“The Oscar is a lottery” – Bardem comes to his third nomination for an Oscar. The first was achieved a decade ago by Before Night Falls (Julian Schnabel), the second in 2008 for No Country for Old Men (Coen brothers’) for which he won his award. Without mentioning Javier family enjoyed their meeting at the Mondrian hotel in Los Angeles under an atrocious rain for the gala promises to withdraw.
Bardem comes to his third nomination for an Oscar. The first was achieved a decade ago by Before Night Falls (Julian Schnabel), the second in 2008 for No Country for Old Men (Coen brothers’) for which he won his award. Without mentioning Javier family enjoyed their meeting at the Mondrian hotel in Los Angeles under an atrocious rain for the gala promises to withdraw.
How do you feel with his third nomination?
It’s a blast. The other day I went to lunch candidates and it was as if for the first time. I like to share this moment with them because I tell them how important their work for me and what I admire. That’s what makes me more excited in these cases. After all the hoopla is about where you spend weeks excited. I try not to find out the pools and I do not have anything, but it is impossible. It’s a lottery and I think it’s not good to exceed, we lose the greatness of this, which is a candidate for a movie in Spanish. That is already a great victory.
Are you confused as much admiration from peers?
Man, let’s see. I’ve been there three times and I know what is the process. I know what’s inside, how it moves. And the truth is that it is very strange. Is very good and very excited because we all like to give us awards and flatter us, but we must put away to avoid confusion.
If he wins the Oscar, who is going to spend?
A lot of people. The other day at the Goya I was very nervous because I was in front of my profession, my people, my country. I meant a sentence that does not end, he received the Goya as a hug from my colleagues and that means a lot to me. Are these things that make you trust a little more (snorts). If a miracle, you do not believe, I dedicate to them. I very much who I have always with me.
A decade has passed since his first nomination. How has your perspective of Hollywood?
There is talk of Hollywood as a huge monster that devours. This is an industry where there is room for many people. Comparing me to ten years ago, now I’m more comfortable, quiet and relaxed. I had not realized they had been ten years. If I look at and evaluate the truth is that it is quite surprising that has received much support from industry and so well accepted. Interestingly without having pursued, it is perhaps more relevant. Because, well, I never suggested I come here. It was an accident and I have done quite well.
The directors are scrambling to work with you is it difficult to choose the right script?
Yes, but I had the very great fortune that there was always someone offering me an opportunity of interesting material. Then I have prepared themselves well. I’ve never done a role to be effective, but because he had a real need for a story, whatever.
And always talk to mature as an actor in each role
For me it is most important. It’s the only reason this is done. We all have to live and focus on something to make money but in that sense I was very lucky because many people have given me their confidence and keep working when they know it’s difficult being an actor. Act to get into the skin of another to part with personal judgments against other people, situations, societies, characteristics that one might have a strong bias. That stays with you and makes you a person more open and less judgmental.
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