Antonio lists his favorite two movies as Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons and Touch of Evil.
In May 2000, Antonio received an honorary doctorate from Dickinson College, Pennsylvania.
Despite being raised Catholic, Antonio described himself as an agnostic in a People magazine article but also added that whatever spiritual beliefs his kids may or may not have, is fine with him.
Antonio was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.
Antonio supports the Real Madrid soccer team.
Antonio was chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the '50 most beautiful people in the world' in 1996.
Antonio joined the many other celebrities that have released their own line of fragrances - his is called Spirit.
Antonio recorded La Vida Loca on the ECD edition of the Shrek 2 soundtrack with Eddie Murphy.
Antonio lent his voice to the very popular "Puss in Boots" character in the animated film, Shrek 2. He reprised that role in the Shrek The Third.
Antonio's recording of Oh, What A Circus from the Evita (1996) soundtrack is included on the Andrew Lloyd Webber box set compilation Now and Forever.
Antonio sung Me and My Shadow as a duet with British singer Michael Ball on the singer's CD A Love Story.
Antonio has appeared in numerous TV commercials including one for Collant San Pellegrino, and another for Lycia. Antonio has also lent his voice to several TV commercials for "Nasonex" - he "plays" the bee. In 1992 he appeared in the TV commercial for Freixenet. In 2005 Antonio appeared in the public service announcement for The ONE Campaign.
Antonio was nominated for Broadway's 2003 Tony Award for Best Actor (Musical) for the revival of Nine: The Musical. He played the role of Guido in the show.
In Spanish, Antonio's surname means "flags".
Antonio married Ana Leza at the Church of San Nicolas in Madrid. Among those who attended were Carmen Maura and Pedro Almodóvar. The couple later divorced.
Antonio attended the School of Dramatic Art in Málaga, Spain.
Antonio has been married twice. First to Ana Leza in 1987, before they divorced in 1996. His second marriage was to actress Melanie Griffith later in 1996. As of 2008 they are still together and have one child together.
Antonio's father, Jose Dominguez, was a policeman in the Spanish civil guards and his mother, Doña Ana Banderas, a teacher. He is the Son-in-law of Tippi Hedren and Peter Griffith. Antonio has one sibling, a younger brother named Francisco.
A staple in the Pedro Almodóvar films of the 1980s, Antonio crossed over to American films with his debut in The Mambo Kings.
Antonio starting acting in theater and television in Madrid. Before getting into acting, Antonio had originally wanted to play professional football (soccer), until he broke his foot at age 14.
Since Antonio's and Melanie's birthdays are only a day apart, they usually celebrate it together.
Antonio only has one daughter, Stella del Carmen, with Melanie Griffith. However, since he lives with Melanie's children from 2 previous marriages (Alexander Bauer and Dakota Johnson), he usually talks about "my three children."
Antonio is 5'9" tall.
Antonio was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the '100 Sexiest Stars in film history' (#24) in 1995.
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.
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