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Penelope Cruz's letter on Israel is 'poison,' says Jon Voight

Penelope Cruz's letter on Israel is 'poison,' says Jon Voight

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4 (UPI) --Jon Voight thinks Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem should "hang [their] heads in shame" and apologize for writing an "ignorant" letter that "defamed" Israel.
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Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem condemn Israeli attacks in open letter

Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem condemn Israeli attacks in open letter

MADRID, July 29 (UPI) --Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem, director Pedro Almodovar and other Spanish stars penned an open letter to denounce Israel's attacks on Gaza as "genocide."
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Sean Penn, Charlize Theron plan to wed in South Africa

Sean Penn, Charlize Theron plan to wed in South Africa

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) --Sean Penn and Charlize Theron reportedly plan to wed and adopt a baby this summer in Theron's home country of South Africa.
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Charlize Theron not engaged to Sean Penn 'yet'

Charlize Theron not engaged to Sean Penn 'yet'

LOS ANGELES, April 15 (UPI) -- Charlize Theron and Sean Penn don't have plans to tie the knot for the moment.
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Sean Penn will direct Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem in 'The Last Face'

Sean Penn will direct Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem in 'The Last Face'

NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- Sean Penn will direct Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem in his upcoming film, "The Last Face."
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Penelope Cruz gives birth to a daughter

Penelope Cruz gives birth to a daughter

MADRID, July 23 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has given birth to her second child, a daughter, in Madrid, Hola reported.
Sean Penn starts shooting 'The Gunman' in Europe

Sean Penn starts shooting 'The Gunman' in Europe

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) -- Silver Pictures and Studiocanal said Tuesday principal photography has begun in Europe on the action thriller "The Gunman."

'Jamon, Jamon' director Luna dies at 67

TARRAGONA, Spain, April 7 (UPI) -- "Jamon, Jamon" director Juan Jose Bigas Luna, known for featuring sexual excess in his films, died near Tarragona, Spain, Variety reported. He was 67.
Report: Actress Penelope Cruz pregnant with second child

Report: Actress Penelope Cruz pregnant with second child

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is pregnant with her second child, the New York Post reported Friday.
Bardem recalls unnerving day on 'Skyfall' set with Dench, Craig

Bardem recalls unnerving day on 'Skyfall' set with Dench, Craig

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Spanish actor Javier Bardem has 25 years of acting experience and an Oscar, but he confesses there was a brief time on the set of the new James Bond movie "Skyfall" when he was completely unnerved by his co-stars Judi Dench and Daniel Craig.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Craig explores the personal side of Bond

Craig explores the personal side of Bond

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- British actor Daniel Craig says he was happy to explore the personal side of globetrotting secret agent James Bond in "Skyfall," the latest installment in the 50-year-old 007 film franchise.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Javier Bardem to play villain in Bond flick

Javier Bardem to play villain in Bond flick

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Spanish actor Javier Bardem says he will play a villain in the next movie about British secret agent James Bond.
Universal scraps 'Dark Tower' plans

Universal scraps 'Dark Tower' plans

LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Universal Pictures says it no longer has plans for a film and television franchise based on author Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series.
Bardem to star in 'Dark Tower' show, films

Bardem to star in 'Dark Tower' show, films

NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- Spanish actor Javier Bardem has been cast as Roland Deschain in the TV and film adaptations of Stephen King's "Dark Tower" books, the New York Post said.
Report: Penelope Cruz gives birth to a son

Report: Penelope Cruz gives birth to a son

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has given birth to a son at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the Spanish newspaper El Pais and Hola! magazine report.
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Actor Javier Bardem, honoree, arrives for the 17th Annual Gotham Awards ceremony held at the Steiner Studios in Brooklyn New York on November 27, 2007. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem (Spanish pronunciation: ; born 1 March 1969) is a Spanish actor. He has garnered critical acclaim for roles in films such as Jamón, jamón, Carne trémula, Boca a boca, Los Lunes al sol and Mar adentro.

Bardem has been awarded an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA, four Goya awards, two European Film Awards, a Prize for Best Actor at Cannes and two Coppa Volpis at Venice for his work. He is the first Spaniard to be nominated for an Oscar (Best Actor, 2000, for Before Night Falls, lost to Russell Crowe for Gladiator), as well as the first Spanish actor to win an Oscar (Supporting Actor, 2007, for No Country for Old Men). He received his third Academy Award nomination, and second Best Actor nomination, for the film Biutiful.

Bardem was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands (Spain). His mother, Pilar Bardem, is an actress, and his father, Carlos Encinas, was a businessman who was involved in environmental work; the two separated shortly after his birth. His mother raised him alone. Bardem comes from a long line of filmmakers and actors who have been working since the earliest days of Spanish cinema; he is the grandson of actors Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro, and the nephew of screenwriter and director Juan Antonio Bardem. Both his older brother and sister, Carlos and Mónica Bardem, are actors. Bardem was raised Roman Catholic by his grandmother. His uncle Juan Antonio was imprisoned by Franco for his anti-fascist films. "I come from a very political background," says Bardem, who as a child hung around theatres and film sets.

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