Antonio Banderas Biography

Published On Nov 26, 2015
Facts of Antonio Banderas
Date of Birth: 1960 , April-10
Birth Nation: Spain
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
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On 27th of July 1987, Antonio got married to Ana Leza. Ana Leza is also an actress. They got divorced in 1996.

On 14th of May 1996, He again got married to American actress, Melanie Griffith. They also welcomed their only child the same year they got married. They finalized their divorce on 21st of July 2015.

Antonio childhood dream was being a professional football one day but this dream came to an end after he broke his foot at the age of 14. As he was also interested in performing arts and dramas, he joined ARA Theatre-School. After years of hard work, he won a spot at the Spanish National Theatre. In 1982, he made his movie debut from the movie, Laberinto de pasiones. Though he was not that fluent in English, he played his first English movie in 1991 and became known in the world as an actor in 1993 after appearing in the movie, Philadelphia. For his role in The Body, he earned the salary of $12,000,000 and his net worth is $45 million dollars.

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Born in Málaga, Málaga, Andalucía

August 10 , 1960

Antonio Banderas was from the middle class family born as José Antonio Domínguez Banderas in Málaga, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain to Ana Banderas Gallego and José Domínguez. He is Spanish and is of Spanish descent.

Broke his foot

1974

Antonio childhood dream was being a professional football one day but this dream came to an end after he broke his foot at the age of 14. That was the end of his football dream but the beginning of the new chapter in his life. 

Debut movie, Labyrinth of Passion

1982

As he was also interested in performing arts and dramas, he joined ARA Theatre-School. After years of hard work, he won a spot at the Spanish National Theatre. In 1982, he made his movie debut from the movie, Laberinto de pasiones.

First English movie, Madonna: Truth or Dare

1991

After gaining some name and fame in Spain as the Spanish actor, he was offered a role to appear in the English movie by Madonna. His debut Hollywood movie was in 1991 movie, Madonna: Truth or Dare. 

Appeared in Desperado

1995

Though he was not that fluent in English, he played his first English movie in 1991 and became known in the world as an actor in 1993 after appearing in the movie, Philadelphia. He also played the lead role in the 1995 movie, Desperado. 

Married to Ana Leza

July 27 , 1987

After making his acting debut from the Spanish movie in 1982, he became popular in the Spain. Few years later, he began dating Ana Leza. Ana Leza is also an actress. After few years of dating they got married on 27th of July 1987. 

Divorced with Ana Leza

1996

Though his first married life lasted for about a decade, he was found infidel at the end of that married life. He was found dating some other actress and this extra affair finally dissolved her first married life in 1996. 

Married to Melanie Griffith

May 14 , 1996

It was from 1995, he began dating Melanie Griffith. Melanie Griffith is an American actress and she is popular in the world for portraying the role in the Brian De Palma's Body Double. They finally got married on 14th of May 1996.

First child, Stella del Carmen Banderas Griffith

September 24 , 1996

He became father for the first time in his life and that was in 1996. He and his ex wife, Melanie Griffith welcomed their first child together on 24th of September and that time it was a baby girl and they named her Stella del Carmen Banderas Griffith. 

Divorced with Melanie Griffith

July 21 , 2015

On 14th of May 1996, he got married for the second time in his life with American actress, Melanie Griffith. They also welcomed their only child the same year they got married. They finalized their divorce on 21st of July 2015.

Won ALMA Awards

1999

Till now, he has been nominated in ALMA Awards for six different times and out of these four different nominations he has been honored for four different times. He won this award for the first time in 1999 and that was for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film.

Won Behind the Voice Actors Awards

2012

In 2012, he got nominated in Behind the Voice Actors Awards for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film, Best Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film and Best Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film. He won this award from his later nomination. 

Won Fotogramas de Plata

1986

He has also been honored with several Spanish awards since the beginning of his acting career. In 1986, he won one of the major Spanish award and that was Fotogramas de Plata. He won this award for Best Movie Actor.

Honored by a Star on the Walk of Fame

October 18 , 2005

Once he was honored by the People (USA) magazine for being one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. In 2005, he also received one of the major awards in Hollywood and that was Star on the Walk of Fame.