Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas


8/10/1960, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain

Birth Name

José Antonio Domínguez Bandera


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Antonio was born in Mlaga, 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 Almovar, he was given a small part in the film Laberinto de pasiones (1982) and…more


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    • Antonio: When you see actors on the red carpet they seem to know each other but really it's like a wax museum. Los Angeles is probably one of the fakest cities in the world. For me it is a working place.

    • Antonio: 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.

    • Antonio: I get more attention as the pussycat in Shrek The Third than I ever did as Zorro.

    • Antonio: (on his wife, Melanie Griffith, having more plastic surgery) This lust for beauty is a terrible thing. I've forbidden her from ever going to a cosmetic surgeon again. It is something we have agreed to for the sake of our marriage.

    • Antonio: I don't want anything I don't deserve, (but) if they offer me more money, I'm not stupid.

    • Antonio: (on wife, Melanie Griffith) When we met each other we just fell in love and went for it. We both came from failing relationships and I think we both learnt from that. I know that people didn't give a penny for our relationship at the start and newspapers bet that we wouldn't last three months. I should have taken those bets.

    • Antonio: If you call a cat, he may not come. Which doesn't happen with dogs. They're different types of animals. Cats are very sexy I think too in the way they move.

    • Antonio: I admired Melanie before I loved her.

    • Antonio: It's lovely to go out with your kids to watch a movie you're a part of and see them enjoy it. I suppose Stella, who is 7 1/2 now, will remember in 20 years time that she went to the opening of Shrek 2 in Los Angeles with her pappy.