- Birth nameJosé Antonio Domínguez Banderas
- AKA["The Latin Lover"]
- ProfessionActor, Director
- Birth CityMálaga, Málaga, Andalucía
- Birth CountrySpain
- Father NameJosé Domínguez Prieto (1920- 2008)
- Father ProfessionCivil Guard police officer
- Mother NameAna Bandera Gallego (1933- 2017)
- Mother ProfessionSchool teacher
- Fact TitleAntonio Banderas
- SpouseAna Leza (m. 1987- div. 1996), Melanie Griffith (m. 1996- div. 2015)
- Relation WithNicole Kimpel (since 2014)
- Filmography["Pain and Glory (2019)","The Mask of Zorro (1998)","Evita (1996)","Interview with the Vampire (1994)"]
- EducationCollege of Dramatic Art
Antonio Banderas, a Spanish actor, film director & producer is famous for his works in films: Philadelphia (1993), Desperado (1995), Evita (1996), The Mask of Zorro (1998) & other commercial hits.
Turned professional since 1982, Banderas once earned a nomination for Academy Award for his work in Pain and Glory (2019). The 5-time Golden Globe nominee appeared in all 3 film series of Spy Kids; it made $464.6 million collectively in the box-office.
What Is Antonio Banderas’ Net Worth In 2020?
According to Celebrity Net Worth & The Richest, 59-yer-old Antonio Banderas has $45 million net worth as of July 2020. Primarily, the Spanish actor’s major source of income is acting; thanks to his commercial as well as critical hit movies.
With nearly 4 decades of dedication in the film industry, Banderas sure do have reached an immense height of success.
As per IMBD, he earned a salary of $4 million from the movie Evita (1996) starring Madonna & Jonathan Pryce. His income from mystery thriller film The Body (2001) was $12 million.
Aside from these, Antonio gathers a considerable sum of money through his business ventures & partnerships.
He owns 50% of a winery named Anta Bandera in Villalba de Duero, Burgos Spain. Moreover, for over 10 years, Banderas is working as representative of Puig, a perfume & beauty product company.
Moreover, commercials are another means for his income; he once worked in a TV commercial of Nasonex, an allergy medication, and campaigned ads for Marks & Spencer in 2007.
How Antonio Banderas Came To Hollywood?
While working in theaters, Antonio grabbed the attention of Spanship film director Pedro Almodóvar & earned him film debut from critically acclaimed Labyrinth of Passion (1982).
Thereafter, throughout the 80s, Banderas mostly worked in Almodóvar directed films: Matador (1986), Law of Desire (1987), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988).
In the 90s, it followed his journey to Hollywood films after Madonna projected him in her pseudo-documentary film, Madonna: Truth or Dare.
The Cannes Best Actor Award-winning Spanish actor then gained wide acclaim in the US through critical success The Mambo Kings (1992).
Notable Movies And Box-Office Collection
Antonio’s commercial breakthrough in Hollywood came up from the legal drama film Philadelphia (1993) starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. It collected $206.7 million in box office over the budget of $26 million only.
Over the years, Banderas has worked with many famous actors. In 1994, he shared the screen with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in the movie Interview with the Vampire.
Reportedly, he worked with Mexican actress Salma Hayek in 5 movies: Desperado (1995), Four Rooms (1995), Frida (2002), Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003), and, Puss in Boots (2011).
|Philadelphia (1993)||$26 million||$206.7 million|
|Interview with the Vampire (1994)||$60 million||$223.7 million|
|Evita (1996)||$55 million||$141 million|
|The Mask of Zorro (1998) alongside Anthony Hopkins & Catherine Zeta-Jones||$95 million||$250.3 million|
|Spy Kids (2001)||$35 million||$147.9 million|
|Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)||$38 million||$119.7 million|
|Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)||$38 million||$197 million|
|The Expendables 3 (2014) alongside Jason Statham & Sylvester Stallone||$90-$100 million||$214.7 million|
|Dolittle (2020) starring Robert Downey Jr.||$175 million||$225.9 million|
Some critically acclaimed films of Antonio are:
- Pain and Glory (2019)
- Ruby Sparks (2012)
- Haywire (2011)
- The Skin I Live In (2011)
Moreover, he has given his voices in Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek Forever After (2010), Puss in Boots (2011), and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015).
Career Update: Antonio is working for his upcoming 3 projects for 2021: ‘The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard’, ‘Official Competition’, and ‘Uncharted.’
Alimony Paid On Divorce With Second Wife
In 2015, Antonio divorced with his wife (2nd wife) of 19 years, Melanie Griffith. As part of the divorce settlement, he agreed to pay $780,000 per year in spousal support to Melanie.
Moreover, the actor agreed to pay their daughter Stella’s expenses on education through her 19th birthday.
Reportedly, the now-former couple signed on to split their income from entertainment projects through May 31, 2014. However, their individual income between 1998 & 2003 would remain to self.
Banderas & Griffith each got a Porshe and a Picasso; in addition to that, Melanie got the other 5 cars as well.
Sold Many Properties After Divorce
With Antonio-Melanie’s divorce topic went public, their real estate portfolio barely remained hidden. During the ongoing-divorce process in June 2015, the Spanish actor sold their 5,110-sq. ft. house in Los Angeles for $15.947 million.
He & his now ex-wife Melanie had paid $4.2 million in 1999 for an Italian Revival-style mansion with 7 bedrooms and 7 full & 3 half bathrooms.
In mid- 2019, Antonio Banderas sold his Aspen, Colorado retreat for $4 million; previously gave it for rent asking $65,000 per month. As reported, the duo originally paid $5.05 million for the semi-remote compound in two separate transactions in 2002.
According to Variety, in July 2020, the Pain and Glory actor put his 4 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms in New York apartment in the market. The asking price was $7.395 million after a slash on the original sales tag of $7.95 million in 2018.
Antonio & Melanie co-purchased the New York property in 2005 for $4 million & in 2016, he bought the actress’ co-op share in the apartment.
Where Does Antonio Banderas Still Own Houses?
Banderas still owns a house in Los Angeles, California, purchased in 2000 for $1.3 million. It is next to his former LA mega-mansion (sold in 2015).
As per Virtual Globetrotting, the Spanish actor owns a house in Cobham, the United Kingdom; he paid £2.4M for the property. Moreover, he has a beachfront home in Marbella, Spain.
Family, Married Life & Children
Born on August 10, 1960, in Málaga, Andalusia, Spanish State, Spain, Antonio Banderas came from a middle-class family. His full name is José Antonio, Domínguez Banderas.
His father José Domínguez Prieto (1920- 2008) was a Civil Guard police officer while mother Ana Bandera Gallego (1933- 2017) was a school teacher. He grew up alongside his brother named Francisco.
The 5 ft. 9 inches tall actor already married twice but both ended with divorce. Firstly, he was in a marital relationship with actress Ana Leza (July 27, 1987 – 1996).
Thereafter, he exchanged vows with Melanie Griffith on May 14, 1996. The duo even welcomed a daughter Stella Banderas on September 24, 1996.
From Griffith, Antonio was step-father to Alexander Bauer and Dakota Johnson. However, after 19 years of marriage, they divorced on December 4, 2015.
Is He Dating?
Yes, Banderas is in a longtime relationship with his girlfriend Nicole Kimpel. They began dating in 2014 right after the actor split with his then-wife Griffith. Antonio & Nicole are yet to announce their engagement or plans for the wedding.