Bardem came to notice in a small role in his first major motion picture, The Ages of Lulu, when he was 20, in which he appeared along with his mother, Pilar Bardem.
Bardem has also won a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA, five Goya Awards, two European Film Awards, a Prize for Best Actor at Cannes and two Volpi Cups at Venice for his work.Javier also told the magazine that he cannot watch on-screen violence - even though he often plays the bad guy.The Skyfall star - whose signature nose was created after being broken in a bar fight - said that after being involved in a horrible fight during his youth he struggles to watch violence play out on screen.'But you should have seen me off camera, playing Anton on that movie ...She has since appeared in films in a range of genres, including the comedy Waking Up in Reno (2002), the thriller Gothika (2003), the Christmas film Noel (2004), and the action adventure Sahara (2005).She was critically acclaimed for her roles in Volver (2006) and Nine (2009), receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for each.Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Open Your Eyes (1997), The Hi-Lo Country (1999), The Girl of Your Dreams (2000) and Woman on Top (2000).Cruz achieved recognition for her lead roles in the 2001 films Vanilla Sky, All the Pretty Horses, Captain Corelli's Mandolin and Blow.The actress, who won an Oscar for her role as the emotionally unstable Maria Elena in the film, shares many of the same characteristics of her wild and unpredictable character, according to Bardem. Passion for everything.” Her passion is what attracted Bardem to Cruz, 43, who finds her fiery nature beautiful and sexy. The actor, who played the menacing James Bond villain in “Skyfall”, explains that a terrible fight in his youth left him unable to watch violence on-screen. The actor even jokes about taking on his Oscar-winning role as the psychopathic villain Anton Chigurh in the Coen brothers’ violent Western, “No Country For Old Men”.RELATED: From Heavy Metal To Man Crushes, Javier Bardem Opens Up To Esquire “Oh, boy. There are those scenes where we are arguing, she’s throwing plates and so on,” he tells the magazine, saying he questioned whether she was right for him. “So if I hate violence so much why did I do ‘No Country For Old Men’, right? “But you should have seen me off camera, playing Anton on that movie …He is the first Spanish actor to be nominated for an Oscar (Best Actor, 2000, for Before Night Falls), as well as the first Spaniard to win one.He received his third Academy Award nomination, and second Best Actor nomination, for the film Biutiful.