Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas

  • Highest Rated: 100% Law of Desire (1987)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% The Music of Silence (2018)
  • Birthday: Aug 10, 1960
  • Birthplace: Málaga, Spain
  • Internationally known for his charisma and smoldering good looks, Antonio Banderas is the ultimate manifestation of the Latin heartthrob. Born in Málaga, Spain on August 10, 1960, Banderas wanted to become a professional soccer player until a broken foot sidelined his dreams at the age of fourteen. He went on to enroll in some drama classes, eventually joining a theatre troupe that toured all over Spain. His work in the theatre, and his performances on the streets, eventually landed him a spot with the National Theatre of Spain. While performing with the theatre, Banderas caught the attention of director Pedro Almodóvar, who cast the young actor in his film debut, Laberinto de Pasione (Labyrinth of Passion) (1982). He went on to appear in the director's La Ley del Deseo (Law of Desire) (1984), making headlines with his performance as a gay man, which required him to engage in his first male-to-male onscreen kiss. After Banderas appeared in Almodóvar's Matador (1986), the director cast him in his internationally acclaimed Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) (1988). The recognition Banderas gained for his role increased two years later when he starred in Almodóvar's controversial Atame! (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!) as a mental patient who kidnaps a porn star (Victoria Abril) and keeps her tied up until she returns his love.Banderas made his first stateside appearance as an unwitting object of Madonna's affections in Truth or Dare (1991). The following year, still speaking next to no English, he starred in his first American film, The Mambo Kings. It was a testament to his acting abilities that, despite having to learn all of his lines phonetically, Banderas still managed to turn in a critically praised performance as a struggling musician. He broke through to mainstream American audiences as the gay lover of AIDS-afflicted lawyer Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) in Philadelphia (1993). The film's success earned Banderas wide recognition, and the following year he was given a substantial role in Neil Jordan's high-profile adaptation of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire, which allowed him to share the screen with the likes of Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. Banderas subsequently appeared in a number of films of widely varying quality, doing particularly strong work in Desperado (1995), Evita (1998), and The Mask of Zorro (1998). In 1999, he made his first foray into directing with Crazy in Alabama, a black comedy starring Melanie Griffith, to whom he had been married since 1996. The following year he starred as an aspiring boxer opposite Woody Harrelson in Play It to the Bone, portrayed a Cuban tycoon with a bad seed bride (Angelina Jolie) in Original Sin, and starred alongside Bob Hoskins and Wes Bentley in The White River Kid. Well established as a hearthrob and a talented dramatic actor by the end of the 1990s, the fact that Desperato director Robert Rodriguez was the only director to have expolored Banderas' comic potential (Banderas provided one of the few memorable performances in Rodriguez's segment of the otherwise abysmal Four Rooms (1995)) hinted at a heretofore unexplored but potentially lucrative territory for the actor. Later approached by Rodriguez to portray the super-spy patriarch in the family oriented adventure comedy Spy Kids (2001), Banderas charmed children and adults alike with his role as a kidnapped agent whose children must discover their inner stregnth in order to rescue their mother and father. After reprising his role in the following year's Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams, Banderas would next return to more adult oriented roles in both Brian DePalma's Femme Fatale and the ill-fated Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (both 2002). After essaying a more historic role in the dramatic biopic Frida (also 2002), the remarkably diverse actor would one again team with Rodriguez for the sprawling Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003). In 2004 he joined the highly successful Shrek fran

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet Dolittle Actor 2020
97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) Salvador Mallo 2019
41% The Laundromat Ramón Fonseca 2019
14% Life Itself Mr. Saccione 2018
0% The Music of Silence Maestro 2018
No Score Yet Beyond the Edge Gordon 2018
59% Bullet Head Actor 2017
55% Acts of Vengeance Frank Valera 2017
0% Gun Shy Turk Henry 2017
42% Black Butterfly Paul 2017
No Score Yet Security Actor 2017
69% Finding Altamira (Altamira) Marcelino 2016
47% Knight of Cups Tonio $0.4M 2016
48% The 33 Mario Sepulveda $9.2M 2015
81% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Burger-Beard 2015
30% Autómata Producer Jacq Vaucan 2014
32% The Expendables 3 Galgo $34.8M 2014
30% Machete Kills El Camaléon 4 $5.7M 2013
49% I'm So Excited! León $1.4M 2013
11% Day of the Falcon Emir Nesib 2013
13% Justin and the Knights of Valour Sir Clorex Producer 2013
79% Ruby Sparks Mort $2.6M 2012
No Score Yet Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos Actor 2012
80% Haywire Rodrigo $19M 2012
85% Puss in Boots Puss in Boots $149.3M 2011
81% The Skin I Live In Robert Ledgard $3.2M 2011
19% The Big Bang Ned Cruz 2011
No Score Yet Dreamworks Holiday Classics Actor 2011
90% Woody Allen: A Documentary Actor 2011
No Score Yet Dali Salvador Dali 2011
No Score Yet Scared Shrekless Puss in Boots 2010
46% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Greg Clemente $3.3M 2010
58% Shrek Forever After Puss in Boots $238.4M 2010
No Score Yet Thick as Thieves (The Code) Gabriel Martin 2009
15% The Other Man Ralph 2008
No Score Yet El Lince Perdido (Missing Lynx) Producer 2008
No Score Yet My Mom's New Boyfriend Tommy 2008
76% Chevolution Actor 2008
No Score Yet Shrek the Halls Puss In Boots 2007
41% Shrek the Third Puss in Boots $320.8M 2007
No Score Yet Bordertown Alfonso Diaz 2007
No Score Yet Homeland Security Actor 2007
No Score Yet Hispanic Hollywood - Then and Now Actor 2007
44% Take the Lead Pierre Dulaine $34.8M 2006
No Score Yet Summer Rain (El camino de los ingleses) Director Producer 2006
26% The Legend of Zorro Zorro/Don Alejandro de la Vega $45.4M 2005
No Score Yet Champion Actor 2005
No Score Yet Meet the Cast of Shrek 2 Actor 2004
No Score Yet Far Far Away Idol Actor 2004
31% Imagining Argentina Carlos Rueda 2004
89% Shrek 2 Puss In Boots $436.5M 2004
No Score Yet And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Pancho Villa 2003
67% Once upon a Time in Mexico El Mariachi $56M 2003
45% Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over Gregorio Cortez 2003
49% Femme Fatale Nicolas Bardo $6.6M 2002
75% Frida David Alfaro Siqueiros $25.7M 2002
0% Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Jeremiah Ecks $14.3M 2002
75% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Gregorio Cortez 2002
12% Original Sin Luis Vargas $15.2M 2001
13% The Body Father Matt Gutierrez 2001
93% Spy Kids Gregorio Cortez 2001
No Score Yet Hispanic Hollywood Actor 2000
No Score Yet The Many Faces of Zorro Actor 2000
11% Play It to the Bone Cesar Dominguez 1999
No Score Yet The White River Kid Executive Producer Morales 1999
30% Crazy in Alabama Director 1999
33% The 13th Warrior Ahmad Ibn Fadlan 1999
82% The Mask of Zorro Alejandro/Zorro 1998
No Score Yet 10 More Minutes... Anatomy of a Shootout Actor 1998
14% Four Rooms M??czyzna Father 1996
63% Evita Che 1996
20% Of Love and Shadows Francisco 1996
96% The Celluloid Closet Actor 1996
14% Two Much Art/Bart Dodge 1996
No Score Yet Outrage! Actor 1996
15% Never Talk to Strangers Tony Ramirez 1995
15% Assassins Miguel Bain 1995
61% Desperado El Mariachi 1995
45% Miami Rhapsody Antonio 1995
62% Interview with the Vampire Armand 1994
30% The House of the Spirits Pedro 1994
80% Philadelphia Miguel Alvarez 1993
No Score Yet Benito Benito Mussolini 1993
No Score Yet Si Te Dicen Que Cai Actor 1992
81% The Mambo Kings Nestor Castillo 1992
No Score Yet Aventis Actor 1992
86% Madonna: Truth or Dare Himself 1991
No Score Yet Terra Nova Actor 1991
No Score Yet Terranova Actor 1991
70% Átame! (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!) Ricky 1990
No Score Yet Against the Wind Juan 1990
No Score Yet Bajarse al moro (Going Down in Morocco) Alberto 1989
No Score Yet If They Tell You That I Fell Marcos 1989
89% Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Mujeres al Borde de un Ataque de Nervios) Carlos 1988
No Score Yet Bâton rouge Antonio 1988
100% Law of Desire Antonio Benitez 1987
95% Matador Ángel 1986
No Score Yet Requiem Por Un Campesino Espanol Actor 1985
No Score Yet The Stilts (Los Zancos) Alberto 1984
100% Labyrinth of Passion Sadec 1982

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Credit

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70% Genius
2017-2018
Pablo Picasso (older)
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer Host
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2001

QUOTES FROM Antonio Banderas CHARACTERS

Mario Sepulveda
No one's getting eaten as long as I'm here..
Mario Sepulveda
The only way in, the only way out.
Jacq Vaucan
Funny, you were supposed to help us survive.
Blue Robot
Surviving is not relevant. Living is. We want to live.
Galgo
Courageous...but insane.
Galgo
Gracious, but insane.
Galgo
Gracious, but insane!
Puss In Boots
Today, I repay my debt.
Puss In Boots
Hmm, you're still an ass to me.
Puss In Boots
Hmm, you still look like an ass to me.
Puss in Boots
Fiona, the sunrise. You're still an ogre.
Princess Fiona
True love's form.
Rumpelstiltskin
Impossible!
Princess Fiona
The kiss worked.
El Mariachi
But I told you already. I'm a musician. This is my guitar.
Luis Antonio Vargas
Love is for those people who believe in it.
Robert Ledgard
What's going on?
Vera
I'm going to kill you.
Robert Ledgard
This is a joke, right?
Vera
Call it what you want.
Robert Ledgard
But you promised!
Vera
I lied.
Ibn Fadlan
I can taste neither the fermentation of grape, nor of wheat.
Ibn Fadlan
What? Why do you laugh?
Herger the Joyous
Honey! It's made from honey.
Luis Antonio Vargas
"And perhaps later on I will tell you the story of how we came to be here. It is an interesting tale. Some of it is even true. But for now, I can say that from the moment I saw her, I loved her. And no matter the price, you cannot walk away from love. "
Luis Antonio Vargas
And perhaps later on I will tell you the story of how we came to be here. It is an interesting tale. Some of it is even true. But for now, I can say that from the moment I saw her, I loved her. And no matter the price, you cannot walk away from love.
Elena
(dancing with Capt. Love) Yes? Were you looking for something?
Elena
[dancing with Capt. Love] Yes? Were you looking for something?
Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro
The sense of the miraculous in everyday life...
Capt. Harrison Love
Oh really? Well why don't you try looking someplace else. The lady and I were trying to dance.
Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro
You were trying...she was succeeding! ... Forgive me, Capitan...a shameless joke at your expense, and I hope it will not be the last!
Himself
Warren Beatty: [after Madonna declines to talk to her doctor off-camera] She doesn't want to live off-camera, much less talk. There's nothing to say off-camera. Why would you say something if it's off-camera? What point is there existing?
Warren Beatty
[after Madonna declines to talk to her doctor off-camera] She doesn't want to live off-camera, much less talk. There's nothing to say off-camera. Why would you say something if it's off-camera? What point is there existing?
Himself
Kevin Costner: Thanks for having us. It was really generous.
Kevin Costner
Thanks for having us. It was really generous.
Herself
Madonna: Thanks for coming.
Madonna
Thanks for coming.
Himself
Kevin Costner: We thought it was "neat".
Kevin Costner
We thought it was 'neat'.
Herself
Madonna: "Neat"?
Madonna
'Neat'?
Himself
Kevin Costner: Really neat.
Kevin Costner
Really neat.
Herself
Madonna: No one's ever described it as that.
Madonna
No one's ever described it as that.
Puss in Boots
"hmmm, I smell something familiar, something dangerous, something breakfast-y"
Puss in Boots
Hmmm, I smell something familiar, something dangerous, something breakfast-y.
Humpty Dumpty
"It's been a long time brother."
Humpty Dumpty
It's been a long time brother.
Puss in Boots
"Maldito Huevo!"
Puss in Boots
Maldito Huevo!
Mort
you manifested a women with your mind
Mort
You manifested a women with your mind.
Puss in Boots
Very well, if it is to be a dance fight, then I will tuesday night dance fight you to the death.
Vicente
Why did you shave me?
Robert Ledgard
That's a good question. (suffocates Vicente with aftershave)
Robert Ledgard
That's a good question. [suffocates Vicente with aftershave]
Robert Ledgard
but you promised..
Robert Ledgard
But you promised..
Moustache Man
[Moustache Man shows Puss the magic means tattooed on his arm] These are the beans of legends.
Puss in Boots
Oh!
Luis
Grows the vine to the land of giants.
Moustache Man
[Moustache Man opens his shirt to reveal castle in the sky tattooed on his chest]
Luis
And the golden goose.
Puss in Boots
The golden goose!
Moustache Man
One of her eggs could set you up for life.
Luis
All nine of them. Show him the golden eggs.
Moustache Man
[Moustache Man gets up and unzips his trousers]
Puss in Boots
NO!!! Please uh... you have uh... shown enough.
Puss in Boots
I will see you again Kitty Softpaws.
Kitty Softpaws
Sooner than you think.
Puss in Boots
You are a curse in my life!
Ricki
I had to kidnap you so you'd get to know me. I'm sure you'll get to love me as I love you.
Puss in Boots
Don't you dare do the litter box on me!
Puss in Boots
Fear Me! .... if you Dare!
Puss in Boots
Fear me... if you dare!
Puss in Boots
i smell something...familiar... something dangerous... something breakfasty...
Puss in Boots
I smell something...familiar... something dangerous... something breakfasty...
Humpty Dumpty
Its been a long time brother
Humpty Dumpty
It's been a long time brother.
Puss in Boots
marvito uero'... Humpty alexander dumpty? how dare you show your face to me!
Puss in Boots
Marvito uero'... Humpty alexander dumpty? how dare you show your face to me!
Puss in Boots
Maldito huevo, Humpty Alexander Dumpty? How dare you show your face to me!
Puss in Boots
Some people just don't understand boundaries.
Puss In Boots
For you, baby, I could be.
Puss In Boots
That's not mine.
Kitty Softpaws
You hit me in the head with a guitar??!!
Kitty Softpaws
You hit me in the head with a guitar?
Puss in Boots
You are a woman?
Kitty Softpaws
Amateur.
Puss in Boots
Wait! Señorita, wait! I am a lover not a fighter.
Puss in Boots
Wait! Seniorrita, wait! I am a lover not a fighter.
Puss in Boots
Wow! Senorita, wait! Let me buy you some leche! I am a lover not a...fighter.
Puss in Boots
Through the years I have been known by many names. Diablo Gato, The Furry Lover, Chupa Cabra, Frisky Two Times and then The Gingerhead man. But to most I am Puss in Boots, outlaw!
Don Diego de la Vega
You have passion Alejandro and your skill is growing. But when to Montero's world I must give you something which is COMPLETELY,..beyond your reach.
Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro
Ah yes? And what is that?!
Don Diego de la Vega
Charm.
Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro
And what is that?....
Don Diego de la Vega
[chuckles] Convince Montero that you're a gentleman of stature,...and he will let you into his circle.
Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro
Me?.....A gentleman?......Hmm..This is going to take a lot of work.
Don Diego de la Vega
[blows a puff of smoke] Yes....
Don Alejandro de la Vega/Zorro
What are you doing in a bar?!
Joaquin de la Vega
What are you doing in jail?!
Don Alejandro de la Vega/Zorro
I asked you first!
Puss In Boots
I hate Mondays.
Humpty Dumpty
From this day froth, it shall be known...
Puss in Boots
Never alone. Always together.
Humpty Dumpty
Humpty and Puss...
Humpty Dumpty
(at the same time) Together forever.
Humpty Dumpty
[at the same time] Together forever.
Puss in Boots
(at the same time)Together forever.
Puss in Boots
[at the same time Together forever.
Puss in Boots
Fear me, if you dare!
Puss in Boots
"Cat people are crazy."
Puss in Boots
Cat people are crazy.
Puss in Boots
"A real beefcake?"
Puss in Boots
A real beefcake?
Comandante
"One bottle of....Catnip!"
Comandante
One bottle of....Catnip!
Puss in Boots
"Uh....it's for my glaucoma."
Puss in Boots
Uh... it's for my glaucoma.
Herger the Joyous
Did she finish you? Or bring you back to life?
Ibn Fadlan
A gentleman doesn't discuss such things.
El Mariachi
Carolina, did I thank you?
Carolina
No.
El Mariachi
I will.
Puss in Boots
That's not what your mama said!
Ohhh Cat
OOOHHHHH
Ohhh Cat
Ohhhh!
Ricki
If you're untied, will you escape?
Marina Osorio
I don't know. You'd better tie me up.
Puss in Boots
[About cats landing on their feet] It's just a rumor spread by dogs!
Puss in Boots
[about cats landing on their feet] It's just a rumor spread by dogs!
Kitty Softpaws
I was just a stray, but I had beautiful claws. One day a really nice couple took me in, gave me milk every morning, loved me. Maybe I scratched her curtains or play too rough with the hamster. I don't know why they did it, but they took my claws.
Puss in Boots
Cat people are crazy.
Puss in Boots
fear me if you dare
Puss in Boots
Fear me if you dare!
Donkey
[At Puss] Man, you are a cat-astrophe.
Donkey
[at Puss] Man, you are a cat-astrophe.
Donkey
[at Puss] Man, you are a cat-tastrophe.
Puss in Boots
And you, you're ri-donkey-lus!
Puss in Boots
And you, are ri-donk-ulous.
Puss in Boots
You've made the cat angry! You do not want to make the cat angry!
Puss in Boots
You made the cat angry. You do not want to make the cat angry!
Puss in Boots
I always knew there was good inside of you Humpty.
Puss in Boots
Humpty, I always knew that you were good inside.
Puss in Boots
She is a bad kitty.
Puss in Boots
It's never too late to do the right thing.
Puss in Boots
Something breakfest-y.
Humpy Dumpty
It's been a long time brother.
Puss in Boots
You do NOT do the "Litter Box" at me!
Puss in Boots
How DARE you do the Litter Box to me!
Puss in Boots
You are dangerous.
Puss in Boots
Fear me, if you dare!
Puss in Boots
Fear me, if you dare.
Puss in Boots
Now you just made the cat angry!
Puss in Boots
You made the cat angry.
Don Diego de la Vega
Do you know how to use that thing?
Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro
Yes. The pointy end goes into the other man.
Don Diego de la Vega
[sighs] This is going to take a lot of work.
Puss in Boots
Holly Frijoles.
Puss in Boots
Holy Frijoles!
Puss in Boots
Meow.
Jill
Is it true a cat always land on its feet?
Puss in Boots
No! That is just a rumor spread by dogs!
Puss in Boots
Is it hot in here? Or is it me?
Robert Ledgard
[pointing a handgun] Get the hell out of here!
Armand
And after 400 years, I'm the oldest living vampire in the world.
Armand
And as far as I know, after four hundred years, I am the oldest living vampire in the world.
Puss In Boots
[to Shrek] I too was concocting this very same plan, already our minds are becoming one!
Princess Fiona
Shrek?
Puss In Boots
For you, baby, I could be.
Captain of the Guards
Yep, that's catnip...
Captain of the Guards
Yep, that's catnip.
Puss In Boots
Um... that's... not mine...
Puss In Boots
Um... that's... not mine.
Ibn Fadlan
Merciful Father, I have squandered my days with plans of many things. This was not among them. But at this moment, I beg only to live the next few minutes well. For all we ought to have thought, and have not thought; all we ought to have said, and have not said; all we ought to have done, and have not done; I pray thee God for forgiveness.
Ibn Fadlan
Have we anything resembling a plan?
Herger the Joyous
Mm-hm. Ride till we find them... and kill them all.
Skeld The Superstitious
Blow-hards the both of you. She probably was some smoke-colored camp girl. Looked like that one's mother. pig-eating son of a whore!
Ibn Fadlan
My mother was a pure woman from a noble family. And I, at least, know who my father is, you pig-eating son of a whore!
Gregorio Cortez
Remember when we could sense danger a mile away?
Ingrid Cortez
Those were the days
Ingrid Cortez
Those were the days.
Armand
"The world changes...we do not. Therein lies the irony that finally kills us."
Puss in Boots
Feed me, if you dare.