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

Javier Bardem

Profession: Actor
Nationality: Spanish

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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.

Celebrity is very weird.

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.

An award doesn't necessarily make you a better actor.

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.

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.

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

The middle and working classes are paying the debt that the financial markets created.

Life is not perfect.

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.

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.

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.

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 can't be.

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