awards & nominations

Skyfall (2012)

Javier Bardem as "Silva"

When James Bond's (Daniel Craig) latest assignment goes terribly wrong, it leads to a calamitous turn of events: Undercover agents around the world are exposed, and MI6 is attacked, forcing M (Judi Dench) to relocate the agency. With MI6 now compromised inside and out, M turns to the one man she can trust: Bond. Aided only by a field agent (Naomie Harris), Bond takes to the shadows and follows a trail to Silva (Javier Bardem), a man from M's past who wants to settle an old score.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)NominatedSupporting Actor
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Biutiful (2010)

Javier Bardem as "Uxbal"

Uxbal (Javier Bardem), a career criminal, plies his trade in Barcelona's underground sweatshops and back alleys. Unlike his associates, he has some respect for the poor workers under his thumb and is a devoted father. Told that he is ill and has just a few months to live, Uxbal tries to get his affairs in order before the spirits, with whom he communes, come to claim him.

Academy Award (2010)NominatedActor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)NominatedActor in a Leading Role

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

Javier Bardem as "Juan Antonio"

Americans Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) arrive in Spain for a summer vacation at a friend's (Patricia Clarkson) Barcelona home. Visiting an art gallery, they meet seductive painter Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem), who invites them for a weekend of food, art and sex. Sparks really ignite when his fiery former lover (Penélope Cruz) arrives on the scene, making for a very crowded house.

Golden Globe (2008)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

No Country for Old Men (2007)

Javier Bardem as "Anton Chigurh"

While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) finds the grisly aftermath of a drug deal. Though he knows better, he cannot resist the cash left behind and takes it with him. The hunter becomes the hunted when a merciless killer named Chigurh (Javier Bardem) picks up his trail. Also looking for Moss is Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), an aging lawman who reflects on a changing world and a dark secret of his own, as he tries to find and protect Moss.

Academy Award (2007)WonActor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)WonSupporting Actor
Golden Globe (2007)WonBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)WonOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)WonOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Sea Inside (2004)

Javier Bardem as "Ramón Sampedro"

Ramón Sampedro (Javier Bardem) is a Spanish ship mechanic and part-time poet who is left a quadriplegic after a diving accident. This film tells the true story of Sampedro's 30-year battle for the legal right to end his own life. He develops close relationships with his long-term lawyer Julia (Belén Rueda) and his friend Rosa (Lola Dueñas), who tries to convince him that his life is worth living. Despite his situation, Ramon manages to inspire those around him to live life to the fullest.

Golden Globe (2004)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Los Premios Goya (2004)WonBest Leading Actor
Mostra del Cinema di Venezia (2004)NominatedVolpi cup for the best male performance

Mondays in the Sun (2002)

Javier Bardem as "Santa"

Vigo, a port town in Spain, has fallen on hard times. The shipbuilding industry, which was a primary source of jobs, has laid off many workers. Several of these erstwhile shipbuilders spend their newfound free time at a local bar owned by their friend Rico (Joaquín Climent). The group is headed by Santa (Javier Bardem), a steadfast pragmatist who tries to keep the spirits of the men high. Troubles are many, however, including the marital problems of Amador (Celso Bugallo) and José (Luis Tosar).

Los Premios Goya (2003)WonBest Leading Actor

Before Night Falls (2000)

Javier Bardem as "Reinaldo Arenas"

A richly imagined journey into the life and writings of brilliant Cuban author and exile Reinaldo Arenas. It spans the whole of Arenas' life, from his rural childhood and his early embrace of the Revolution to the persecution he would later experience as a writer and homosexual in Castro's Cuba; from his departure from Cuba in the Mariel Harbor exodus of 1980 to his exile and death in the United States.

Academy Award (2000)NominatedActor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2000)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

moviefone newsletter
Want more? Signup for our newsletter to get movie and TV show news, exclusive content, the latest trailers, giveaways and much more
By signing up I accept the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy