Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem

Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (Spanish pronunciation: [xaˈβjeɾ βaɾˈðen]) is a Spanish actor. Bardem won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in the Joel and Ethan Coen's modern western drama film No Country for Old Men (2007). He has 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). Bardem also starred in Woody Allen's romantic drama Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), Sam Mendes' James Bond film Skyfall (2012), Terrence Malick's drama To the Wonder (2013), Darren Arronofsky's psychological horror film mother! (2017), Asghar Farhadi's mystery thriller Everybody Knows (2018) and Denis Villeneuve's science fiction drama Dune (2021). Bardem was nominated for two other Academy Awards for his performances in Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls in 2000), Alejandro González Iñárritu's Biutiful (2011). Bardem is the first Spanish actor to be nominated for an Academy Award (Best Actor in Before Night Falls in 2000) as well as the first and only Spanish actor to win one (Best Supporting Actor for No Country For Old Men in 2008). He has additionally won several other awards, including two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, five Goya Awards, two European Film Awards, a Best Actor Award at Cannes Film Festival (tied with Elio Germano), and two Volpi Cups at Venice Film Festival. In January 2018, Bardem became ambassador of Greenpeace for the protection of Antarctica.