Antonio Banderas Net Worth: Antonio Banderas is a Spanish film actor, director, producer and singer who has a net worth of $45 million dollars. An actor, director, singer, and producer, Antonio Banderas is most widely recognized for his series of appearances in Spanish language films directed by Pedro Almodovar, and for Hollywood films such as "Interview with the Vampire", "Philadelphia", and "The Mask of Zorro" and its sequel.
Born José Antonio Domínguez Banderas on 10 August 1960, in Málaga, Andalucia, Spain, he is a matinee-looking actor that smoldered his way to an international following mainly with his work for filmmaker Spaniard Pedro Almodóvar. Prior to becoming famed Hollywood star, Banderas longed to be a professional football player. However, his childhood dreams were shattered by a broken foot. He went on to take some drama classes and eventually joined a theater troupe that toured across Spain. After a number of early projects, Banderas finally caught international attention as a love-struck kidnapper in Almodóvar's controversial comedy Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990). He made further exposition to American audiences as the object of Madonna's lust in her documentary Truth or Dare in 1991. Although he was not speaking English at the time, Banderas saw his Hollywood acting debut in the drama The Mambo Kings (1992). Whereas with his turn as Tom Hanks' devoted lover in the Academy Award-winning AIDS drama Philadelphia in 1993, he got the chance to prove that he was more than just a pretty face. Already in high demand, Banderas soon cashed in as an action hero in hits like Robert Rodriguez's action film, Desperado (1995) and as the titular swordsman in The Mask of Zorro (1998) opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones. While he was pursuing a bankable acting career, he entered the world of directing with Crazy in Alabama (1999), a comedy-drama starring his wife, Melanie Griffith. Antonio Banderas also starred in several family features, like Rodriguez's popular Spy Kids (2001) franchise and the hit animation Shrek 2 (2004), as well as its sequels. After two decade hiatus, he reunited with Almodóvar for the psychological thriller The Skin I Live In (2011), delivering what some call his strongest work to date. Gifted, handsome and charismatic, Antonio Banderas is rightfully considered to be one of the greatest leading men in Hollywood.