Who is Antonio Banderas and what is his net worth 2018? Antonio Banderas is a classy and popular Spanish actor. He has also tried his hands in direction, production, and singing. The charming and multi-talented actor was born originally as José Antonio Domínguez Bandera in 1960. His birth place is Málaga, Spain. His father, Jose was a police officer and mother, Ana was a school teacher. Antonio was not born with a silver spoon.
Young Antonio was very much passionate about football and wanted to make it big in that sport only until he encountered with a leg fracture. This incident turned his passion towards the performing arts. Before entering the Hollywood industry, Antonio had to go through a struggling phase in the Spanish film industry. His killer looks and masculine personality opened the doors of fortune for him.
After joining theater, he went on boosting his portfolio with strong performances and finally, he got what he always deserved. He bagged a role in the Spanish movie Laberinto de pasiones in 1982. The movie was directed by a then popular director – Pedro Almodovar.
Almodovar was so moved by Antonio’s striking personality and amazing talent. He gave him many vital roles in his next movies. He was already a Spanish sensation by the. He bagged several awards for his marvellous performances. In 1991, he got his first noticeable Hollywood project alongside the pop sensation Madonna. His Hollywood success graph caught the pace and he went on giving moving performances one after another. His first solo major movie was Desperado, which got released in the year 1995.
After his unsuccessful marriage with Spanish wife Ana Leza, he married the Hollywood actress Melanie Griffith in 1996. Antonio’s career took a big jump from this point. His hot looks and strong performances finally came into the highlights. By then, he was a big thing in Hollywood, working alongside the big stars like Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Madonna, Sylvester Stallone and Julianne Moore. He is globally remembered for his legendary performance in the superhero movie The Mask of Zorro, released in the year 1998.
Education: Antonio was an Art student. He completed his higher education from the School of Dramatic Art, Malaga. He later joined the National Theatre of Spain and got his G.E.D from there in 1990.
Antonio Banderas is probably the only Spanish actor with so much talent and killer looks who ruled the Hollywood industry for so long, like a boss. He has given numerous wonderful performances till the date of which, many have managed to make him eligible for major awards in Hollywood. His best movie performances till today include –
• The Mask of Zorro
• The Legend of Zorro
• Once Upon a Time in Mexico
• Original Sin
Antonio Banderas Net Worth
Anotio Banders’ Net Worth is $50 Million. Antonio has done a plethora of Spanish and Hollywood movies but, his blockbuster Hollywood movies made him deep-pocketed. Antonio has earned primarily from the movies like Shrek 2, Spy Kids, The Mask of Zorro, The Legend of Zorro, Desperado, Original Sin, Philadelphia and Interview With the Vampire.
The movies like Female Fatale and Once Upon a Time in Mexico also where big Box Office grosser. Antonio has been the most celebrated and desirable Spanish actor of his time. In the year 2001, he used to get a salary of $12,000,000 – the journey started with the movie The Body.
Antonio has a great contribution to the Spanish and American film industry. He has been an actor, producer, singer, director, television artist and the jury member of reputed TV shows.
Antonio has done several expensive endorsements as well and few of the most premium endorsements featuring him include –
Antonio’s career has allowed him to purchase various luxury properties. He is not limited to Spain and America only. His properties can be found in different regions of the world. His most expensive House with a luxury swimming pool is in Los Angeles, which costs around $16 Million. He also has a 6000 ft luxury house in England. He has a house in Spain as well.
The Spanish heartthrob is often seen in his luxury cars like Porsche 911 Cabriolet and Mercedes S-Class.
He mostly earns from his acting and productions. He earns a decent money from the Andalusian products, in which he has invested big bugs, he promotes the brand in US and Spain. He also earns a good amount of money from Villalba de Duero, a wine producing company in Spain.
The news about the Spanish actor being hospitalised in January created a buzz in Hollywood and Spain. He is reportedly alive and kicking at the moment. Now, he is back to his Surrey home and enjoying Nature again to the fullest.
Antonio has been in buzzes for his challenging and intriguing roles, his love life, his luxury lifestyle and the charity events. He is a great actor and a good human being. His recent movie The 33 was appreciated a lot. We hope he continues entertaining us with more awesome roles and leads a vigorous life ahead.