Antonio Banderas is a Spanish film actor, film director, producer and singer. Antonio Banderas began his acting career at age 19. Antonio Banderas appeared in high-profile Hollywood films including Assassins, Evita, Desperado, The Mask of Zorro and the Shrek sequels.
Antonio Banderas was the son of dona Ana Banderas, a school teacher, and Jose Dominguez, a police officer in the Guardia Civil. He also has one younger brother, Francisco.
He took his mother`s surname as his stage name. Antonio Banderas initially wanted to play football professionally, but his dream ended when he broke his foot at age 14. As a young man, Antonio traveled to Madrid, in order to make a career in the Spanish film industry.