Javier Bardem quotes

  • I've always said I don't believe in God, I believe in Al Pacino.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Believe #Als #Said

  • You don't need a man, you need a champion.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Men #Champion #Needs

  • I'm a great believer in stunt doubles. They do an amazing job.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Jobs #Believer

  • An award doesn't necessarily make you a better actor.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Awards #Actors

  • I will work with a director who has good material because at the end of the day, that's what counts.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Good Day #The End Of The Day #Directors

  • I've always said that playing rugby in Spain is like being a bullfighter in Japan.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Japan #Spain #Rugby

  • I enjoy my job as long as I can create a character, otherwise it's boring.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Jobs #Character #Long

  • The bad news is that only the bad people reach the news because they are noisier.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #People #News #Bad People

  • The middle and working classes are paying the debt that the financial markets created.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Class #Debt #Financial

  • We live in a world of denial, and we don't know what the truth is anymore.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Denial #World #Truth Is

  • I have a man and a woman in the same body; I have the male and female values in the same body.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Men #Males #Female

  • I retired from rugby because I was old and getting really slow.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Rugby #Retired

  • I truly don't have any formula for the choices I make.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Choices #Formulas

  • My first part was in a film where I played a sadomasochist who killed people and created fun orgies. I'm a method actor. I went to every orgy in the world.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Fun #People #Actors

  • Everybody in Spain is sick of me. But in America, there's curiosity about the new kid on the block who doesn't speak English very well. The attention makes me feel vulnerable, which is something I hadn't felt in a while. But I like it.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Block #Kids #America

  • I've always belonged to the street, and I always will. It's in my DNA.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Dna #Streets

  • Celebrity is very weird.
    -- Javier Bardem

  • I don't really care where movies come from as long as they're worth making.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Long #Care

  • I can't imagine what it would be like being James Bond 24 hours. That must be exhausting.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Would Be #Imagine #Hours

  • Even in the darkest regions, people have discovered their right of freedom.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #People

  • But don't call me an actor. I'm just a worker. I am an entertainer. Don't say that what I am doing is art.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Art #Doing Me #Actors

  • When I see myself at 14 years old I can put my hands on my head and think: 'How could I have done that?' but at that time it had sense for me. You do the same when you're 20. And now, when you look at people who are 20 years old you ask yourself: 'Was I like that? Was I really like that?'
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Thinking #Hands #Years

  • I have this problem with violence. I've only done one movie in almost 20 years where I killed people. It's called Perdita Durango. It's a Spanish movie. I'm very proud of the movie, but I felt weird doing that.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Years #People #Done

  • In 22 years of acting, I've only done two movies where I, personally, kill people. The Coens called me the Spanish Ballerina on (the No Country For Old Men) set, because every time I had the gun, when they called cut, I'd give it back and say, 'Take this s**t out of my hands!' There were laughing, like they couldn't believe I was supposed to be the villain.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Country #Believe #Cutting

  • Sometimes I say to myself, what are you doing in this absurd job? Why dont you go to Africa and help people? But I cannot help people, because I am a hypochondriac.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Jobs #People #Helping

  • But I remember the moment when my father died. I wasn't a very committed Catholic beforehand, but when that happened it suddenly all felt so obvious: I now believe religion is our attempt to find an explanation, for us to feel more protected.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Father #Believe #Catholic

  • Awards were made in Hollywood, in whatever the time it was created. They're to promote each other's movies. You give me an award, I give you an award and people will believe that we are great movies and they'll go to see them. It's still the same.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Believe #Awards #People

  • The only thing I can do is act, but it's not something I even feel comfortable doing. It costs me a lot, because I'm a shy person, even if I don't look it.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Shy #Looks #Cost

  • Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Reality #Essence #Age

  • [That night] I was sitting by Jack Nicholson with my long list of thanks, and I said, `I'm so nervous. I don't know what to say if I go up there.' He said, `Don't get emotional, drop the names, and dedicate it to your mother.'
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Mom #Mother #Emotional

  • This great imperialistic world called the United States has made us believe that an Oscar is the most important thing in the world for an actor. But if you think about it for five minutes you realise it cant be.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Believe #Thinking #Important

  • You shall love. Whether you like it or not.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #You Like It

  • I want to act because I don't know how to do anything else.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Want

  • Only unfulfilled love can be romantic
    -- Javier Bardem

  • I used to be a good party boy. I'm old. I'm an old man. You pay the consequences. I'm just fine with a couple of drinks, no more than that.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Couple #Party #Boys

  • We live in the moment now where this whole movie business is crazy.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Crazy #Live In The Moment #Moments

  • I was raised not to be afraid to show emotion or imagination.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Imagination #Emotion #Shows

  • All of the good movies are based on how that story was told. And you cannot do it with a bad script, that's for sure, no matter who.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Good Movie #Stories #Matter

  • Every time I wake up, I see myself like somebody beat me up.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Wake Up #Beats

  • When you are portraying somebody that has a very specific emotional weight, you feel like you're really starting to abandon your own body and go to someplace else.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Emotional #Weight #Body

  • Now, there are so many movies, so many festivals, and so many awards going on, each judged with each other, like your work is worse than others and that's not fair. How can you tell what's best and what's worst from these awards? We're talking about art.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Art #Awards #Talking

  • Some quality performances and movies have a chance to be rewarded, but it's not like it's a bible.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Quality #Chance #Performances

  • I do respect people's faith, but I don't respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Fear #Order #People

  • People have been born in refugee camps and they are getting tired of that.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Tired #People #Born

  • My truth - what I believe - is that there are no answers here and, if you are looking for answers, you'd better choose the question carefully.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Believe #Answers #I Believe

  • I truly thank whoever's up there for giving me the opportunity to be loved.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Opportunity #Giving

  • There is no good side to celebrity.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Sides

  • I don't know how to drive a car.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Car

  • When you know people are really at peace with who they are and what they do, they collaborate and want to help you to improve.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #People #Want #Helping

  • The award is important in order to bring people to the movie theater. That's the only principle meaning of any award.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Awards #Order #People

  • The good thing about being an actor, and the gift of being an actor, is that you are beautifully forced to see the world with different eyes.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Eye #Different #Actors

  • When I was born, there was a very isolated idea of what it meant to be a man or a woman, and you belonged to one gender or the other.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Men #Ideas #Gender

  • My concern is to continue respecting my work as I've done since I began as an actor and I could only do that if I'm strong enough to keep on doing what I think best in an artistic way.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Strong #Thinking #Way

  • I look at myself, and I see a Spanish person who's trying to be understood by an English-speaking audience and is putting a lot of energy into that, instead of into expressing himself freely and feeling comfortable.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Feelings #Trying #Energy

  • I live in Spain. Oscars are something that are on TV Sunday night. Basically, very late at night. You don't watch, you just read the news after who won or who lost.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Sunday #Night #Oscars

  • I am always saying, 'I don't believe in God; I believe in Al Pacino.' And that's true. If I ever get a phone call saying 'Would you like to work with Al Pacino?' I would go crazy.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Crazy #Believe #Phones

  • Bond is the longest-running franchise ever and there's a reason for that: they are action movies but they are also touched by current events without being political or too serious.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Running #Political #Current Events

  • And the whole Oscar thing, that is just surreal: you spend months and months doing promotion, and then come back to reality with this golden thing in your hands. You put it in the office and then you just have to look at it sitting on the shelf. And, after about two weeks, you go: 'What is that doing there?'
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Reality #Two #Hands

  • Imagine the situation between Israel and Palestine. It's such a big mess. You can be on one side or the other. But what's clear is that there's an urgent need for a solution there and that's been dragging on for so long.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Israel #Long #Sides

  • I do a job and am lucky enough to do a job that I love, but it is a hard one. I'm not saying it is as hard as working in a coal mine, but it is still difficult in a different way. Sometimes you have to go through very strong emotional journeys and then come back to yourself. And that can be difficult to control.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Strong #Jobs #Journey

  • I think we are living in selfish times. I'm the first one to say that I'm the most selfish. We live in the so-called 'first world,' and we may be first in a lot of things like technology, but we are behind in empathy.
    -- Javier Bardem

    #Selfish #Thinking #Technology