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Antonio Banderas

Birth Name:
José Antonio Domínguez Banderas
Birth Place:
Málaga, Spain
Profession
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • Dreamed of playing soccer professionally until breaking his foot at age 14
  • Got started acting at an independent theater company in Málaga, Spain, in 1974
  • Did not yet speak English at the time of filming 1992's The Mambo Kings, so he had to learn his lines phonetically
  • Met second wife Melanie Griffith when they both starred in the 1996 romantic comedy Two Much
  • Earned an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Dickinson College in 2000
  • Has worked with beauty company Puig to promote a number of fragrances for men and women since 1997

Awards

  • 2020Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2020Goya Awards-Best Leading Actor: winner
  • 2019Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2019European Film Awards-European Actor: winner
  • 2019Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2019Cannes Film Festival-Best Actor: winner
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie: nominated
  • 2012Goya Awards-Best Leading Actor: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2004Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1999Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1998European Film Awards-European Achievement in World Cinema: nominated
  • 1997Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated

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