Oscar Should-Be Winners: Javier Bardem
by findingDulcinea Staff
In the lead-up to the 80th Academy Awards on February 24th, we profile five nominated candidates—four actors and one director—worthy of 2008's golden statuette. The first is Javier Bardem, an actor from Spain who makes poignant characters and gripping scenes out of every role he plays. He’s a captivating presence on the mainstream scene, and has earned top accolades in his decade-long career, including two Oscar nominations for work in “Before Night Falls” and 2007’s “No Country for Old Men.”
- Born in 1969 in the Canary Islands, Spain to a family of Spanish actors. At the age of six, Bardem began starring in films, and worked in films and television series as an adolescent. Learn more from Bardem’s IMDB bio.
Return Thursday to meet and up-and-coming big screen actress who, in 2008, received her first Oscar nomination.