Antonio Banderas was born on August 10, 1960, in Málaga, Spain. From 1982 to 1986, he acted exclusively in films directed by Pedro Almodóvar. His success as an actor in American came with his role in Philadelphia (1993). In 1994, Banderas won a role in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles. In 1997, he made The Mask of Zorro. He performed the voice of Puss in Boots in the Shrek film series, and in the 2011 spin-off film, Puss in Boots.
Selected Filmography Edit
- Desperado (1995)
- Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
- The Skin I Live In (2011)
- Siblings: One younger brother, Francisco
- Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
- In Spanish, his surname means "flags".
- He had to learn English phonetically and completely from scratch when he arrived in the US to try his luck in Hollywood.