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Antonio Banderas is known as a Spanish actor. He is most famous for his roles in Desperado, The Mask of Zorro, Shrek 2.

José Antonio Domínguez Banderas was born on August 10, 1960, in Málaga, Spain. After an injured foot finished his initial fantasies about turning into a soccer star, Banderas started studying drama. Subsequent to appearing in productions around Málaga, in 1979, Banderas moved to Madrid to pursue his acting career, eventually procuring himself a spot with the National Theater of Spain.

Marriage & Dating

Antonio Banderas met the famous actress Melanie Griffith on the set arrangement of Two Much (1996). After a hurricane of romance and his separation from his spouse Ana Leza, the couple got married in May 1996. Their little girl, Stella, was additionally born that year. Following 18 years of marriage, in 2014, Antonio and Melanie reported they were separating, which became official the next year. Banderas then started dating Dutch venture specialist, Nicole Kimpel.

A Career as a Spanish Actor

After an appearance in Madonna's Truth or Dare (1991), Antonio's first huge role came in The Mambo Kings (1992). Banderas' performance as a battling musician in the film was highly applauded. Banderas' next big achievement came the next year when he was cast in the highly touted drama Philadelphia (1993). In the film, Banderas depicted the gay lover of an attorney with AIDS played by Tom Hanks with an affectability that earned him noteworthy praise. His star sparkling splendidly, the next year Banderas appeared in Interview with the Vampire close by Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, solidly building up himself as a Hollywood A-lister. He followed up in 1995 by co-featuring with Sylvester Stallone in the movie Assassins and taking the lead in Desperado, the second portion of director Robert Rodriguez's Mexico trilogy.

The 2000s saw Banderas returning to leading roles in Spy Kids 2 (2002) and Spy Kids 3 (2003), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) and The Legend of Zorro (2005). Alongside his work in film, Banderas got a Tony Award for Best Actor for his performance in the Broadway musical Nine. He also directed the movies Crazy in Alabama (1999) and Summer Rain (2006). He won new fans as Puss in Boots in the well known animated film Shrek 2 (2004), which was trailed by the side project Puss in Boots (2011) which also featured Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis.

In January 2020, it was announced Antonio was nominated for the Oscar category, Best Actor in a Leading Role. His performance in Pain and Glory received praise from critics and film fans.

Net Worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, his estimated net worth is $45 million.

Date modified: Aug 9, 2020
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