Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem

  • Highest Rated: 93% No Country for Old Men (2007)
  • Lowest Rated: 8% The Last Face (2017)
  • Birthday: Mar 1, 1969
  • Birthplace: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
  • Possessing a chameleon-like ability to disappear into his characters, which frequently renders him unrecognizable save for his piercing eyes, it's no wonder that Javier Bardem chose to pursue a career as an actor given his family's long history in show business. Always hesitant to play the same type of character twice, the very foundation of Bardem's career is his remarkable ability to so immerse himself in character that audiences never even see the actor. Each role is a transformation that occurs both mentally and physically, and Bardem's hesitance to embrace celebrity culture and make a conscious effort to break into the American market has only served to make him more alluring to stateside filmmakers. Born the youngest member of a family of actors in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain, in 1969, Bardem's first role came at the age of six with the film El Picaro (aka The Scoundrel). Bardem was a shy boy who immediately took to acting, and numerous television roles as well as a stint touring with an independent theater company found the young rugby enthusiast increasingly dedicated to the stage. An interest in painting led Bardem to study at Madrid's Escuela de Artes y Officios, but following a series of odd jobs and the realization that he would never develop the skills to become a great artist, he eventually drifted back into acting. Moving into the 1990s, Bardem's collaborations with such filmmakers as Pedro Almodóvar (High Heels [1991] and Live Flesh [1997]) and J.J. Bigas Luna (Jamón Jamón [1992] and Huevos de Oro [1994]) found his popularity as a Spanish screen star growing. Goya-nominated for his performances in both Jamón Jamón and Huevos de Oro, Bardem took home the award for his roles in Dias Contados (1994) and Boca a Boca (1995), and it was becoming increasingly clear that a formidable international talent was emerging. Though some may have regarded Bardem as little more than a beefcake sex symbol due to his steamy early roles, a turning point came with the release of 2000's Before Night Falls. A thoughtful look at the life of Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, Bardem took over the role after Benicio Del Toro abandoned the it, and his physical transformation stunned audiences worldwide. Arenas was an ultimately tragic figure who eventually committed suicide while living in poverty in New York City, and Bardem prepared tirelessly for the role by changing his diet, immersing himself in Arenas' works, and traveling to Cuba to speak with those who knew the writer personally and to learn the Cuban dialect. In addition to drawing the actor international accolades, the role also found Bardem making history as the first Spanish actor ever to be nominated for an Academy Award. Though the offers came flooding in following the success of Before Night Falls, Bardem remained steadfast in his resistance to the Hollywood system. Turning down roles in such blockbusters as The World is Not Enough, it became increasingly obvious that Bardem was indeed sincere in his intentions to remain thoughtful about his career choices. Following his role in actor John Malkovich's directorial debut, The Dancer Upstairs (2002), Bardem's role as an unemployed dockworker in Fernando León de Aranoa's Mondays in the Sun (also 2002) again found the actor drawing praise. Though the film ultimately didn't take home the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, it did net Bardem another Best Lead Actor Goya in addition to being voted Best Film at the awards.In 2004 Bardem joined forces with director Alejandro Amenabar for the euthenasia drama The Sea Inside , earning solid reviews for his work as a man fighting to die with dignity. He bolstered his status as an international leading man with Milos Foreman's Goya's Ghosts in 2006, but the following year would bring Bardem the most substantial praise of his career to that point with his work in the Coen Brothers No Country for Old Men. His portrayal of the remorseless, amoral killer earned him near

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

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No Score Yet Dune Actor 2020
78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) Paco 2019
No Score Yet Sanctuary Producer 2019
31% Loving Pablo Pablo Escobar 2018
No Score Yet Thy Kingdom Come Actor 2018
69% mother! Him $17.3M 2017
8% The Last Face Miguel Leon 2017
30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Capt. Salazar $172.6M 2017
17% The Gunman Felix $8M 2015
No Score Yet Hijos de las nubes, la última colonia (Sons of the Clouds) Actor 2014
34% The Counselor Reiner $14.7M 2013
46% To The Wonder Father Quintana $0.6M 2013
No Score Yet Alacrán Enamorado Solís 2013
No Score Yet The Counsellor Actor 2013
92% Skyfall Silva $299.4M 2012
No Score Yet Looking Back on Love: Making Black and White America Actor 2012
No Score Yet Milos Forman: Co te nezabije... (Milos Forman: What doesn't kill you...) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Killing Pablo Actor 2011
65% Biutiful Uxbal $5.2M 2010
36% Eat Pray Love Felipe $80.6M 2010
81% Vicky Cristina Barcelona José Antonio $23.2M 2008
No Score Yet Extasis Actor 2008
93% No Country for Old Men Anton Chigurh $74.3M 2007
25% Love in the Time of Cholera Florentino Ariza $4.6M 2007
30% Goya's Ghosts Brother Lorenzo $0.8M 2007
No Score Yet Invisibles Producer Executive Producer Actor 2007
84% The Sea Inside (Mar Adentro) (The Sea Within) Ramón Sampedro $1.9M 2004
86% Collateral Felix $100.1M 2004
38% Sin noticias de Dios (Don't Tempt Me) Uncredited 2003
80% Mondays in the Sun (Los Lunes al sol) Santa 2003
64% The Dancer Upstairs Det. Lt. Agustin Rejas $2.5M 2002
73% Before Night Falls Reinaldo Arenas $2.8M 2001
No Score Yet Segunda Piel (Second Skin) Diego 1999
No Score Yet Los Lobos De Washington Actor 1999
No Score Yet Entre las piernas (Between Your Legs) Javier 1999
80% Live Flesh (Carne trémula) David 1998
No Score Yet Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health Actor 1997
33% Perdita Durango Romeo Dolorosa 1997
No Score Yet Éxtasis (Ecstasy) Rober 1996
No Score Yet Not Love Just Frenzy Actor 1996
33% Mouth to Mouth (Boca a Boca) Victor Ventura 1995
No Score Yet El Detective y la muerte (The Detective and Death) Detective Cornelio 1994
No Score Yet Días Contados (Numbered Days) (Running Out of Time) Lisardo 1994
No Score Yet La Teta i la lluna (The Tit and the Moon) Actor 1994
No Score Yet Huevos de oro (Golden Balls) Benito Gonzalez 1993
No Score Yet The Bilingual Lover (El Amante Bilingüe) Actor 1993
53% Tacones Lejanos (High Heels) TV Floor Manager 1991
64% Jamón Jamón Raul 1991
No Score Yet Ages of Lulu Jimmy 1990

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No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2001

QUOTES FROM Javier Bardem CHARACTERS

Jacq Vaucan
Funny, you were supposed to help us survive.
Blue Robot
Surviving is not relevant. Living is. We want to live.
Anton Chigurh
I'm lookin' for Llewelyn Moss
Desert Aire Manager
Did you go up to his trailer?
Anton Chigurh
Yes, I did.
Desert Aire Manager
Well, I'd say that he's at work. Do you wanna leave the message?
Anton Chigurh
Where does he work?
Desert Aire Manager
I can't say.
Desert Aire Manager
Sir, I ain't at liberty to give no informations about our residents.
Desert Aire Manager
Did you not hear me? We can't give out no information.
Anton Chigurh
1958. It's been traveling twenty-two years to get here. And now it's here. And it's either heads or tails. And you have to say. Call it.
Gas Station Proprietor
Look, I need to know what I stand to win.
Anton Chigurh
Everything.
Silva
Do you know what it does to you? Hydrogen cyanide?
Silva
life clung to me like a disease
Silva
life clung to me like a disease.
Silva
Life clung to me like a disease.
Reinaldo Arenas
The difference between the Communist system and the capitalist system is that when they give you a kick in the ass, in the Communist system you have to applaud, in the capitalist system, you can scream.
Reinaldo Arenas
Prisoners are those beings that know everything, especially about other prisoners.
Reinaldo Arenas
They have beautiful names, they're like flowers. But they're concentration camps for homosexuals, political dissidents, and anyone who wears their pants too tight.
Florentino Ariza
Don't give up! Don't give up!
Florentino Ariza
If the suffering of your own heart doesn't kill you, the ever-recurring civil war might.
Juan Antonio
Life is short. Life is dull. Life is full of pain. And this is a chance for something special.
Juan Antonio
Life is short. Life is dull. Life is full of pain and this is a chance for something special.
Silva
She sent you after me, knowing you're not ready, knowing you would likely die. Mommy was very bad.
Silva
I win.
Father Quintana
You shall love, whether you like it or not.
Silva
The two survivors...this is what she made us
Silva
The two survivors... This is what she made us.
Silva
What do you think?
James Bond
I think that's a bloody waste of good scotch.
Silva
It tells a story, doesn't it? They left the island so quickly, they couldn't decide what to take, what to leave, what was important. I think this everyday reminds me to focus on the essentials. There's nothing...nothing superfluous in my life. When a thing is redundant, it is...eliminated.
Nervous Accountant
Are you going to shoot me?
Anton Chigurh
That depends. Do you see me?
Anton Chigurh
To kid on bike after auto accident that leaves him bloody with a bone sticking out his leg: "What will you take for the shirt?"
Anton Chigurh
[to kid on bike after auto accident that leaves him bloody with a bone sticking out his leg] What will you take for the shirt?
Anton Chigurh
"Sir, I need for you to step out of the car."
Anton Chigurh
Sir, I need for you to step out of the car.
Silva
Do you see what comes of all this running around, Mr. Bond? All this jumping and fighting, it's exhausting! Relax. You need to relax... Ah well, mother's calling. I will give her a good-bye kiss for you.
Silva
Do you like my island? My grandmother had an island. We could circle the whole place in an hour. Then one day, we went back to the island to see it infested with rats. They came from a sunken ship and fed on coconut. But my grandmother came up with a solution. She buried oil drums and filled them with coconut bait, luring them down the drums. In about three months, all the rats were trapped. So what do you do? Do you drown them? Burn them? You leave them alone. As soon as they run out of coconut, they begin to eat each other. When there are two left, you let them go toward the coconut trees. But they will not eat coconut anymore. They will only eat rat. You have changed their nature.
Silva
The two survivors. This is what she made us.
Silva
Not bad James, not bad. For a physical wreck!
Silva
No bad, not bad, James, for a physical wreck.
Anton Chigurh
what business is it of yours where I am from-friendo.....
Anton Chigurh
What business is it of yours where I'm from, friendo?
James Bond
Or blow up a building in London?
Silva
Yes - just point, and click.
James Bond
'Spose everyone needs a hobby.
Silva
What's yours?
James Bond
Resurrection.
Silva
Look at you. Barely held together by your pills, your drink...
James Bond
And don't forget my pathetic love of country.
Silva
What has she done to you?
James Bond
Well, she never tied me to a chair.
James Bond
Everybody needs a hobby
James Bond
Everybody needs a hobby.
Silva
What's yours?
Silva
So, what's yours?
James Bond
Resurrection
James Bond
Resurrection.
James Bond
Was that intended for me?
Silva
No. But that is.
Silva
She sent you after me, knowing you're not ready, knowing you would likely die. Mommy was very bad.
Silva
Just look at you. Chasing spies. England. MI6. She sent you after me knowing you're not ready, knowing you would likely die. Mommy was very bad... The two survivors. This is what she made us.
Silva
Mommy Was Bad.
Silva
Mommy was very bad.
Silva
What's your favorite hobby?
James Bond
Resurrection!
Silva
She sent you after me knowing you're not ready, you would likely die. Mommy was very bad.
Anton Chigurh
Well done! Don't put it in your pocket, sir. Don't put it in your pocket. It's your lucky quarter.
Gas Station Proprietor
Where do you want me to put it?
Anton Chigurh
Anywhere not in your pocket, where it will get mixed in with the others and become just a coin, which it is.
Anton Chigurh
Call it, Friendo.
Boy On Bike
Mister? You got a bone stickin' out of your arm.
Anton Chigurh
Let me just sit here a minute.
Anton Chigurh
Would you hold still, please, sir?
Nervous Accountant
Are you going to shoot me?
Anton Chigurh
That depends. Do you see me?
Anton Chigurh
What Have You Ever Lossed In A Coin Toss?
Anton Chigurh
What's the most you've ever lost on a coin toss?
James Bond
Everybody needs a hobby
James Bond
Everybody needs a hobby.
Clair Dowar
So what's yours?
Silva
So what's yours?
James Bond
Resurrection
James Bond
Resurrection.
Juan Antonio
We were both sure that... our relation was perfect, but there was something missing. You know? Like, love requires such a perfect balance. It's... like the human body. It may turn that you have all the vitamins and minerals, but if... there is minus a single, tiny ingredient... missing, like, like, like, like, ooh, like salt, for example... one dies.
Cristina
Salt?
Juan Antonio
Juan Antonio: We are meant for each other and not meant for each other. It's a contradiction.
Juan Antonio
We are meant for each other and not meant for each other. It's a contradiction.
Romeo Dolorosa
I'm going to dance with the devil under the pale moonlight!
Anton Chigurh
Just call it,Friendo.
Anton Chigurh
Just call it, Friendo.
Anton Chigurh
that depends are you going to shoot me?
Anton Chigurh
That depends are you going to shoot me?
Anton Chigurh
what would you take for the shirt?
Anton Chigurh
What would you take for the shirt?
Carla Jean Moss
You don't have to do this.
Anton Chigurh
People always say the same thing.
Carla Jean Moss
What do they say?
Anton Chigurh
They say, "You don't have to do this. "
Anton Chigurh
They say, You don't have to do this.
Anton Chigurh
You live in that house out back?
Ramón Sampedro
"True love means to let me go".
Ramón Sampedro
True love means to let me go.
Anton Chigurh
i said "you dont know what your talking about"
Anton Chigurh
I said you dont know what your talking about.
Anton Chigurh
You don't know what you're talking about, do you?
Anton Chigurh
Call it.
Anton Chigurh
"I need you to step out of the car sir."
Anton Chigurh
I need you to step out of the car sir.
Juan Antonio
"Life is short, life is dull, life is full of pain and this is the chance for something special" (to make love). Juan when first meeting Cristina & Vicky.
Juan Antonio
Life is short, life is dull, life is full of pain and this is the chance for something special. [to make love]
Anton Chigurh
Call It, Friend-O
Anton Chigurh
Call it friend-o?
Anton Chigurh
What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss.
Gas Station Proprietor
Sir?
Anton Chigurh
The most. You ever lost. On a coin toss.
Gas Station Proprietor
I don't know. I couldn't say.
Anton Chigurh
[Chigurh flips a quarter from the change on the counter and covers it with his hand]
Anton Chigurh
Call it.
Gas Station Proprietor
Call it?
Anton Chigurh
Yes.
Gas Station Proprietor
For what?
Anton Chigurh
Just call it.
Gas Station Proprietor
Well, we need to know what we're calling it for here.
Anton Chigurh
You need to call it. I can't call it for you. It wouldn't be fair.
Gas Station Proprietor
I didn't put nothin' up.
Anton Chigurh
Yes, you did. You've been putting it up your whole life you just didn't know it. You know what date is on this coin?
Gas Station Proprietor
No.
Anton Chigurh
1958. It's been traveling twenty-two years to get here. And now it's here. And now you have to say. Call it.
Llewelyn Moss
Look, I need to know what I stand to win.
Anton Chigurh
Everything.
Gas Station Proprietor
How's that?
Anton Chigurh
You stand to win everything. Call it.
Gas Station Proprietor
Alright. Heads then.
Anton Chigurh
[removes his hand, revealing the coin is indeed heads]
Anton Chigurh
Well done.
Gas Station Proprietor
[nervously takes the quarter with the small pile of change he's apparently won while Chigurh starts out]
Anton Chigurh
Don't put it in your pocket, sir. Don't put it in your pocket. It's your lucky quarter.
Gas Station Proprietor
Where do you want me to put it?
Anton Chigurh
Anywhere not in your pocket. Where it'll get mixed in with the others and become just a coin. Which it is.
Anton Chigurh
What's the most you ever lost on a coin toss.
Anton Chigurh
Call it.
Carlson Wells
I'll see you in hell.
Anton Chigurh
Ha. Alright.
Uxbal
Don't forget me, my love, please.
Anton Chigurh
What's the most you ever lost in a coin toss?
Felipe
Listen, balance, my darling, is not letting anybody love you less than you love yourself.