Javier Bardem is one talented actor who is notable for landing numerous awards which include the Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award and the European Film Award for his many works in the entertainment industry.
Background Details (Age and Ethnicity)
The film star was born on March 1st, 1969 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain to mother Pilar Bardem who was an actress and father José Carlos Encinas Doussinague who was a businessman. Bardem was raised by his mum as his parents were said to have parted ways after he was born. Going down his mother’s lineage, one would find that the star actor came from a family of actors and film producers in the Spanish film industry.
His grandparents named Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro were actors while his uncle named Juan Antonio Bardem was a screenwriter and director. His elder siblings Carlos and Monica also followed in the family footsteps to take up acting careers. He, therefore, was said to have spent a large part of his childhood days on film sets and at age 6, he made his film debut in the Spanish film Gómez’s El Pícaro translated to English as The Scoundrel.
As a youngster, he was not too keen on the acting business so he went to an art school to study arts for 4 years but found out that he could not make it in that line of business as he was a bad painter. However, while in art school, he had to take up acting jobs to raise money to support himself in school and he revealed that he even had to work as a stripper one certain day. Bardem’s struggle with his acting career ended when the was featured in the film The Ages of Lulu at age 20 alongside his mother. Due to his brilliant performance, the director Bigas Luna gave him a lead role in his subsequent film titled Jamón Jamón released in 1992 where he was cast as a model for underwears and a bullfighter. He was also in the film Golden Balls directed by Bigas in 1993.
The actor’s fame spread beyond the Spanish cinema and attracted the attention of film directors across the world thereby landing him jobs that launched him into Hollywood. His work has been globally recognized and in 2012 he was awarded the 2,484th star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame which can be found in front of the El Capitan Theatre. The notable actor is also the first Spanish national to receive an Oscar nomination in 2000 for Best Actor in the movie Before Night Falls and the first to win one too
The international film star is said to have a net worth of about $23 million which is wholly from his film business.
Who is Javier Bardem’s Wife?
The combination of Javier Bardem and his better half Penelope Cruz is a match made in Venus as the pair is a power couple to reckon with in the film industry. They are said to have started dating back in 2007 and three years later, they made it down the aisle in The Bahamas. The actor lovingly describes his wife as a mixture of beauty and sexy in one package during an interview with Hello Magazine.
The pair welcomed their first child, a boy named Leo Encinas Cruz on January 23, 2011, and a daughter named Luna Encinas Cruz born July 22, 2013. His wife is also a winner of an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
What Is Javier Bardem’s Connection To Jeffrey Dean Morgan?
If you are a lover of the hit series Grey’s Anatomy you would recall the character Deny Duquette played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan who was a heart patient that wooed one of the interns named Izzie Stevens. Morgan gained fame from the series not just as an actor but also for his striking resemblance to the actor Javier Bardem ranking them as one of the many celebrity look-alikes in the Hollywood industry, but they are not related.
The talented actor is known to have a gallant height of 5 ft 11 inches which gracefully carries his medium built body that is quite fit.