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Born Aug. 10, 1960, in Malaga, Spain, Antonio Banderas had an early ambition to be a professional soccer player, but a foot injury led him to street performing and an education at the School of Dramatic Art in Malaga.

For 10 years in Spain, he was associated with the films of Pedro Almodovar, starting with 1982's Labyrinth of Passion. For his U.S. debut in The Mambo Kings (1992), Banderas learned his English lines phonetically. Subsequent supporting roles in Philadelphia and Interview with the Vampire led to his starring debut in Desperado, a role he reprised in 2003's Once Upon a Time in Mexico.

As the dashing lead in 1998's hit Mask of Zorro, Banderas swashbuckled his way to worldwide stardom. His diverse roles include Che Guevara in the musical Evita, Dad in the Spy Kids series, the title role in TV's "And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself" and the voice of Puss 'n Boots in Shrek 2.

Antonio Banderas in The Expendables 3

The Expendables 3

2014 PG-13

Maintaining their go-for-broke attitude in this installment of the action franchise, the Expendables square off against villainous arms trader Conrad Stonebanks, who's hell-bent on destroying the team.

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  • Antonio Banderas in The 33 The 33
  • Antonio Banderas in You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
  • Antonio Banderas in Knight of Cups Knight of Cups
  • Antonio Banderas in Puss in Boots Puss in Boots
  • Antonio Banderas in Haywire Haywire
  • Antonio Banderas in The Code The Code
  • Antonio Banderas in Philadelphia Philadelphia
  • Antonio Banderas in Frida Frida
  • Antonio Banderas in Shrek Forever After Shrek Forever After
  • Antonio Banderas in Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
  • Antonio Banderas in Shrek 2 Shrek 2
  • Antonio Banderas in The Skin I Live In The Skin I Live In
  • Antonio Banderas in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • Antonio Banderas in Matador Matador
  • Antonio Banderas in Automata Automata
  • Antonio Banderas in Evita Evita
  • Antonio Banderas in The 13th Warrior The 13th Warrior
  • Antonio Banderas in Interview with the Vampire Interview with the Vampire
  • Antonio Banderas in I'm So Excited I'm So Excited
  • Antonio Banderas in Day of the Falcon Day of the Falcon
  • Antonio Banderas in Shrek the Third Shrek the Third
  • Antonio Banderas in Ruby Sparks Ruby Sparks
  • Antonio Banderas in Law of Desire Law of Desire
  • Antonio Banderas in The Mask of Zorro The Mask of Zorro
  • Antonio Banderas in The Legend of Zorro The Legend of Zorro
  • Antonio Banderas in Take the Lead Take the Lead
  • Antonio Banderas in Assassins Assassins
  • Antonio Banderas in Machete Kills Machete Kills
  • Antonio Banderas in Crazy in Alabama Crazy in Alabama
  • Antonio Banderas in Spy Kids Spy Kids
  • Antonio Banderas in And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself
  • Antonio Banderas in Once Upon a Time in Mexico Once Upon a Time in Mexico
  • Antonio Banderas in Four Rooms Four Rooms
  • Antonio Banderas in Woody Allen: A Documentary Woody Allen: A Documentary
  • Antonio Banderas in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
  • Antonio Banderas in The I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special The I Love Lucy 50th Anniversary Special
  • Antonio Banderas in Femme Fatale Femme Fatale
  • Antonio Banderas in Spy Kids 3: Game Over Spy Kids 3: Game Over
  • Antonio Banderas in The Mambo Kings The Mambo Kings
  • Antonio Banderas in Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
  • Antonio Banderas in Bordertown Bordertown
  • Antonio Banderas in The Big Bang The Big Bang
  • Antonio Banderas in Benito: The Rise and Fall of Mussolini Benito: The Rise and Fall of Mussolini
  • Antonio Banderas in Of Love and Shadows Of Love and Shadows
  • Antonio Banderas in Never Talk to Strangers Never Talk to Strangers
  • Antonio Banderas in Miami Rhapsody Miami Rhapsody
  • Antonio Banderas in Andrew Lloyd Webber: Royal Albert Hall Andrew Lloyd Webber: Royal Albert Hall
  • Antonio Banderas in Hispanic Hollywood: Then & Now Hispanic Hollywood: Then & Now
  • Antonio Banderas in Play It to the Bone Play It to the Bone
  • Antonio Banderas in The Many Faces of Zorro The Many Faces of Zorro
  • Antonio Banderas in Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
  • Antonio Banderas in Imagining Argentina Imagining Argentina
  • Antonio Banderas in Champion Champion
  • Antonio Banderas in My Mom's New Boyfriend My Mom's New Boyfriend
  • Antonio Banderas in The Other Man The Other Man
  • Antonio Banderas in Chevolution Chevolution
  • Antonio Banderas in Justin and the Knights of Valor Justin and the Knights of Valor