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Also Known As: Javier ngel Encinas Bardem, Javier Encinas Bardem Died:
Born: March 1, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Spain Profession: actor, producer

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Hardly one to have hungered for a Hollywood career, Spanish-born actor Javier Bardem nonetheless achieved great stardom and acclaim while being highly selective of the roles he chose to play. After making his film debut in "The Ages of Lulu" (1990), Bardem graduated to leading roles with "Jamón, Jamón" (1992) and made his English language debut in "Perdita Durango" (1997). He made an international splash with his Oscar-nominated performance as openly gay Cuban author Reinaldo Arenas in "Before Night Falls" (2000), and continued to win serious praise for "The Dancer Upstairs" (2003). Bardem went on to deliver a sterling performance as quadriplegic Ramón Sampedro, who spent 29 years fighting for his right to die in the "The Sea Inside" (2004). Following a brief, but pivotal turn as Mexican drug lord in "Collateral" (2004), Bardem was the fictional Brother Lorenzo in the otherwise historical drama "Goya's Ghosts" (2006), before starring in Mike Newell's adaptation of "Love in the Time of Cholera" (2007). But it was his Oscar-winning performance as the ruthless, coin-tossing assassin Anton Chigurh in the Coen Brothers' "No Country for Old Men" (2007) that catapulted Bardem into superstardom. From there,...

Hardly one to have hungered for a Hollywood career, Spanish-born actor Javier Bardem nonetheless achieved great stardom and acclaim while being highly selective of the roles he chose to play. After making his film debut in "The Ages of Lulu" (1990), Bardem graduated to leading roles with "Jamón, Jamón" (1992) and made his English language debut in "Perdita Durango" (1997). He made an international splash with his Oscar-nominated performance as openly gay Cuban author Reinaldo Arenas in "Before Night Falls" (2000), and continued to win serious praise for "The Dancer Upstairs" (2003). Bardem went on to deliver a sterling performance as quadriplegic Ramón Sampedro, who spent 29 years fighting for his right to die in the "The Sea Inside" (2004). Following a brief, but pivotal turn as Mexican drug lord in "Collateral" (2004), Bardem was the fictional Brother Lorenzo in the otherwise historical drama "Goya's Ghosts" (2006), before starring in Mike Newell's adaptation of "Love in the Time of Cholera" (2007). But it was his Oscar-winning performance as the ruthless, coin-tossing assassin Anton Chigurh in the Coen Brothers' "No Country for Old Men" (2007) that catapulted Bardem into superstardom. From there, he was a Spanish painter in Wood Allen's "Vicky Christina Barcelona" (2008), a deteriorating family man in "Biutiful" (2010), and James Bond's arch-enemy in "Skyfall" (2012), all while embarking on a low-profile marriage with Penelope Cruz. Whether sympathetic hero or psychotic villain, Bardem was certainly worthy of the slew of awards and critical praise he routinely received.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Counselor, The (2013)
3.
 Skyfall (2012)
4.
 Biutiful (2010)
5.
 Eat Pray Love (2010)
8.
 Goya's Ghosts (2007)
10.
 Collateral (2004) Felix [Reyes Torina]
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1990:
Made film debut in "The Ages of Lulu," directed by Bigas Luna
1991:
Co-starred in Pedro Almodovar's "High Heels"
1992:
Reteamed with direcor Luna for "Jamón, jamón"; also starred Penélope Cruz
1993:
Portrayed an oversexed man in Luna's "Golden Balls/Huevos de Oro"
1994:
Delivered change of pace turns in "The Detective and Death/El Detective y la Muerte" and "Numbered Days/Dias Contados"
1995:
Starred in "Mouth to Mouth/Boca a Boca"; released in U.S. in 1997
1997:
Reteamed with Almodovar for "Live Flesh"
1997:
Made English-language debut opposite Rosie Perez in "Perdita Durango"
1999:
Served as executive producer and star of "Los Lobos de Washington"
2000:
Starred as Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas in "Before Night Falls"; received Best Actor Academy Award nomination
2002:
Had featured role in "The Dancer Upstairs", directed by John Malkovich; screened at Sundance
2003:
Co-starred in the award-winning feature "Monday's in the Sun"
2004:
Appeared opposite Tom Cruise in the thriller "Collateral"
2004:
Starred in "Mar Adentro/The Sea Inside" about the Life story of Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Lead Actor (Drama)
2005:
Cast in Andy Garcia's independent film "The Lost City," centered around a club owner in Havana, Cuba during the 1950s
2007:
Played the sinister monk Brother Lorenzo in Milos Forman's "Goya's Ghosts"
2007:
Offered an award winning performance as a murderous drug runner in the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men"
2007:
Played a lovesick romantic in Mike Newell's adaptation of "Love in the Time of Cholera"
2008:
Co-starred with Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson in Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"; earned Independent Spirit and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor
2010:
Played Julia Roberts' love interest in "Eat Pray Love," based on Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir; Roberts portrayed the author who, after a painful divorce, goes on a life-changing journey through Italy, India, and Indonesia
2010:
Starred as an underworld figure and devoted single dad in Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Biutiful"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
2012:
Cast as the villain in 007 feature "Skyfall," directed by Sam Mendes
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Notes

"When you play characters who gave their lives in order for us to learn something, then there's no space for yourself, for your benefit, for your rest, for your success. There's only space for that man to be listened to."---Javier Bardem on what he learned portraying Ramn Sampedro in "The Sea Inside" to Premiere, December 2004/January 2005.

"... every actor will go as far as the character demands, because you are going to be rewarded for that, and I'm not talking about frivolous things like awards, I'm talking about what this person has to teach you through the process."---Javier Bardem to Venice, December 2004/January 2005.

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companion:
Christina Pales. Together since c. 1991.

Family close complete family listing

grandfather:
Rafael Bardem. Born in 1899; died in 1972.
grandmother:
Mathilde Munoz. Actor.
mother:
Pilar Bardem. Actor. Appeared with son in "Boca a boca/Mouth to Mouth" and "Live Flesh/Carne tremula".
uncle:
Juan Antonio Bardem. Director, screenwriter. Born in 1922.
uncle:
Rafael Bardem Jr.
sister:
Monica Bardem. Actor. Born in 1964.
brother:
Carlos Bardem. Actor. Acted with Bardem in "Perdita Durango".
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