars and, whilst at the London Formula E race in June 2015, stated that he is a member of the Ascari Club in Ronda, Spain add something


In August 2015, Banderas enrolled in a fashion design course at Central Saint Martins add something


In September 2015 Banderas made a major breakthrough whilst working for Mulino Bianco part of Barilla Group in Italy add something


The divorce became official in December 2015 add something


Martin Dingle-Wall - Dingle-Wall joined the cast of "Salty", alongside Antonio Banderas and Olga Kurylenko in July 2016


Simon West - In 2017 West directed his first feature musical comedy Gun Shy starring Antonio Banderas


In 2018 he was cast with Penélope Cruz in the Spanish film "Dolor y gloria", directed by Pedro Almodóvar add something