Javier Bardem’s biographyJavier Bardem is a Spanish actor who has made an intoxicating career in Hollywood, where he is known primarily for his roles as typical villains. They are Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men by Coen brothers, the terrorist Silva from the next part of Bond film series, Lorenzo from the Goya’s Ghosts and, of course, the evil Captain Salazar from the fifth film of Pirates of the Caribbean. However, he escaped the fate of playing the template Latino villains who are so loved in American cinema. Each of his antiheroes absolutely does not look like the previous one. Macho and gigolo roles, as well as tragic heroes, are not alien to him.
Childhood and familyJavier Angel Encinas Bardem was born on the first day of spring 1969 in the Spanish city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands).
The young man was surprisingly versatile: he devoted a lot of time to sports, in particular, he was keen on boxing and weightlifting, and even was in Spain rugby team. In addition, he toured with an independent theater troupe and studied painting at an art school.
Career in homelandViewers saw Javier Bardem’s first great work in 1990 ‒ the actor played in Bigas Luna’s erotic drama called The Ages of Lulu, telling viewers about all the diversity of sexual experiments through young Lulu’s eyes.
Then a number of films with unequivocal names followed, such as Huevos de oro, Boca a boca, Entre las piernas, Éxtasis, La teta y la luna, The Bilingual Lover with Ornella Muti, Amo tu cama rica.