Antonio Banderas young
August 10, 1960
5 ft 8.5 in | 174 cm
76 kg | 167.5 lbs
42 in | 107 cm
10 US | 43 EU
36 in | 91.5 cm
Antonio Banderas was born in Malaga, Andalusia, Spain, on August 10, 1960, is an Spanish actor. Young Antonio Banderas first started acting during his years at the ARA Theatre-School, run by Ángeles Rubio-Argüelles y Alessandri and the College of Dramatic Art in Málaga.
He joined the National Theatre of Spain, at the age of 19. He toured all over Spain with theatre troupe the La Movida Madrileña.
He got his big screen debut in the Spanish drama film Pestañas postizas (1982) in role as Juan, directed by Pedro Almodóvar. He landed his first break with a role as Ricky in dark romantic comedy movie Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989) for which he was nominated for a Goya Award for Best Actor.
He made his Hollywood debut in musical drama film The Mambo Kings (1992) with Armand Assante.
Antonio's breakthrough performance came as Miguel Álvarez in legal drama movie Philadelphia (1993) opposite Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington.
He landed his stage debut in musical "Nine" (2003) in role as Guido Contini, for which he won the Theatre World Award for Best Actor and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.
He made his directorial debut with comedy drama film Crazy in Alabama (1999), for which he won the ALMA Award for Best Director of a Feature Film.
The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle (2020) fantasy comedy in role as Rassouli, opposite Robert Downey Jr.
Lamborghini – The Legend (2020) biography drama in role as Ferruccio Lamborghini, with Alec Baldwin
The New Mutants (2020) superhero horror, opposite Anya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams
The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (2020) action comedy, with Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Salma Hayek
Pain and Glory (2019) Spanish drama in role as Salvador Mallo, directed and written by Pedro Almodóvar
The Laundromat (2019) biographical comedy drama in role as Ramón Fonseca, directed by Steven Soderbergh
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his roles in movies:
Evita (1996) musical drama in role as Ché
The Mask of Zorro (1998) swashbuckler in role as Alejandro Murrieta / Zorro
He played Gregorio "Greg" Cortez in spy adventure comedy films:
Spy Kids (2011)
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)
He won a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor for his role as Salvador Mallo in Spanish drama film Pain and Glory (2019).
Interview with the Vampire (1994) gothic horror opposite Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst and Brad Pitt
Desperado (1995) contemporary western action with Salma Hayek and Quentin Tarantino
Frida (2002) biopic drama with Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina
Never Talk to Strangers (1995) thriller opposite Rebecca De Mornay
Original Sin (2001) thriller drama opposite Angelina Jolie
Assassins (1995) action thriller with Sylvester Stallone and Julianne Moore
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003) thriller drama directed by Robert Rodriguez
The Expendables 3 (2014) thriller action with Sylvester Stallone
The 13th Warrior (1999) historical action with Omar Sharif
The Skin I Live In (2011) psychological horror directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) black comedy drama directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Security (2017) crime thriller opposite Ben Kingsley
Bullet Head (2017) crime thriller opposite Adrien Brody and John Malkovich
Life Itself (2018) melodrama opposite Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for for Best Actor for his role as Pablo Picasso in anthology period drama television series Genius (2017).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Pancho Villa in HBO television film And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003).
He played Benito in Italian TV film Benito Mussolini (1993).
Studied at the College of Dramatic Art, in Málaga.
Has a brother, Francisco Javier.
He voiced Puss in Boots in animated movies:
Shrek 2 (2004)
Shrek the Third (2007)
Shrek Forever After (2010)
Puss in Boots (2011)
He received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in 2005.
Longtime supporter of Málaga CF.
Received an honorary doctorate from the University of Málaga in 2010.
Lives in Los Angeles, California and Marbella, Spain.
He was married to:
Melanie Griffith (1996-2015), they have a daughter, Stella Del Carmen Banderas
Ana Leza (1987-1996).
Has been in a long-term relationship with Nicole Kimpel, since 2014.
I don't believe in careers, I just picture myself always as one of those old actors from the 19th century who go from village to village in their repertoire.
I mean, the Constitution of this country was written 200 years ago. The house I was living in in Madrid is 350 years old! America is still a project, and you guys are working on it and bringing new things to it every day. That is beautiful to watch.
I've never worried about what audiences would accept or had a game plan regarding the career. I never had an idea of how I should look to my fans or anybody else.
There is nothing in the world that cannot be cured by love. That is the most thing.
Cinema has opened a world of possibilities up for me.
Everything changes as you get older - your mind, your body, the way you view the world.
I don't believe in any kind of fundamentalism.
I couldn't be with someone who is depressed all the time.