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Javier Bardem

Birth Name: 
Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem
Birthday: 
Saturday, March 1, 1969
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Birth Place: 
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
Height: 
6' 0"

Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema. He got his start in the family business at age six when he appeared in his first feature, "El Pícaro" (The Scoundrel). During his teenage years, he acted in several TV series, played rugby for the Spanish National Team, and toured the country with an independent theatrical group. Javier's early film role as a sexy stud in the black comedy Jamon Jamon (1992) (Ham Ham) propelled him to instant popularity and threatened to typecast him as nothing morethan a brawny sex symbol. Determined to avert a beefcake image, he refused similar subsequent roles and has gone on to win acclaim for his ability to appear almost unrecognizable from film to film. With over 25 movies and numerous awards under his belt, it is Javier's stirring, passionate performance as the persecuted Cuban writer Reynaldo Arenas in Before Night Falls (2000) that will longbe remembered as his breakthrough role. He received five Best Actor awards and a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a strong-willed man who survived censorship, imprisonment, and homosexual intolerance for the privilege to write freely, only to commit suicide at age 47 in New York, ending a battle with AIDS.

Awards and Nominations

2011 - Nominated - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Biutiful)
2008 - Won - Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (No Country for Old Men)
2001 - Nominated - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Before Night Falls)

News

Javier Bardem Wanted For Bond 23

Javier Bardem is a popular man right now. He’s already in the mix as a possible Roland Deschain for Ron Howard’s ambitious take on The Dark Tower, and now it appears that the EON team are eager for him to take a hefty role in the 23rd Bond film alongside Daniel Craig.... Read more
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Brad Pitt to Play Mob Enforcer in 'Cogan's Trade'

Brad Pitt is reteaming with Andrew Dominik, his director of The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, for a comedic crime story titled Cogan’s Trade. The project, being financed by Inferno, is being unveiled at the American Film Market.... Read more
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Javier Bardem Will Dance Onto Glee

If you were to compile a list of Oscar-winning actors you thought might crop up on music-stuffed pop culture telly favourite Glee, chances are you might not end up adding Javier Bardem’s name. But you’d be mistaken, Friendo, as he’s apparently going to show up next season.... Read more
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Jason Statham Up For Potzdamer Platz

Tony Scott is looking to gather one hell of a leading trio as he slots the pieces into place to make his next movie, crime drama Potzdamer Platz. If it all comes together, we could actually see the combo of Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke and Javier Bardem in one film.... Read more
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Javier Bardem to 'Eat' with Julia Roberts

Javier Bardem is negotiating to star in "Eat, Pray, Love," the Ryan Murphy-directed adaptation of the Elizabeth Gilbert memoir for Columbia Pictures. Bardem joins Julia Roberts and Richard Jenkins in the cast.... Read more
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Reviews

Skyfall

Fifty years and 23 films later and the James Bond franchise is stronger than ever.  Daniel Craig has done well to cement himself among the Bond greats including Sean Connery and Roger Moore, and Skyfall is his most ambitious and demanding performance yet. ... Read more
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No Country For Old Men (2-DISC BLU-RAY)

This film may be my favorite from the Coen Brothers thus far in their collective career.... Read more
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (BLU-RAY)

I have never been a big Woody Allen fan.  In fact, I've never been a fan of his at all as I sit here struggling to think of a movie of his that I have actually liked, let alone not hated. QUALITY: The picture is actually pretty excellent but the sound falls a bit short.... Read more
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No Country For Old Men (BLU-RAY)

This year’s Oscar winner for Best Picture of the Year is sure to be one of the most coveted Blu-Ray DVDs in a long time.  The Coen Brothers masterpiece is a brilliant and overwhelming drama filled with amazing acting and terrifyingly good directing and writing.... Read more
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Videos

The Counselor (Trailer #1)

The Counselor (Trailer #1)

The Counselor (Trailer #1) ... Read more
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To The Wonder

To The Wonder

To The Wonder starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem ... Read more
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Eat Pray Love Trailer

Eat Pray Love Trailer

Eat Pray Love Trailer ... Read more
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