Antonio was born in Málaga, Spain on August 10th, 1960. He studied drama and performed in plays in Madrid such as Historia de los Tarantos and La hija del aire. After meeting Pedro Almoóvar, he was given a small part in the film Laberinto de pasiones (1982) and from then on he worked exclusively with Almodóvar in such films as Matador (1985) and La ley del deseo (1986).
In the early 1990s Antonio began his film career in Hollywood, with starring roles in Philadelphia with Tom Hanks (1993), Never Talk to Strangers (1994), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Evita (1996), Frida (2002), and The Legend of Zorro (2005). Antonio has also found success with using only his deep, distinctive voice and won new fans as Puss in Boots in the films Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek The Third (2007) and Shrek The Halls.
Antonio is married to actress Melanie Griffith and the couple have one daughter, Stella.
Antonio Banderas' Scores
- By date
- By user score
|The Body||Apr 13, 2001||Father Matt Gutierrez||6.9|
|Spy Kids||Mar 30, 2001||Gregorio Cortez||8.6|
|Play It to the Bone||Dec 25, 1999||Cesar Dominguez||1.5|
|Crazy in Alabama||Oct 22, 1999||Director||8.2|
|The 13th Warrior||Aug 27, 1999||Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan||7.4|
|The Mask of Zorro||Jul 17, 1998||Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro||8.9|
|Evita||Dec 25, 1996||Ché||7.9|
|Desperado||Aug 25, 1995||El Mariachi||8.9|
|Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!||May 4, 1990||Ricky||8.1|
|Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown||Nov 11, 1988||Carlos||8.3|