antonio banderas was born on august 10, 1960, in malaga,spain.
as a child
he was very active and energetic
dreamed of being a professional soccer player. but at age 14 he broke his foot in an accidet, so it was impossible for him to follow his dream. instead, he began to study acting at the school of dramatic art in malaga.
when he was 19, antonio moved to madrid and joined an acting group.
when he appeared in his first american movie, the mambo kings, antonio couldn´t speak much english, so he learned his lines by listening and copying. after that, he studied english intensively.
antonio banderas went on to make a string of hit movies: evita, the mask of zorro, the spy kids trilogy, and shrek 2 (the voice of puss in boots). he met the actress melaine griffith in 1995 when he was in a movie with her.
they married in may 1996 an son they had a beautiful daugther, estella del carmen-stella for short
antonio banderas continues to make hit movie after hit movie. he and his family have two houses-one in los angeles and the other in spain. he wants his daugther to know spain and the united states, and to speak both spanish and english. acording to antonio banderas, he and his family have the best of two worlds