Javier Bardem is a Spanish actor. Javier Bardem has been awarded an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA, four Goya awards, two European Film Awards, a Prize for Best Actor at Cannes and two Coppa Volpis at Venice for his work. Javier Bardem is the first Spanish actor to be nominated for an Oscar as well as the first to win one.
Javier is the son of Carlos Encinas and the actress Pilar Bardem. He comes from a long line of filmmakers and actors who have been working since the earliest days of Spanish cinema. Both his older brother and his older sister, Carlos and Monica, are actors.
Javier Bardem film debut was at the age of six and a half in the film The Scoundrel and he appeared in several television series before turning to painting and, eventually, sports. Before acting professionally, Javier Bardem was a member of the underage Spanish national rugby team.
Javier Bardem began dating then co-star Penelope Cruz in 2007, although the couple has maintained a low public profile. According to the Associated Press, the two were married in July 2010 in the Bahamas.