Bardem won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in the 2007 Coen brothers film No Country for Old Men.
He has also received critical acclaim for roles in films such as Jamón, jamón, Carne trémula, Boca a boca, Los lunes al sol, Mar adentro, and Skyfall, for which he received both a BAFTA and a SAG nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
With Universal deciding not to go forward with the ultra-ambitious adaptation of the Stephen King 7-novel series, and to end months of speculation, Bardem officially confirmed his role in Skyfall during an interview with Christiane Amanpour for ABC's Nightline.
from director Darren Aronofsky, which focuses on a couple whose lives are disrupted by the arrival of unexpected guests.
Bardem is set to play Frankenstein's Monster in the 2019 remake of the Bride of Frankenstein, directed by Bill Condon.
held on Tuesday (March 6) at the Melia Serrano Hotel in Madrid, Spain.
The co-stars and real-life married couple were joined at the event by their cast mate Julieth Restrepo, as well as the film's producer Miguel Menendez de Zubillaga and director Fernando Leon de Aranoa.
In 1997, John Malkovich was the first to approach him, then a 27-year-old, for a role in English, but the Spanish actor turned down the offer because his English was still poor.
His first English-speaking role came that same year, in with director Álex de la Iglesia's Perdita Durango, playing a santería-practicing bank robber.He also comes from a political background, as his uncle Juan Antonio was imprisoned by Franco for his anti-fascist films.Bardem came to notice in a small role in his first major motion picture, The Ages of Lulu, when he was 20, in which he appeared along with his mother, Pilar Bardem.After starring in about two dozen films in his native country, he gained international recognition in Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls in 2000, portraying Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas.For that role, he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor, the first for a Spaniard.Bigas Luna, the director of Lulu, was sufficiently impressed to give him the leading male role in his next film, Jamón Jamón in 1992, in which Bardem played a would-be underwear model and bullfighter.