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Bio For: Antonio Banderas
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Since his introduction to American cinema in the highly acclaimed Mambo Kings, ANTONIO BANDERAS is irrefutably one of the leading international actors of his generation. He has received critical praise for his performances in film, television and theater, as well as behind the scenes as a feature film director. In 2005, he was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

His second directorial feature is the Spanish film El Camino De Los Ingleses (titled Summer Rain in the U.S.). A coming of age story, the film follows the first loves, lusts and obsessions of friends on vacation at the end of the 1970s. He made his directorial debut with Crazy in Alabama starring his wife Melanie Griffith.

In 2003, Banderas earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for his Broadway debut in the Roundabout Theater Company production of NINE, a musical inspired by Fellini's 8 ½. He also received a Best Actor Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama League Award and Theatre World Award. NINE, directed by David Leveaux, also starred Chita Rivera.

Banderas has worked with some of Hollywood's best directors and leading actors including Robert Rodriquez's Desperado opposite Salma Hayek and the sequel Once Upon a Time in Mexico opposite Johnny Depp; Original Sin opposite Angelina Jolie; Alan Parker's Evita opposite Madonna, in which he received his first Best Actor Golden Globe nomination; Martin Campbell's The Mask of Zorro opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones, in which he received his second Best Actor Golden Globe nomination, and the sequel The Legend of Zorro; Neil Jordan's Interview with a Vampire with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt; Jonathan

Demme's Philadelphia opposite Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington; Bille August's House of the Spirits with Meryl Streep and Glenn Close; and Brian de Palma's Femme Fatale. He was nominated for his third Best Actor Golden Globe for his performance as the infamous Pancho Villa in HBO's 2003 release of And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself.

Born in Malaga, Spain, Banderas attended the School of Dramatic Arts in his hometown, and upon graduation he began his acting career working in a small theater company based there. He later moved to Madrid and became an ensemble member of the prestigious National Theater of Spain.

In 1982, Banderas was cast by writer/director Pedro Almodovar in Labyrinth of Passion. It was the first of seven films Banderas would do with Almodovar, the others being Matador, Law of Desire, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! The international success of these films introduced to him to Hollywood. Banderas can also be seen in La Piel Que Habito (The Skin I Live In) and I'm So Excited, also written and directed by Almodovar.

Other film credits include: Justin and the Knights of Valour, Ruby Sparks, Haywire, Black Gold, Day of the Falcon, Puss In Boots, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, The Big Bang, The Other Man, Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third, Shrek Forever After, Take the Lead, Spy Kids trilogy, Miami Rhapsody, Four Rooms, Assassins, Never Talk to Strangers, Two Much, The 13th Warrior, Play it to the Bone and Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever.

Banderas can most recently be seen in Machete Kills, directed by Robert Rodriguez starring alongside Mel Gibson, Amber Heard, and Jessica Alba. Banderas signed on to play Jacq Vaucan in Gabe Ibanez's Sci-Fi Thriller Automata alongside Dylan McDermott and Melanie Griffith.

Movies For: Antonio Banderas
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THE EXPENDABLES 3 (PG-13) On Video: 11/25/2014 At Theaters: 8/15/2014
RUBY SPARKS (R) On Video: 10/30/2012 At Theaters: 7/25/2012
HAYWIRE (R) On Video: 5/1/2012 At Theaters: 1/20/2012
THE SKIN I LIVE IN (R) On Video: 3/6/2012 At Theaters: 10/14/2011
PUSS IN BOOTS (PG) On Video: 2/24/2012 At Theaters: 10/28/2011
YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER (R) On Video: 2/15/2011 At Theaters: 9/22/2010
SHREK FOREVER AFTER (PG) On Video: 12/7/2010 At Theaters: 5/21/2010
SHREK THE THIRD (PG) On Video: 11/13/2007 At Theaters: 5/18/2007
TAKE THE LEAD (PG-13) On Video: 8/29/2006 At Theaters: 4/7/2006
THE LEGEND OF ZORRO (PG) On Video: 1/31/2006 At Theaters: 10/28/2005
SHREK 2 (PG) On Video: 11/5/2004 At Theaters: 5/19/2004
SPY KIDS 3D: GAME OVER (PG) On Video: 2/24/2004 At Theaters: 7/25/2003
ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO (R) On Video: 1/20/2004 At Theaters: 9/12/2003
FEMME FATALE (R) On Video: 3/25/2003 At Theaters: 11/6/2002
SPY KIDS 2:
THE ISLAND OF LOST DREAMS
(PG)
On Video: 2/18/2003 At Theaters: 8/7/2002
BALLISTIC: ECKS VS. SEVER (R) On Video: 12/24/2002 At Theaters: 9/20/2002
ORIGINAL SIN (R) On Video: 3/26/2002 At Theaters: 8/3/2001
SPY KIDS (PG) On Video: 9/18/2001 At Theaters: 3/30/2001
PLAY IT TO THE BONE (R) On Video: 6/13/2000 At Theaters: 1/14/2000
THE 13TH WARRIOR (R) On Video: 1/18/2000 At Theaters: 8/27/1999
THE MASK OF ZORRO (PG-13) On Video: 12/1/1998 At Theaters: 7/17/1998
EVITA (PG) On Video: 8/5/1997 At Theaters: 1/1/1997
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