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PERSONAL DATA OF JAVIER BARDEM
Age: 51 years old
Height: 181 cm
Born in: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Born on: 01/05/1969
Spouse: Penélope Cruz (married since 2010)
Sons: Luna Encinas Cruz, Leonardo Encinas Cruz
BIOGRAPHY OF JAVIER BARDEM
Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem, better known Javier Bardem, is born the March 1, 1969 in Gran Canaria. Son of the actress Pilar Bardem, is the maternal descendant of a family of filmmakers and actors that has characterized Spanish cinema since its dawn. Yet, Javier, despite having attended film sets since childhood, initially preferred a sports career, playing in the Spain’s 15-a-side rugby team and preferring the art of painting to cinema, for which he attended the Escuela de Artes y Oficios in Madrid. Realizing that his passion was slow to take off and that he needed a source of sustenance, Bardem devoted himself to acting, working in comic sketches and small television jobs. The actor, in fact, although he had never acted in any production, during his childhood he followed his mother in the workplace and at the age of four he appeared in a scene of El pícaro (1974), miniseries by Fernando Fernán Gómez.
When he realizes that painting is not his way, he decides to definitely move towards the seventh art and begins to take part as an extra in films of a certain importance, such as Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown (1988) by Pedro Almodóvar, Oscar-nominated film for Best Foreign Language Film with Carmen Maura is Antonio Banderas. In 1990 he shared the set with his mother in the Italian-Spanish production of the erotic The ages of Lulu of Bigas Luna, director who will launch his career, recognizing first of all his great acting skills. Just Luna, in fact, only two years later, in 1992, wants him next to Penélope Cruz as the male lead of Ham, ham, a film that earned him a Goya Award nomination. Other Italian-Spanish productions follow in which he acts together with some well-known Italian performers, such as Ornella Muti in The bilingual lover (1993), and continues to work with Bigas Luna throughout the early part of the 1990s, bringing works such as Golden eggs (1993).
1997 is a focal point in the career of Javier Bardem, who returns to work with Cruz in Love seriously damages health is Trémula meat, but mostly asked to play an English role from John Malkovich. The Spanish actor refuses the offer, admitting that his English is not yet so fluent, but sometime later, in the same year, he will act in English in Durango loss of Álex de la Iglesia, winning a Fotogramas de Plata for Best Actor. Affirmed in his hometown, Bardem is finally preparing to take the plunge in 2000, taking part, among other things as a protagonist, in his first American film, the bio-pic Before it’s night up Reinaldo Arenas, for which he receives an Oscar nomination. Malkovich, who had coveted him so much, made his directorial debut with him in Blood Dance – Dancer Upstairs (2002) and in the same year Bardem won the Goya Award as the protagonist of Mondays in the sun (2002). Recognition that will be awarded to him, together with the European Film Award and the Colpa Volpi in Venice, in 2004 for Sea inside (2004) of Alejandro Amenábar, where he plays a quadriplegic man. In 2008 comes the turning point with the Oscar victory as supporting actor Mile for the role of the killer Anton Chigurh in It is not a country for old people of Joel ed Ethan Coen.
Woody Allen he wants him in the role of a Spanish painter Juan Antonio disputed by Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson and the Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), one of the director’s most successful works. During the course of the shoot, Bardem and Cruz, who over the years have worked many times side by side, become romantically linked, consolidating their union a few years later with a wedding. Vicky Cristina Barcelona is not the only success of this period, because in 2011 Javier Bardem won a third nomination for the Oscars with Biutiful (2010) by Alejandro González Iñárritu and side by side Julia Roberts in Eat, pray, love (2010). Later he is directed by Terrence Malick in To the Wonder (2012) and from Ridley Scott in The Counselor – The attorney (2013); he is now an international star, in fact on November 8, 2012 he receives the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Act with in Sean Penn in the thriller The Gunman (2015) and for Sean Penn in the drama Your last look (2016), while in 2017 he enters the role of the pirate Salazar in the cast of the saga Pirates of the Caribbean – Salazar’s Revenge (2017). Act once again with his wife Penélope Cruz in Escobar – The charm of evil, playing the drug trafficker Pablo Escobar throughout his criminal life.
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THE MOST RECENT FILMS BY JAVIER BARDEM
The Roads Not Taken
Bride of Frankenstein
Everyone knows (Todos lo saben)
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THE MOST RECURRING GENRES OF JAVIER BARDEM
Drama: 43% Thriller: 14% Comedy: 14% Action: 7%
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