I'm a great believer in stunt doubles. They do an amazing job.

Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem

Profession: Actor
Nationality: Spanish

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Celebrity is very weird.

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

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?'

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.

We actors always say how difficult and physically demanding a role was. But give me a break, it's only a movie.

The background - your own history - is way more important than what you can achieve as a professional.

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.

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

I was raised not to be afraid to show emotion or imagination.

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

The personal thing is something I have never talked about. And I never will. That is prohibited. My job is public. But that's it. When you're not working, you don't have an obligation to be public.

I have a man and a woman in the same body; I have the male and female values in the same body.

There is no good side to celebrity.

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.