The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored one of Spain's greatest exports, Javier Bardem
with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday, Thursday, November 8, 2012. "We are very happy to welcome Javier Bardem
to our Walk of Fame family. We pride ourselves on the fact that the Walk of Fame features some of our most popular international figures that work on films near and far. It shows the diversity that this world-famous sidewalk has to offer," stated Leron Gubler
, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO. Below, check out photos from the event in which the actor was joined by co-stars of the latest James Bond
As Spain's most internationally-acclaimed actor, Javier Bardem
has captivated audiences worldwide with his diverse performances. In 2008, Bardem received the Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor for his chilling portrayal of sociopath killer, Anton Chigurh, in Joel and Ethan Coen
's No Country for Old Men. His performance garnered a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA, and countless film critic awards and nominations.
Bardem will next star in Skyfall™, the 23rd James Bond
adventure, as the villain, opposite Daniel Craig
as Bond and Judi Dench
as M. The film, from Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment
, is directed by Sam Mendes
, produced by Michael G. Wilson
and Barbara Broccoli
, and written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade
and John Logan
, and will be released nationwide on November 9th. Bardem will also star in Ridley Scott
's The Counselor as well as Terrence Malick's film, To the Wonder.
Bardem recently co-produced and starred in Sons of the Clouds: The Last Colony, a film documenting how the colonization of the Western Sahara has left nearly 200,000 people living in refugee camps.
Bardem was awarded the Best Actor prize at the 2010 Cannes film festival for his performance in Alejandro Innaritu's Biutiful. This performance also earned him his third Academy Award® nomination. Bardem received his first Academy Award® nomination for his portrayal of the Cuban poet and dissident Reinaldo Arenas, in Julian Schnabel
's Before Night Falls. He was named Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival; received Best Actor honors from the National Society of Film Critics, the Independent Spirit Awards and the National Board of Review; he also garnered a Golden Globe nomination for this role.
Bardem won the Best Actor Award at the Venice film festival for his performance in Alejandro Amenábar's film The Sea Inside, making him the second actor to win the award twice. He also won a Goya Award and received a Golden Globe nomination for this role. Bardem has won The Goya Award, Spain's equivalent of the Oscar, five times and has received a total of eight nominations.
Other notable film credits include Sony's Eat, Pray, Love, opposite Julia Roberts
; Woody Allen
's Vicky Cristina Barcelona where he was once again nominated for a Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award; John Malkovich
's directorial debut The Dancer Upstairs; Fernando León de Aranoa's Mondays In The Sun, which was named best film at the San Sebastian film festival; Michael Mann
's Collateral; Mike Newell's Love In The Time of Cholera; and Milos Forman
's film Goya's Ghosts opposite Natalie Portman
Additional film credits include Luna's Golden Balls, Dias Contados for which he won Best Actor at the San Sebastian Film Festival, Mouth to Mouth, Ecstasy, Dance with the Devil,Washington Wolves, Second Skin, High Heels, Live Flesh, and Jamon Jamon.
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