Ten fun facts about Antonio Banderas


Fact 1
Antonio’s full name is Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas. He shortened his name when he began acting.

Fact 2
In his youth Banderas, aspired to be a famous soccer player. However, at age 14 he broke his ankle and never fully recovered and had to give up his soccer dream.

Fact 3
In 1995 he was ranked as the 24th “Sexiest Star in Film History” by the UK magazine Empire.


Fact 4
Antonio Banderas received a Best Actor Tony Award nomination in 2003. The nomination was for the musical “Nine The Musical”.

Fact 5
In 1996 he was listed in People magazine for being on the “50 Most Beautiful People in The World”.

Fact 6
On October 18, 2005 Antonio Banderas received a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Fact 7
After becoming a famous Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas launched his own line of cologne for men.

Fact 8
The actor’s native language is Spanish. He had to learn to speak English phonetically before auditioning for film and television programs in the US.

Fact 9
He attended college in Malaga, Spain. He was a student at the School of Dramatic Art.

Fact 10
Banderas attributes his rise to fame to his role in the film “The Legend of Zorro”, where he played the lead role of Zorro, a dashing masked avenger of evil. He has also stated that this film was his most physically challenging out of all the roles he has taken on.


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Is a Spanish born actor, considered to be one of the most talented international performers in Hollywood.



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