Actor, 'No Country for Old Men'
While Bardem, one of Spain’s most popular exports, was mysteriously left out of the Oscar race three years ago for his stellar turn as a paraplegic in “The Sea Inside,” the Academy may redeem itself this time. As a cold killer in the Coen brothers’ “No Country for Old Men,” Bardem places himself onto the Mt. Rushmore of badasses. Never using a gun, Anton Chigurh’s expressionless stare does the job quite well in scaring us silly.