ANTONIO BANDERAS
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Biography . Antonio Banderas, he was born in Malaga, Spain and he started hearts aflutterin' when he was fourteen acting with a small theater company. Actually, Antonio's dream was to play professional soccer, but a broken foot ended the dream and the stage became his new goal. At nineteen Banderas moved to Madrid and became a member of the National Theater of Spain in the ensemble. 

Phantom - Banderas to devote his time to the movie adaptation of "The Phantom of the Opera" says his publicisit or so reports The Hollywood Reporter on 17 July 1998. 

Producer - Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith will co-produce film adaptations of six short stories by the Nobel Prize-winning Columbian author Garcia Marquez. It will be produced under their Green Moon Productions and directed by Antonio Pozueco. The six stories will need to be linked together somehow. See Variety 9 April 1998. 

History - "The Mambo Kings" was Antonio Banderas' debut film in the United States. Films that followed included "Interview With The Vampire" and "Philadelphia". Banderas became a major heartthrob with his good looks and accent. 

Antonio made more movies, none great box office wonders. However, in 1995 Banderas played opposite Madonna in "Evita" and the crowds returned. It's interesting to note that Madonna had propositioned Antonio years before, but he turned her down. Not so when he and Melanie Griffith made the film "Too Much". The happily married Banderas who chose his wife over Madonna this time followed Griffith. They wed in 1996 and have a daughter, Stella del Carmen. 

Antonio Banderas was chosen by People Magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world in 1996. 

Awards

  • Golden Apple Awards - 1995 - Male Discovery of the Year, Antonio Banderas
Films
1999 - Play It to the Bone .... Cesar Dominguez 
1999 - 13th Warrior, The .... Ahmed Ibn Fahdlan 
1998 - The Mask of Zorro .... Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro 
1998 - Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration (V) 
1996 - Evita .... Ché 
1996 - Two Much .... Art Dodge 
1995 - Never Talk to Strangers .... Tony Ramirez 
1995 - Assassins .... Miguel Bain 
1995 - Desperado .... El Mariachi 
1995 - Miami Rhapsody .... Antonio 
1995 - Four Rooms (segment "The Misbehavers") .... Man 
1994 - Interview with the Vampire .... Armand 
1994 - Of Love and Shadows .... Francisco 
1993 - The House of the Spirits .... Pedro 
... aka Outrage (1996) (USA: video title)
1993 - Giovane Mussolini, Il .... Benito Mussolini 
1993 - Philadelphia .... Miguel Alvarez 
1993 - Valparaiso 
1992 - The Mambo Kings .... Nestor Castillo 
1991 - Madonna: Truth or Dare .... Himself 
1991 - Cuentos de Borges I .... Rosendo Juarez 
1991 - Una Mujer bajo la lluvia .... Miguel 
1991 - Terra Nova .... Antonio 
1990 - ¡Átame! .... Ricky 
1990 - Contra el viento .... Juan 
1989 - Si te dicen que caí 
1989 - La Blanca Paloma 
1988 - Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervio .... Carlos 
1988 - Bajarse al moro .... Alberto 
1988 - Bâton rouge .... Antonio 
1988 - La Mujer de tu vida: La mujer feliz .... Antonio 
1987 - La Ley del deseo .... Antonio Benítez 
... aka Law of Desire (1987) (USA)
1987 - El Placer de matar 
1986 - 27 horas 
1986 - Matador .... Ángel Giménez 
1986 - Así como habían sido (1986) 
1986 - Delirios de amor 
1986 - The Puzzle 
1985 - Réquiem por un campesino español .... Paco 
1984 - Los Zancos 
1983 - El Caso Almería 
1983 - El Señor Galíndez 
1983 - Y del seguro... líbranos señor!
1982 - Laberinto de pasiones .... Sadec 
1982 - Pestañas postizas 
Bio -
  • José Antonio Dominquez Banderas
  • August 10, 1960
  • Malaga, Spain
  • Leo
Reference -
  • Antonio Banderas
  • c/o Creative Artists Agency
  • 9830 Wilshire Blvd.
  • Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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Future
Films
Status
. "White River Kid" - 2000 release.  Cast:  Antonio Banderas as Morales Pittman, Ellen Barkin, Kim Dickens, Bob Hoskins, Beau Bridges, Swoosie Kurtz, Wes Bentley as The Kid, Randy Travis. The film may be first released in Europe by the end of 2000.

"Original Sin" - 2000 MGM release. Cast: Antonio Banderas, Angelina Jolie, Viggo Mortensen, Joan Pringle, Thomas Jane, Allison Mackie.

"Body, The" - 2000 release. Cast: Antonio Banderas as Matt, Olivia Williams, Derek Jacobi.

"Spy Kids" - 2001 Dimension / Miramax release. Directed by Robert Rodriguez. Some spy agent's kids save the day.

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Links . Movies Future - Links to the official movie web sites for future movies. 

Movies Past - Links to the official movie web sites for past movies. 
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