He later bagged a bit role in Pedro Almadovar's film, 'High Heels'.
Bardem's first film as an adult. He played a bi-sexual at the age of 20 in this Spanish film.
A dark comedy where Bardem played a gigolo.
This bold Spanish film was the big break as a lead actor for Bardem.
Bardem plays a struggling actor who takes up a job of a phone sex operator.
A thriller, this film has Bardem playing a criminal who along with his wife, kidnaps and rapes teenage couples.
Another Pedro Almodovar film, this 1997 spanish film has Javier Bardem playing a clean, upright cop in
In this film with a tragic ending, Bardem plays a gay man.
Bardem plays the role of a divorced and alcoholic person, who is desperate to save his failing business.
A psychological thriller directed by Mariono Barroso
The film is based on the autobiography by Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas. Bardem, who played the lead role, was nominated for academy awards for his performance. This was Bardem's first English language film. He had turned down a few offers earlier as he was not comfortable with English language.
Bardem plays a detective in this 2002 film which was the debut direction of John Malkovich.
A real life story, Bardem plays Ramon Sampredo, a sailor who becomes a quadriplegic after a diving accident. Bardem's performance in this film was critically acclaimed.
This film deals with the crisis of unemployment.
Bardem plays Tom Cruise's hitman.
This historical film had Bardem co-starring with Natalie Portman.
This romantic film based on the novel written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, has Bardem playing the key role.
Bardem plays a killer in this film and the role fetched him an academy award for the best supporting role.
Cast with his wife Penelope Cruz, Bardem plays a passionate lover boy in this Woody Allen film.
This film based on the book written by Elizabeth Gilbert,has Bardem playing Felipe, the person with whom Elizabeth (Julia Roberts) falls in love with.
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