Javier Bardem, the Oscar-winning star of 'No Country for Old Men,' often goes for films that other A-listers wouldn't touch. His latest film, 'Biutiful,' directed by acclaimed Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu, is screening at the Toronto International Film Festival. Set in the mean streets of Barcelona, where illegal immigrants can die of abuse and neglect, where substance abuse, poverty, and overcrowding make it a kind of hell on earth, Bardem's character Uxbal is a powerful crime boss who traffics in slave laborers and stolen goods.

But as with most of Bardem's characters, Uxbal also has a good side; he loves and dotes on his young children. He has grace and a healing touch that he uses to comfort dying people and their relatives, but he can't seem to save himself.

Moviefone caught up with Bardem at the Toronto Film Festival.

Check back closer to October 20, when ''Biutiful' is set for release, for our full interview with Bardem.