Javier Bardem

Actor, Producer
Hardly one to have hungered for a Hollywood career, Spanish-born actor Javier Bardem nonetheless achieved great stardom and acclaim while being highly selective of the roles he chose to play. After making his film debut ... Read more »
Born: 02/28/1969 in Spain

Filmography

Actor (42)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 2017 (Movie)

Captain Brand (Actor)

The Gunman 2015 (Movie)

Felix (Actor)

Automata 2014 (Movie)

Blue Robot (Voice)

The Last Face 2014 (Movie)

Miguel (Actor)

The Counselor 2013 (Movie)

Reiner (Actor)

The Graham Norton Show 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

To the Wonder 2013 (Movie)

Father Quintana (Actor)

Conan 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Skyfall 2012 (Movie)

Silva (Actor)

Sons Of The Clouds, The Last Colony 2012 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Biutiful 2010 (Movie)

Uxbal (Actor)

Eat Pray Love 2010 (Movie)

Felipe (Actor)

Golden Globe Winner Special 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Vicky Cristina Barcelona 2008 (Movie)

Juan Antonio (Actor)

Goya's Ghosts 2007 (Movie)

Brother Lorenzo (Actor)

Love in the Time of Cholera 2007 (Movie)

Florentino Ariza (Actor)

No Country for Old Men 2007 (Movie)

Anton Chigurh (Actor)

The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Collateral 2004 (Movie)

Felix (Actor)

The Sea Inside 2004 (Movie)

Ramon Sampedro (Actor)

Mondays in the Sun 2003 (Movie)

Santa (Actor)

The Dancer Upstairs 2003 (Movie)

Agustin Rejas (Actor)

Second Skin 2001 (Movie)

Diego (Actor)

The Devil's Backbone 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Before Night Falls 2000 (Movie)

Reinaldo Arenas (Actor)

Perdita Durango 2000 (Movie)

Romeo Dolorosa (Actor)

Entre Las Piernas 1999 (Movie)

Javier (Actor)

Live Flesh 1998 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Los Lobos de Washington 1998 (Movie)

Alberto (Actor)

Extasis 1997 (Movie)

Rober (Actor)

Mouth to Mouth 1997 (Movie)

Victor Ventura (Actor)

Running Out of Time 1994 (Movie)

Lisardo (Actor)

Golden Balls 1993 (Movie)

Benito Gonzalez (Actor)

Jamón, jamón 1993 (Movie)

Raul (Actor)

The Detective and Death 1993 (Movie)

Detective Cornelio (Actor)

The Bilingual Lover 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

High Heels 1991 (Movie)

TV Floor Manager (Actor)

The Ages of Lulu 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Invisibles (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

Sons Of The Clouds, The Last Colony 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Invisibles 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Los Lobos de Washington 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Invisibles (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Hardly one to have hungered for a Hollywood career, Spanish-born actor Javier Bardem nonetheless achieved great stardom and acclaim while being highly selective of the roles he chose to play. After making his film debut in "The Ages of Lulu" (1990), Bardem graduated to leading roles with "Jamón, Jamón" (1992) and made his English language debut in "Perdita Durango" (1997). He made an international splash with his Oscar-nominated performance as openly gay Cuban author Reinaldo Arenas in "Before Night Falls" (2000), and continued to win serious praise for "The Dancer Upstairs" (2003). Bardem went on to deliver a sterling performance as quadriplegic Ramón Sampedro, who spent 29 years fighting for his right to die in the "The Sea Inside" (2004). Following a brief, but pivotal turn as Mexican drug lord in "Collateral" (2004), Bardem was the fictional Brother Lorenzo in the otherwise historical drama "Goya's Ghosts" (2006), before starring in Mike Newell's adaptation of "Love in the Time of Cholera" (2007). But it was his Oscar-winning performance as the ruthless, coin-tossing assassin Anton Chigurh in the Coen Brothers' "No Country for Old Men" (2007) that catapulted Bardem into superstardom. From there, he was a Spanish painter in Wood Allen's "Vicky Christina Barcelona" (2008), a deteriorating family man in "Biutiful" (2010), and James Bond's arch-enemy in "Skyfall" (2012), all while embarking on a low-profile marriage with Penelope Cruz. Whether sympathetic hero or psychotic villain, Bardem was certainly worthy of the slew of awards and critical praise he routinely received.

Relationships

Pilar Bardem Actor

Mother
Born March 14, 1939; appeared with son in "Boca a boca/Mouth to Mouth" (1995) and "Live Flesh/Carne tremula" (1997)

Carlos Bardem Actor

Brother
Born 1963 Acted with brother in "Perdita Durango" (1997)

Juan Antonio Bardem Actor

Uncle
Born June 2, 1922 Died Oct. 30, 2002

Rafael Bardem

Grandfather
Born in 1889 Died in 1972

Mónica Bardem Actor

Sister
Born May 4, 1964 Acted together in "Boca a boca" (1995)

Rafael Bardem Jr Bardem

Uncle

Leo Bardem

Son
Born Jan. 22, 2011; mother, Penélope Cruz

Penélope Cruz Actor

Wife
Met while filming "Jamon, Jamon" in 1992 Began dating in the summer of 2007 Reportedly engaged as of October 2009 Married in July 2010 in the Bahamas

Carlos Encinas

Father
Divorced Pilar Bardem c. 1972 when Javier was 3-years-old

Mathilde Munoz

Grandmother

Christina Pales

Companion
Together c. 1991 No longer together

Milestones

2012

Cast as the villain in 007 feature "Skyfall," directed by Sam Mendes

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

2010

Played Julia Roberts' love interest in "Eat Pray Love," based on Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir; Roberts portrayed the author who, after a painful divorce, goes on a life-changing journey through Italy, India, and Indonesia

2010

Starred as an underworld figure and devoted single dad in Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Biutiful"

2008

Co-starred with Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson in Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"; earned Independent Spirit and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor

2007

Offered an award winning performance as a murderous drug runner in the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men"

2007

Played the sinister monk Brother Lorenzo in Milos Forman's "Goya's Ghosts"

2007

Played a lovesick romantic in Mike Newell's adaptation of "Love in the Time of Cholera"

2005

Cast in Andy Garcia's independent film "The Lost City," centered around a club owner in Havana, Cuba during the 1950s

2004

Starred in "Mar Adentro/The Sea Inside" about the Life story of Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Lead Actor (Drama)

2004

Appeared opposite Tom Cruise in the thriller "Collateral"

2003

Co-starred in the award-winning feature "Monday's in the Sun"

2002

Had featured role in "The Dancer Upstairs", directed by John Malkovich; screened at Sundance

2000

Starred as Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas in "Before Night Falls"; received Best Actor Academy Award nomination

1999

Served as executive producer and star of "Los Lobos de Washington"

1997

Made English-language debut opposite Rosie Perez in "Perdita Durango"

1997

Reteamed with Almodovar for "Live Flesh"

1995

Starred in "Mouth to Mouth/Boca a Boca"; released in U.S. in 1997

1994

Delivered change of pace turns in "The Detective and Death/El Detective y la Muerte" and "Numbered Days/Dias Contados"

1993

Portrayed an oversexed man in Luna's "Golden Balls/Huevos de Oro"

1992

Reteamed with direcor Luna for "Jamón, jamón"; also starred Penélope Cruz

1991

Co-starred in Pedro Almodovar's "High Heels"

1990

Made film debut in "The Ages of Lulu," directed by Bigas Luna

Bonus Trivia

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"When you play characters who gave their lives in order for us to learn something, then there's no space for yourself, for your benefit, for your rest, for your success. There's only space for that man to be listened to." – Bardem on what he learned portraying Ramón Sampedro in "The Sea Inside," to Premiere magazine, December 2004/January 2005

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"... every actor will go as far as the character demands, because you are going to be rewarded for that, and I'm not talking about frivolous things like awards, I'm talking about what this person has to teach you through the process." – Bardem to Venice magazine, December 2004/January 2005

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"I've always said I don't believe in God, I believe in Al Pacino." – Bardem quoted in GQ, October 2012

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