During his teenage years, he acted in several TV series, played rugby for the Spanish National Team, and toured the country with an independent theatrical group.In 1989, for the Spanish comedy show El Día Por Delante, he had to wear a Superman costume for a comedic sketch, a job that made him question whether he wanted to be an actor at all.Then he also went on to tackle a prominent role in actor John Malkovich’s directorial debut, The Dancer Upstairs in 2002.
In 1999, Bardem starred with Spanish siren Victoria Abril in Entre las piranas.
Meanwhile, Javier previously lived with translator Christina Pales for over 10 years.
Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem have always kept their romance under the radar – and their intimate wedding was equally low-profile.
And even after all that — including free-flowing champagne all night — they were still bright-eyed as they got in the car to go home at 4am.
The pair started dating last summer on the set of Woody Allen's Barcelona-set movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.