Javier Bardem

Birth Day March 1st, 1969
Birth Place Las Palmas, Gran Canaria
Age 52 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Pisces

The multi-award winner, Javier Barden is a Spanish actor who came into the entertainment industry at a tender age as his family and ancestors were involved in this industry for a long time. He spends most of his childhood at theatres and film sets. Thus, it was impacting him indirectly to pursue a career in the entertainment field. Eventually, he made his first film appearance, in Fernando Fernán Gómez's El Pícaro at the age of six. Being young, he had done several noticeable small roles through motion pictures. Although he is poor in English,  he gained international recognition in Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls in 2000. After that, he did not look back. Then, he regularly got films that changes his life surprisingly. This turning point movie is No Country for Old Men. It is an American neo-Western crime thriller film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on Cormac McCarthy's 2005 novel of the same name. For this movie, he got many awards like Golden Globe Award, British Academy Film Award, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Academy Awards in different categories. During his career, he won 7 awards out of his 22 nominations to date. Today, let's explore him and his interesting career through this article.

Early Life

Javier Barden step on the earth for the first time in 1969 through his parents Pilar Barden and José Carlos Encinas Doussinague. His father is a businessman and environmentalist while his mother is an actress by profession. Currently, he is 52 years old. He always celebrates his birthday on March 1 of every year. He had two siblings who is older than him. They are Carlos Bardem and Mónica Bardem. Similarly, he holds Spanish nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Pisces and has faith in atheism.

Concerning his academic qualification, there is no information available about his education on the social media platform. But he studied at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios in Madrid to hone his painting skills. He studied there for four years.

Personal Life

Javier Barden was happily married to his long-term girlfriend named Penélope Cruz who is also an actress by profession. Even they share screen many movies during their career. At the time of sharing, they also shares their love for each other but had hidden it from the media. After dating almost three years, the lovebirds exchanged their wedding vows in July 2010 in The Bahamas. Then, they blessed a son named  Leo Encinas Cruz and later a daughter named Luna Encinas Cruz. Currently, the couple lives blissful life without any disturbance in Madrid, Spain.

Previously, he was also involved in a romantic relationship with Christina Pales who is an English language teacher by profession. The lovebirds met first time while he is struggling in the entertainment industry. On the learning of the English language, they came nearer and fall in love. They started dating in 1991 and it remains until 2005. The reason behind their separation is still unknown.

Net Worth

Javier Barden officially entered the entertainment industry when he was 21. He gave to the entertainment industry more than 30 years to entertain the people as an actor. Thus, the industry also gave him a good income, prosperous life, and fame. He also produces several movies during his career. He came up to so high despite that amount of struggle in her initial phase.  As per the online sites, his current estimated net worth is said to be $30 million. However, his salary and financial details are not public yet.

Body Measurement

Javier Barden has an average body build with a height of 5 feet 11¼ inches. He weighs around 87 Kg. Similarly, she has a pair of dark brown eyes, and he has naturally dark brown hair. He has a 45 inches chest size, 15 inches biceps size, and 36 inches waist size. Further, he has a strong and heavy chin with a prominent nose.

Filmography

Films:

  • Las edades de Lulú (1990) - Jimmy
  • Tacones Lejanos (1991) - Regidor de TV
  • Jamón, jamón (1992) - Raúl
  • Huevos de oro (1993) - Benito González
  • El Amante Bilingüe (1993) - Shoeshiner
  • Días contados (1994) - Lisardo
  • El detective y la muerte (1994) - Detective Cornelio
  • Boca a boca (1995) - Víctor Ventura
  • Not Love, Just Frenzy (1996)
  • Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health (1997) - Camillero
  • Airbag (1997) - José Alberto
  • Carne trémula (1997) - David
  • Perdita Durango (1997) - Romeo Dolorosa
  • Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley (1998) - Sultán
  • Entre las piernas (1999) - Javier
  • Segunda Piel (1999) - Diego
  • Los Lobos de Washington (1999) - Alberto - Executive Producer
  • Before Night Falls (2000) - Reinaldo Arenas
  • Don't Tempt Me (2001) - Tony Graco
  • The Dancer Upstairs (2002) - Agustín Rejas
  • Mondays in the Sun (2002) - Santa
  • Collateral (2004) - Felix
  • The Sea Inside (2004) - Ramón Sampedro
  • Goya's Ghosts (2006) - Brother Lorenzo
  • Love in the Time of Cholera (2007) - Florentino Ariza
  • No Country for Old Men - Anton Chigurh
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona - Juan Antonio
  • Biutiful (2010) - Uxbal
  • Eat Pray Love (2010) - Felipe
  • Sons of the Clouds: The Last Colony (2012) - Narrator (Voice)
  • Skyfall (2012) - Raoul Silva
  • To the Wonder (2012) - Father Quintana
  • The Counselor (2013) - Reiner
  • Scorpion in Love (2013) - Solis
  • Autómata (2014) - Blue Robot (Voice)
  • The Gunman (2015) - Felix
  • The Last Face (2016) - Miguel León
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) - Armando Salazar
  • Mother! (2017) - Him
  • Loving Pablo (2017) - Pablo Escobar - Producer
  • Thy Kingdom Come (2018) - Father Quintana - Producer
  • Everybody Knows (2018) - Paco
  • The Roads Not Taken (2020) - Leo
  • Dune (2021) - Stilgar
  • The Good Boss (2021) - Blanco
  • Being the Ricardos (2021) - Desi Arnaz - Post Production
  • Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (2022) - Mr. Grumps - Filming
  • The Little Mermaid (2023) - King Triton - Post Production

Television:

  • El Pícaro (1974) - Child Actor
  • Segunda Enseñanza (1986) - Pablo - First Recurring Role
  • El C.I.D. (1991) - Vince - Episode: "Thursday's Child"
  • Asesinato en el Hormiguero Express (2018) - Himself - Television Special
  • Home Movie: The Princess Bride (2020) - Inigo Montoya - Episode: "Chapter Ten: To The Pain!"

Major Associations

Won:

  • Academy Awards (2007) - Best Supporting Actor - No Country for Old Men
  • British Academy Film Awards (2007) - Best Actor in a Supporting Role - No Country for Old Men
  • Golden Globe Awards (2007) - Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture - No Country for Old Men
  • Screen Actors Guild Award (2007) - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - No Country for Old Men
  • Screen Actors Guild Award (2007) - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - No Country for Old Men

Nominated:

  • Academy Awards (2000) - Best Actor - Before Night Falls
  • Academy Awards (2010) - Best Actor - Biutiful
  • British Academy Film Awards (2010) - Best Actor in a Leading Role - Biutiful
  • British Academy Film Awards (2012) - Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Skyfall
  • Golden Globe Awards (2000) - Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama - Before Night Falls
  • Golden Globe Awards (2004) - Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama -  The Sea Inside
  • Golden Globe Awards (2008) - Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Skyfall

Pending:

  • Golden Globe Awards (2022) - Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama - Being the Ricardos

Major Festival Award

Won:

  • Cannes Film Festival (2010) - Best Actor - Biutiful
  • Venice Film Festival (2000) - Volpi Cup for Best Actor - Before Night Fails
  • Venice Film Festival (2004) - Volpi Cup for Best Actor - The Sea Inside

Industry Awards

Won:

  • European Film Awards (1997) - People's Choice Award for Best Actor
  • European Film Awards (2004) - Best Actor - The Sea Inside
  • Independent Spirit Awards (2001) - Best Male Lead - Before Night Falls
  • Goya Awards (1995) - Best Supporting Actor - Running Out of Time
  • Goya Awards (1996) - Best Actor - Mouth to Mouth
  • Goya Awards (2003) - Best Actor - Mondays in the Sun
  • Goya Awards (2005) - Best Actor - The Sea Inside
  • Goya Awards (2011) - Best Actor - Biutiful
  • Goya Awards (2013) - Best Documentary - Sons of the Clouds

Nominated:

  • European Film Awards (1998) - Best Actor - Live Flesh
  • European Film Awards (2002) - Best Actor - Mondays in the Sun
  • Goya Awards (1993) - Best Actor - Jamón Jamón
  • Goya Awards (1994) - Best Actor - Golden Balls
  • Goya Awards (1998) - Best Actor - Live Flesh
  • Goya Awards (2018) -  Best Actor - Loving Pablo
  • Goya Awards (2019) - Best Actor - Everybody Knows

Pending:

  • Goya Awards (2022) - Best Actor - The Good Boss

Miscellaneous Awards

Nominated:

  • Golden Raspberry Awards (2017) - Worst Supporting Actor - Mother! & Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

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