Biography of Antonio BanderasAntonio Banderas is a world-class star. The actor, who started shooting in Spain, subsequently moved to Hollywood and achieved colossal success there, although he did not stop working in his homeland, being proud of his origin.
Early lifeAntonio Banderas was born in Spanish Malaga on August 10, 1960. His full name is Jose Antonio, Domínguez Banderas. His mother, Ana was a teacher, and his father, Jose served as an officer the Guards. The family had one more child ‒ the youngest son, Francisco Javier.
Career of the actorIt was on the stage that Antonio started to really learn the actor’s profession. He toured the country and got into trouble for taking part in the play by Berthold Brecht: it even came to arrest by the police, since the work did not pass censure.
Antonio transferred to cinematograph largely thanks to Pedro Almodóvar. The appearance of the actor in the «Labyrinth of Passion» (1982) marked the beginning of long-term cooperation and friendship with the director. Throughout the ’80s, Banderas worked at homeland and became very recognizable. All the films of that period formed Antonio’s current image, but it was the joint works with Almodóvar that made it possible to approach the world fame, such as «Matador» (1986), «Law of Desire» (1986), «Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown» (1988), «Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!»(1990).
Gradually, the number of A-grade films with Antonio’s participation decreased, however, from time to time more modest films were also shot.
Shortly before the shooting of the series called «Genius» (2017), Banderas had a heart attack. Everything turned out okay, but he reviewed his approach to everyday activities and habits: gave up smoking, completely refused alcohol, started yoga, and regular jogging.