Javier Bardem
Actor
Javier Bardem
Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem is a Spanish actor. In 2007, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men. He has also garnered critical acclaim for roles in films such as Jamón, jamón, Carne trémula, Boca a boca, Los Lunes al sol and Mar adentro. Most recently, he portrayed the main antagonist Raoul Silva in the 2012 James Bond movie Skyfall.
Biography
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FiSahara Film Festival: Nothing short of a miracle
Huffington Post - 2 months
"I must have attended almost a hundred film festivals over the years but I'd never been to one in a refugee camp deep in the desert," says Neil McCartney, Chair of The Independent Film Trust on his return from the FiSahara Film Festival in October. "I'm still getting the sand out of my ears, but it was remarkable festival and I loved it." He was among the 350 international guests including actors, directors, activists and cinephiles, who travelled to Dakhla, a sun-baked refugee camp deep in the Sahara desert in Algeria, to participate in FiSahara's 13th edition. International guests stayed with Saharawi refugees exiled from Western Sahara for nearly four decades, sharing their homes and their food and sitting shoulder to shoulder with them on rugs to watch movies. This year's programme included more than fifty films, all projected at night onto two large outdoor screens attached to the side of articulated lorries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbXGyNUHRp4 The festival took p ...
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‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Trailer: Javier Bardem Searches for Sparrow
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
Bardem plays a grotesque looking new villain, Captain Salazar.
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12 Awesome Baby Names From New Celebrity Dads
Huffington Post - 8 months
Each year Nameberry likes to give a Father’s Day salute to those proud celeb dads who’ve most recently welcomed babies -- and 2016 happened to see some exceptionally awesome names. Some of these dads are first timers, while others are continuing to grow their families. Here are our nominations for the 12 most outstanding baby names from celebrity dads who've welcomed new additions in 2016. Ashe Olsen "Late Night" host Seth Meyers honored two of the most important women in his life with his son’s name. Ashe -- right on trend with popular Asher and Ash -- is the maiden name of his wife Alexi; the middle name Olsen was the maiden name of Meyers’ maternal grandmother. They were able to keep in play two family names that might have been lost. Boomer Robert Olympic swimming champ Michael Phelps’ joy at the birth of his first son is obvious in the choice of the upbeat nickname name Boomer. Robert is a tribute to Phelps’ longtime coach, "Bob" Bowman, and also to his great-grandmo ...
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Javier Bardem: West's weapons bring horrors
CNN - 9 months
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Minority Report: Not the Movie -- The Oscar Controversy
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I'm not comfortable taking issue with the hubbub surrounding the lack of minorities in major categories in this year's Oscar race. Indeed, it's unfortunate in the past two years there've been none in the four acting races, but the omissions belie a number of factors and, if there is criticism to be directed, it should not be the Motion Picture Academy. There've been 97 minority actors nominated since 1939 when Hattie McDaniel became the first Black Oscar recipient for playing a servant in Gone With The Wind. And that is part of the problem, because for many, many years Blacks and other minorities were relegated to roles not only of a supporting nature but indicative of the racist times when their lots in major professions were limited. Film icon Myrna Loy of Thin Man fame is said to have asked MGM's hierarchy, "Why does every Black person in the movies have to play a servant? How about a Black person walking up the steps of a court house carrying a briefcase?" But sadly the next B ...
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Where Hollywood A-Listers Hang Out During Sundance in Park City
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Chances are your favorite indie movie of all time -- whether that'd be Reservoir Dogs, Garden State, Memento, Heathers, Tangerine, or American Psycho -- had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Founded by Robert Redford, this venerable indie film fest attracts not only up-and-coming filmmakers but a slew of Hollywood heavyweights. Want to know what's Javier Bardem's favorite Italian restaurant in Park City or where Ryan Gosling goes skiing? During Sundance, the quaint but fabulous ski resort town of Park City becomes a satellite hotspot for A-listers. And 2016 won't be the exception. This year's festival, which kicks off on January 21, will premiere movies starring boldface-names like Julianne Moore, Paul Rudd, Anna Kendrick, Ewan McGregor, Ellen Page, Nick Jonas and Selena Gomez. Here's where in Park City you might happen upon them. Checking in at the Sundance host hotel, the Waldorf Astoria, could result in seeing Anne Hathaway waltz in. This l ...
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'Big Magic': A Book Review
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Let me be clear, I'm a fan of Elizabeth Gilbert's work. I liked Eat, Pray, Love (Penguin Group, 2007) just as much as everyone else seemed to. I even enjoyed the movie adaptation (though Javier Bardem may have had something to do with it). And though, Committed (Penguin Group, 2010), the sequel to Eat, Pray, Love, wasn't as widely received, I enjoyed it tremendously. The Signature of All Things (Penguin Group, 2013) was, in my opinion, a remarkable novel. The kind that sticks with you for years after you've finished it. When I learned that Gilbert would be making a stop here in Nashville on her book tour promoting her latest publication, Big Magic, Creative Living Beyond Fear (Penguin Group, 2015), I was excited to see her speak, and pick up a copy of her book. This book has been on my nightstand since October 21st, and I finally finished it last night. Admittedly, it is non-fiction, and as many non-fiction books go, unlike a novel, they don't necessarily catch you in th ...
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What to Watch Sunday
NYTimes - over 1 year
“Flesh and Bone” delivers camp, and “Eat Pray Love” delivers Javier Bardem.
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Penelope Cruz And Javier Bardem Party Hard At U2 Concert
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The couple that plays together, stays together.  Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem made quite the impression this past weekend at the Barcelona stop of the U2 Innocence + Experience Tour, according to TMZ. The couple, who have been married since 2010 and have two children, hopped onstage to join the Irish band for their performance of "Mysterious Ways." Cruz, who donned a platinum blonde wig outfitted with bunny ears, got up-close and personal with the band's frontman, Bono. At one point, she practically straddled the singer while attempting to snap a pic. The lengths one will go to get a good Instagram. Bardem -- whom Bono at one point refers to as a "beautiful dancer" -- commanded attention with a bright blue cowboy hat and feather boa (an outfit he might regret once he sees these photos). His time on stage plays something like an audition tape for the next "Magic Mike" movie. The nipple play and body rolls are enough to give Channing Tatum a run for his money.  Thei ...
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Penelope Cruz And Javier Bardem Party Hard At U2 Concert
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The couple that plays together, stays together.  Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem made quite the impression this past weekend at the Barcelona stop of the U2 Innocence + Experience Tour, according to TMZ. The couple, who have been married since 2010 and have two children, hopped onstage to join the Irish band for their performance of "Mysterious Ways." Cruz, who donned a platinum blonde wig outfitted with bunny ears, got up-close and personal with the band's frontman, Bono. At one point, she practically straddled the singer while attempting to snap a pic. The lengths one will go to get a good Instagram. Bardem -- whom Bono at one point refers to as a "beautiful dancer" -- commanded attention with a bright blue cowboy hat and feather boa (an outfit he might regret once he sees these photos). His time on stage plays something like an audition tape for the next "Magic Mike" movie. The nipple play and body rolls are enough to give Channing Tatum a run for his money.  Thei ...
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'The Office' and Escobar biopic get Cannes deals
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
A film version of "The Office" with Ricky Gervais and a Pablo Escobar biopic with husband-and-wife stars Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz were among the projects landing deals at the Cannes Film Festival as it entered its second day on Thursday. Gervais's excruciating office boss will get the feature-length treatment after BBC Films and Entertainment One announced they were backing "Life on the Road", according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film will follow David Brent -- a character made famous by Gervais and later adopted by Steve Carell for the American version -- as he tries to self-finance a tour of his rock band.
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J-Lo set for Vegas concert run
CNN - almost 2 years
J-Lo set for Vegas concert run; Mumford & Sons have 2nd #1 album; Javier Bardem & Penelope Cruz cast in Pablo Escobar biopic.
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Veteran actors who can follow the Tom Cruise/Liam Neeson action hero path
Hollywood News - almost 2 years
Between last week’s Liam Neeson release Run All Night marking one of the final times that Neeson will play an action hero and yesterday’s debut of Tom Cruise defying age in the new Mission: Impossible trailer, I got to thinking about who could take their places going forward. Obviously, Neeson is almost done and Cruise won’t be kicking ass forever, so there must be an heir apparent or two out there, right? Well, no one who is out and out gunning for that gig, but there’s plenty of middle aged actors who have at least dipped their toes in the water. As such, I came up with a list of actors who could certainly take the mantle from these two, perhaps even pushing this sub genre of action to a slightly new level. It’s mostly a list in good fun, but there’s certainly some truths contained within. Hey, maybe in a few years I’ll have been proven prescient about a couple of career arcs! Below you’ll see the ten gentlemen I’ve selected, listed alphabetically: Javier Bardem – Most people acknowl ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Javier Bardem
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 44
    During the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict, Bardem, along with his wife, signed an open letter, denouncing Israel's actions as a "genocide",
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  • 2011
    Age 41
    In May 2011 Bardem teamed up with The Enough Project's co-founder John Prendergast to raise awareness about conflict minerals in eastern Congo.
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    After being overlooked by the Globes and SAG, Bardem was the unexpected Oscar nominee on 25 January 2011, becoming the first all Spanish-language Best Actor nominee ever.
    More Details Hide Details He won his 5th Goya Award, this time for Best Actor in Biutiful, dedicating the win to his wife, Penélope Cruz, and newborn son. Around this same time he was offered the lead role of "Gunslinger" Roland Deschain in Ron Howard's adaptation of Stephen King's Dark Tower novels. If he had signed, he would have starred in the TV series as well. Then Eon Productions offered him a role in the James Bond film, Skyfall. With Universal deciding not to go forward with the ultra-ambitious adaptation of the Stephen King 7-novel series, and to end months of speculation, Bardem officially confirmed his role in Skyfall during an interview with Christiane Amanpour for ABC's Nightline. Bardem received the 2,484th star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 8 November 2012. The star is located outside the El Capitan Theatre.
  • 2010
    Age 40
    In 2010, he was awarded Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival for his performance in Biutiful directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, who specifically wrote the film with Bardem in mind.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 37
    In 2007, Bardem began dating Penélope Cruz, his co-star in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Bardem and Cruz have maintained a low public profile. They are famously private and will not talk about their personal lives. The couple married in July 2010 in The Bahamas.
    More Details Hide Details They have two children: a son, born in 2011, in Los Angeles; and a daughter, born in 2013, in Madrid.
    Bardem's life's work was honored at the 2007 Gotham Awards, produced by Independent Feature Project.
    More Details Hide Details Francis Ford Coppola singled out Bardem as an heir to, and even improvement on, Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro, referring to Bardem as ambitious, hungry, unwilling to rest on his laurels and always "excited to do something good." Bardem was attached to play the role of Tetro's mentor in Coppola's film Tetro, but the director felt the character should be female, so he was replaced by fellow Spaniard Carmen Maura. Bardem was originally cast to play fictional filmmaker Guido Contini in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Nine, but dropped out due to exhaustion. The part eventually went to Daniel Day-Lewis. He went on to star alongside Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008).
    Bardem's rendition of Chigurh's trademark word, "What business is it of yours where I'm from, friendo?" (in response to the convenience store owner's query, "Ya'll gettin' any rain up your way?"), was named Top HollyWORDIE of 2007 in the annual survey by the Global Language Monitor.
    More Details Hide Details Chigurh was named No. 26 in Entertainment Weekly magazine's 2008 "50 Most Vile Villains in Movie History" list.
    In 2007, Bardem acted in two film adaptations: the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men, and the adaptation of the Colombian novel Love in the Time of Cholera with Giovanna Mezzogiorno by Gabriel García Márquez.
    More Details Hide Details In No Country for Old Men, he played a sociopathic assassin, Anton Chigurh. For that role, he became the first Spaniard to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also won a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor, and the 2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Supporting Actor.
    He is best known for his role in the 2007 film No Country for Old Men, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor portraying the psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh.
    More Details Hide Details He has also received critical acclaim for roles in films such as Jamón, jamón, Carne trémula, Boca a boca, Los Lunes al sol, Mar adentro, and Skyfall, for which he received both a BAFTA and a SAG nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Bardem has also won a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA, five Goya Awards, two European Film Awards, a Prize for Best Actor at Cannes and two Volpi Cups at Venice for his work. He is the first Spaniard actor to be nominated for an Oscar (Best Actor, 2000, for Before Night Falls), as well as the first Spanish actor to win an Academy Award. He received his third Academy Award nomination, and second Best Actor nomination, for the film Biutiful. Bardem was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands, Spain. His mother, Pilar Bardem (born María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz), is an actress, and his father, José Carlos Encinas Doussinague (1931–1995), was a businessman involved in environmental work. The two separated shortly after his birth. His mother raised him alone. Bardem comes from a long line of filmmakers and actors dating back to the earliest days of Spanish cinema; he is a grandson of actors Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro, and nephew of screenwriter and director Juan Antonio Bardem. Both his older brother and sister, Carlos and Mónica, are actors.
  • 2006
    Age 36
    He stars in Miloš Forman's 2006 film Goya's Ghosts opposite Natalie Portman, where he plays a twisted monk during the Spanish Inquisition.
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  • 2005
    Age 35
    Bardem was raised as a Catholic. Following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Spain in 2005, Bardem incited controversy when he stated that if he were gay, he would get married "right away tomorrow, just to screw the Church" (mañana mismo, sólo para joder a la Iglesia).
    More Details Hide Details He now is an atheist.
  • 2002
    Age 32
    Instead, in 2002, Bardem starred in Malkovich's directorial debut, The Dancer Upstairs.
    More Details Hide Details Malkovich originally had Bardem in mind for the role of the detective's assistant, but the movie took so long to obtain financing it gave Bardem time to learn English and take on the lead role of the detective. "I will always be grateful to him because he really gave me my very first chance to work in English," Bardem has said of Malkovich. Bardem won Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival for his role in Mar Adentro (2004), released in the United States as The Sea Inside, in which he portrayed the quadriplegic turned assisted suicide activist Ramón Sampedro. He made his Hollywood debut in a brief appearance as a crime lord who summons Tom Cruise's hitman to do the dirty work of dispatching witnesses in the crime drama Collateral.
  • 2000
    Age 30
    After starring in about two dozen films in his native country, he gained international recognition in Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls in 2000, portraying Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas.
    More Details Hide Details He received praise from his idol Al Pacino; the message Pacino left on Bardem's answering machine was something he considers one of the most beautiful gifts he has ever received. For that role, he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor, the first for a Spaniard. Immediately after, he turned down the role of Danny Witwer in Minority Report which eventually went to Colin Farrell.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 22
    Bigas Luna, the director of Lulu, was sufficiently impressed to give him the leading male role in his next film, Jamón Jamón in 1992, in which Bardem played a would-be underwear model and bullfighter.
    More Details Hide Details The film, which also starred a teenaged Penélope Cruz, was a major international success. He then starred again in Luna's next film Golden Balls (1993). Bardem's talent did not go unnoticed in the English-speaking world. In 1997, John Malkovich was the first to approach him, then a 27-year-old, for a role in English, but the Spanish actor turned down the offer because his English was still poor. His first English-speaking role came that same year, in with director Alex de la Iglesia's Perdita Durango, playing a santería-practicing bank robber.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Age 19
    In 1989, for the Spanish comedy show El Día Por Delante (The Day Ahead), he had to wear a Superman costume for a comedic sketch, a job that made him question whether he wanted to be an actor at all.
    More Details Hide Details Bardem has confessed to having worked as a stripper (for one day only) during his struggling acting career. Bardem came to notice in a small role in his first major motion picture, The Ages of Lulu, when he was 20, in which he appeared along with his mother, Pilar Bardem.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born on March 1, 1969.
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