Birth name Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem NationalityEspagne Birth 1 march 1969 (50 years) at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Espagne) Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem ([xaˈβjer βarˈðen]; born 1 March 1969) 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. He portrayed the main antagonist Raoul Silva in the 2012 James Bond movie Skyfall, for which he received both a BAFTA and a SAG nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Bardem has also won a Golden Globe, 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 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's native language is Spanish and he is also fluent in English. He is also a stated fan of heavy metal music, with a particular penchant for the band AC/DC. Bardem cannot drive, only getting behind the wheel for film roles, and he consistently refers to himself as a "worker", and not an actor. Bardem was raised as a Catholic, but is now an atheist. 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). In May 2011 Bardem teamed up with The Enough Project's co-founder John Prendergast to raise awareness about conflict minerals in eastern Congo.
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. They have two children: a son, born in 2011, in Los Angeles; and a daughter, born in 2013, in Madrid.
During the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict, Bardem, along with his wife, signed an open letter, denouncing Israel's actions as a "genocide", a letter that was criticized by actor Jon Voight.
, 2h11 Directed bySean Penn OriginUSA GenresDrama ActorsCharlize Theron, Javier Bardem, Jean Reno, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Jared Harris, Merritt Wever Roles Dr. Miguel Leon Rating48% Au Liberia, pays d'Afrique ravagé par une guerre civile, Wren Petersen (Charlize Theron), directrice d'une organisation humanitaire et Miguel Leon (Javier Bardem), un médecin, tombent tous deux passionnément amoureux. S'ils sont investis corps et âmes d'une mission commune (sous l'égide de Médecins du Monde), ils n'en sont cependant pas moins opposés sur les politiques à adopter pour régler le conflit qui fait rage. Ils vont devoir surmonter leurs clivages et le chaos qui menace d'emporter le pays tout entier sous peine de voir leur amour se briser à jamais.
, 1h55 Directed byPierre Morel, Joel Silver, Jean-Patrick Manchette OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Action, Crime ActorsSean Penn, Idris Elba, Javier Bardem, Peter Franzén, Ray Winstone, Jasmine Trinca Roles Felix Rating57% Jim Terrier (Sean Penn) is a former special forces soldier who, in his 50s, has become a black-op mercenary. He is part of a team deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2006, under the cover of providing security to local projects. He falls in love with Annie, a fellow expat working as a doctor in a local hospital. During this period, even though civil war has wracked the country, large multinational mining companies continue to profit from the country's mining industry. After the Minister of Mining announces his plans to declare contracts with the mining companies unjust and renegotiate the terms, the mining companies hire Jim's team to assassinate the Minister, to ensure their access to the rich mineral resources. Jim delivers the fatal shot from a sniper rifle and flees from Africa, leaving Annie behind. After that, Jim retires from his mercenary career.
, 1h52 Directed byTerrence Malick OriginUSA GenresDrama, Romance ActorsBen Affleck, Rachel Weisz, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Javier Bardem Roles Father Quintana Rating59% Neil (Ben Affleck) is an American traveling in Europe who in Paris meets and falls in love with Marina (Olga Kurylenko), a Ukrainian divorcée who is living with her 10-year-old daughter Tatiana (Tatiana Chiline). Basking in their new romance, the lovers travel to Mont St. Michel, the island abbey off the coast of Normandy. Neil makes a commitment to Marina, inviting her to relocate with Tatiana to his native Oklahoma. Neil takes a job as an environmental inspector, and Marina settles into her life in the United States. After some time, the couple’s passionate romance cools. Marina finds solace with the Catholic priest Father Quintana (Javier Bardem), who is undergoing his own crisis of faith. Tatiana begins to feel homesick due to not having made friends at her school, and complains that Neil is not her real father. Sometime later, Marina tells Neil that her visa has expired, and she and her daughter return to France.
, 2h13 Directed byRyan Murphy OriginUSA GenresDrama, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance ActorsJavier Bardem, Julia Roberts, Billy Crudup, Richard Jenkins, Viola Davis, James Franco Roles Felipe Rating58% Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having - a husband, a house, a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused, and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery. In her travels, she discovers the true pleasure of nourishment by eating in Italy, the power of prayer in India, and, finally and unexpectedly, the inner peace and balance of true love in Indonesia.