Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (born March 1, 1969) is an Academy Award-winning Spanish actor who has starred in over two dozen films in Spain. He had garnered critical acclaim as an actor for films such as Jamón, jamón, Carne tremula, Boca a boca, Los Lunes al sol and Mar adentro.
Bardem has been nominated for best actor for his role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona for the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards with fellow actors Sean Penn of Milk, Jeremy Renner of The Hurt Locker, along with Mickey Rourke of The Wrestler and Richard Jenkins. Bardem has previously been awarded a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA, four Goyas, two European Film Awards and two Coppa Volpis for his work. He is notable as the first Spanish actor to be nominated and win an Oscar, the nomination being for Before Night Falls and the historic Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the 2007 film No Country for Old Men. He is Spain's only Academy Award winning performer.