- NAME: Javier Bardem
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor
- BIRTH DATE: March 01, 1969 (Age: 45)
- Did You Know?: Javier Bardem is the first Spanish actor to earn an Academy Award nomination.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
- Full Name: Javier Angel Encinas Bardem
- AKA: Javier Bardem
- ZODIAC SIGN: Pisces
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Spain's Javier Bardem is an Academy Award-winning actor known for his roles in Before Night Falls, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, No Country for Old Men and Eat Pray Love.
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In 2007, Bardem appeared in two literary adaptations: Love in the Time of Cholera, derived from the best-selling novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and No Country for Old Men, adapted from the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name. While Love in the Time of Cholera received mixed reviews, Bardem garnered wide praise for his performance as Anton Chigurh, a hitman who lives by his own code,
in No Country for Old Men. A modern Western of sorts made by Ethan and Joel Coen, the dark film also stars Tommy Lee Jones (as the sheriff who frustratingly but continually tries to solve the string of murders that Chigurh leaves in his wake). One of the most striking physical features of Chigurh was his haircut—which Bardem actually referenced at the 2008 Academy Awards, in the acceptance speech that he delivered after receiving the Oscar for best supporting actor. "Thank you to the Coens for being crazy enough to think I could do that, and for putting one of the most horrible haircuts in history over my head," Bardem told the audience.
Bardem wed his Vicky Cristina Barcelona co-star, actress Penelope Cruz, in July 2010. The couple welcomed their first child together, son Leo Encinas, in January 2011. Two years later, on July 22, 2013, a 44-year-old Bardem welcomed his second child with Cruz, a daughter named Luna Encinas, in Madrid, Spain.
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