A chameleon. That’s what he’s called, by film critics world wide. Among his peers, he’s the one actor whose intensity is unparalleled. Be it an effeminate poet or an evil contract killer or an undead sea pirate in the forthcoming Pirates Of The Caribbean movie, his sheer ability to transform into any role makes him unique. Brooding looks, unconventionally handsome and eyes that have depth of the oceans: Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re talking about the versatile and multifaceted Javier Bardem. Born into a family of artists, Javier remained faithful to it and started making waves in the corridors of Spanish films. As author Erica Jong puts it, everyone has a talent but only a few have the courage to follow it to the dark places where it leads. It was just a matter of time, before Javier burst into limelight through his effervescent performances, winning numerous accolades in the way.
We, at the Cinemaholic, list down the top Javier Bardem movies selected from his impressive filmography. You can watch some of these best Javier Bardem movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. Jamon Jamon (1992)
In Spanish, ‘Jamon’ means ham. ‘Jamon Jamon’ is the story of love, desire, passion and adultery, all juxtaposed in the allegory of food. This movie uses a typical nineties style of story telling, where melodrama took precedence over realism. Lust is the primary driving force here and this leads to the eventual downfall of the characters. Javier Bardem played the role of a Casanova, who’s stuck between his employer and the women he’s supposed to seduce but ends falling for her. It was more of a supporting role for Javier who played paramour to the character of Penelope Cruz. Perhaps destined to meet, the couple got married twenty years later.
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9. Live Flesh (1997)