Javier Bardem to play next Bond villain
By Kim Palacios
hollywoodnews.com: In an interview with Christine Amanpour, Academy Award winner Javier Bardem confirmed that he will play the villain in “Bond 23” (working title). The upcoming installment, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, will be the 23rd film focused on 007, though it is not known whether this film will adapt one of only four remaining Bond stories based on the original Ian Fleming writings.
Said Bardem, “I am very excited. My parents took me to watch the movies and I saw all of them. So to play that is going to be fun.” However, Bardem went on to confirm that he is not at liberty to reveal much more, saying “They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details.”
Bardem was nominated twice by the Academy, but never won the Best Leading Actor award, first in 2001 for “Before Night Falls” and again ten years later in 2011 for “Biutiful.” In 2008, Bardem won Best Actor in a Supporting Role after playing Anton in “No Country for Old Men.”
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