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Antonio Banderas turns 61: His life and career in photos

Wonderwall Logo By Megan Riedlinger of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 35: In honor of Oscar-nominated actor Antonio Banderas's 61st birthday on Aug. 10, 2021, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at his life and career in photos... As a boy growing up in Malaga, Spain, Antonio dreamed of becoming a soccer player -- until he broke his foot at 14. That led him to get involved in the theater. He studied acting at the School of Dramatic Art in his hometown... and the rest is history! In the early '80s, he was performing with a theater company in Spain when he was discovered by Pedro Almodovar. The director cast him in 1982's "Labyrinth of Passion" -- Antonio's film debut -- and in 1986's "Matador," seen here. Keep reading to see more of Antonio's life and career in photos...

In honor of Oscar-nominated actor Antonio Banderas's 61st birthday on Aug. 10, 2021, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at his life and career in photos... As a boy growing up in Malaga, Spain, Antonio dreamed of becoming a soccer player -- until he broke his foot at 14. That led him to get involved in the theater. He studied acting at the School of Dramatic Art in his hometown... and the rest is history! In the early '80s, he was performing with a theater company in Spain when he was discovered by Pedro Almodovar. The director cast him in 1982's "Labyrinth of Passion" -- Antonio's film debut -- and in 1986's "Matador," seen here. 

Keep reading to see more of Antonio's life and career in photos...

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