Javier ‘Angel-Encinas’ Bardem is an amazing Spanish actor. He is best known for his outstanding performance in the No Country for Old Men (2007) as a psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh. He has done many Spanish movies and is really famous for them. He is popular for his movies, such as Jamon Jamon, Carne tremula, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Boca, Mar Adentro, and many more. 

He has been honored with many prestigious and honorary awards.

Quick Info 
Full NameJavier Ángel Encinas Bardem
Date of Birth 1 March 1969
Birth PlaceLas Palmas, Gran Canaria
Parent(s)Jose Carlos Encinas Doussinague and Pilar Bardem.
Age51 years
Height5 feet 11.25 inches (1.81 m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Christina Pales (1991-2005)
Penelope Cruz (m. 2010)
Net worth US $20 million

Early Life and Bio

Javier was born on the 1st of March, 1969 in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. His father’s name was Jose Carlos Encinas Doussinague, and his mother’s name was Pilar Bardem. His father was a very violent-natured man who had to change his job more than 10 times. His mother worked as an actress. His parents separated when he was an infant. His mother raised him with two other siblings named Carlos and Monica.

His father passed away because of leukemia in the year 1995.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Javier Bardem is currently 51 years old. He has an average build of 5 feet 11.25 inches or 1.81 m and weighs 87 kg or 192 lbs. Similarly, the size of her chest is 45 inches; her biceps are 15 inches, and her waist is 36 inches. His shoe size is unknown.

His nationality is Spanish, and his ethnicity is mixed as he has Basque ancestry on his father’s side and Catalan ancestry on his mother’s side. Even though he was raised in a Roman Catholic household, he became an atheist after growing up. Likewise, the color of his hair, as well as his eyes, is dark brown. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

He spent his childhood in theatres and movie sets. He also has a deep love for painting. So, to hone his painting skills, he attended the Escuela de Artes y Oficios, located in Madrid. After studying painting there for four years, he left looking because he was bad at painting and needed money.



Javier Bardem made his movie debut in the year 1981 in the comedy movie named El poderoso influjo de la luna. At first, he mostly did Spanish movies like Jamon Jamon, El Amante Bilingue, Dias contados, El detective y la muerte, Boca a boca, Segunda Piel, Los Lobos de Washington. 

It was in the year 2000 that he started to do more Hollywood movies. In 2000, he starred in Before Night Falls as Reinaldo Arenas. Similarly, in 2001, he played the character of Tony Graco in Don’t Tempt Me.

He is mostly famous for his thriller performance in 2007’s No Country for Men as Anton Chigurh. Furthermore, he has also portrayed the character of Raoul Silva in 2012’s Skyfall.

He has also acted in the famous movie about pirates named Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales as Armando Salazar in 2017.

He was coming in 2021 with a new movie called Dune as Stilgar. The film is currently in the post-production phase.

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No Country for Old Men

Javier Bardem has brilliantly portrayed the character of a psychopath assassin in this American neo-Western crime thriller movie. The movie was directed by the Coen brothers named Joel Coen and Ethan Coel, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, and Kelly Macdonald the movie did ‘okay’ at the box office, it was critically acclaimed. The film grossed $171.6 million.

The movie was rated 8.1 by IMDb.

Television Shows

Javier Bardem first made his appearance on television in 1974’s El Picaro as a child actor. Likewise, in 1986, he starred in Segunda Ensenanza as Pablo. He has also played the character of himself in 2018’s Asesinato en el Hormiguero Express.

Awards and Achievements

Javier Bardem has been nominated for various prestigious awards seven times and has won those awards 3 times.  He has been nominated for Academy Awards three times and has even once for Best Supporting Actor in No Country for Old Men. Similarly, he has been nominated for Golden Raspberry Awards once and Venice Film Festival twice.

He has won Venice Film Festival Awards for Volpi Cup for Best Actor in 2000 and 2004 for movies Before Night Falls and The Sea Inside, respectively.

Personal Life: Relationships

Javier Bardem was in a relationship with his English language teacher named Christina Pales in 1991. He was in a relationship with her for a very long time of almost 14 years. They broke up in 2005.

Javier Bardem is currently married to an actress named Penelope Cruz. He met her when they were filming a comedy-drama movie called Jamon Jamon. They started dating after Javier made the first movie being drunk. The couple finally tied their knot in July 2010. The pair was blessed with a baby boy soon after their marriage in 2011. Likewise, in 2013, they gave birth to a baby girl.

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What is Javier Bardem’s Net Worth?

Javier Bardem has been working in the movie industry from 1990 to the present. Over the years, he has done many incredible movies and has accumulated a huge amount of money. 

The actor earns $3.3 million per year and $275,000 per month. He has a net worth of $20 million.

Social Media Presence

Javier Bardem is quite active on his social media, with 415K followers on Instagram (@bardemantarctic) and 34.3K followers on Twitter (@BardemAntarctic).

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