Javier Bardem

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Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) 

Playing Anton Chigurh, a murderous hit man in the Coen brothers' bloody thriller No Country for Old Men, Spanish actor Javier Bardem turns a pageboy haircut and a flipped coin into pure cinematic terror…and earns his second Oscar® nomination.

But Javier is in no danger of being typecast as a cold-blooded killer. His other role from 2007 was a film adaptation of Gabriel García Márquez's romantic novel—and Oprah's Book Club selection—Love in the Time of Cholera.

After acting for years in his native country, Javier earned an Academy Award nomination in 2000 for his work as a gay poet exiled from Castro's Cuba in Before Night Falls—his first English-speaking part.