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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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David in Carne Tremula (Live Flesh), Ramón Sampedro in The Sea Inside and Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men.
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Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (born March 1, 1969 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain) is an Academy Award-winning Spanish actor who has starred in over two dozen films in Spain. He had garnered critical acclaim as an actor for films such as Jamón, jamón, Carne tremula, Boca a boca, Los Lunes al sol and Mar adentro.
Bardem has been nominated for best actor for his role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona for the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards with fellow actors Sean Penn of Milk, Jeremy Renner of The Hurt Locker, along with Mickey Rourke of The Wrestler and Richard Jenkins. Bardem has previously been awarded a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA, four Goyas, two European Film Awards and two Coppa Volpis for his work. He is notable as the first Spanish actor to be nominated and win an Oscar, the nomination being for Before Night Falls and the historic Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the 2007 film No Country for Old Men.
Bardem is the son of Carlos Encinas and the actress Pilar Bardem. Bardem comes from a long line of filmmakers and actors who have been working since the earliest days of Spanish cinema; he is the grandson of actors Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro, and the nephew of screenwriter and director Juan Antonio Bardem. Both his older brother and his older sister, Carlos and Mónica Bardem, are actors. His film debut was at the age of six and a half in the film El Pícaro (The Scoundrel) and he appeared in several television series before turning to painting and, eventually, sports. Before acting professionally, Bardem was a member of the underage Spanish national rugby team.
Javier Bardem, Festimad 2007Bardem starred in his second major motion picture, The Ages of Lulu, when he was 20. In 1992, he made his first international hit with Jamón, jamón, which also starred Penélope Cruz. After starring in roughly two dozen films in his native country, he would eventually land his international breakthrough performance role in Julian Schnabel`s Before Night Falls in 2000, as Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the role, the first time for a Spaniard. This also marked Bardem`s first English language speaking role. In 2002 he starred in John Malkovich`s directorial debut, The Dancer Upstairs.
Bardem won the Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival for his role in 2004`s Mar Adentro, released in the United States as The Sea Inside, in which he portrayed the quadriplegic turned assisted-suicide activist Ramón Sampedro , who unsuccessfully brought his case to the Spanish courts, yet eventually succeeded in persuading several friends to assist him and committed suicide. That year he also made a brief appearance as a vicious crime lord who summons Tom Cruise`s hitman to do the dirty work of dispatching witnesses, in Michael Mann`s crime drama Collateral, which also starred Jamie Foxx. In 2007 Bardem acted in two film adaptations; the Coen Brothers` No Country for Old Men, based upon the novel of the same name and the adaptation of the classic Colombian novel Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez. In No Country for Old Men, he plays chilling sociopath killer Anton Chigurh. For that role, he became the first Spanish actor to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also won a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Best Supporting Actor, and also won the Critics` Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor as well as the 2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Supporting Actor. Bardem`s rendition of Chigurh`s trademark phrase, "Call it, friendo" was named Top HollyWORDIE of 2007 in the annual survey by the Global Language Monitor that tracks the words from Hollywood that most influenced the English Language. Anton Chigurh was placed in EW`s 50 Most Vile Villains in Movie History in a recent issue at #26.
He recently starred in Woody Allen`s 2008 Oscar-nominated film Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Bardem was in talks to play fictional filmmaker Guido Contini in the film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical Nine. However, it was confirmed in May 2008 that Daniel Day-Lewis would play the part.
Bardem does not know how to drive and consistently refers to himself as a "worker" and not an actor. Following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Spain in 2005, Bardem incited controversy when he stated that if he were gay, he would "get married tomorrow, just to fuck with the church" (mañana mismo, sólo para joder a la Iglesia). Bardem`s life`s work was recently honored at the 2007 Gotham Awards, produced by IFP (Independent Feature Project). He is currently dating actress Penelope Cruz. Due to thir similar face apparence he is often confussed with Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
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Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem
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Pilar Bardem (actress)
Carlos Bardem (actor)
Monica Bardem (actress)
Leonardo Encinas Cruz (son), Juan Antonio Bardem (uncle) (director)
Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (born 1 March 1969) is a Spanish actor. In 2007, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men. He has also garnered critical acclaim for roles in films such as Jamón, jamón, Carne trémula, Boca a boca, Los Lunes al sol and Mar adentro. He portrayed the main antagonist Raoul Silva in the 2012 James Bond movie Skyfall, for which he received both a BAFTA and a SAG nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
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William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
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