Who is Javier Bardem?

Javier Bardem is a Spanish actor who is well-known for playing the role of the psychotic assassin, Anton Chigurh in the 2007 American neo-Western crime thriller movie, ‘No Country for Old Men’. For this role, he was awarded the Academy Award in the year 2007. Moreover, he is also well-recognized for playing the role of Raul in the 1992 Spanish romantic comedy-drama movie, ‘Jamon Jamon’ and the role of David in the 1997 Spanish erotic romantic drama thriller movie, ‘Live Flesh (Carne tremula)’.

Quick Infos
Full NameJavier Ángel Encinas Bardem
Date of birthMarch 1, 1969
Birth PlaceMunicipality of Las Palmas, Spain
Parent(s)Pilar Bardem
Jose Carlos Encinas Doussinague
SpousePenélope Cruz
Age51 years
Height5 ft 11 in
Net worthUS $20 million

Another one of his notable roles came in the year 2017 when he played the antagonizing role of Armando Salazar in the American swashbuckler fantasy movie, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ with Stephen Graham and Geoffrey Rush.Javier Bardem


Bio, Age, Family, and Young

Javier Bardem’s full name is Javier Angel Encinas Bardem. He was born on 1 March 1969 in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, or the Grand Canary Island. He was born as the youngest child to his mother, Pilar Bardem who was an actress, and to his father, Jose Carlos Encinas Doussinague who changed his job over ten times which led to his family living in poverty. His father also had violent behavior which led to his mother separating from him shortly after his birth.

After this unfortunate event, Javier Bardem was raised completely by his mother alongside his elder siblings, Carlos Encinas Bardem who is also an actor, and Monica Maria Encinas Bardem who is also an actress. Besides this, he is currently 51 years old with the zodiac sign of Pisces.


Nationality, Height, and Weight

Javier Bardem holds a Spanish nationality and descends from Spanish, Basque, Catalan, and part British ancestry. He was born and raised as a Catholic but as an adult, he is an agnostic. Besides this, he stands at a height of 5 feet and 11 inches (1.81m/181cms) tall and weighs around 84kgs (185lbs). Moreover, he has an average body type with a pair of brown-colored eyes and lights brown colored hair.


Personal Life, Wife, and Kids

Javier Bardem met actress and model, Penelope Cruz Sanchez during the shooting of ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’. The couple dated and then got married in the year 2010. The couple has been blessed with a son whose name is Leo Encinas Cruz in the year 2011 and with a daughter whose name is Luna Encinas Cruz in the year 2013.

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Social: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Javier Bardem is active on social media platforms. His official Instagram account (@bardemantarctic) has over 413 thousand followers and his official Twitter account (@BardemAntarctic) has over 34 thousand followers. Moreover, his Facebook page (Javier Bardem) has over 147 thousand followers with well over 147 thousand likes but the account has not been verified yet.




Javier Bardem gave his debut performance in the year 1990 when he played the role of Jimmy in the 1990 Spanish erotic drama movie, ‘The Ages of Lulu’.

Following this role, he went on to star in movies like ‘Tacones Lejanos’ in the year 1991, ‘Jamon, Jamon’ in the year 1992, ‘Huevos de Oro’ and ‘El Amante Bilingue’ in 1993, ‘Dias Contados’ and ‘El detective y la Muerte’ in the year 1994, ‘Boca a Boca’ in the year 1995, ‘Not Love, Just Frenzy’ in the year 1996, ‘Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health’, ‘Airbag’, ‘Carne Termula’ and ‘Perdita Durango’ in the year 1997, ‘Torrente, El Brazo Tonto de la ley’ in the year 1998, ‘Entre las Piernas’, ‘Segunda Piel’ and ‘Los Lobos de Washington’ in the year 1999 and ‘Before Night Falls’ in the year 2000.

Likewise, in between the year 2001 and 2010, Javier Bardem can be seen starring in movies like the Mexican and Spanish comedy, ‘Don’t Tempt Me’, the Spanish drama movies, ‘Mondays in the Sun’ and ‘The Sea Inside’, the biographical drama movie, ‘Goya’s Ghosts’, the American neo-Western crime thriller movie, ‘No Country for Old Men’, the romantic comedy-drama movie, ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ and the biographical romantic movie, ‘Eat Pray Love’.

Furthermore, he has also lent his voice in the year 2012 when he played the role of the narrator in the Spanish documentary movie, ‘Sons of the Clouds: The Last Colony’ and also helped during the production of movies like the 2017 Spanish drama movie, ‘Loving Pablo’ where he also starred with the role of Pablo Escobar and the 2018 American short movie, ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ where he also played the role of Father Quintana.

His most recent work came in the year 2020 when he played the role of Leo in the drama movie, ‘The Roads Not Taken’. Javier Bardem is said to star as Stilgar in the upcoming science-fiction movie, ‘Dune’ and as King Triton in the upcoming American musical fantasy movie, ‘The Little Mermaid.’

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Television Shows

Javier Bardem gave his debut performance on television in the year 1974 when he was just six years old in the television production, ‘El Picaro’. Likewise, he has also played the recurring role of Pablo in the 1986 series, ‘Segunda Ensenanza’ and appeared as himself in ‘Asesinato en el Hormiguero Express’.


Achievements and Awards

Javier Bardem won the Academy Awards’ Best Supporting Actor award in the year 2007 for his work in ‘No Country for Old Men’. Likewise, he has also been awarded two Venice Film Festival awards, once in the year 2000 for his work in ‘Before Night Falls’ and once in the year 2004 for his work in ‘The Sea Inside’.


Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Javier Bardem has an approximate net worth of $20 million.