Javier Bardem

  • Interviews

Out of the Archives, 2004: Javier Bardem on the Right to Die

Javier Bardem, nominated as Best Actor for the Golden Globes and the Academy for his performance as Ricky Ricardo in Being the Ricardos, spoke to the journalists of the Hollywood Foreign Press in 2004 about the Spanish movie Mar adentro (The Sea Inside) directed by Alejandro Aménabar, Golden Globe winner as Foreign Picture in 2005.   He supported the fight of Ramón Sampredo for the right to end his life, after becoming a quadriplegic at age 25 in a diving accident.
  • Golden Globe Awards

Nominee Profile 2022: Javier Bardem, “Being the Ricardos”

Whether he’s playing a sociopathic hitman, pirate, underwear model/bullfighter, detective or painter, Javier Angel Encinas Bardem seems to have no boundaries to the unique creative stamp he puts on every role he inhabits on screen. Now the 52-year-old Spanish native enters the fray as bandleader, singer, and television pioneer, portraying Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos, which earned the actor his fifth Golden Globe nomination as Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama (he previously won for No Country for Old Men).
  • Film

Going Deep into “Being the Ricardos”

Everybody loved I Love Lucy, a TV show so popular that, as we are reminded in the new film Being the Ricardos, audiences weren't going anywhere that night of the week, the show averaging 60 million viewers each episode, basically a 90% share at that time (the 50s). The film, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, reminds us also about the relationship between American comedienne Lucille Ball (played by Nicole Kidman) and Cuban husband Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem), partners extraordinaire in life and art, just before the Cuban revolution of 1959 would forever alter the relationship between the two countries.