Became known for his roles in The Mask of Zorro, Assassins, and Desperado. He won an Imagen Award for Best Actor for his role in the 2006 film, Take the Lead. He also played Puss in Boots in the Shrek Sequels and Puss in Boots.
His film roles include Spy Kids, Interview With the Vampire, The Mask of Zorro and Desperado.
He appeared alongside Brad Pitt in the 1994 film, Interview With the Vampire.
He had a promising soccer career until suffering a foot injury at the age of 14. In 1982, he made his film debut in Pestanas postizas.
He married co-star Melanie Griffith in May 1996, and the couple had one daughter together before divorcing in 2014. He was also married to Ana Leza from 1987 to 1996.