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.
The Hollywood couple first announced their split in June of last year.
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are officially divorced, a year and a half after first announcing their split. The couple, who wed in 1996, have one daughter together, Stella Banderas and are said to have remained friends since their separation.
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are officially divorced.
According to E! News, the marriage will officially be terminated on December 20th. Court documents show that Griffith will get the couple’s house in Aspen, Colorado and half of all profits, royalties and residuals Banderas earned from 2004-2014.
Director Patricia Riggen tackles a particularly emotional story with the new film The 33. The film is a based on the recent mining catastrophe which happened in Chile in 2010. When a copper and gold mine finally caved in blocking 33 men in the centre of a huge mountain.
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Antonio Banderas , Nicole Kimpel - Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kimpel attend Roberto Cavalli's wife Eva Cavalli - VIP birthday party at One Mayfair. London. UK - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 10th October 2015
For most people in the modern world, they don't need to think about the consequences of modern day living, it's hard to think that people still need to mine land physically and often in treacherous conditions. In 2010 the world was reminded of just how risky that job can be.
When a 100+ year-old copper & gold mine in Chile suffers considerable damage to the shaft due to a cave-in, the world's news is quick to report the disaster. All life was thought to be lost and there was little hope of finding survivors, however deep inside the mine, a group of 33 men were fighting for survival. As the world learnt of their battle for survival, the onlookers could only imagine the tribulations the men inside faced. Main communication with the outside world was from one miner called Mario who was affectionately named 'super Mario', thanks to his videos, he could relay information to the support crew telling them about the men's wellbeing and progress.
Director Patricia Riggen's The 33 was filmed with the cooperation of the miners and tells their story from 700 meters underground. The 33 is Patricia Riggen's first major directorial role, though in 2012 she shot Girl In Progress starring Eva Mendes.
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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Jennifer Aniston wins the Montecito while Amy Poehler takes this year's Hasty Pudding. The Magic Mike XXL trailer promises lots of beefcake, The Cobbler offers laughs, Lost River appears darkly emotive, and animated SpongeBob and Minions adventures look like a lot of fun...
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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.
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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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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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?
Antonio Banderas Thursday 1st December 2011 shopping at the Grove Los Angeles, CA
Date of birth
10th August, 1960
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