Javier Bardem is Biutiful

September 15, 2010 By:
Javier Bardem is Biutiful

Javier Bardem is one of the sexist men alive, so it comes as no surprise that Esquire magazine chose him as their October cover boy.

Javier, who is expecting a baby with his gorgeous new bride Penelope Cruz talks to Esquire about why he thinks he's dying (he's a hypochondriac), why he's fascinated with doctors, and why he's not a celebrity. Here are some highlights from the interview:

Javier on being a hypochondriac: "I used to be a hypochondriac, but I was a young man then," he says. "Now I really am sick."

Javier on doctors: "These are the guys you should be writing about," Bardem says, nodding at the doctors. "They should be on the cover of your magazine. They save lives. I only make movies. The world is a funny place. It doesn't make any sense."

On being an actor, not a celebrity: "I have to believe in what I'm doing, otherwise I don't stand a chance."

On seeing Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu's debut English-language film, 21 Grams: "I remember, I almost got hit by a car walking out after," he says. "I was so moved by it. I wasn't right for a week." So Bardem was eager when he was offered the lead role in Iñárritu's Biutiful. "They are only movies," he says, "but I want to make movies that count for something."

On his new movie Biutiful:"I think it's a masterpiece," he said, "and it needs help."

For more on Javier, make sure to pick up the October issue of Esquire, out on newsstands soon!