Javier Bardem

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem
  • Birth Place: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/01/1969, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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Javier Bardem Fast Facts:
  • Appeared in the film El Pícaro (The Scoundrel) at age 6.
  • Played rugby for the Spanish national team as a teen.
  • Learned Cuban-Spanish and Cuban-accented English, and lost 30 pounds, to play Reinaldo Arenas in the 2000 biopic Before Night Falls.
  • Was a member of the jury at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. 
  • Is the first actor from Spain to be nominated for an Academy Award, for Before Night Falls, and the first to win an Oscar, for his role as Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men (2007).
  • Has won several Goya Awards, the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars.
  • Is involved with the Enough Project's Raising Hope for Congo campaign, focused on drawing attention to the threats women face in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Credits listening to heavy metal, and AC/DC in particular, with helping him learn English.
  • Javier Bardem Relationships:
  • Luna Encinas Cruz - Daughter
  • Carlos Bardem - Brother
  • Rafael Bardem - Grandfather
  • Juan Antonio Bardem - Uncle
  • Pilar Bardem - Mother
  • Carlos Encinas - Father
  • Mónica Bardem - Sister
  • Cristina Pales - Ex-significant Other
  • Penélope Cruz - Wife
  • Leo - Son
  • Javier Bardem Awards:
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2005 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2000 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2007 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 2009 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 2008 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2007 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Winner
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2010 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Leading Actor - Nominee
  • 2011 Goya Awards: Best Leading Actor - Winner
  • 2003 Goya Awards: Best Leading Actor - Winner
  • 1996 Goya Awards: Best Leading Actor - Winner
  • 2000 Venice Film Festival: Best Actor - Winner
  • 2010 Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor - Winner
  • 2010 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2012 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Nominee
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Escuela de Artes y Oficios, Madrid, Spain

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