Antonio Banderas is a Spanish actor.
Born José Antonio Banderas in Málaga, Andalucia, he studied at the ARA Theatre School and College of Dramatic Art after initially wishing to be a footballer. After a number of successful films by Pedro Almódovar (who he would later work with again in The Skin I Live In), Banderas moved to Hollywood and became recognised for his roles in Philadelphia and as the vampire Armand in Interview With a Vampire.
Banderas later gained fame for his action-adventure roles, as the nameless protagonist of the El Mariachi Trilogy, master spy Gregorio Cortez in the Spy Kids films, and as Alejandro Murrieta, the man who would become Zorro in The Mask of Zorro. The success of this role lead to him being cast as Puss in Boots in the Shrek series. Though known in the English speaking world for light hearted action and comedy films, in Spain he has appeared in a number of serious productions, including the much acclaimed Pain and Glory.
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Johnny Depp is an American actor.
Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, Depp began as a guitarist (a skill he would demonstrate on the soundtrack of several of his later films) and was encouraged to become an actor by Nicolas Cage, having his first major role in A Nightmare on Elm Street. His success in the television series 21 Jump Street led to him becoming a teen idol.
In 1990, Depp appeared in Edward Scissorhands as the titular character, beginning a long association with Tim Burton, which he had become best known. He also became known for playing Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, one of three actors to have appeared in all four films.
Whilst best known for his roles in off-beat, unusual productions, he has been twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.