Javier Bardem young
March 1, 1969
5 ft 11 in | 180 cm
84 kg | 185 pounds
40 in | 101 cm
11 US | 44 EU
34 in | 86 cm
Javier Bardem was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, on March 1, 1969, is an Spanish actor. Young Javier Bardem made his screen debut in comedy television series, El picaro (The Scoundrel) in role as Alonso niño, at the age of 6.
He made his big screen debut in Spanish drama movie The Ages of Lulu (1990), at the age of 20, directed by Bigas Luna. He got his first big break with role as Raúl in Spanish romance comedy movie Jamón, Jamón (1992) opposite Penélope Cruz.
He landed his first English-speaking role as Romeo Dolorosa in action crime horror movie Dance with the Devil (Perdita Durango) (1997).
Javier's breakthrough role came as Reinaldo Arenas in biographical romantic drama film Before Night Falls (2000), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
Molly (2020) drama in role as Leo, opposite Elle Fanning, Salma Hayek and Chris Rock
Dune (2020) epic science fiction in role as Stilgar, directed by Denis Villeneuve
He won the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Anton Chigurh in crime thriller film No Country for Old Men (2007) directed by Joel and Ethan Coen.
He was nominated for the Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his role as Uxbal in drama romance movie Biutiful (2010).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Juan Antonio Gonzalo in romantic comedy drama movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), directed by Woody Allen.
He won a Goya Award for Best Actor for his roles in Spanish movies:
Boca a boca (1995) romance comedy in role as Víctor Ventura
Mondays in the Sun (2002) drama in role as Santa
The Sea Inside (Mar adentro) (2004) drama in role as Ramón Sampedro
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as Raoul Silva in British spy film Skyfall (2012).
Collateral (2004) neo-noir crime action thriller opposite Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx and Mark Ruffalo
The Sea Inside (2004) drama romance in role as Ramón Sampedro
Goya's Ghosts (2006) drama history with Natalie Portman
Eat Pray Love (2010) biographical romantic comedy drama with Julia Roberts and James Franco
To the Wonder (2012) romantic drama directed by Terrence Malick
The Counselor (2013) crime thriller directed by Ridley Scott
The Last Face (2016) drama with Charlize Theron
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) swashbuckler fantasy in role as Captain Armando Salazar
Live Flesh (1997) romantic drama thriller directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Mother! (2017) drama mystery opposite Jennifer Lawrence and Michelle Pfeiffer
Loving Pablo (2017) drama crime opposite Penélope Cruz
Everybody Knows (Todos lo Saben) (2018) psychological thriller with Penélope Cruz
Studied painting for four years at Madrid's Escuela de Artes y Oficios.
Has brother Carlos and sister Mónica.
He played rugby for the Spanish National Team.
Fan of heavy metal music.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in 2012.
Good friends with actors Josh Brolin and Tom Cruise.
Lives in Madrid, Spain.
He dated English teacher Christina Pales (1991-2005).
He married actress Penélope Cruz in 2010, they have two children, son and daughter.
I want to act because I don't know how to do anything else.
I look at myself, and I see a Spanish person who's trying to be understood by an English-speaking audience and is putting a lot of energy into that, instead of into expressing himself freely and feeling comfortable.
I was raised not to be afraid to show emotion or imagination.
The award is important in order to bring people to the movie theater. That's the only principle meaning of any award.
Bond is the longest-running franchise ever and there's a reason for that: they are action movies but they are also touched by current events without being political or too serious.
The good thing about being an actor, and the gift of being an actor, is that you are beautifully forced to see the world with different eyes.
All of the good movies are based on how that story was told. And you cannot do it with a bad script, that's for sure, no matter who.
I got involved back then, 2010, because Penelope was shooting “Pirates 4” so I went to the set in Hawaii, a beautiful place, and Los Angeles it was, and London, and I was very envious. I was very jealous because I was seeing all this amazing production taking place, the water, the special effects, the boat, the sword fighting. I wanted to be one of those. So, I said to Jerry, Jerry please, give me a job.