Antonio Banderas transformation from 1 to 58 years old (then and now 2018)
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas starred in several of Pedro Almodóvar’s films. In America, he has played Zorro, and Puss in Boots in the 'Shrek' film series.
Who Is Antonio Banderas?
Antonio Banderas was born on August 10, 1960, in Málaga, Spain. From 1982 to 1990, he acted primarily in films directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Banderas' success as an actor in America came with his role in Philadelphia (1993), and parts in other major U.S. releases were quick to follow. Banderas has appeared in such films as Interview with the Vampire (1994), Desperado (1995), The Mask of Zorro (1998), and the Spy Kids trilogy. He performed the voice of Puss in Boots in the Shrek film series, and in the 2011 spin-off film, Puss in Boots. Banderas has also made appearances on Broadway and has directed several films
Banderas met actress Melanie Griffith on the set of Two Much (1996). After a whirlwind romance and his divorce from wife Ana Leza, the couple married in May 1996. Their daughter, Stella, was also born that year.
After 18 years of marriage, in 2014, the couple announced they were divorcing, which became official the following year. Banderas has since been dating a Dutch investment consultant named Nicole Kimpel.
Top-10 Antonio Banderas movies
1 Assassins: This 1995 action bonanza had Banderas playing assassin Miguel Bain going up against fellow assassin Robert Rath, played by Sylvester Stallone. Banderas and Stallone’s characters play mind games with each other as both are assigned to kill Julianne Moore’s character, a computer hacker named Electra.
2 Desperado: This 1995 actioner was written, produced and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It was the sequel to 1992’s El Mariachi. Banderas played El Mariachi, a man hellbent on revenge against the drug lord who killed the woman he loved. Banderas played it cool as he killed anyone in his way. This movie introduced moviegoers to Latin actress Salma Hayek, as Carolina, who helps El Mariachi in his quest. Hayek and Banderas scorched the screen with their white-hot chemistry as both lovers and a shoot ‘em up duo. Banderas displayed El Mariachi’s vulnerability when he learned the man he was after was in fact his brother, who he reluctantly shoots and kills when he threatens Carolina’s life. Here, Banderas displayed his penchant for action mixed in with some deep emotion.
3 The Mask of Zorro: Banderas brought the swashbuckling hero of Zorro to the silver screen in this smash 1998 romantic adventure. Co-starring with Sir Anthony Hopkins, Banderas’ sexy demeanor jumped off the screen as he became the champion of the people. His magnetism with Catherine Zeta-Jones was undeniable as Banderas brought heart and soul into the beloved hero.
4 Once Upon a Time in Mexico: This 2003 action film was the sequel to 1995’s Desperado, which was written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It had Banderas back as the troubled El Mariachi now embroiled in international espionage and seeking revenge on a corrupt general.
5 The Legend of Zorro: In this 2005 sequel to the hit 1998 action adventure The Mask of Zorro, Banderas reprised his role as Alejandro aka Zorro, as he fought against the threats trying to keep California from achieving statehood.
6 Philadelphia: This 1993 drama had Banderas playing Miguel Alvarez, the gay lover of Tom Hanks’ character, Andrew Beckett, who had contracted AIDS through an anonymous one-night encounter with another gay man.
7 Two Much: Banderas showed moviegoers in this 1995 romantic comedy, his humorous side as he played Art, a gallery owner who gets involved with the wealthy Betty, played by Banderas’ real-life wife Melanie Griffith, only to end up falling in love with her sister, Liz, played by Daryl Hannah.
8 Take the Lead: In this 2006 musical drama, Banderas portrayed Pierre Dulaine, a real-life, well-known ballroom dancer and dance instructor.
9 The Mambo Kings: This 1992 musical drama was an adaptation of Oscar Hijuelos's 1989 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love and Banderas’ first English Language role.
10. Original Sin: This 2001 romantic thriller had Banderas starring opposite Angelina Jolie. Set in 19th century Cuba, Banderas played a wealthy man, who fell for his American bride (Jolie) but she wasn’t all she appeared to be. Banderas and Jolie set the screen on fire in this erotic thriller, which further proved Banderas’ sensuality on screen.