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Antonio Banderas

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Birthdate: August 10, 1960
Birthplace: Malaga, Spain
Occupation: Actor
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Claim to Fame: 1992: Acted in his first Hollywood film, The Mambo Kings

Significant Other(s):
Wife: Ana Leza, actress; appeared with Banderas in Philadelphia (1993); separated 1995; divorced later that year
Wife: Melanie Griffith, actress; met on set of Two Much in January 1995; married in London on May 14, 1996

Family:
Father: State Department worker
Mother: Teacher
Brother: Economist
Daughter: Stella del Carmen Banderas Griffith, born September 24, 1996; mother Melanie Griffith

Biography
A gifted actor with old-fashioned matinee-idol looks, Antonio Banderas smoldered his way to an international following with his sly send-ups of Latin machismo in the films of fellow Spaniard Pedro Almodovar. When a foot injury sidetracked his plans for a professional soccer career, the dark-haired, doe-eyed teenager turned his attention to the stage, completing his studies at Malaga's School of Dramatic Art before embarking upon a five-year stint with the prestigious National Theater of Spain, where he quickly caught the eye of Almodovar.

Filmography
White River
Ecks vs. Sever (2002)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2002)
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)
Femme Fatale (2002)
Original Sin (2001)
Spy Kids (2001)
The Body (2001)
Play It to the Bone (2000)
The 13th Warrior (1999)
Crazy in Alabama (1999)
The Mask of Zorro (1998)
Evita (1996)
Miami Rhapsody (1995)
Desperado (1995)
Never Talk to Strangers (1995)
Four Rooms (1995)
Assassins (1995)
Two Much (1995)
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Of Love and Shadows (1994)
Outrage (1993)
Philadelphia (1993)
The House of the Spirits (1993)
Il Giovane Mussolini (1993)
The Mambo Kings (1992)
Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991)
Una Mujer Bajo la Lluvia (1991)
Terra Nova (1991)
La Blanca Paloma (1991)
Cuentos De Borges I (1991)
Contra El Viento (1990)
Si Te Dicen Que Cai (1989)
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
Baton Rouge (1988)
Bajarse Al Moro (1988)
Placer De Matar (1987)
Asi Como Habian Sido (1987)
Eulalia (1987)
The Law of Desire (1986)
Matador (1986)
27 Horas (1986)
Delirios de Amor (1986)
Puzzle (1986)
Caso Cerrado (1985)
The Court of the Pharaoh (1985)
La Corte De Faraon (1985)
The Stilts (1984)
El Caso Almeria (1984)
El Senor Galindez (1984)
Y Del Seguro Libranos Senor! (1983)
Labyrinth of Passion (1982)
Pestanas Postizas (1982)

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