Antonio Banderas is a Spanish actor, director, producer, and singer born on August 10, 1960. He has received numerous awards and nominations, including a Cannes Best Actor Award and a European Film Award for Best Actor, Tony, Academy, and Primetime Emmy nods, as well as five Golden Globe nominations.
Antonio Banderas height
The height of Antonio is 1.74m. He is famous for his work in the industry.
In the 1980s, Banderas began his acting career in a series of films directed by Pedro Almodóvar; he subsequently went on to star in films like Philadelphia (1993), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Desperado (1995), Assassins (1995), Evita (1996), and The Mask of Zorro (1998). Banderas also voiced Puss in Boots in the Shrek franchise and its spin-off Puss in Boots.
Banderas made his Broadway debut in 2003 as Guido Contini in nine, for which he earned a Drama Desk Award and was nominated for a Tony Award. For his parts in the television film And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2004) and the second season of Genius (2018), he got Primetime Emmy Award nominations; his portrayal of Pablo Picasso in the latter earned him critical acclaim.
Long a supporter of Málaga CF Banderas is also an officer (majordomo de Trono) of a Roman Catholic religious order in his hometown of Málaga and visits during Holy Week to participate in processions, despite claiming to be an agnostic in a People magazine interview.
The University of Málaga awarded Banderas an honorary degree in May 2010. Dickinson College awarded him an honorary degree in 2000. Banderas has always had trouble pronouncing certain English words, as he admitted in a 2011 GQ magazine article: “The word that irritates me the most is ‘animals.’ I can never say it correctly, so anytime it appears in a film, I have to have it replaced with a substitute. ‘You look like many animals,’ I modified in Zorro to ‘you look like a collection of creatures.’ I don’t care because it worked considerably better. Banderas started in a fashion design degree at Central Saint Martins in August 2015. Banderas is currently based in Cobham, Surrey, United Kingdom.
Banderas had surgery for a benign tumor in his back in 2009. In March 2017, Banderas stated that he had a heart attack on January 26, 2017, but that it “wasn’t serious and hasn’t caused any damage” while speaking at the Málaga Film Festival.
He had cardiac surgery to place three stents in his arteries after that occurrence. In a September 2019 interview with Fresh Air, he described it as “life-changing.” “It just gave me a perspective of who I was, and it brought the vital things to the forefront,” he explained. People may think I’m crazy when I say this, but it’s one of the best things that ever occurred to me.
Banderas began his acting career in Málaga’s School of Dramatic Art, where he made his stage debut in a modest theatre. Because of political censorship under General Francisco Franco’s dictatorship, he was imprisoned by Spanish authorities for performing in a Bertolt Brecht play.
While working with a small theatre troupe that traveled all over Spain and gave performances in small-town theatres and on the street, Banderas spent an entire night at the police station; he had three or four such arrests. [Untrustworthy source] During Spain’s post-dictatorial cultural movement known as La Movida Madrilea, Banderas began working in tiny stores.
Banderas drew the eye of Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar while acting with the theatre, and he cast the young actor in his 1982 feature debut Labyrinth of Passion. He starred in the director’s Law of Desire five years later, earning news for his portrayal of a gay guy, which prompted him to conduct his first male-to-male onscreen kiss. After appearing in Almodóvar’s 1986 film Matador, Banderas was cast in his 1988 feature Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which was critically acclaimed.
Investment in real estate
Their Los Angeles home, which they had lived in for years, was sold for $16 million after Antonio and Melanie divorced. They also rented their Aspen retreat for $65,000 per month after listing it for $10 million but not finding a buyer. The house in Aspen was ultimately purchased for $4 million. Melanie bought out Antonio’s share of their New York City home for $4 million in 2014. An $8 million listing was made for that apartment in 2018. As well as a property in Surrey, England, Antonio has a home in his Spanish hometown.
Worked with Robert Rodriguez
He worked with Robert Rodriguez in 2001, and he was cast in the Spy Kids trilogy. He co-starred with Angelina Jolie in Michael Cristofer’s Original Sin during the same year. He featured alongside Rebecca Romijn in Brian De Palma’s Femme Fatale and Salma Hayek in Julie Taymor’s Frida in 2002. He made his final appearance in the Once Upon a Time in Mexico trilogy in 2003. (In which he appeared with Johnny Depp and Hayek). Crazy in Alabama (1999), starring Banderas’ then-wife Melanie Griffith, was Banderas’ first film as a director.
In 2003, he returned to the musical genre, starring in a Broadway revival of Maury Yeston’s musical Nine, based on the film 812, in which he played the lead part first played by Raul Julia. Banderas was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and won the Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk honors. PS Classics published a Broadway cast CD that captures his performance. Later that year, he was honored by the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors with the Rita Moreno HOLA Award for Excellence.
In 2011, Banderas returned to Pedro Almodóvar, the Spanish director who established his worldwide career with the horror movie The Skin I Live In. Since 1990 (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! ), the two had not collaborated. He stars as a cunning revenge-seeking plastic surgeon after his daughter is raped in The Skin I Live In, breaking off from his Hollywood films’ “Latin Lover” stereotype. According to the Associated Press, Banderas’ performance is one of his best in recent memory. He voiced Puss in Boots once more, this time as the protagonist of the Shrek prequel Puss. Banderas reunited with Salma Hayek for the sixth time in this picture.