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Antonio Banderas (born Jose Antonio Domínguez Banderas, 10.8.1960)
Antonio Banderas is a Spanish actor, perhaps best known for his roles in Desperado and The Mask of Zorro.

Childhood: Antonio Banderas was born in Málaga, in the Andalucia region of Spain, to Ana Banderas (a teacher) and José Domínguez, a Guardia Civil policeman.

He and his brother Francisco were raised as Roman Catholics although Antonio has since said that he is no longer a follower of the Roman Catholic faith. He does occasionally, however, still pray to the Virgin of Guadalupe.

As a child, Antonio Banderas wanted to be a footballer but he broke his foot at the age of 14, thus ending his dream. He later travelled to Madrid to make a name for himself in the Spanish film industry.

Acting Career: At the age of 19, Banderas began acting in small theatres and soon started working with the renowned Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar. His first Almodóvar film was 1982's Laberinto de Pasiones, followed by Matador in 1986, Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios in 1988. In 1989, he performed his breakthrough role in the Almodóvar film ¡Átame! Which was known as Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! in English. The film achieved moderate success in the UK and the US.

Following the release of Tie Me Up! Time Me Down! Banderas moved to the United States and began working in American movies. In 1992, he starred in The Mambo King and followed this with a role in the Oscar-winning Philadelphia, starring Tom Hanks.

In 1995, Banderas starred in a number of Hollywood films, including a performance in Desperado, the film directed by Robert Rodriguez.

1996 saw Banderas star opposite Madonna in Evita, the musical about the life of Eva Peron, as written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Banderas played the role of Che, the narrator. In 1998, Antonio Banderas became the first Spanish actor to play the role of Zorro since the creation of the character, in The Mask of Zorro. Catherine Zeta Jones also starred in the film.

Banderas returned to collaborating with Robert Rodriguez in the Spy Kids trilogy and also in the last film in the 'Mariachi' trilogy, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, which also featured Johnny Depp on the cast list.

In 1999, Antonio Banderas tried his hand at directing, starting with Crazy in Alabama. The film starred his wife, Melanie Griffith, as well as his daughter, but was widely panned by film critics.

2005 saw Banderas winning the acclaimed Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award for his role in the musical Nine, which is based on the film 8 1/2 . Later that year, he returned to the role of Zorro in the Legend of Zorro but the film failed to make as great an impression as its predecessor.

Banderas provided the voice for Puss in Boots in Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third.

In 2006, Antonio Banderas starred as a ballroom dance teacher in the high school drama Take the Lead.

Personal Life: Antonio Banderas' first marriage was to Ana Leza. In May 1996, he married the actress Melanie Griffith. They had met a year earlier, on the set of the film Too Much. The couple have a daughter, Stella del Carmen Banderas.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

FIA Formula E London ePrix held at Battersea Park

Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kimpel - FIA Formula E London ePrix held at Battersea Park - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 27th June 2015

Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kimpel
Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kimpel
Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kimpel
Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kimpel
Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kimpel

68th Cannes Film Festival - amfAR

Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kimpel - 68th Cannes Film Festival - amfAR's Cinema Against Aids Gala at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Thursday 21st May 2015

Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kimpel
Antonio Banderas

68th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Antonio Banderas and guest - A variety of stars were photographed at the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival as they attended the De Grisogono Party at the Hotel De Cap in Cannes, France - Tuesday 19th May 2015

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Review


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SpongeBob SquarePants has always been aimed much more at childish adults than actual children, and this deranged comical adventure is no exception. Youngsters may giggle at the relentless silliness, but it's the grown-ups who will enjoy the script's continual raucous mayhem, including a stream of innuendo that's genuinely hilarious. This film also manages to bridge the gap between the TV show's hand-drawn style and eye-catching 3D live-action digital animation as our heroes head above the surface for the first time.

It kicks off as usual under the sea in Bikini Bottom, just as the recipe for the town's addictive snack, the Krabby Patty, is stolen. Everyone thinks the villain has to be fast-food rival Plankton (Mr. Lawrence), but Krabby Burger cook SpongeBob (Tom Kenny) believes Plankton is innocent this time. As Bikini Bottom descends into a post-Krabby apocalypse, SpongeBob assembles his pals to set things right, including dimwitted starfish Patrick (Bill Fagerbakke), blustering boss Mr Krabs (Clancy Brown), the clueless Squidward (Rodger Bumpass) and the hyperactive squirrel Sandy (Carolyn Lawrence). On their quest, they get unexpected help from, yes, galactic guardian dolphin Bubbles (Matt Berry) to travel to dry land and confront the thief, an opportunistic pirate named Captain BurgerBeard (Antonio Banderas).

Everything about this film is so completely bonkers that we have little choice but to sit back and just go with it, especially as the screenwriters continually add random elements to get themselves out of various plot corners. For example, to take on BurgerBeard, the team manages to acquire superpowers that lead to a massive Avengers-style action-chase sequence. Not one moment makes even a bit of sense, and yet the film is so cheerful that we can't help but enjoy every random bit of knowing silliness. Even Banderas' hammy, over-the-top performance grows on us as it goes along.

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Celebrities at the ITV studios

Antonio Banderas - Antonio Banderas outside ITV Studios - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th March 2015

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Antonio Banderas
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The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Antonio Banderas - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015

Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas

A Week In Movies: Hollywood Women Win Awards And Trailers Arrive For Films Starring Channing Tatum, Adam Sandler, Spongebob Squarepants And Those Despicable Me Minions


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Jennifer Aniston receives the Montecito Award

She may not be up for an Oscar this year, but Jennifer Aniston was awarded the Montecito Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, which is currently running in California. She looked sleek and starry as she accepted the award.

Photos - Jennifer Aniston receives the Montecito Award

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The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water - Extended Trailer


In the underwater realm of Bikini Bottom, an annual Crabby Patty festival in underway. Yet, when the inhabitants prepare for their delicious tasty meals, they discover that the secret recipe for the patties has disappeared. It turns out that the dreaded pirate Burger Beard (Antonio Banderas) has taken it and begun selling the burgers on the mainland. Now, an elite taskforce of SpongeBob SquarePants (Tom Kenny), Patrick Star (Bill Fagerbakke) and Squidward Tentacles (Rodger Bumpass) must head out of the water to retrieve the secret recipe in order to defeat Burger Beard and restore peace to Bikini Bottom.

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A Week In Movies: Lively Premieres In London, L.A. And San Sebastian, Plus Trailers For Films With Kristen Stewart, Katie Holmes, Jeremy Irvine And Catherine Tate


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What We Did on Our Holiday

At the premiere of the new British comedy What We Did on Our Holiday in London this week, David Tennant strolled the red carpet in a kilt while Rosamund Pike looked stunning in a lacy black dress that only barely concealed her baby bump. She's also been out promoting her upcoming blockbuster Gone Girl. Browse our Rosamund Pike and David Tennant photos at the 'What We Did on Our Holiday' premiere on Monday 22nd September 2014. Read our 'What We Did on Our Holiday' review.

Meanwhile in Los Angeles, The Boxtrolls held a family-friendly premiere at which Elle Fanning surprised fans with a new brunette hairdo. She was accompanied by costars Ben Kingsley and Nick Frost, plus Ian Ziering, Kathryn Hahn, Molly Ringwold and Garcelle Beauvais, who were accompanied by their families. View our photos from the premiere of 'The Boxtrolls' - Sunday 21st September 2014. Read our 'The Boxtrolls' review.

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A Week In Movies: Fans Line Up For If I Stay, Big Films Shoot In London And L.A., And Trailers Arrive For New Movies Starring Banderas, Renner, Marsden And Mara


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If I Stay

Chloe Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley have been out and about promoting their new teenage tearjerker If I Stay over the past week. First they premiered the film in New York, at which they were filmed chatting with fans, taking selfies and signing autographs. Then Blackley headed to London for more of the same this week. Watch the video - Chloe Grace Moretz And Jamie Blackley Greet Fans At 'If I Stay' Screening.

Also in London, Mia Wasikowska, Ed Speleers and Lindsay Duncan were filmed while shooting a sequence for the Alice in Wonderland sequel Through the Looking Glass in what looks like a bustling Victorian market. Clearly this scene is part of the framing story rather than Wonderland. Watch the video of Mia Wasikowska Seen Filming For 'Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass'.

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Automata Trailer


Jacq Vaucan (Antonio Banderas) is working as an insurance agent for ROC Robotics Corporation in the dystopian world of 2044. In a world where human kind is served by robots, there are specific rules set in place to avoid uprising or attacks against mankind. These include robots not being able to harm any form of life and robots not being able to alter themselves. When an altered robot turns up without an owner, Vaucan must investigate the possibility of multiple robots altering themselves before a full scale uprising can begin. When he comes under attack from Wallace (Dylan McDermott), he is forced to live amongst conscious robots and learnt that they may not be all that different to human beings after all. 

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The Expendables 3 Review


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Striking a tone somewhere between the po-faced original and the silly Part 2, this rampaging action nonsense is badly overcrowded and chaotic, but there's plenty of comedy and whizzy stuntwork to keep the audience entertained. It of course helps a lot that the film is packed to the rafters with iconic actors and lively newcomers. And their sassy dialogue helps make up for the idiotic plot.

It opens with a prison break, as Barney (Sylvester Stallone) and his team (Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture and Terry Crews) rescue their old cohort Doc (Wesley Snipes) then head off on a mysterious mission that turns out to involve their presumed-dead nemesis Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), who is targeting Barney's team. So Barney and his pal Bonaparte (Kelsey Grammer) set about finding four new commandoes (Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell and Victor Ortiz) to take on Stonebanks, but of course nothing goes as plan. For the final face-off they're joined by the old team, CIA boss Drummer (Harrison Ford), former colleagues Trench and Yin (Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jet Li), and chatty newcomer Galgo (Antonio Banderas).

The ever-increasing cast means that some characters can't help but be pushed into the shadows (Crews and Li are barely in this film), while others hover around the edges of scenes injecting moments of sarcastic wit. Each of the characters gets his or her moment of eye-popping action, as the film lurches from set-piece to set-piece in a whirl of bombs, bullets and blades. All of this is fun because the actors are gleefully refusing to take any of this seriously. The scene-stealers this time are Gibson, terrific as the swaggering villain, and Banderas, who's hilarious as the only person who can string a sentence together.

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The Spongebob Squarepants Movie: Sponge Out Of Water 3D Trailer


When a pirate gets his hands on a long lost magic book in which anything he writes comes true, he thinks he finally has the power to execute his evil plans. However, in order to carry out his dastardly deeds, he needs to get his hands on the final page - unfortunately, that page is dearly protected at the bottom of the ocean by intrepid hero SpongeBob SquarePants. The pirate attacks the town of Bikini Bottom for the page until SpongeBob and his friends are forced to brave the surface in order to win back the book. It's then that they manage to re-write themselves and become superheroes better equipped at defeating their mortal enemy and also impressing the beachside ladies along the way. Can SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward and friends save the world yet again? Or are they finally out of their depth?

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The Expendables 3 - Featurette


The cast of 'The Expendables 3' discuss the upcoming action film in a short featurette. Among them are Wesley Snipes, Harrison Ford, Glen Powell, Sylvester Stallone, Randy Couture, Jason Statham and Mel Gibson. The movie is out August 25th 2014.

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Antonio Banderas Romantically Linked To Sharon Stone & Bollywood Star Mallika Sherawat


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Rumours surrounding Antonio Banderas and soon-to-be ex-wife Melanie Griffith's love life have run amuck in the weeks following the announcement of their separation. Sharon Stone and Bollywood star Mallika Sherawat have denied reports they are dating the Spanish actor. Whilst Griffiths has been hiding her 'Antonio' tattoo and has been spotted dining with Matt Dillon.

Melanie Griffiths and Antonio Banderas
The couple announced their split earlier this month.

Sherawat was spotted in Cannes two years ago dancing with Banderas and sources speaking to Radar claim the pair later went on holiday together. The actress has become embroiled in the couple of 18 years split and has been cited by one of the reasons why they separated. 

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