In Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz on March 13, 2008 at 9:00 am
Tetro is going to be Javier Bardem’s next film. It’s to be directed by the legendary Francis Ford Coppola and will also star Maribel Verdú, and Vicent Gallo.
It was only a matter of time before another big-time Hollywood director would snatch Javier! But, Penelope Cruz’s novio holds it all in stride, sharing his point-of-view about Hollywood superstardom with a Scottish newspaper:
“But there is a difference between me and an American actor. An American actor has the need to make it in his country. I don’t have that. I have my career in my country, and if something good happens in America, I’ll do it, and there are many great directors here I’d like to work with. But if that doesn’t happen, it doesn’t mean that I don’t have a career. I already have one – in Spain.”
Tell ‘em, Javier!
In Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz on February 29, 2008 at 11:00 am
You know a Spaniard is serious about his mujercita when he has her meet La Madre.
Oscar winner Javier Bardem did just that recently on the night of his Oscar win. I can see Penelope trading Javiercito stories over some crochetting.
Is the next carpet that Javier walks on…be the one that leads to an officiating priest? And will Lopita be right alongside him, with mama Pilar Bardem in tow?
In Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz on February 27, 2008 at 10:00 am
Now that Javier Bardem has won the ultimate validation for an actor, Something tells me that he won’t be one of those actors who wins an Oscar one year and then disappear from the face of the Earth, only to resurface in ‘hab.
Up next, he’ll be starring in Tetro, Nine, and of course Vicky Christina Barcelona, the movie that will pair him up with querida Penelope Cruz. Javier seems to be drawn to complex characters, as was the case with his Oscar-nominated role as Anton Chirugh in No Country for Old Men:
“Being a foreigner, in a foreign movie, my first American movie, in a foreign landscape, working one or two days a week, with a lot of free time – and that haircut – there was a moment when I felt totally isolated, totally detached, and that’s what I brought to the character. Somehow I understood him, without trying to understand him.”
In Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz on February 27, 2008 at 8:45 am
People are always saying that Oscars are a curse to a relationship. Once an actor or actress wins an Oscar, a romantic or marital split is not far behind. Wonder if this means that Javier and Penny will split soon?
In Javier Bardem on February 24, 2008 at 10:09 pm
I told you: Javier Bardem beat out a lot of fellow great talents and won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in No Country for Old Men.
Here he is arriving on the red carpet.
Go Javier. The sky was the limit, but now you have the entire galaxy.
In Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz on February 18, 2008 at 10:00 am
Lopita is going to be a presenter:
“La estrella española, nominada a mejor actriz el año pasado por su trabajo en “Volver’’, de Pedro Almodóvar figura en la lista de presentadores junto a los cuatro ganadores del Oscar en los rubros actorales del 2007…
The Spanish actress nominated the year before for Best Actress for her work in Volver by director will figure in the roster of presenters alongside other Oscar winners from 2007.
It would just be something if she were the one presenting Javier Bardem the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor at the ceremony. How romantic would that be! Um, assuming that Javier gets the Oscar. But he will. Don’t say I didn’t tell you.
In Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz on February 11, 2008 at 3:11 pm
Javier Bardem won a BAFTA award for his role as Anton Chirugh in No Country for Old Men.
Javier has already won a Golden Globe and the New York Critic’s Circle Awards for this role. Javier gave this perspective on his role as Anton recently:
“…he has an internal struggle: ‘the world is corrupted, the world needs some kind of punishment, and I’m here to remind them that.’ He doesn’t have any pleasure in what he does; he almost has pain in doing it.”
And a few words about what the role meant for him as an actor:
“There was a challenge, which is how to bring the symbolic side of violence into human behaviour, so that people see a human being and not a terminator machine, otherwise we don’t feel for him, we just think, ‘Oh, here comes the machine.’ But at the same time, he has to have this unstoppable machine attitude.”
Wipe what little space you have left on your credenza Javier, ’cause you are going to get an Oscar as well. Don’t say I didn’t tell you, Javiercito. Penelope must be proud.
In Javier Bardem on January 28, 2008 at 11:40 am
Javier Bardem won a SAG award for his role as Anton in No Country for Old Men. JB, I’m totally feeling that humility ish, but it’s time to upgrade that wardrobe. Tell your assistant to get you some pomade to tame down those unruly strands of hair. A little vaseline and castor oil goes a long way.
Pic credit: (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
In Javier Bardem, Jessica Alba on January 23, 2008 at 10:41 am
What I told you? Told you that Javier Bardem would be nominated for an Oscar for his role as Anton in No Country for Old Men.
Oscar noms are in, and sure enough my boy is on the list. Hope the strike is over by Oscar time, or hopefully the organizers can get themselves a waiver from the Writer’s Guild. There’s no way Javier is going to be deprived of his Oscar glory and any of those post-show fests.
In the other corner, we’ve got La Alba who got nominated for a Razzy for her roles in Awake, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Good Luck Chuck.