Javier Bardem to Play James Bond Villain

October 12, 2011 By:
Javier Bardem to Play James Bond Villain

If there's any role Javier Bardem can take on, creepy villain is definitely it. He was terrifying in No Country For Old Men, and I'm not just referring to that hairdo.

Now, the Oscar-nominated actor is taking on another bad guy role—a villain in the 23rd James Bond movie. Bardem confirmed the news with Nightline:

"I'm a huge fan of the James Bond saga. When I was little, I went watching Mr. Connery doing James Bond with my father. I saw all of them, so to play that is going to be fun. Who in the world would think I'd be in one of those movies?"

Why do I imagine Javier Bardem flipping a coin when he says all this? The James Bond flick, rumored to be titled Skyfall, will be the first villainous role Bardem will take on since No Country For Old Men back in 2007. Javier says he enjoys playing darker characters.

"Evil can be very seductive. Maybe I will go home saying, 'I have the world in my hands."

I'm scared already. Daniel Craig will return to his role as Bond (James Bond), but Javier isn't disclosing any other info about the film.

"They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details. They're changing the whole thing, the whole dynamic. I'd be playing Bond's nemesis, yes, but it's not that obvious. Everything is more nuanced. It's very intriguing."

Bardem is also reportedly playing a villain in another film, Despicable Me 2. Not quite as terrifying, but a bad guy nonetheless.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bardem will be playing El Macho in the Steve Carell flick. It would be Javier's first animated film.

Perhaps Bardem wants to make a movie his new son, Leo Encinas, can watch. No Country isn't exactly kid-friendly. Although, forcing your kid to watch you play a murderous criminal is probably a good discipline method. Bardem and Penelope Cruz welcomed their first child into the world back in January. The family was spotted together in Sarajevo, Bosnia last month.

Penelope recently told Vogue about what it's like to be a mom:

"From the first second, you feel so much love," she told the mag. "It is a revolutionary experience. That's the best way I can describe it. It transforms you completely, in a second. Nature is very wise and gives you nine months to prepare, but in that moment, when you see that face, you are transformed forever."