Antonio Banderas

Contest Info

  • Started: 8/10/2010 11:20
  • Ended: 8/13/2010 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 46
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Antonio Banderas
Contest Directions: Celebrations are in order - it's Antonio Banderas' 50th birthday! The star was born Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas in Spain 50 years ago today and dreamed of being a professional soccer star until a broken foot ended his sporting dreams - and put him on the path to Tinseltown. After launching his acting career on the Spanish stage, Banderas found fame in Hollywood with roles in hit movies including "Desperado," "The Mask of Zorro" and the "Shrek" franchise, making him one of Spain's most successful exports. While Banderas speaks in his native Spanish with an Andalusian accent with his family and the Spanish press, he switches to a Castilian accent when playing non-Andalusian roles or when dubbing his Hollywood roles. He owns 50% of a winery in Northern Spain called Anta Banderas which makes red and rose wines.
Happy Birthday, Antonio! We wish you many great roles ahead!
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Contest Info

    • Started: 8/10/2010 11:20
    • Ended: 8/13/2010 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 46
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
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  • Antonio Banderas the Beer Cat

    Antonio Banderas the Beer Cat
  • Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith

    Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith
  • Melanie Griffith & Antonio Banderas in Wonderland

    Melanie Griffith & Antonio Banderas in Wonderland
  • Desperado vs Puss in Boots

    Desperado vs Puss in Boots
  • Happy Birthday Antonio Banderas!

    Happy Birthday Antonio Banderas!
  • Superhero Dinner

    Superhero Dinner
  • Goat Warrior

    Goat Warrior
  • Antonio Banderas Vampire

    Antonio Banderas Vampire
  • Antonio Banderas Giant Pilot

    Antonio Banderas Giant Pilot
  • Antonio Banderas as Medieval Warrior

    Antonio Banderas as Medieval Warrior
  • Antonio Banderas Soldier

    Antonio Banderas Soldier
  • Antonio Banderas Birth Certificate

    Antonio Banderas Birth Certificate
  • Antonio Banderas Birthday Ride

    Antonio Banderas Birthday Ride
  • Antonio Banderas Birthday Biker

    Antonio Banderas Birthday Biker
  • Antonio Banderas Birthday Bash

    Antonio Banderas Birthday Bash
  • Antonio Banderas by Durer

    Antonio Banderas by Durer
  • Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith in Flowers

    Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith in Flowers
  • Antonio Banderas US Army Soldier

    Antonio Banderas US Army Soldier
  • Antonio Banderas in National Costume

    Antonio Banderas in National Costume
  • Antonio Banderas - Puss in Boots Birthday Party

    Antonio Banderas - Puss in Boots Birthday Party
  • Antonio Banderas Psychedelic

    Antonio Banderas Psychedelic
  • Zorro Birthday Cake

    Zorro Birthday Cake
  • Antonio Banderas Caricature

    Antonio Banderas Caricature
  • Tom Cruise + Antonio Banderas

    Tom Cruise + Antonio Banderas
  • Antonio Banderas in the Jungle

    Antonio Banderas in the Jungle
  • Antonio Banderas Mask

    Antonio Banderas Mask
  • Antonio Banderas as Bar Waiter

    Antonio Banderas as Bar Waiter
  • Antonio Banderas Zorro Birthday Cake

    Antonio Banderas Zorro Birthday Cake
  • Antonio Banderas Dancing

    Antonio Banderas Dancing
  • Antonio Banderas in Original SIn

    Antonio Banderas in Original SIn
  • Antonio Banderas Pregnant by Brad Pitt

    Antonio Banderas Pregnant by Brad Pitt
  • Antonio Banderas in The Three Stooges

    Antonio Banderas in The Three Stooges
  • Antonio Banderas Smiling Portrait

    Antonio Banderas Smiling Portrait
  • President Antonio Banderas

    President Antonio Banderas
  • Nursery Home

    Nursery Home
  • Dancing Antonio Banderas

    Dancing Antonio Banderas
  • Antonio Banderas as Elvis Impersonator

    Antonio Banderas as Elvis Impersonator
  • Antonio Banderas Baby

    Antonio Banderas Baby
  • Antonio Banderas as Tony Montana

    Antonio Banderas as Tony Montana
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas (Spanish: José Antonio Domínguez Banderas, born on August, 10, 1960, Malaga, Spain) is a leading Spanish actor, who achieved wide recognition in Hollywood. Biography: Antonio Banderas was born on August 10, 1960 in Malaga. From 1982-1990 Antonio Banderas mainly starred in films by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar ("Labyrinth of Passions" (1982), "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" (1989) and "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)). In the 1990s, Antonia moved to Hollywood, where he starred in support roles in movies such as "Philadelphia" (1993) and "Interview with a vampire" (1994). In 1996, Antonia Banderas married American actress Melanie Griffith. A year later, he starred along with Madonna in the musical film "Evita", where he also sang few songs. During the next decade, Banderas appeared on Broadway and also in many films targeting the teenage and even the child audience. In particular, he played the character of Zorro in the film "Mask of Zorro" (1998) and its sequel. Banderas also lent his voice to Puss in Boots in the popular animated film "Shrek 2". Interesting facts: * Antonio Banderas received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution towards the development of film industry; On August 10, 2010, the famous actor Antonio Banderas will be celebrating his 50th birthday. Antonio Banderas, whose birth name is Jose Antonio Dominguez Banderas was born on August 10, 1960 in the city of Malaga in the south of Spain. As a child Antonio Banderas wanted to be a professional football player, but, he was forced to forget about playing football when he broke his leg at the age of 14. It tried his hand in various professions: the distribution of news papers, nursing, worked as waiter and at modeling. However, the young Banderas changed his priorities after he watched the musical "Hair", performed by a troupe at the local theatre of Malaga. After that, Antonio went to acting school & soon joined a theatre group. At the age of 19, he went to Madrid, where his career and future started to take shape. Banderas started his acting career by playing in various theatrical performances. He appeared in films of by director Pedro Almodovar. Pedro also advised the upcoming actor to shorten his name to its present day form, Antonio Banderas. For Almodovar, Banderas acted in movies such as "Labyrinth of Passion" (1982), "Matador" (1986), "Law of Desire" (1987) and "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" (1988). The last film was nominated for an "Oscar" in the "Best Foreign Film" category. Since 1992, Antonio Banderas started starring in Hollywood films. His first movies in Hollywood were the "The Mambo Kings" (1992) and "Philadelphia" (1993). Later, he acted in "Interview with the Vampire" (1994) along with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, "Four Rooms" (1995) by Quentin Tarantino and "Desperado" (1995) by Roberts Rodriguez. Antonio Banderas gained huge popularity after the release of the film "Mask of Zorro" (1998). Banderas became the first Spanish actor, who played the leading role in a similar film 80 years after the original Zorro. After the film "Desperado", the actor started working closely with director Robert Rodriguez, who soon suggested that Antonio Banderas should act in the film trilogy "Spy Kids" (2001) and the film "Desperado 2: Once Upon a Time in Mexico" (2003) where he worked alongside Johnny Depp. The film "Spy Kids" was very well received by the audience worldwide - having understood this, Rodriguez decided to release one film every year about the tiny agents till the leading actors grew up. The film "Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams" was released in 2002 and "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over" was released in 2003. In 1999, Banderas debuted as a film director, having directed a film about America in the 1960s called "Crazy in Alabama". However, the film wasn't popular with the critics. In 2003, Antonio Banderas starred in the musical "Nine", which was a success. The character in the film brought him the awards "The Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk" and also nomination for "Best Actor in a Musical" at the Tony Awards ceremony. In 2005, Antonio Banderas acted in the Zorro film sequel – "Legend of Zorro", however, this movie did not taste commercial success as much as the first one did. The film "Take the Lead" was released in 2006, where Banderas played the role of a dance teacher. The same year, he directed his second film – "Summer Rain". The filmography of the actor includes more than 60 movies and in May 2010 it became known that Banderas will act in Pedro Almodovar's new film "The Skin I live In". Shooting of the film "The Skin I live In" will begin in August, 2010. The voice of the popular Spanish actor can be heard in the English-speaking version of "Shrek 2,3 and 4" (2004, 2007, 2010). In October 2000 Antonio Banderas received his own star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood. In 2008, he was awarded with a gold medal for merit in the field of art. The popular actor released several personalized fragrances, which have been highly recognized and received many awards. In 2009, Banderas was busy manufacturing his own personalized wines. His marriage to Melanie Griffith was Antonio Banderas's second marriage. In September, 1996, Melanie gave birth to their daughter Stella del Carmen.

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