Javier Bardem

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.

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