Javier Cámara

To international audiences, Javier Cmara may be best known for his work in two films by Spanish director Pedro Almodvar during the 2000s: the dramas "Talk to Her" and "Bad Education. " However, before then he was ... Read more »
Born: 01/19/1967

Filmography

Actor (24)

The Young Pope 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Truman 2016 (Movie)

Tomás (Actor)

Perdiendo el norte 2015 (Movie)

Próspero (Actor)

La vida inesperada 2014 (Movie)

Juanito (Actor)

Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed 2014 (Movie)

Antonio (Actor)

I'm So Excited 2013 (Movie)

Joserra (Actor)

Yesterday Never Ends 2013 (Movie)

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Una pistola en cada mano 2012 (Movie)

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¿Para Qué Sirve un Oso? 2011 (Movie)

Guillermo (Actor)

To Hell with the Ugly 2010 (Movie)

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Chef's Special 2008 (Movie)

Maxi (Actor)

The Blind Sunflowers 2008 (Movie)

Ricardo (Actor)

Suso's Tower 2007 (Movie)

Cundo (Actor)

Alatriste 2006 (Movie)

Count-Duke of Olivares (Actor)

Ficcio 2006 (Movie)

Santi (Actor)

The Secret Life of Words 2006 (Movie)

Simon (Actor)

Malas temporadas 2005 (Movie)

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Torremolinos 73 2005 (Movie)

Alfredo (Actor)

Bad Education 2004 (Movie)

Paquito (Actor)

Sex and Lucia 2002 (Movie)

Pepe (Actor)

Talk to Her 2002 (Movie)

Benigno (Actor)

Havana Quartet 1999 (Movie)

Segis (Actor)

Torrente: The Dumb Arm of the Law 1998 (Movie)

Rafi (Actor)

It 1996 (Movie)

Miguel Angel (Actor)

Biography

To international audiences, Javier Cámara may be best known for his work in two films by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar during the 2000s: the dramas "Talk to Her" and "Bad Education. " However, before then he was already an established actor in Spain's movie and television industry. Throughout the '90s, his career gradually evolved from supporting parts and theatrical roles to costarring in various series, culminating in the sitcom "7 vidas," in which he played the sexually frustrated youth Paco Gimeno Huete. The show aired from 1999 to 2006, and during this time, he also appeared in a string of acclaimed movies that drew international attention. In the '01 drama "Sex and Lucia" (which also featured his "7 vidas" costar Paz Vega), he played Pepe, a publisher and the main protagonist's friend who provides crucial information. However, his towering achievement during this time may have been portraying Benigno Martin, the nurse obsessed with a comatose dance student, in "Talk to Her." Although the character does something monstrous, it is partially thanks to Cámara's portrayal and Almodóvar's direction that he is not completely unredeemable. He cemented his reputation as a character actor unafraid of edgy material in "Bad Education" and "Torremolinos 73," in which he played a transsexual cabaret performer and a husband who makes pornographic films with his wife, respectively. Toward the end of the decade, he costarred as a leftist teacher hiding to protect his life in the costume drama "The Blind Sunflowers," set in 1940s Spain.

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