Javier Bardem Nabs a BAFTA

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.


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