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Javier Bardem

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 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 96 wins & 66 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The Gunman
 2014/I Automata
Blue Robot (voice)
 2013 L'Agent (Video short)
 2013 Scorpion in Love
 2012 Sherman and Pacifico (Short)
 2012 Skyfall
 2010 Biutiful
 2006 Goya's Ghosts
 2004 Collateral
 2002 Mondays in the Sun
 2002 The Dancer Upstairs
Agustín Rejas
 2001 Don't Tempt Me
Tony Graco (uncredited)
 1999 Los lobos de Washington
 1999 Between Your Legs
 1998 Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley
Quinqui del billar (uncredited)
 1997 Live Flesh
 1997 Airbag
José Alberto 'Amor Obsoleto'
 1997 Nova ficció (TV Series)
- Des de mai (1997) ... Raúl
 1996 Mambrú
Cámara (as Javier Encinas)
 1996 Éxtasis
 1995 La madre (Short)
 1994 El detective y la muerte
 1994 Días contados
 1994 La teta y la luna
El Tercer Romano (as Benito González)
 1994 Pronòstic reservat (Short)
 1993 Golden Balls
Benito González
 1993 Huidos
 1993 El amante bilingüe
 1992 Crónicas del mal (TV Series)
 1992 Jamón, Jamón
 1992 Tango (TV Series)
Efraín Cifuentes
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Efraín Cifuentes
 1992 Amo tu cama rica
 1991 High Heels
Regidor T.V.
 1991 Brain (Short)
 1990 Brigada central (TV Series)
- Turno de noche (1990) ... Drogadicto
 1986 Segunda enseñanza (TV Series)
- De Beltrán, Beltraneja (1986) ... Pablo
- El eterno retorno (1986) ... Pablo
- Tabúes (1986) ... Pablo
- La vieja libertad (1986) ... Pablo
 1981 El poderoso influjo de la luna
Niño entre gente curiosa (uncredited)
 1974 El pícaro (TV Series)
Alonso niño
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Other Works:

Macaco's music video: "Moving" See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 9 Interviews | 15 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Javier Encinas | Benito González


5' 11¼" (1.81 m)

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Sometimes I say to myself, 'What are you doing in this absurd job? Why don't you go to Africa and help people?' But I cannot help people because I'm a hypochondriac. See more »


To portray Reinaldo Arenas, Javier not only learned Cuban-Spanish, but Cuban-accented English, and lost 30 pounds to better resemble the smaller-framed Arenas. See more »


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