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Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas Antonio Banderas (full name Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas) was born on August 10, 1960, in Malaga, Andalusia, Spain. He is a famous Spanish actor.

Biography and Career :

Jos Antonio Banderas was born in Mlaga, Andalusia, Spain on August 10, 1960 to parents Ana Banderas, a school teacher, and Jos Domnguez, a police officer in the Guardia Civil and he has a younger brother, Francisco. He took his mother's surname for a stage name. He initially wanted to be a soccer player, but his dream ended when he broke his leg at age 14.

He has voiced Puss in Boots in "Shrek 2" and "Shrek the Third" and the last film in the Shrek franchise, "Shrek Forever After" which made the character popular on the family film circuit. He is set to be the protagonist of the Shrek spin-off movie "Puss in Boots: The Story of an Ogre Killer" that is said to be released on November 4, 2011. In 2005, he resumed his role as Zorro in "The Legend of Zorro", although this was not as successful as "The Mask of Zorro".

In 2006, he starred in "Take the Lead", a high school-set movie in which he had the role of a ballroom dancing teacher. That year, he directed his second movie "El camino de los ingleses", in English called "Summer Rain", and also got the L.A.

Latino International Film Festival's "Gabi" Lifetime Achievement Award on 14 October. He hosted the 600th episode of "Saturday Night Live" meaning 31 seasons. He gave voice to a computer-animated bee which can be seen in the U.S. in T.V commercials for Nasonex, an allergy medication, and was been seen in a British retailer the 2007 Christmas advertising campaign for Marks & Spencer.

Why is Antonio Banderas famous?

Antonio Banderas is a film actor, film director, film producer and singer from Spain that began his acting career at age 19 with a series of films by director Pedro Almodvar and then had roles in high-profile Hollywood films including "Assassins"," Evita", "Interview with the Vampire", "Philadelphia", "Desperado", "The Mask of Zorro", "Spy Kids" and the "Shrek" sequels.

Why do we like Antonio Banderas?

Antonio Banderas received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 6801 Hollywood Blvd in 2005.

Quotes :

- "If you call a cat, it may not come. Which doesn't happen with dogs. They're different types of animals. Cats are very sexy I think too in the way they move."

- "I must hold on before I too go mad."

- "Whatever happens... I must not... cry..."

- "I hate Mondays."

Trivia :

- He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- He now has his own perfume/cologne brand for men.
- He supports the Real Madrid soccer team.
- He has one sibling, a younger brother named Francisco.

Filmography :

- Puss in Boots (2010) (voice)
- Shrek the Halls (2007) (TV) (voice)
- Memoirs of Hadrian (2007) (in talks)
- Shrek the Third (2007) (voice)
- Homeland Security (2007)
- Bordertown (2006)
- Take the Lead (2006)
- The Legend of Zorro (2005)
- Far Far Away Idol (2004) (V) (voice)
- Shrek 2 (2004) (voice)
- Imagining Argentina (2003)
- And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003) (TV)
- Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
- Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
- Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
- Frida (2002)
- Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
- Femme Fatale (2002)
- Original Sin (2001)
- The Body (2001)
- Play It to the Bone (1999)
- The White River Kid (1999)
- The 13th Warrior (1999)
- The Mask of Zorro (1998)
- Evita (1996)
- Two Much (1995)
- Never Talk to Strangers (1995)
- Assassins (1995)
- Four Rooms (1995)
- Desperado (1995)
- Miami Rhapsody (1995)
- Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
- Of Love and Shadows (1994)
- Philadelphia (1993)
- The House of the Spirits (1993)
- Dispara! (1993)
- Giovane Mussolini, Il (1993) (TV)
- The Mambo Kings (1992)
- Mujer bajo la lluvia, Una (1992)
- Terra Nova (1991)
- Contra el viento (1990)
- Atame! (1990)
- Otra historia de Rosendo Juarez, La (1990) (TV)
- Acto, El (1989)
- Blanca Paloma, La (1989)
- Si te dicen que ca' (1989)
- Bajarse al moro (1989)
- Baton rouge (1988)
- Placer de matar, El (1988)
- Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
- Mujer de tu vida: La mujer feliz, La (1988) (TV)
- Asi como habian sido (1987)
- Ley del deseo, La (1987)
- Delirios de amor (1986)
- 27 horas (1986)
- Puzzle (1986)
- Matador (1986)
- Caso cerrado (1985)
- Corte de Faraon, La (1985)
- Requiem por un campesino espanol (1985)
- Zancos, Los (1984)
- "Fragmentos de interior" (1984) TV Series
- Senor Galindez, El (1984)
- Caso Almeria, El (1984)
- Y del seguro... libranos Senor! (1983)
- Laberinto de pasiones (1982)
- Pestanas postizas (1982).
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1960 births
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Living people
People from Málaga (city)
Spanish film actors
Spanish male singers
Spanish musical theatre actors
Spanish Roman Catholics
Spanish singers

Antonio Banderas Movies

The Mambo Kings
The House of the Spirits
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Of Love and Shadows
Four Rooms
Miami Rhapsody
Never Talk to Strangers
The Celluloid Closet
Two Much
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Junket Whore
The Mask of Zorro
Antonio Banderas Filmography

Antonio Banderas Videos
Antonio Banderas - Cancion del Mariachi (Music Video)


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Category: Artists  - ( Artists Archive)

Date Added: 17 January '11

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