Antonio Banderas is thought to have undergone numerous plastic surgery to prevent aging based on his before and after photos. However, the Spanish actor & director previously noted that he wants to age gracefully and will not undergo cosmetic procedures to prevent wrinkles as he gets older.
José Antonio Dominguez Bandera (born 10 August 1960) better known as Antonio Banderas, is a Spanish actor and director. He has received numerous awards for his work in films of various genres, including a Cannes Film Festival Award and a European Film Award.
In Pedro Almodóvar's screwball comedy Labyrinth of Passion (1982), Banderas made his film debut. They've worked together on a number of films since then, including Matador, Law of Desire, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Banderas made his Broadway debut as Guido Contini in Nine in 2003, for which he received a Tony Award nomination and a Drama Desk Award. He received Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his roles in the television film And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself and the second season of Genius, where he played Pablo Picasso.
Previously, Antonio Banderas also played a Dr. Frankenstein-like plastic surgeon in Pedro Almodovar’s thriller, The Skin I Live In, which was very unique and violent. And since the release of the movie, many people have been wondering if the actor has had plastic surgery in real life. And if you feel the same, here is everything you need to know.
Antonio Banderas’ Plastic Surgery: The Spanish Actor & Director Previously Stated That He Will Not Have Any Cosmetic Treatments to Prevent Aging!
Compared to before and after pictures, Antonio Banderas (@antoniobanderas) is speculated to have undergone numerous cosmetic procedures to stop aging. However, the 62-year-old actor wishes to age gracefully. The Expendables 3 actor has previously insisted that he will not undergo plastic surgery to prevent wrinkles as he ages. The Skin I Live In actor told The Times newspaper,
I'm not going to touch my face. I'm not going to put Botox and all that (expletive) in it. No, no, no. I will get older naturally.
Antonio's handsome face has previously secured him leading roles in movies such as The Legend of Zorro and the documentary Truth or Dare. The latter starred Madonna as a young woman lusting after the actor, and despite rumors to the contrary, Antonio insists he saw his portrayal in the documentary as one big advertisement for his good looks. He explained:
I was at a hotel in Los Angeles and she invited me over for dinner where she handed me a VHS of the film and said, If you don't like it, tell me and I will take you out of the film. But I think you are gorgeous, I like what you do and so I am kind of being a girl fantasizing about the possibility of having you' ... and I saw it, and all I thought was, Wow. This is like an advertisement for me.
Antonio Banderas, who is content with his natural aging, also revealed that he would not undergo plastic surgery and is content with his outlook on the future. At the time, he expressed,
I used to be searching for something and I didn't know what it was but now I just say, 'I'm fine. I'm OK. I'm not searching for anything. And that is when things start coming, and it all starts to happen again.
Antonio Banderas Played the Role of Plastic Surgeon On, The Skin I Live In!
In Pedro Almodovar's thriller, The Skin I Live In, Antonio Banderas plays a famous plastic surgeon who discovers a way to strengthen human skin through transgenesis, an experiment that some scientists regard as a horrifying mutation. He goes to great lengths to conceal this fact, retreating to a suburban mansion and testing a fragile beauty.
He confines her to his home and cares for her with his head maid Marilia, but she has no access to the outside world. Her captor keeps her in a room with two-way mirrors and constantly watches her. His experiments are motivated by his obsession with the girl. He uses her to avenge the deaths of his wife and daughter, which he accomplishes by secretly testing artificial skin on her.
While he's at it, he also takes on Zeca (Brian Cox), a young man who rapes his daughter and steals her money. To avenge his family's death, Robert Ledgard develops a synthetic skin, which he tests on Vera (Elena Anaya), an attractive but disturbed woman whom he confines in his home. As a result, the film is as terrifyingly demented and unsettling as any of Almodovar's other works.
The director's talent for transforming Hollywood kitsch is on full display in this taut and perverse thriller. As the story progresses, we see our main character, Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas), who appears to be an old-school GQ model but has a cold, purposeful demeanor and a disturbing obsession with the girl.