Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem

Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (Spanish: [xaˈβjeɾ βaɾˈðen]) is a Spanish actor. Known for his roles in blockbusters and foreign films, he has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Bardem won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as the psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in the Coen brothers' modern western drama film No Country for Old Men (2007). He also received critical acclaim for his roles in films such as Jamón Jamón (1992), Boca a boca (1995), Carne trémula (1997), Los lunes al sol (2002), and Mar adentro (2004). He has also starred in Woody Allen's romantic drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Sam Mendes's James Bond spy film Skyfall (2012), Terrence Malick's drama To the Wonder (2013), Darren Aronofsky's psychological horror film mother! (2017), Asghar Farhadi's mystery drama Everybody Knows (2018) and Denis Villeneuve's science fiction drama Dune (2021). Bardem's other Oscar-nominated performances include Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls (2000), Alejandro González Iñárritu's Biutiful (2010), and Aaron Sorkin's Being the Ricardos (2021). He is the first Spanish actor to be nominated for an Academy Award (Best Actor for Before Night Falls in 2001), as well as the first and only Spanish actor to win one (Best Supporting Actor for No Country for Old Men in 2008). He is also the recipient of a Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor, two Venice Film Festival Volpi Cups for Best Actor, and six Goya Awards. In January 2018, Bardem became ambassador of Greenpeace for the protection of Antarctica.