better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish film actor and singer. His
acting career began at the age of 19, when he worked in small theatres during
the Movida period. He first gained wide attention through a series of films by
director Pedro Almodóvar, between 1982 and 1990. He subsequently moved to the
United States and began appearing in American films; some of his earlier roles
there included the The Mambo Kings, Philadelphia, Desperado, Evita. He also
received critical praise for his role as the fictional Mexican masked
swordsman, Zorro in the 1998 film The Mask of Zorro, for which he was the first
Spanish actor to portray the character after over 80 years since Zorro's
creation.His voice role as Puss in Boots in Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third made
the character popular on the family film circuit. In 2005, he reprised his role
as Zorro in The Legend of Zorro, though this was not as successful as the
original. In 2006, he starred in Take the Lead, a high school-set movie in
which he played a real-life ballroom dancing teacher. That year, he also
received the L.A. Latino International Film Festival's "Gabi"
Lifetime Achievement Award on 14 October .
Born 10 August 1960
his primary personality traits are represented by the Chinese Zodiac elemental
animal sign, the Metal Rat. Metal is the strongest element, making the Metal
Rat the most intense of the breed. Of the Rat family, he is the most likely to
follow through with all the projects he starts. He can however be abrasive and
irritate others while doing it. Rats are generally good in money matters, and
he is the best of the species in this area.