Javier Bardem

BirthDay:

01 Mar 1969

BirthPlace:

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

BirthName:

Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem

Bio:

Javier Bardem is the youngest member of a family of actors that has been making films since the early days of Spanish cinema.

He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, to actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz) and businessman José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His maternal grandparents were actors Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro, and his uncle is screenwriter Juan Antonio Bardem. He got his start in the family business, at age six, when he appeared in his first feature, "El picaro" (1974) (A.K.A. The Scoundrel). During his teenage years, he acted in several TV series, played rugby for the Spanish National Team, and toured the country with an independent theatrical group. Javier's early film role as a sexy stud in the black comedy, Jamón, Jamón (1992) (aka Ham Ham) propelled him to instant popularity and threatened to typecast him as nothing more than a brawny sex symbol. Determined to avert a beefcake image, he refused similar subsequent roles and has gone on to win acclaim for his ability to appear almost unrecognizable from film to film. With over 25 movies and numerous awards under his belt, it is Javier's stirring, passionate performance as the persecuted Cuban writer, Reynaldo Arenas, in Before Night Falls (2000) that will long be remembered as his breakthrough role. He received five Best Actor awards and a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal.
Filmography

Actor ( 156 credits )

Untitled Universal Monster Project (2019) Frankenstein (rumored)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Captain Salazar
Escobar (2017) Pablo Escobar
Untitled Darren Aronofsky Project (2017) (rumored)
Untitled Asghar Farhadi Project (2017)
The Last Face (2016)
The Gunman (2015)
Els dies clau (2015)  Ramón Sampedrdo (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
IMDb Originals (2015)  SIlva (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Automata (2014) Blue Robot (voice)
Journey to Sundance (2014) Himself
The Counselor (2013) Reiner
Scorpion in Love (2013) Solís
Looking Back on Love: Making Black and White America (2013) Himself
Sons of the Clouds (2012) Narrator
To the Wonder (2012) Father Quintana
Skyfall (2012) Silva
Buenas noches y Buenafuente (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Oprah's Next Chapter (2012)  Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 201
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Reiner (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
Sherman and Pacifico (2012) Pacifico
Iñaki (2011)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Biutiful (2010) Uxbal
Eat Pray Love (2010) Felipe
Spanish Hollywood (2010) Himself (archive footage)
Conan (2010)  Himself - Guest (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Mi reino por un caballo (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011)
Sesion HD (2010)  Himself (archive footage)
Por la gracia de Luis (2009) Himself (archive footage)
Milos Forman: What doesn't kill you... (2009) Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber (2009) (1 episode)
50 años de (2009)  Himself / ... (archive footage) (4 episodes, 2009-2010
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) Juan Antonio
Bigas Luna: La mirada entomòloga (2008) El chorizo (archive footage)
1 quart de 3 (2008)  Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2008)
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007) Florentino Ariza
No Country for Old Men (2007) Anton Chigurh
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Banda sonora (2007)  Ramón Sampedro (uncredited) (1 episode, 2008)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2007)
La tele de tu vida (2007)  Himself / ... (archive footage) (3 episodes, 2007)
Memòries de la tele (2007)  Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2008-2010)
Èxit (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Vinte na Galega (2007) (archive footage) (1 episode, 2007)
Goya's Ghosts (2006) Lorenzo
Hécuba, un sueño de pasión (2006) Himself
Movie Rush (2006)  Himself
La imagen de tu vida (2006)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2006)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (4 episodes, 2010-2013)
The Hour (2005)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Cinema mil (2005)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2005)
Noticias Cuatro (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
180° (2005)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2005)
L'estiu en directe (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Las Alas del Fénix (2005) Himself
The Sea Inside (2004) Ramón Sampedro
Collateral (2004) Felix
Tavis Smiley (2004)  Himself - Guest (3 episodes, 2004-2011)
Miradas 2 (2004)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Los más (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Ruedo ibérico (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Els matins a TV3 (2004)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2010)
...Amb Manel Fuentes (2004)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2004)
Las cerezas (2004)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2004)
El mundo es tuyo (2004) Himself
With George Bush on My Mind (2003) Himself (archive footage)
Variaciones 1/113 (2003) Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Shootout (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Cartaz Cultural (2003)  Himself
The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema (2002) Himself (archive footage)
The Dancer Upstairs (2002) Agustín Rejas
Mondays in the Sun (2002) Santa
Don't Tempt Me (2001) Tony Graco (uncredited)
Extreme Close Up with... (2001)  As himself (unknown episodes)
Before Night Falls (2000) Reinaldo Arenas
La columna (2000)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2001)
Second Skin (1999) Diego
Between Your Legs (1999) Javier
Los lobos de Washington (1999) Alberto
La gran ilusión (1999)  Himself (3 episodes, 2000)
Crònica d'avui (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley (1998) Quinqui del billar (uncredited)
Versión española (1998)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 1999-2010)
Dance with the Devil (1997) Romeo Dolorosa
Live Flesh (1997) David
Airbag (1997) José Alberto 'Amor Obsoleto'
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2008)
La mirada crítica (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Nova ficció (1997)  Raúl (1 episode, 1997)
Extra Rosa (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Avisa'ns quan arribi el 2000 (1997)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1997)
Not Love, Just Frenzy (1996)
Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health (1996) Camillero
Éxtasis (1996) Rober
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2001)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Anton Chigurh (1 episode, 2008)
Magacine (1996)  Himself (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Millennium (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Caiga quien caiga (1996)  Himself (8 episodes, 2001-2010)
Continuarà... (1996)  Himself (5 episodes, 1997-2010)
Àngels de nit (1996)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1996)
Mambrú (1996) Cámara (as Javier Encinas)
La madre (1995) Hijo
Mouth to Mouth (1995) Víctor Ventura
Lo + plus (1995)  Himself - Guest (4 episodes, 1996-2004)
Sin ir más lejos (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 1995)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008)
La teta y la luna (1994) El Tercer Romano (as Benito González)
Días contados (1994) Lisardo
El detective y la muerte (1994) Detective
Los desayunos de TVE (1994)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2007-2010)
La 2 noticias (1994)  Himself (4 episodes, 2008)
Cartelera (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 1994-2008)
La tarda és nostra (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Pronòstic reservat (1994)
Golden Balls (1993) Benito González
Huidos (1993) Rafael
El amante bilingüe (1993) Limpiabotas
Good Day L.A. (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Corazón, corazón (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 1995-2008)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2008)
Jamón, Jamón (1992) Raul
Amo tu cama rica (1992) Antonio
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2007-2013)
Tango (1992)  Efraín Cifuentes (1 episode, 1992)
Crónicas del mal (1992) (1 episode, 1992)
Sabor a Lolas (1992)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1992)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2010-2012)
Para tí... con Jacqueline de la Vega (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
Vaya fauna (1992)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 1993)
High Heels (1991) Regidor T.V.
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (11 episodes, 1996-2013)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (6 episodes, 2001-2010)
Brain (1991)
The Ages of Lulu (1990) Jimmy
Primer plano (1990)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
Brigada central (1989)  Drogadicto (1 episode, 1990)
El día por delante (1989)  Various Characters (unknown episodes)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2010)
Segunda enseñanza (1986)  Pablo (9 episodes, 1986)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (16 episodes, 1993-2012)
30 minuts (1984)  Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2013)
El poderoso influjo de la luna (1981) Niño entre gente curiosa (uncredited)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
El pícaro (1974)  Alonso niño (uncredited) (1 episode, 1974)
Fantástico (1973)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Telediario (1957)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Today (1952)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2008)

Producer ( 4 credits )

Escobar (2017) co-producer
Sons of the Clouds (2012) producer
Invisibles (2007) producer
Los lobos de Washington (1999) executive producer

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