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Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem
Bardem at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival in 2007
Personal information
Birth nameJavier Angel Encinas Bardem
Birth date1 March 1969(age 47)
Place of birthLas Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Years active1990 � present
SpousePenélope Cruz (2010 � present)
ChildrenLeo Encinas Cruz

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Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (-esxaˈβjeɾ baɾˈðen; born 1 March 1969) is a Spanish actor. He has garnered critical acclaim for roles in films such as Jamón, jamón, Carne trémula, Boca a boca, Los Lunes al sol and Mar adentro.

Bardem has been awarded an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA, five Goya awards, two European Film Awards, a Prize for Best Actor at Cannes and two Coppa Volpis at Venice for his work. He is the first Spaniard to be nominated for an Oscar (Best Actor, 2000, for Before Night Falls, lost to Russell Crowe for Gladiator), as well as the first Spanish actor to win an Oscar (Supporting Actor, 2007, for No Country for Old Men). He received his third Academy Award nomination, and second Best Actor nomination, for the film Biutiful.

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