Antonio Banderas

José Antonio Domínguez Bandera (born August 10, 1960), known professionally as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish actor, producer, director, and singer. He began his acting career at age 19 with a series of films by director Pedro Almodóvar and then appeared in high-profile Hollywood films, especially in the 1990s, including Assassins, Evita, Interview with the Vampire, Philadelphia, Desperado, The Mask of Zorro, Spy Kids, the Shrek sequels and Puss in Boots.

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Ruby Sparks (2012)

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Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Paul Dano  •  Deborah Ann Woll

Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Dayton  •  Valerie Faris
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Alia Shawkat  •  Paul Dano  •  Deborah Ann Woll

Assassins (1995)

Assassin Robert Rath arrives at a funeral to kill a prominent mobster, only to witness a rival hired gun complete the job for him -- with grisly results. Horrified by the murder of innocent bystanders, Rath decides to take one last job and then return to civilian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Julianne Moore  •  Anatoli Davydov

Assassin Robert Rath arrives at a funeral to kill a prominent mobster, only to witness a rival hired gun complete the job for him -- with grisly results. Horrified by the murder of innocent bystanders, Rath decides to take one last job and then return to civilian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Sylvester Stallone  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Julianne Moore  •  Anatoli Davydov

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

Jonathan Ecks, an FBI agent, realizes that he must join with his lifelong enemy, Agent Sever, a rogue DIA agent with whom he is in mortal combat, in order to defeat a common enemy. That enemy has developed a "micro-device" that can be injected into victims in order ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wych Kaosayananda
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Lucy Liu  •  Gregg Henry  •  Ray Park

Jonathan Ecks, an FBI agent, realizes that he must join with his lifelong enemy, Agent Sever, a rogue DIA agent with whom he is in mortal combat, in order to defeat a common enemy. That enemy has developed a "micro-device" that can be injected into victims in order ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wych Kaosayananda
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Lucy Liu  •  Gregg Henry  •  Ray Park

Desperado (1995)

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El Mariachi, a musician, arrives in a Mexican town and is mistaken as a hit-man. He runs into trouble with a local drug lord and seeks to avenge the death of his lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Salma Hayek  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Cheech Marin

El Mariachi, a musician, arrives in a Mexican town and is mistaken as a hit-man. He runs into trouble with a local drug lord and seeks to avenge the death of his lover.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Salma Hayek  •  Joaquim de Almeida  •  Cheech Marin

Evita (1996)

The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Madonna  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Jimmy Nail

The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Madonna  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Jonathan Pryce  •  Jimmy Nail

Femme Fatale (2002)

A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Rebecca Romijn  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Peter Coyote  •  Rie Rasmussen

A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Rebecca Romijn  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Peter Coyote  •  Rie Rasmussen

Frida (2002)

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A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Salma Hayek  •  Alfred Molina  •  Mía Maestro  •  Patricia Reyes Spíndola

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Salma Hayek  •  Alfred Molina  •  Mía Maestro  •  Patricia Reyes Spíndola

Imagining Argentina (2003)

Set during the unsettling disappearances in Buenos Aires during the dictatorship of the 1970s, the film involves theater director Carlos Rueda and his wife Cecilia. Shortly after Cecilia writes an editorial commentary questioning the mysterious abductions, she is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Hampton
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Emma Thompson  •  Leticia Dolera  •  Maria Canals-Barrera

Set during the unsettling disappearances in Buenos Aires during the dictatorship of the 1970s, the film involves theater director Carlos Rueda and his wife Cecilia. Shortly after Cecilia writes an editorial commentary questioning the mysterious abductions, she is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Hampton
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Emma Thompson  •  Leticia Dolera  •  Maria Canals-Barrera

Law of Desire (1987)

When porn director Pablo reluctantly breaks up with his boyfriend, Juan, he encourages him to stay in touch. Juan moves away to live in a lighthouse and eventually writes his ex, but in the interim Pablo has taken up a psychotic new lover, Antonio. Antonio ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Eusebio Poncela  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Carmen Maura  •  Miguel Molina

When porn director Pablo reluctantly breaks up with his boyfriend, Juan, he encourages him to stay in touch. Juan moves away to live in a lighthouse and eventually writes his ex, but in the interim Pablo has taken up a psychotic new lover, Antonio. Antonio ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Eusebio Poncela  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Carmen Maura  •  Miguel Molina

Matador (1986)

A conflicted youth confesses to crimes he didn't commit while a man and woman aroused by death become obsessed with each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Assumpta Serna  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Nacho Martínez  •  Eva Cobo

A conflicted youth confesses to crimes he didn't commit while a man and woman aroused by death become obsessed with each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pedro Almodóvar
CAST:  Assumpta Serna  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Nacho Martínez  •  Eva Cobo

Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

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Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Salma Hayek  •  Johnny Depp  •  Eva Mendes

Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Salma Hayek  •  Johnny Depp  •  Eva Mendes

Original Sin (2001)

A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cristofer
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Gregory Itzin  •  Jack Thompson

A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cristofer
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Gregory Itzin  •  Jack Thompson

Philadelphia (1993)

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Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Roberta Maxwell  •  Buzz Kilman  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Jason Robards

Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Roberta Maxwell  •  Buzz Kilman  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Jason Robards

Shrek 2 (2004)

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Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. The fairy godmother discovers that Shrek has married Fiona instead of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Adamson  •  Conrad Vernon  •  Kelly Asbury
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Julie Andrews

Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. The fairy godmother discovers that Shrek has married Fiona instead of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Adamson  •  Conrad Vernon  •  Kelly Asbury
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Julie Andrews

Shrek the Third (2007)

The King of Far Far Away has died and Shrek and Fiona are to become King & Queen. However, Shrek wants to return to his cozy swamp and live in peace and quiet, so when he finds out there is another heir to the throne, they set off to bring him back to rule the kingdom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Miller
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Julie Andrews

The King of Far Far Away has died and Shrek and Fiona are to become King & Queen. However, Shrek wants to return to his cozy swamp and live in peace and quiet, so when he finds out there is another heir to the throne, they set off to bring him back to rule the kingdom.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Miller
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Julie Andrews

Take the Lead (2006)

A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulane.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liz Friedlander
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Rob Brown  •  Yaya DaCosta  •  Alfre Woodard

A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulane.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liz Friedlander
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Rob Brown  •  Yaya DaCosta  •  Alfre Woodard

The 13th Warrior (1999)

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A Muslim ambassador exiled from his homeland, Ahmad ibn Fadlan finds himself in the company of Vikings. While the behavior of the Norsemen initially offends ibn Fadlan, the more cultured outsider grows to respect the tough, if uncouth, warriors. During their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Vladimir Kulich  •  Dennis Storhøi  •  Daniel Southern

A Muslim ambassador exiled from his homeland, Ahmad ibn Fadlan finds himself in the company of Vikings. While the behavior of the Norsemen initially offends ibn Fadlan, the more cultured outsider grows to respect the tough, if uncouth, warriors. During their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John McTiernan
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Vladimir Kulich  •  Dennis Storhøi  •  Daniel Southern

The Body (2001)

An ancient skeleton has been discovered in Jerusalem in a rich man's tomb. Colouration of the wrist and leg bones indicates the cause of death was crucifiction. other signs, include a gold coin bearing the marks of Pontius Pilate and faint markings around the skull ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas McCord
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Olivia Williams  •  Jason Flemyng  •  John Shrapnel

An ancient skeleton has been discovered in Jerusalem in a rich man's tomb. Colouration of the wrist and leg bones indicates the cause of death was crucifiction. other signs, include a gold coin bearing the marks of Pontius Pilate and faint markings around the skull ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas McCord
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Olivia Williams  •  Jason Flemyng  •  John Shrapnel

The Legend of Zorro (2005)

Having spent the last 10 years fighting injustice and cruelty, Alejandro de la Vega is now facing his greatest challenge: his loving wife Elena has thrown him out of the house! Elena has filed for divorce and found comfort in the arms of Count Armand, a dashing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Adrián Alonso Barona  •  Julio Oscar Mechoso

Having spent the last 10 years fighting injustice and cruelty, Alejandro de la Vega is now facing his greatest challenge: his loving wife Elena has thrown him out of the house! Elena has filed for divorce and found comfort in the arms of Count Armand, a dashing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Adrián Alonso Barona  •  Julio Oscar Mechoso

The Mask of Zorro (1998)

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It has been twenty years since Don Diego de la Vega fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Having escaped from prison he transforms troubled bandit Alejandro into his successor, in order to foil the plans of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Stuart Wilson

It has been twenty years since Don Diego de la Vega fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Having escaped from prison he transforms troubled bandit Alejandro into his successor, in order to foil the plans of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Stuart Wilson
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