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Antonio Banderas spotted partying with blondes after Melanie Griffith split

Antonio Banderas spotted partying with blondes after Melanie Griffith split

SAINT-TROPEZ , France, Aug. 19 (UPI) --A newly single Antonio Banderas was spotted out and about in Saint-Tropez, months after he announced his split from his wife of 10 years, Melanie Griffith.
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'Expendables 3' releases explosive final trailer

'Expendables 3' releases explosive final trailer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) --'Expendables 3' has released a final, action-packed trailer that sees the team face off against founding-member-turned-villain Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson).
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Melanie Griffith hides Antonio Banderas tattoo with her name

Melanie Griffith hides Antonio Banderas tattoo with her name

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) --Melanie Griffith covered her "Antonio" tattoo dedicated to ex-husband Antonio Banderas with a "Mel" bandage earlier this week.
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'Expendables 3' leaks online ahead of premiere

'Expendables 3' leaks online ahead of premiere

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) --A DVD-quality copy of new movie "Expendables 3" leaked online and has been downloaded 189,000 times in 24 hours.
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Sharon Stone is now 'available for dating'

Sharon Stone is now 'available for dating'

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) --Two-time divorcée Sharon Stone says she is ready to date, but rumors of a relationship with newly single Antonio Banderas are "salacious" and "unfounded."
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Melanie Griffith begins laser removal of 'Antonio' tattoo

Melanie Griffith begins laser removal of 'Antonio' tattoo

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 8 (UPI) --Weeks after Melanie Griffith covered her "Antonio" tattoo with makeup for a red carpet appearance, the actress has decided to remove her ink permanently.
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Melanie Griffith covers up 'Antonio' tattoo after divorce filing

Melanie Griffith covers up 'Antonio' tattoo after divorce filing

TAORMINA, Italy, June 18 (UPI) --Melanie Griffith covered the "Antonio" tattoo she has on her right arm for her appearance at the Taormina Film Festival on Tuesday.
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'Expendables 3' releases action-packed first trailer

'Expendables 3' releases action-packed first trailer

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) --"Expendables 3" sees Barney (Sylvester Stallone), Lee (Jason Statham) and the rest of the team face off against their own co-founder, Conrad (Mel Gibson).
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Melanie Griffith files for divorce from Antonio Banderas due to 'irreconcilable differences'

Melanie Griffith files for divorce from Antonio Banderas due to 'irreconcilable differences'

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) --Melanie Griffith has filed for divorce from Antonio Banderas after 18 years of marriage, just ahead of daughter Stella's eighteenth birthday.
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Stallone, Gibson, Banderas and Schwarzenegger star in new 'Expendables 3' posters

Stallone, Gibson, Banderas and Schwarzenegger star in new 'Expendables 3' posters

April 2 (UPI) -- Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas and Arnold Schwarzenegger are among the sixteen stars featured in new posters for the "Expendables 3" movie.
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Antonio Banderas to play pirate in 'SpongeBob' movie

Antonio Banderas to play pirate in 'SpongeBob' movie

SAVANNAH, Ga., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Spanish actor Antonio Banderas is to play a pirate in the movie "SpongeBob SquarePants 2," The Christian Science Monitor reported.
Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam to star in 'Fifty Shades' movie

Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam to star in 'Fifty Shades' movie

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam are to play Anastasia and Christian in Hollywood's film version of "Fifty Shades of Grey," author E.L. James announced.

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Charlie Sheen billed by birth name in upcoming film

LOS ANGELES, May 26 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Charlie Sheen is being billed by his birth name, Carlos Estevez, in the upcoming film "Machete Kills," directed by Robert Rodriguez.

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"Shrek" is joined by actors Antonio Banderas (R) and Mike Meyers, lower left, as the character receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on May 20, 2010. The animated ogre received the 2,408th star on the Walk of Fame. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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José Antonio Domínguez Banderas (born August 10, 1960), better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish film actor, film director, film producer and singer. He began his acting career at age 19 with a series of films by director Pedro Almodóvar and then appeared in high-profile Hollywood films including Assassins, Evita, Interview with the Vampire, Philadelphia, Desperado, The Mask of Zorro, Spy Kids and the Shrek sequels.

Banderas was born in Málaga, Andalucía, Spain, in 1960 to Ana Banderas, a school teacher, and José Domínguez Prieto, a police officer in the Guardia Civil. He has a younger brother, Francisco. Although the family name is Domínguez, he took his mother's surname as his stage name. He initially wanted to become a professional soccer player until a broken foot sidelined his dreams at the age of fourteen. He went on to enroll in some drama classes, eventually joining a theater troupe that toured all over Spain. His work in the theater, and his performances on the streets, eventually landed him a spot with the National Theatre of Spain.

His acting career began at the age of 19, when he worked in small theatres during Spain’s post-dictatorial cultural movement known as the 'Movida'. While performing with the theatre, Banderas caught the attention of Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, who cast the young actor in his 1982 film debut, Labyrinth of Passion. Two years later he went on to appear in the director's Law of Desire, making headlines with his performance as a gay man, which required him to engage in his first male-to-male onscreen kiss. After Banderas appeared in Almodóvar's 1986 Matador, the director cast him in his internationally acclaimed 1988 film, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. The recognition Banderas gained for his role increased two years later when he starred in Almodóvar's controversial Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! as a mental patient who kidnaps a porn star (Victoria Abril) and keeps her tied up until she returns his love. It was his breakthrough role in Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, that helped spur him on to Hollywood. Having become a regular feature of Almodóvar's movies all throughout the 1980s, Almodóvar is credited for helping launch Banderas's international career.

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