Javier Bardem Actor

Audiences worldwide have enjoyed actor Javier Bardem’s diverse performances over the years. His critically acclaimed work has garnered him many accolades including an Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor for No Country for Old Men. This unforgettable portrayal of a chilling sociopath killer, Anton Chigurh, also won a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor, as well as countless film critic awards.

Bardem was also nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Actor, an honor he received for his portrayal of the Cuban poet and dissident Reinaldo Arenas in Julian Schnabel’s Before Night Falls. He was also named Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival for this role, and received Best Actor honors from the National Society of Film Critics, the Independent Spirit Awards and the National Board of Review, as well as a Golden Globe nomination. Javier has received a total of seven nominations and four wins for the Goya Award, which is the Spanish equivalent of an Oscar®. Bardem also went on to win another Best Actor Award from the Venice Film Festival (only one other actor has won the Best Actor Award twice in Venice) for his performance in Alejandro Amenabar’s film The Sea Inside. For this role, he also won a Goya Award and received a Golden Globe nomination.

Bardem’s most recent film credits include Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominated), John Malkovich’s directorial debut The Dancer Upstairs, Fernando Leon de Aranoa’s Mondays In The Sun, which was named best film at the San Sebastian film festival, Michael Mann’s Collateral and Goya’s Ghosts opposite Natalie Portman, and Love In The Time of Cholera.

Bardem’s other film credits include Luna’s Golden Balls, The Tit and the Moon, Between Your Legs, Dias Contados (Best Actor, San Sebastian Film Festival), Mouth to Mouth, Ecstasy, Almodovar’s Live Flesh, Dance With the Devil, Washington Wolves, and Second Skin. Javier Bardem was born March 1, 1969 in Las Palmas Gran Canarias (Canary Islands, Spain). His mother is Pilar Bardem, a respected actress who has worked continuously from the mid-60s to the present day, and his uncle was Juan Antonio Bardem, one of Spain’s most celebrated directors, jailed by the Franco regime when his Death of a Cyclist won the critics prize in Cannes. Many other members of the Bardem family are also well-known actors, including his grandfather Rafael Bardem and grandmother Matilde Muñoz Sampedro. Javier was four when his mother secured him a minor role in the Spanish mini-series El Picasso. As a youth, Bardem studied painting in the Escuela de Arte Y Officios Art School while playing small roles on TV. It was in the early 1990s when the Spanish director Bigas Luna offered him a role in The Ages of Lulu that his acting career got seriously underway.

After a small role in Pedro Almodovar’s High Heels, Bardem made his name in 1992 with a lead role opposite Penelope Cruz in the film Jamon Jamon. Bardem was nominated for the Best Actor Award at the San Sebastian film festival and won several other awards for his performance.

2013The Counselor by Ridley Scott
2013 Alacrn enamorado by Santiago Zannou
2012 Skyfall by Sam Mendes
2012 To the Wonder by Terrence Malick
2010 Eat, Pray, Love by Ryan Murphy
2010 Biutiful by Alejandro González Iñárritu
2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona by Woody Allen
2007 Love in the Time of Cholera by Mike Newell
2007 No Country for Old Men by Ethan Coen Joel Coen
2006 Goya's Ghosts by Milos Forman
2005 The Last Face by Erin Dignam
2005 Paris, je t'aime by Olivier Assayas
2004 Mar adentro by Alejandro Amenabar
2004 Collateral by Michael Mann
2002 Los Lunes al sol by Fernando León de Aranoa
2002 The Dancer Upstairs by John Malkovich
2000 Before Night Falls by Julian Schnabel
2000 Segunda piel by Gerardo Vera
1999 Los Lobos de Washington by Mariano Barroso
1999 Entre las piernas by Manuel Gómez Pereira
1998 Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley by Santiago Segura
1997 Perdita Durangode by Álex de la Iglesia
1997 Carne trémula by Pedro Almodóvar
1997 Airbag by Juanma Bajo Ulloa
1996 El Amor perjudica seriamente la salud
1996 Más que amor, frenesí by Alfonso Albacete, Miguel Bardem
1996 Éxtasis by Mariano Barroso
1995 Boca a boca by Manuel Gómez Pereira
1995 La Madre by Miguel Bardem
1994 La Teta y la luna by J.J. Bigas Luna
1994 La Detective y la muerte by Gonzalo Suárez
1994 Días contados by Imanol Uribe
1994 Pronòstic reservat by Antonio Mollà
1993 Huevos de oro by J.J. Bigas Luna
1993 El Amante bilingüe by Vicente Aranda
1992 Jamón, jamón by J.J. Bigas Luna
1992 Amo tu cama rica by Emilio Martínez Lázaro
1992 Huidos by Sancho Gracia
1991 Tacones lejanos by Pedro Almodóvar
1990 Las Edades de Lulú by J.J. Bigas Luna