Antonio Banderas is known for his work on camera, but is quickly becoming recognized for his voice work behind the scenes.
A couple of nights ago, I happened to be watching television when a commercial for Nasonex came on featuring an animated bee with an incredibly familiar voice.
By the end of the :30 commercial, I was quite aware that the voice of the bee was none other than Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas, a native of Spain. The bee’s suave Spanish accent and the distinct color of its voice gave Antonio away, as did the personality of the character he was portraying relative to other roles he has recently performed.
Now, this isn’t the first time Antonio’s voice has played a prominent role in his projects.
Antonio Banderas made a splash voicing the role of the adorable yet dangerous ‘Puss In Boots’ in Shrek II, and is slated to reprise his role in the third installment of the trilogy, Shrek the Third, due out in 2007.
Can’t get enough of Puss In Boots? The IMDb (The Internet Movie Database) says that a feature film Puss In Boots has been announced, set for release in 2008.
Have you heard any celebrity voice-overs lately on television?
P.S. Antonio Banderas is also known for his singing voice in the movie “Evita” (1996) performing as ‘Che’ the narrator.