Q and A with Javier Bardem

December 29th, 2010

Javier Bardem will be participating in a Question and Answer session following a screening of Biutiful this evening in Los Angeles. The event follows the 7:10pm showing on Wednesday, December 29th, at the AMC Century City 15. Bardem will also be on hand to introduce the 10:35pm show Visit www.amctheatres.com for showtimes and tickets.

Writing in Collider.com, Christina Radish calls Biutiful “a love story between a father and his children and the unexpected journey that life can take us on.” Highlights of the interview include… On the character of Uxbal: “He probably came from a question that has to do with what I would do if I had 75 [...]

The Playlist offers an exclusive interview: Javier Bardem Talks The Sorrow, Joy of Being Biutiful. “[Uxbal] has to go through a journey,” Bardem says. “He has to struggle and evolve in himself as a human being, and see the best and the worst of himself—and in him, we see ourselves. If you are not ready [...]

Writing in TheWrap, Steve Pond asks, Will Somebody Please Nominate Javier Bardem? “Every awards season is rife with injustices, but one in particular stands out so far this year. Javier Bardem’s performance in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s haunted, crushing tone poem Biutiful is a towering achievement, a magnificent performance that should comfortably sit on every list [...]

Biutiful has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category, and in the same category for the Critics Choice Movie Awards. Read more about Alejandro González Iñárritu’s reaction to the news in the Hollywood Reporter, here.

Javier Bardem joined TheWrap’s Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman at the ArcLight in Sherman Oaks for a spirited discussion before a packed house, part of the site’s ongoing Academy Screening Series. Bardem says he shied away from the challenging role at first. “I got scared because I knew this was a life journey, not a performance,” he [...]

Biutiful friends

December 5th, 2010

A long list of Hollywood influentials are coming out to support Biutiful. Following the film’s New York City premiere, an impressive group joined Iñárritu and Bardem and wife Penelope Cruz for dinner, including Miuccia Prada, Ingrid Sischy, Sandy Brant, Al Pacino, Patricia Clarkson, Todd Solondz, Paul Haggis, Holly Hunter, Alicia Keys, Claire Danes, Gabourey Sidibe, Moby, [...]

On the red carpet for the NYC premiere of Biutiful, director Alejandro González Iñárritu shared his thoughts on the working with Javier Bardem. “For me this is a very personal project,” said González Iñárritu. “Because of the themes it broaches, because I risked everything and put it all in. And [Javier] felt equally close to [...]

Writing in Newsweek, Caryn James offers this review of Biutiful. “Alejandro González Iñárritu (director of Babel and 21 Grams) and Javier Bardem (the No Country for Old Men and Sea Inside Bardem, not the witty seducer in Vicky Cristina Barcelona) aren’t the cheeriest pair around, but in the deeply felt, eloquent Biutiful, their collaboration is inspired. Bardem plays Uxbal, a petty criminal [...]