Last Updated: October 26, 2023
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Net Worth:
$50 Million
Aug 10, 1960 (63 years old)
5 ft 8 in (1.74 m)
Actor, Voice Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Businessperson, Singer, Dancer, Guitarist
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Antonio Banderas is a Spanish film actor, director, producer and singer who has a net worth of $50 million. Antonio Banderas began his acting journey in Spanish films, notably collaborating with acclaimed director Pedro Almodóvar on projects such as "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" and "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!". These early roles showcased his magnetic charisma and garnered him attention beyond the Spanish film industry.

His transition to Hollywood was marked by a series of diverse roles. In the early 1990s, Banderas gained significant recognition with films like "Philadelphia" and "The Mambo Kings". He further solidified his status as a leading man with roles in action-packed movies such as "Desperado" and "The Mask of Zorro". Not limited to action roles, he demonstrated his versatility with performances in dramas, musicals, and comedies alike.

In addition to his on-screen prowess, Banderas made waves in the world of voice acting with his memorable portrayal of Puss in Boots in the "Shrek" series. This character was so beloved that it led to a spin-off movie centered on the feline rogue.

Antonio Banderas

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Early Life

He was born José Antonio Domínguez Banderas on August 10, 1960, in Málaga, Andalucia, Spain. Prior to becoming a famous 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 caught the attention of Spanish director Pedro Almodovar. Almodóvar is largely credited with jumpstarting Banderas's career, having casting him in his 1982 film debut "Labyrinth of Passion" and, five years later, "Law of Desire", which made headlines with his performance as a gay man, requiring him to engage in his first male-male onscreen kiss. In 1986, Banderas appeared in Almodovar's "Matador."

Banderas finally found international attention as a love-struck kidnapper in Almodóvar's controversial comedy "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!" (1990). It was this breakthrough role that helped spur him onto Hollywood.

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 much English at the time, Banderas saw his Hollywood acting debut in the drama "The Mambo Kings" (1992). With his turn to mainstream American audiences 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. Following this wide recognition, he was given a role in the high-profile adaptation of "Interview with The Vampire" alongside Brad Pitt.

Already in high demand, Banderas soon cashed in as an action hero in hits like Robert Rodriguez's action film, "Desperado" in 1995 and "Assassins" that same year. In one of his iconic roles, he starred alongside Madonna in 1996's "Evita". Banderas achieved even more recognition as the titular swordsman in "The Mask of Zorro" (1998) opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones. In 1999, he starred in "The 13th Warrior." While he was pursuing a bankable acting career, he entered the world of directing with "Crazy in Alabama" (1999), a comedy-drama starring his former wife Melanie Griffith. In 2001, he starred with Angelina Jolie in "Original Sin" and the next year played lead roles in the films "Femme Fatale" and "Frida." In 2003, he returned to musicals to great acclaim in the Broadway revival of "nine."

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. In 2005, he reprised his role of Zorro in "The Legend of Zorro." In 2006, he starred in "Take the Lead" and directed his second film "El Camino de Los Ingleses."

After a 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. In 2018 he appeared with Penelope Cruz in the Spanish film "Pain and Glory," which reunited him with Pedro Almodovar. He won Best Actor at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival on May 25, 2019 for his work and was later nominated for an Oscar for the film. In March 2020, it was announced that he was cast in the upcoming film "Uncharted." Gifted, handsome and charismatic, Antonio Banderas is rightfully considered to be one of the greatest leading men in Hollywood. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.

Salary Highlights

Antonio earned $4 million for 1996's Evita, $12 million for 2001's The Body.

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Other Ventures

Outside of his acting career, Banderas is involved in the business world. He owns half of a winery in Burgos, Spain called Anta Banderas. He's also a veteran of the perfume industry, working with fragrance and beauty company Puig for over ten years. Banderas and Puig have successfully promoted several fragrances and in 2007 Banderas launched his own lines, Blue Seduction for Men and Blue Seduction for Women.

Personal Life

Banderas was married to Spanish actress Ana Leza from 1987-1996.

He began dating Melanie Griffith while shooting "Too Much." They were married in London in May 1996. They have a daughter, Stella del Carmen Banderas, who was born in September 1996. They were divorced in 2015. As of 2016, Banderas resides in England near Cobham, Surrey.

Banderas revealed he had suffered from a heart attack on January 26, 2017, but had recovered following a heart surgery to put three stents in his arteries.

Melanie Griffith Divorce Settlement

Generally speaking, Antonio and Melanie's divorce was somewhat civil. Their real estate portfolio was the primary bone of contention. When it was all said and done, Antonio agreed to pay for their daughter Stella's expenses through her 19th birthday and both college and grad schools. They agreed to split all money received from entertainment projects through May 31, 2014. Interestingly, they agreed to allow each other to keep whatever money was earned from their own projects between May 1998 and December 2003. They each got a Porsche and a Picasso, but Melanie got a total of six cars whereas Antonio kept two. Finally, Antonio agreed to pay Melanie $780,000 per year in spousal support, $65,000 per month for a number of years.

Real Estate

In 2002 Melanie and Antonio paid $3.5 million for a 12-acre property in Aspen, Colorado. The property features a 7,400 square foot mansion. Melanie received this mansion in the divorce. She attempted to sell the estate in 2015 for $10 million. She ultimately decided to split the property into two parcels. She sold a 10-acre slice of the estate in 2017 for $2.24 million and the remaining two acres, which contained the mansion, for $4 million in 2019.

The couple's divorce also sparked the sale of their onetime LA mansion. Located in Hancock Park – one of the oldest neighborhoods in L.A., known for its architecture and pedestrian friendliness – the couple bought the original lot in the late 1990s for $4.2 million. A year later the paid $1.3 million for an adjacent. They razed the property on that annexed lot to create an estate that stood at an acre and a half. To begin with, the 15,000-square-foot mansion has a massive grand foyer, an area flooded with natural light where guests are greeted with heavy exposed beams. There is a formal sitting room with terrace, a wood-paneled library and heavy tile flooring throughout the kitchen and main dining room. The house reportedly has 13 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, throughout its three stories. Inside, the property has a two-story banquet hall, hand-stenciled ceilings, four fireplaces and an elevator. They sold this mansion for $16 million in 2015. The buyer was Netflix executive Ted Sarandos.

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In 2014 Antonio paid Melanie $4 million to buyout her share of their New York City home. He listed that apartment for sale in 2018 for $8 million. He ultimately removed the listing and continues to own this home today.

Antonio owns a home in his Spanish hometown and a property in Surrey, England.

Antonio Banderas Career Earnings

  • The Body
    $12 Million
  • Evita
    $4 Million
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