Javier Bardem Biography
Javier Bardem is a Spanish actor and environmental activist. Bardem won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as…..
the psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in the 2007 Coen Brothers film No Country for Old Men.
He has also received critical acclaim for roles in films such as Jamón, jamón, Carne trémula, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Boca a Boca, Los lunes al sol, Mar Adentro, and Skyfall, for which he received both a BAFTA and a SAG nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Javier Bardem Age
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As of 2019, Javier Bardem is 50 years. His Full names are Javier Ángel, Encinas Bardem. He was born on 1 March 1969 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands, Spain.
As a child, he spent time at theatres and on film sets. At age six, he made his first film appearance, in Fernando Fernán Gómez’s El Pícaro (The Scoundrel). He also played rugby for the junior Spanish National Team.
Though he grew up in a family full of actors, Bardem did not see himself going into the family business. Actually, painting was his first love. He proceeded on to study painting for four years at Madrid’s Escuela de Artes y Oficios.
In need of money, he took acting jobs to support his painting, but he also says he was a bad painter and eventually abandoned that career pursuit.
Javier Bardem Career
Bardem came to notice in a small role in his first major motion picture, The Ages of Lulu when he was 20, in which he appeared along with his mother, Pilar Bardem.
Bigas Luna, the director of Lulu, was sufficiently impressed to give him the leading male role in his next film, Jamón Jamón in 1992, in which Bardem played a would-be underwear model and bullfighter.
The film, which also starred a teenaged Penélope Cruz, was a major international success. He then starred again in Luna’s next film Golden Balls (1993).
Bardem’s talent did not go unnoticed in the English-speaking world. In 1997, John Malkovich was the first to approach him, then a 27-year-old, for a role in English, but the Spanish actor turned down the offer because his English was still poor.
His first English-speaking role came that same year, in with director Álex de la Iglesia’s Perdita Durango, playing a santería-practicing bank robber. After starring in about two dozen films in his native country, he gained international recognition in Julian Schnabel’s Before Night Falls in 2000.
He received praise from his idol Al Pacino; the message Pacino left on Bardem’s answering machine was something he considers one of the most beautiful gifts he has ever received.
Immediately after, he turned down the role of Danny Witwer in Minority Report which eventually went to Colin Farrell. Instead, in 2002, Bardem starred in Malkovich’s directorial debut, The Dancer Upstairs.
Malkovich originally had Bardem in mind for the role of the detective’s assistant, but the movie’s taking so long to obtain financing gave Bardem time to learn English and take on the lead role of the detective.
“I will always be grateful to him because he really gave me my very first chance to work in English”, has said Bardem of Malkovich.
Javier Bardem No Country For Old Men
No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American neo-Western crime thriller film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on Cormac McCarthy’s 2005 novel of the same name.
Javier Bardem portrays Anton Chigurh in the movie. He is the main antagonist of Cormac McCarthy’s novel No Country for Old Men, and its film adaptation,
The character received much praise during the film’s theatrical run, and Javier Bardem was awarded an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA for his performance.
Chigurh has been included on numerous lists of greatest villains, most notably in Empire Magazine‘s list of The 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time, in which he was ranked #46.
No Country for Old Men premiered in competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival on May 19. The film won 76 awards on 109 nominations across multiple organizations.
Javier Bardem Sky Fall
Skyfall is a 2012 spy film, the twenty-third in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions. The film is the third to star Daniel Craig as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond and features Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva, the villain.
It was directed by Sam Mendes and written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and John Logan, and features the theme song “Skyfall”, written and performed by Adele. It was distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Columbia Pictures.
Javier Bardem Everybody Knows
Everybody Knows is a 2018 Spanish-language psychological thriller film involving a criminal mystery, written and directed by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, and starring Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz.
The film opened the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in competition and was released in Spain on 14 September 2018. It was released in the United States on 8 February 2019.
The story follows Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires returns with her teenage daughter Irene and young son to her hometown outside Madrid for a family wedding.
However, the trip is upset by unexpected criminal events that bring past secrets out into the open. When Irene is kidnapped and Laura is forced to come up with ransom money without involving the authorities, the whole family becomes part of the investigation.
Javier Bardem Biutiful
Biutiful is a 2010 drama film directed, produced and co-written by Alejandro González Iñárritu and starring Javier Bardem. This film was González Iñárritu’s first feature since Babel (2006) and fourth overall, and his first film in his native Spanish language since his debut feature Amores Perros (2000).
The film was nominated for 2 Academy Awards in 2011: Best Foreign Language and Best Actor for Javier Bardem; his nomination was the first entirely Spanish-language performance to be nominated for the award. Bardem also received the Best Actor Award at Cannes for his work on the film.
Javier Bardem Pirates Of The Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a 2017 American swashbuckler fantasy film, the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and the sequel to On Stranger Tides (2011).
Javier Bardem was considered to play Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides but the role was given to Ian McShane. He portrayed Armando Salazar in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
The film is directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg from a script by Jeff Nathanson, with Jerry Bruckheimer serving again as producer. Johnny Depp, Kevin McNally, and Geoffrey Rush reprise their roles as Jack Sparrow.
Joshamee Gibbs, and Hector Barbossa, respectively, and are joined in the cast by Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, and Kaya Scodelario. In the film, Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the Trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.
Javier Bardem Pablo Escobar
Loving Pablo, internationally known as Escobar, is a 2017 English-language Spanish drama film directed by Fernando León de Aranoa, based on Virginia Vallejo’s memoir Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar.
It was screened out of competition in the 74th Venice International Film Festival and in the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.
Javier Bardem Movies
2018 – Everybody Knows Paco
2017 – Loving Pablo Pablo Escobar
2017 – mother! (2017) Him
2017 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Capt. Salazar
2016 – The Last Face (2017) Miguel Leon
2015 – The Gunman Felix
2013 – The Counselor Reiner
2012 – To the Wonder Father Quintana
2012 – Skyfall Silva
2010 – Biutiful Uxbal
2010 – Eat Pray Love Felipe
2008 – Vicky Cristina Barcelona Juan Antonio
2007 – Love in the Time of Cholera Florentino Ariza
2007 – No Country for Old Men Anton Chigurh
2006 – Goya’s Ghosts Lorenzo
2004 – The Sea Inside Ramón Sampedro
2004 – Collateral Felix
2004 – The Last Face (2004)
2002 – Mondays in the Sun Santa
2002 – The Dancer Upstairs Augustin Rejas
2001 – Don’t Tempt Me
2000 – Second Skin Diego
2000 – Before Night Falls Reinaldo Arenas
1997 – Live Flesh David
1996 – Extasis Rober
1994 – Running Out of Time Lisardo
1992 – Jamon Jamon Raul
1991 – High Heels TV Floor Manager
1991 – Amo Tu Cama Rica Antonio
Javier Bardem Family
His mother, Pilar Bardem, is an actress, and his father, José Carlos Encinas Doussinague, was a businessman involved in environmental work. The two separated shortly after his birth and his mother raised him alone.
Bardem comes from a long line of filmmakers and actors dating back to the earliest days of Spanish cinema; he is a grandson of actors Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro, and a nephew of screenwriter and director Juan Antonio Bardem.
Both his older brother and sister, Carlos and Mónica, are actors. He also comes from a political background, as his uncle Juan Antonio was imprisoned by Franco for his anti-fascist films. Bardem was brought up in the Roman Catholic faith by his grandmother.
Javier Bardem And Penelope Cruz
Cruz and Bardem first met back in 1992, when they were filming the Spanish comedy-drama Jamón Jamón. But it wasn’t until years later when the pair reunited to film Woody Allen’s 2008 romantic comedy Vicky Christina Barcelona here after they took things to the next level.
Three years into their relationship, Cruz and Bardem made their first public appearance as a couple at the 2010 Goya Awards, the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars.
Cruz also quietly accompanied Bardem to the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his movie Biutiful, and Bardem made a touching, public declaration of his love for her at the festival’s closing awards ceremony.
“I share this joy with my friend, my companion, my love: Penelope,” Bardem said as he accepted the Best Actor prize for his performance, looking into the audience at a tearful Cruz. “I owe you a lot and I love you so much.”
Javier Bardem Wife
In July of 2010, it emerged that Cruz and Bardem had tied the knot in a secret, low-key ceremony at a friend’s house in the Bahamas. According to The Telegraph, only family members were present for the intimate ceremony.
The couple has since had two children together: 8-year-old Leo Encinas Cruz, and 5-year-old Luna Encinas Cruz.“You know it’s the beginning of something, but you don’t know what it’s the beginning of,” Bardem told Marie Claire in 2019.
Javier Bardem Looks Like
Javier Bardem, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Javier Bardem and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Javier Bardem Height
Javier’s height is approximately 5ft 11.21in (180.9cm). The thespian is very handsome and has an impeccable personality. He is very tall, standing at a height of 5 feet 11 inches.
With his masculine bodybuild, Javier sports attractive body measurements (chest-waist-biceps) of 40-34-15 inches. In addition, the actor has a bodyweight of 185 pounds and wears a shoe of size 11 (US).
Bardem’s native language is Spanish and he is also fluent in English. He is a 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.
Following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Spain in 2005, Bardem stated that if he were gay, he would get married “right away tomorrow, just to screw the Church”.
He is now agnostic. He has later said that while he does not believe strongly in the supernatural, he does not deny it. Bardem stated that he thinks science and belief “should go together.
Despite the villainous characters he has played throughout his acting career, Bardem has a self-confessed “hatred” of violence which stems from a fight in a nightclub in his early twenties which left him with a broken nose.
Javier Bardem Net Worth
With a successful career like his, nothing less is expected from Javier Bardem than a huge financial status. The movie star currently has an accumulated net worth of $20 million.
He made his wealth from show business as well as other endeavors. Amazingly, most of his movies are regarded as blockbusters and is said to have sold drastically within the globe.
Bardem won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in the 2007 Coen brothers film No Country for Old Men.
For his role in Skyfall, he received both a BAFTA and a SAG nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Bardem has also won a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, five Goya Awards,
two European Film Awards, a Prize for Best Actor at Cannes ex-aequo with Elio Germano two Volpi Cups at Venice for his work. He is the first Spanish actor to be nominated for an Oscar.
Best Actor, 2000, for Before Night Falls), as well as the first Spaniard to win one. He received his third Academy Award nomination, and second Best Actor nomination, for the film Biutiful, in 2011.