Date of Birth: Aug 10, 1960
Biography: José Antonio Domínguez Bandera (born August 10, 1960), better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish film actor, film director, film producer and singer. He began his acting career at age 19 with a series of films by director Pedro Almodóvar and then appeared in high-profile Hollywood films including Assassins, Evita, Interview with the Vampire, Philadelphia, Desperado, The Mask of Zorro, Spy Kids and the Shrek sequels. (Wikipedia)
Total Credits at Criticker: 90 (Actor), 2 (Director)
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Indiana Jones returns for one final adventure.
The story is a prequel to the games, starring Holland as a younger Drake, showing us details of how he came to meet and befriend Sully (imdb.com).
Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: he has burned through eight of his nine lives. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives. (imdb)
An enforcer has to sacrifice everything to save a young girl he has befriended from his femme fatale boss who is involved in cybersex trafficking. (imdb)
The bodyguard Michael Bryce continues his friendship with assassin Darius Kincaid as they try to save Darius's wife Sonia.
A wealthy businessman hires a famous filmmaker to help make a smash hit film (imdb).
A physician discovers that he can talk to animals. (imdb)
A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him. (imdb)
Follows a group of journalists who take part in unearthing 11.5 million files, linking the world's most powerful political figures to secret banking accounts to avoid taxes. (imdb)
The lives of people from New York to Spain intersect over the course of different generations. (imdb)
A security guard protects a woman who is being targeted by a gang for participating as a trial witness. (imdb)
Paul (Banderas), a down-on-his-luck screenwriter who picks up a drifter (Rhys Meyers) and offers him a place to stay. However, when the deranged stranger takes Paul hostage and forces him to write, their unhinged relationship brings buried secrets to light.
The story follows Turk Henry (Antonio Banderas); a mega platinum rock star who's married to a supermodel (Olga Kurylenko) and rich beyond his wildest dreams. Whilst on holiday, his wife is mysteriously abducted by a group of renegade, ship-less pirates. With little assistance from local authorities Turk is forced to embark on a mission to rescue his wife. (imdb)
A fast-talking lawyer transforms his body and takes a vow of silence, not to be broken until he finds out who killed his wife and daughter and has his revenge. (imdb)
Three career criminals find themselves trapped in a warehouse with the law closing in and an even worse threat waiting inside. (imdb)
Born with a serious eye condition that eventually leads to his blindness, Bocelli nevertheless rises above the challenges, driven by great ambitions towards his passion. The silent pursuit of his daily mission continues. (imdb)
Life and events of the man who realized one of the most important discoveries of the 19th century: Altamira's caves. (imdb)
Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep. (imdb)
SpongeBob goes on a quest to discover a stolen recipe that takes him to our dimension, our world, where he tangles with a pirate. (imdb)
This movie is about the true story of an accident in a Chilean mine in 2010, when 33 men were trapped 700m underground.
Barney and his team, known as "The Expendables", come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables' co-founder, who is determined to destroy the team. (imdb)
Jacq Vaucan, an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation, routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity. (imdb)
A young boy becomes a man as he embarks on a quest to become a knight. (imdb)
The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space. (imdb)
A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission. (imdb)
Puss in Boots: The Three Diablos (2012) - Short Film
Puss in Boots returns with the help of three kittens to rescue a precious ruby from the evil Whisperer. (imdb)
A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence. (imdb)
A private detective is hired to find a missing stripper. A simple job turns complicated when everyone he questions ends up dead. (imdb)
A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
An outlaw cat, his childhood egg-friend and a seductive thief kitty set out in search for the eggs of the fabled Golden Goose to clear his name, restore his lost honor and regain the trust of his mother and town.
Set in the 1930s Arab states at the dawn of the oil boom, the story centers on a young Arab prince torn between allegiance to his conservative father and modern, liberal father-in-law. (imdb)
A bored and domesticated Shrek pacts with deal-maker Rumpelstiltskin to get back to feeling like a real ogre again, but when he's duped and sent to a twisted version of Far Far Away -- where Rumpelstiltskin is king, ogres are hunted, and he and Fiona have never met -- he sets out to restore his world and reclaim his true love. (imdb)
A little romance, some sex, some treachery, and apart from that, a few laughs. The lives of a group of people, whose passions, ambitions and anxieties force them all into assorted troubles that run the gamut from ludicrous to dangerous. (facebook.com)
Donkey's Caroling Christmas-tacular (2010) - Short Film
Donkey suggests everyone sing Christmas carols. Donkey sings "It's the Most Wonderful Time". Shrek, Fiona, the Ogre children, and the army of ogres sing an ogre version of "Jingle Bells" (i.e. "Bug Cocoon, Lick the spoon. Try our cricket slurp). Puss in Boots sings "Feliz Navidad", although he titles it "Fleas Navidad". Then everyone sings "Jingle Bell Rock", but they title it "Fairy Tale Rock". (imdb)
A veteran thief recruits a younger crook to help him pull off one final job in order to repay his debt to the Russian mob. (imdb)
Henry Durand is a young federal agent who is given a difficult assignment: spy on his mother and her boyfriend who is suspected of leading a gang of art thieves. (imdb)
Chevolution is a documentary about both Guevara and Albert Korda, but most of all, it's about the image of Che, and its multitudes of meaning to people around the world. Since Guevara's assassination in 1968, he has become the dead rock star-cum-Christ of the Cuban revolution, of course - but Korda's image resonates far beyond the realm of ideology and history. (Kosmorama.no)
The story of a husband who suspects his wife of adultery, and sets out to track down the other man in her life. (imdb)
When his new father-in-law, King Harold falls ill, Shrek is looked at as the heir to the land of Far, Far Away. Not one to give up his beloved swamp, Shrek recruits his friends Donkey and Puss in Boots to install the rebellious Artie as the new king.
Shrek the Halls (2007) - TV Special
This half-hour animated TV special features the Shrek characters putting their own spin on holiday traditions.
Take the Lead is a drama inspired by the true story of Pierre Dulaine, an inspirational Manhattan dance teacher and competitor who volunteers his time to teach ballroom dancing to a diverse group of New York inner-city high school students serving detention. (New Line Cinema)
Lauren (Jennifer Lopez), an impassioned American reporter for the Chicago Sentinel heads to Juarez, a Mexican bordertown, in order to investigate a series of mysterious slayings involving young factory women from all over Mexico. As she discovers hundreds of victims, she gains the trust of local factory workers but falls into danger. (imdb)
The Legendary Zorro goes off on another adventure to protect the future of California and its citizens. This time, he fights against evil-doers with the help of his beautiful wife, Elena, and their precocious young son, Joaquin. Alejandro De LaVega is torn between two worlds: his life as Zorro and his life as a family man. After Alejandro once again breaks his promise to stop wearing the mask, Elena leaves him, and soon begins seeing Armand, a haughty French Count... (imdb)
It probably wouldn't surprise you to learn that Danny Trejo (a tattooed character actor featured in such films as Desperado, Con Air and From Dusk Till Dawn) has a checkered past. But this gripping documentary (featuring Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Steve Buscemi and Antonio Banderas) reveals a lot of things you wouldn't expect, including Trejo's troubled childhood, his brush with armed robbery and his ultimate triumph in turning his life around. (Netflix)
The fairy tale continues as everyone's favorite ogre faces his greatest challenge of all -- the inlaws! (DreamWorks)
Far Far Away Idol (2004) - Short Film
Spoof of television's American Idol featuring characters from the movie Shrek 2.
Set in Argentina during the corrupt military dictatorship of the 1970's, this is the story of a man (Banderas) searching for his wife (Thompson), an outspoken journalist, and his daughter who are among the 30,000 "desaparecidos" (the disappeareds). (Arenas Entertainment)
A drug lord who pretends to overthrow the Mexican government. A corrupt CIA agent (Johnny Depp) who at that time, demands retribution from his worst enemy to carry out the drug lord's uprising against the government. (imdb)
Using the very latest digital technology to weave 3-D images directly into the Spy Kids' trademark espionage action, Game Over invites audience of all ages to become a part of the larger-than-life excitement on the screen. (Dimension Films)
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003) - TV Movie
Hollywood makes a deal with Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to film his war and recreate his life.
In the deadly game of international espionage, elite, anonymous operatives wage secret wars for power, information and national security. In a frantic race to obtain an ingenious new assassination device, only two individuals, sworn enemies, have the skill, talent and tenacity to succeed. (Warner Bros.)
A contemporary film noir about an alluring seductress suddenly exposed to the world -- and her enemies -- by a voyeuristic photographer who becomes ensnared in her surreal quest for revenge. (Warner Bros.)
Chronicles the life Frida Kahlo (Hayek) shared openly and unflinchingly with her mentor and husband, Diego Rivera (Molina), as this young couple took the art by storm. (Miramax)
When last we saw them, the Cortez kids had just joined the family business in order to win back their kidnapped parents. Now, Carmen and Juni are Level 2 OSS agents, about to set off on their own solo mission, or so they think. (Dimension Films)
An ancient skeleton has been discovered in Jerusalem in a rich man's tomb. Colouration of the wrist and leg bones indicates the cause of death was crucifiction. other signs, include a gold coin bearing the marks of Pontius Pilate and faint markings around the skull, lead authorities to suspect that these could be the bones of Christ. Politicians, clerics, religious extremists and those using terror as a means to an end, find their beliefs and identities test while risking their lives to unearth the truth (imdb)
Set in Cuba in the early 1900's, this is a sexy, suspenseful thriller about the dangerous and sometimes lethal power of love and obsession. (MGM)
Prior to their retirement nine years ago, Gregorio (Banderas) and Ingrid (Gugino) were the two greatest secret agents the world had ever known. Now, as the two are called back to duty, their adventures put them into such danger that the only two people who can rescue them (and maybe the world) are their children! Sometimes the biggest heroes are the smallest ones. (Miramax)
A rare look at the the career of film director Pedro Almodóvar, especially his early works, with interviews with the director himself and his stars and admirers. (imdb)
This documentary reveals how the mysterious man in black got his start (thanks to the pen of pulp novelist Johnston McCulley) and chronicles Zorro's move to the big screen -- first through a French film starring Alain Delon and later in American movies, where he was brought to life by screen legends Douglas Fairbanks and Antonio Banderas. No matter the medium, the masked Mexican folk hero always has his whip and foil. (movies.netflix.com)
Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the middleweight title. They enlist Grace, Cesar's current and Vinnie's ex girlfriend, to drive them to Vegas. On the trip, we see flashbacks to their previous title shots, their competitive friendship, and Grace's motivational wiles... (imdb)
Ibn Fahdlan, an important emissary who is banished from his homeland, comes across a band of Norse warriors who coerce him into joining them when they are summoned to fight mysterious creatures legendary for consuming every living thing in their path.
Brother Edgar is a generous entrepreneur of low quality socks who hides behind a self-bestowed cassock to avoid the low level corruption of local sheriffs. He has adopted Morales Pittman, who has bigger, more illegitimate dreams than Edgar. The two travel about Arkansas, selling their socks and bumping into a variety of simple souls, including the eponymous mythic killer, who has engaged himself to Apple Lisa Weed and disavowed his life as a murderer. (imdb)
A sweeping romantic adventure of love and honor, of tragedy and triumph set against Mexico's fight for independence from the iron fist of Spain. (Sony)
The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina. (imdb)
Antonio Banderas stars as the Mariachi without a name in this much anticipated follow-up to the critically-acclaimed 1992 hit, El Mariachi. This time the Mariachi (Banderas) plunges headfirst into the dark border underworld when he follows a trail of blood to the last of the infamous Mexican druglords, Bucho (De Almeida), showdown. (Sony)
Four interlocking tales that take place in a fading hotel on New Year's Eve.(imdb)
Robert Rath (Sylvester Stallone) is a seasoned hitman who just wants out of the business with no back talk... (imdb)
Sarah Taylor, a police psychologist, meets a mysterious and seductive young man, Tony Ramirez, and falls in love with him. As a cause of this relationship she changes her personality when she begins to receive anonymous telefon calls. (imdb)
The film focuses on Gwyn Marcus (Sarah Jessica Parker) as she accepts her boyfriend's (Bellows) marriage proposal. As she learns of each member of her family's infedilities she grows more cynical and jaded about marriage, also she is continually pressured by her mother (Farrow) to set a date.
A young galarist is in love with two sisters at the same time. In order to solve the problem he decides to invent his own twin-brother. (imdb)
A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger. (imdb)
Irene (Jennifer Connelly), a magazine editor who's lived a sheltered existence under the shadow of the Pinochet dictatorship in 1973 Chile, gradually awakens to the political tumult when handsome photographer Francisco (Antonio Banderas) enters her life and opens her eyes to the brutal atrocities being committed by the state. Based on Isabel Allende's novel, this drama also stars Patricia Contreras and Stefania Sandrelli.
South America before the second world war. The poor Esteban marries Clara and they get a daughter, Blanca... (imdb)
When a man with AIDS is fired by a conservative law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. (imdb)
Ana is an equestrian sharpshooter for a one ring circus in Madrid for a week. Marcos is a reporter doing a Sunday supplement piece. He interviews her and she invites him to dinner with the troupe. They dance, then spend the night together; he considers following her around Europe and promises he'd follow her to Hell. While he's in Barcelona to cover a concert, three young men assault her. Bruised, humiliated, and bleeding, she picks up her rifle to hunt them down. (imdb)
Benito (1993) - TV Mini-Series
Antonio Banderas stars as Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in this provocative biopic originally produced for Italian television. Following the rise and fall of one of the most infamous political figures in modern history, the film traces Mussolini's journey from his days as a young star of the Socialist Party to his years as a proponent of government fascism and ally of Adolf Hitler, a relationship that would ultimately cost him his life.
Musician brothers Cesar and Nestor leave Cuba for America in the 1950s, hoping to hit the top of the Latin music scene. Cesar is the older brother, the business manager, and the ladies' man. Nestor is the brooding songwriter, who cannot forget the woman in Cuba who broke his heart. (imdb)
Cuentos de Borges (1992) - TV Series
The tales of Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges.
Documentary following singer Madonna on her controversial Blond Ambition tour in 1990. (imdb)
Ricky is released from a mental hospital, and knows exactly what he wants to do. He hunts down Marina... (imdb)
A love story between brother and sister.
Chusa plans a trip to Morroco with her friends to buy more drugs.
In the post Spanish civil war years, Catalan kids would sit in circles among the ruins and tell stories, known as "aventis". These tales mix war stories, local gossip, comic book characters, fantasy and real events. The "aventis" told in this film are told in flashback (imdb).
A woman's lover leaves her, and she tries to contact him to find out why he's left. She confronts his wife and son, who are as clueless as she (imdb)
A film makers sexual disorientation jepordizes his latest project. (imdb)
Ex-bullfighter who is getting turned on by killing, lady lawyer with same problem and young man driven insane by over-religious upbringing - these are the main characters in this stylish black comedy about dark sides of human nature. (imdb)
Jon, a twenty-year-old boy from San Sebastián, gets up at seven in the morning and, from that moment on, we watch how he lives his friendship with Patxi and Maite, love, family relationships, his confusion about the future, and, above all, his dark passion for drugs. (imdb)
In the early Spanish Civil Post-war, in Madrid, during the hardest times of the Franco dictatorship, a group of second-rate players tries to get out of their wretched lives taking advantage of the artistic caprices of the son of a rich man who supports the regime. They try to stage a Pre-war 'zarzuela' (a sort of Spanish operetta), 'La Corte Del Faraón', which ironically, thirty years later, is too obscene for the regime censorship. (Paco Delgado)
When a Spanish judge has the courage to look into a political murder... (imdb)
A camp melodrama/comedy about Sexilia (a nymphomaniac), Sadec (a gay Islamic terrorist), Riza Niro (the son of the emperor of Tiran), and Queti (the daughter of a dry-cleaner). When Riza Niro discovers that Sadec and his colleagues are after him, he disguises himself as a punk rocker, and falls in love with the stunning Sexilia, his first straight relationship. Meanwhile Queti, Sexilia's "biggest fan", helps Sexilia come to terms with her new life-style. (imdb)