- Name: Antonio Banderas
- Age: 56 years old
- Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: Actor
- Net Worth: US $45 Million
- Status: Alive
Antonio Banderas is a Spanish film actor, director and producer. He’s best known for his role in several of Pedro Almodovar’s films. His screen credits include Desperado (1995), The Mask of Zorro (1998), Spy Kids (2001) and Puss in Boots (2011). Banderas was born Jose Antonio Dominguez Bandera on August 10, 1960 in Malaga, Spain. His mother, Ana, was a teacher, and his father, Jose, a police officer. He has a brother named Francisco. Banderas attended the School of Dramatic Art in Malaga. He originally wanted to become a soccer player but a leg injury ended his dreams.
Banderas moved to Madrid in the late 1970s to pursue acting. He joined the National Theatre of Spain and in time caught the attention of filmmaker Pedro Almodovar. His film debut was the screwball comedy, Labyrinth of Passion (1982). Banderas held a supporting role as “Antonio Benitez”, a gay man, in Law of Desire (1987). He starred opposite Carmen Maura in comedy-drama, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988). Other early films include Matador (1986) with Assumpta Serna, and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990) with Victoria Abril.
Banderas had an uncredited role in the documentary film, Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991). The following year he co-starred as “Nestor Castillo”, a struggling musician, in the drama film, The Mambo Kings (1992). Banderas followed up with prominent roles in Philadelphia (1993) and Interview with the Vampire (1994). He starred as “El Mariachi” in Robert Rodriguez’s Desperado (1995). He landed the lead role as “Alejandro Murrieta aka Zorro” in The Mask of Zorro (1998). The film also stars Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The role of Zorro earned him a Golden Globe Award Nomination for best actor.
Banderas was cast as Gregorio “Greg” Cortez in the Spy Kids film trilogy. His more recent films include Machete Kills (2013) with Danny Trejo, The Expendables 3 (2014) with Sylvester Stallone, and The 33 (2015) with Rodrigo Santoro. He voiced the character “Puss in Boots” in the Shrek film series. He also lent his voice to The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015).
Antonio Banderas is 5ft 9in tall and he’s of Spanish descent. His net worth is estimated at $45 million. Banderas was married to first wife ‘Ana Leza’ from 1987 until their divorce in 1996. He tied the knot with second wife, actress ‘Melanie Griffith’ in May 1996. They welcomed a daughter, Stella, four months later. The couple eventually separated and their divorce was finalized in December 2015. Banderas is currently dating investment consultant Nicole Kimpel.
Antonio Banderas Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Jose Antonio Dominguez Bandera
- Birthday: August 10, 1960
- How Old : Age: 56 years old
- Place of Birth: Malaga, Spain
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 9in (176 cm)
- Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer, Singer
- Years Active: 1982-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $45 Million
- Marriage(s): Ana Leza, Melanie Griffith
- Death-O-Meter: Alive