He’s considered to be one of the most famous Spanish actors of our time. A singer-voice talent, actor, director-producer, entrepreneur and wine connoisseur. Born as José Antonio Domínguez Banderas on August 10, 1960 in Andalucia, Spain the son of a teacher and a police officer. He wanted to become a football player, unfortunately he injured his leg and foot that made him decided to look for another professional dream. He joined a dramatic theater group named College of Dramatic Art. He was married first to Ana Leza on 1987 and got divorced on 1996. He was married to
Melanie Griffith on 1996 and admitted to be the actress all time fan. They recently announced their plan to separate last year 2014.
He made his debut film directed by Pedro Almodóvar “Laberinto de Pasiones” or Labirynth of Passion in 1982. He was spotted by the director while servicing guest when he was a waiter. This was then followed by Caso Cerrado a court show in 1985 and followed by Matador in 1986. This was followed by various movies until he appeared in a star-studded-hunk-crowded “Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles” in 1994. This was considered to be the team up of “Crème de la crème” of entertainment industry. Starring Tom Cruise,
Christian Slater and
Kirsten Dunst. He made another famous movie called Desperado, the four rooms in 1995 and Assassins with
Sylvester Stallone. He also worked with Madonna in a movie titled “Evita” in 1996.
He also played his immortal role “Zorro” in The Mask of Zorro and
The Legend of Zorro. He’s also behind the voice of “
Puss In Boots” and Shrek sequels. He is also the main cast of the erotic-thriller movie “Original Sin” with
Angelina Jolie. He made a comeback-team-up with Sylvester Stallone for the movie-series “The Expendables III.” And his latest movie “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.” He owns a winery in Andalucia that produces red wine and a brew of rose wine. One of the unknown facts about him, he was arrested by Spanish police after performing in a Bertolt Brecht play due to its profane actions or censorship. His birthday and his ex-wife Melanie were just 1 day apart from another.