Javier Bardem Quotes


Best 60 Quotes by Javier Bardem – Page 1 of 2

“Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time.”

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

“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 in great movies and they'll go to see them. It's still the same.”

“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.”

“Celebrity is very weird.”

“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.”

“Even in the darkest regions, people have discovered their right of freedom.”

“Every time I wake up, I see myself like somebody beat me up.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I can't imagine what it would be like being James Bond 24 hours. That must be exhausting.”

“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.”

“I do respect people's faith, but I don't respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control.”

“I don't know how to drive a car.”

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

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

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

“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.”

“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 afterwards who won or who lost.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I truly don't have any formula for the choices I make.”

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

“I want to act because I don't know how to do anything else.”

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

“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.'”

“I've always belonged to the street, and I always will. It's in my DNA.”

“I've always said that playing rugby in Spain is like being a bullfighter in Japan.”

“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.”

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