Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Antonio Banderas
Name: Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas
DOB: August 10, 1960
Where: Malaga, Spain
Occupation: Director, actor
Years Active: 1979-present
Spouse: Melanie Griffith(1996-present)

Early Life
-Born in Malaga, Spain in 1960 to Ana Banderas, a school teacher and Jose Dominguez Prieto, a police officer.
-Initially, Antonio wanted to become a soccer player, but a broken foot shattered those dreams.
-Made his film debut in the 1982 movie Labyrinth of Passion.
-Was first introduced to the American audience in the documentary film Madonna: Truth or Dare.
-In 1992, he was cast in the movie The Mambo Kings. For the role, he had to learn English phonetically
-In 1993, he played the gay lover of AIDS-affected lawyer Andrew Beckett(Tom Hanks) in Philadelphia
-One of his better known roles is that of swordfighter Zorro in the 1998 movie The Mask of Zorro. He's the first Spanish actor to play Zorro.
-He is also known for providing the voice to Puss in Boots, a Zorro-esque sword fighting cat in Shrek 2, Shrek the Third and Shrek Forever After.
-In 2006, he took the lead role of Pierre Dulaine in Take the Lead


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