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Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas is a famous Spanish film actor, director, producer, and singer. He started his acting career with a series of films by maverick director Pedro Almodóvar. He gained international attention after playing an obsessed kidnapper in Almodóvar’s controversial, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!.

Antonio made his directorial debut with ‘Crazy in Alabama,’ a comedy-drama starring his wife, Melanie Griffith. He is indeed one of the cinema’s most popular leading men.

Quick Facts

Birth Name José Antonio Domínguez Bandera
Birthdate 10 August 1960
Age 59
Birthplace Benalmádena, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality Spanish
Ethnicity N/A
Height 5 feet 7 inches
Parents Ana Banderas and José Domínguez
Siblings Francisco Javier Banderas
Wife Ana Leza(Ex), Melanie Griffith(Ex)
Children Stella Banderas
Net Worth $45 million

Antonio Banderas Net Worth: $45 Million

Antonio debuted in the 1982 movie, Labyrinth of Passion. He also appeared in the internationally acclaimed film, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. In 1992, he gave an excellent performance as a struggling musician in his first American drama film, The Mambo Kings. At the time, he struggled to speak English.

Antonio appeared in several hit movies like Desperado, Evita, Crazy in Alabama, and Original Sin. His 2005 reprisal of Zorro in The Legend of Zorro could not become as successful as the first time. The following year, he appeared in ‘Take the Lead’ as a ballroom dancing teacher. His second directorial venture El Camino de Los ingleses (Summer Rain), depicts the life of a teenager suffering from kidney disease.

Antonio Banderas net worth
Antonio Banderas won the Best Actor Award for Pain and Glory in the Hollywood Film Awards. Credit: Instagram; @antoniobanderasoficial

With ‘The Skin I Live In,’ a Spanish psychological thriller, Antonio returned to director Pedro Almodovar, who had launched his career. He starred as a plastic surgeon who sought revenge following the rape of his daughter. He even lent his voice to many characters, including Puss in Boots in the Shrek2, Shrek the Third, Shrek Forever After, and in Puss in Boots, a 2011 spin-off prequel to the Shrek franchise. His business activities include a 50% ownership of a winery in Villalba de Duero, and he has successfully promoted several fragrances for men and women working with the multinational company Puig.

Antonio is one of the legendary actors who earned immense fame and net worth. His net worth is estimated to be $45 million.

Antonio Banderas Girlfriend: Nicole Kimpel

Antonio was married twice. He got married to his first wife, Ana Leza, in the year 1988. But after eight years of their marriage, they divorced in 1996. On 14 May 1996, he married an American actress, Melanie Griffith, in London whom he met in 1995 white shooting Too Much. The couple has a daughter named Stella Banderas, who was born on 24 September 1996 in Marbella, Spain. 

Antonio Banderas ex-wife, Melanie Griffith
Antonio Banderas and his ex-wife, Melanie Griffith. Credit: Hollywood Hiccups

Antonio is the stepfather to Dakota Johnson, an American actress as well as model, and Alexander Bauer, who are Melanie’s children from her previous marriages.  In June 2014, the ex-couple released a statement announcing their intention to divorce “in a loving and friendly manner.” According to the petition in the Los Angeles Superior Court, the couple mentioned “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their separation. Their divorce was finalized in December 2015.

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Antonio Banderas and his Dutch girlfriend, Nicole Kimpel. Credit: Instagram; @antoniobanderasoficial

Antonio is currently dating Dutch girlfriend, Nicole Kimpel. They are often engaged in a public display of affection at different events.

Antonio Banderas Wiki – Bio

Antonio Banderas was born ‘José Antonio Domínguez Bandera’ in 1960 in Málaga, Andalucía, Spain. His mother, Ana Banderas, was a school teacher, and his father, José Domínguez, was a police officer in the Guardia Civil. He celebrates his birthday on 10 August, which makes his age 59.

Antonio’s mother, Ana, is still alive, whereas his father died from a prolonged disease in 2008 at the age of 87. He has a brother named Francisco Javier Banderas.

At the age of 14, Antonio’s dream of becoming a professional football player ended due to a foot injury. He enrolled in a drama class and joined a theatre troupe that toured all over Spain.

He stands 5 feet, 7 inches tall.

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