Javier Bardem Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Jan 31, 2024 By Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason
Originally Published on May 06, 2022
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About Javier Bardem

Javier Angel Encinas Bardem, better known as Javier Bardem, is a Spanish film actor and environmentalist.
Javier Bardem became the first Spaniard to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a sociopathic killer in ‘No Country For Old Men’. Continue reading this article to learn more about Javier Bardem, including his age, birthday, height, net worth biography, and other interesting facts.

Javier Bardem Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Javier Bardem's net worth?

Bardem's net worth is estimated to be $30 million.

How much does Javier Bardem earn per year?

Javier Bardem has an annual net worth of over $3 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Javier Bardem?

Javier Barden is 5 ft 11 in (181 cm) tall.

How old is Javier Bardem?

Born on March 1, 1969, in Spain, Javier Bardem, the Spanish actor, is 52 years old.

Childhood And Education

Javier Bardem was born Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem in Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, Spain. He was born to a family of actors who used to star in films in the early days of Spanish cinema. His mother, Pilar Bardem, is an actress, and his father, Jose Carlos Encinas Doussinague, is a businessman. His maternal grandparents Rafael Bardem and Matilda Munzoz Sampedro were actors too. Bardem has two younger brothers, Carlos Bardem and Monica Bardem. He studied at the School of Applied Arts and Artistic Trades. 

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Javier Bardem's spouse?

Javier married his long-time girlfriend Penelope Cruz in 2010 after three years of dating. The couple has two children together, Luna and Leo. Javier and Penelope now live in Madrid, 9656 km (6000 mi) away from Hollywood.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For

Javier Bardem's first feature film was the Spanish comedy-drama 'The Ages Of Lulu'. In 1997, Bardem had his first Hollywood debut film. He starred as a bank robber in ‘Perdita Durango’. Javier's early roles in the black comedy film 'Jamon, Jamon' earned him significant praise. However, since his acting was criticized, he refused similar roles and starred in minor roles for years. After nearly 25 movies, Javier landed his acclaimed role as the Cuban writer, Reynaldo Arenas in ‘Before Night Falls'. Apart from this, he is also known for his portrayal of Raoul Silva in the 2012 James Bond film 'Skyfall'.
Other notable roles Bardem has starred in include ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ and ‘Eat Pray Love’. He also earned Academy Award nominations for several films, including 'Before Night Falls' (2000), 'Biutiful' (2010), and 'No Country For Old Men'  (2007). Some of his other popular performances in the drama genre are 'Sophia Loren For Two Women' (1960) and ‘Two Days, One Night’ (2014).

Charity Work

Javier Bardem often donates funds to artists for peace and justice. He also supports causes like autism, disaster relief, environment, health, mental challenges, and refugees. He also contributed to relief organizations that were building schools in Haiti after the earthquake in 2010.

What Awards has Javier Bardem Won?

Javier Bardem was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor for the role of Reynaldo Arenas, a Cuban writer in 'Before Night Falls'. He was nominated for four Academy Awards, three of which he won, and two Golden Globe Awards. Overall, Javier has won more than 114 awards and has received 97 nominations.
Javier Bardem was the first Spanish actor nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He won his first Academy Award for ‘No Country For Old Men’ in 2007.  He became one of only 14 actors who have been awarded both an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science (Academy Award) and a Golden Globe Award.

Javier Bardem's Hobbies And Interests

In addition to acting, Javier has an interest in painting, and he also worked as a writer and construction worker.

Other Interesting Javier Bardem Facts And Trivia

  • Javier Bardem began his acting career when he was just six years old. He starred in ‘EL Picaro’. He acted for several TV series during his teenage years and toured the country with an independent theatrical group.
  • Javier learned a Cuban-Spanish, Cuban-English accent to portray Reynaldo Arenas' Oscar-nominated character and lost 14 kg 30 lb) to resemble the smaller-framed Arenas.
  • Javier Bardem is the nephew of screenwriter Juan Antonio Bardem.
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Javier Bardem Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Municipality of Las Palmas



181 cm

Eye Color

Light Brown

Child Star?





School of Arts and Crafts, Madrid, Spain

Net Worth



Penelope Cruz


Pilar Bardem, Jose Carlos Encinas Doussinague


Carlos Bardem, Monica Bardem

Annual Earnings

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Written by Adekunle Olanrewaju Jason

Bachelor of Science specializing in Mass Communication.

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