Tuesday 13 June 2017

Javier Bardem

Javier Angel Encinas Bardem was born on 1st March 1969. He is a Spanish actor who is most known for his role in the 2007 film No Country for Old Men as Anton Chigurh. He is also known for 2012 James Bond movie Skyfall, 2010 movie Eat Pray Love and 2015 movie The Gunman. He most recently played the role of Captain Salazar in 2017 movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dean Men Tell No Tales.

Javier Bardem Religion

Bardem was brought up as a Roman Catholic(Christian) in faith by his grandmother. He later became an atheist which was seemingly sparked by legalization of same-sex marriage in 2005 in Spain. He doesn't have any social media accounts yet so we cannot say whether his views have changed or not but we are pretty sure that he still is an atheist. He has also said that he respects people's faith but doesn't respect when they manipulate their faith to create fear and control.

Javier Bardem Political Views

Bardem has not supported any political parties as such but has spoken out about certain political issues. He spoke in favor same-sex marriage and has teamed up with an organization that works to raise awareness about conflist minerals in Congo. During the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict, Javier along with his wife signed an open letter denouncing Israel's actions and calling them "genocide", he received quite a bit of criticism for that.

Who is he dating?

Starting 2007, Javier started dating his co-star in the movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Penelope Cruz, who is also a Spanish actress quite popular in Hollywood. The couple married in July of 2010 and has maintained a low profile since. They have 2 children together; a son born in 2011 and a daughter born in 2013. 

Javier Bardem Hobbies

Javier has done many things in life apart from acting and totally deserves his sport here. He has worked as a bouncer, a writer, a construction worker and even as a stripper. But those are not his hobbies. He was interested in becoming a painter but quit when he realised that he would never be a talented painter. He has said that he doesn't know how to do anything besides acting. 

Interesting Facts

Javier does not know how to drive. Whether it is because he never needed to know or whether he just doesn't want to learn, that's up to you to decide. 

As a teenager, Javier played rugby in the Spanish National Team.

He had a relationship with Cristina Payes that lasted for ten years. 

He married Penelope Cruz at a friend's house in the Bahamas. 

The longest he has ever gone without an Oscar nomination was seven years.