01 January 2014

Happy birthday, Antonio Banderas!

Charismatic Spanish film actor, director, producer and singer Antonio Banderas (1960) has his 54th birthday today. Banderas began his acting career at age 19 with a series of films by director Pedro Almodóvar. He became an internationally known Latin heartthrob with high-profile Hollywood films including Philadelphia (1993), Interview with the Vampire (1994), Desperado (1995), Evita (1996), The Mask of Zorro (1998), and the Shrek sequels. In 2011, the Spanish psychological thriller La piel que habito/The Skin I Live In marked the return of Banderas to Pedro Almodóvar. In their first collaboration in 21 years, Banderas gave one of his best performances ever. Happy birthday, Mr. Banderas!

Spanish postcard by Novo Graf for Lauren Films. Photo: publicity still for El placer de matar (1988, Félix Rotaeta).

British postcard by Heroes Publishing Ltd, London, no. SPC 2753.

American postcard by Fotofolio. Photo: Herb Ritts, 1994.

German postcard by Memory Cards, no. 497. Photo: publicity still for The Mask of Zorro (Martin Campbell, 1998).

Source: Wikipedia.

1 comment:

Bunched Undies said...

He was great in Evita too, despite speaking little English at the time.
Thanks for your wonderful blog and all the best in 2014!