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October 13, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday: "Eat Pray Love" star Javier Bardem will play Daniel Craig's nemesis in the new James Bond film. ( Los Angeles Times ) After halting production for budget concerns, Disney's "The Lone Ranger" is back in the saddle. The film, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, will resume production in February. ( Los Angeles Times ) The FBI makes an arrest after Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and Christina Aguilera's emails and cellphones were hacked.
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February 14, 2014 | By Mark Olsen
Ridley Scott's recent film "The Counselor" certainly looked on the surface like something that would need no help in becoming a hit, with Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem starring in a high-gloss tale of a drug deal gone wrong directed by Scott from a screenplay by "No Country For Old Men" author Cormac McCarthy. But then the film turned out to be too much its own thing. Rather than a prestige commercial film, it was a moody, melancholy saga prone to philosophical asides.
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October 25, 2013 | By Chris Lee
In director Ridley Scott's colorful crime thriller “The Counselor,” which reaches theaters Friday, Javier Bardem is back doing what he does best. That is, stealing nearly every scene he's in with an outré hairdo. Sure, “The Counselor” arrives stacked with an all-star cast of Hollywood's handsome and gorgeous: Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz. But the Oscar-winning Spanish heartthrob concocts his character through coiffure, defining the dramatis personae of his shady nightclub impresario part with a daring 'do that's all spiked-up hair and silken menace.
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February 9, 2014 | By Noel Murray
The Armstrong Lie Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99 Available on VOD beginning Tuesday Give credit to Alex Gibney: Even with as many documentaries as he cranks out in any given year, he always finds new ways into stories that audiences may think they already know. For "The Armstrong Lie," Gibney tackles disgraced former champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, who after years of denials - including to Gibney, who'd been documenting Armstrong's attempt at a comeback - finally admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs.
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February 1, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Penelope Cruz is pregnant again, expecting her second baby with hubby Javier Bardem, according to a couple of reports out Friday. The "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" actress is about three months along, a source confirmed to E! News after the New York Post first reported the news. The new tyke will be a younger sibling to 38-year-old Cruz and 43-year-old Bardem's first born, Leo Encinas Bardem, who arrived in January 2011. "Skyfall" villain Bardem tied the knot with Cruz in July 2010.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday: A report says Javier Bardem is almost locked in to be Stephen King's Gunslinger in the adaptation of "The Dark Tower. " ( Deadline ) Bob Dylan plays a set in China, minus a couple of '60s-era classics. Some Chinese people say, "Bob who?" ( Los Angeles Times ) Not enough of us watched him, so now Glenn Beck is ending his daily show. Who will warn us of the apocalypse now? ( Los Angeles Times ) The Grammys slashed 31 categories, including best zydeco album.
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July 23, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem welcomed their second child on the same day William and Catherine had the royal baby. The notoriously private Spanish actress couldn't have planned her baby girl's low-key debut any better since most eyes were glued to London for days. Cruz, is already mom to 2-year-old son Leonardo Encinas Bardem, who arrived in January 2011. Leo is now big brother to his new hermanita , who was born on Monday in Spain, according to Vogue and Us Weekly . PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom A rep said that the baby girl was born at the Ruber Internacional Hospital in Madrid.
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February 9, 2011 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Colin Firth may be winning all the key awards this season, but when it comes to generating praise and passion in the lead actor race, it's hard to beat Javier Bardem. Sean Penn called Bardem's acting in the bleak, Spanish-language drama "Biutiful" "the first on this level of soulful gravitas since Marlon Brando in 'Last Tango in Paris.'" Julia Roberts campaigned for her "Eat Pray Love" costar last month, hosting an industry screening of "Biutiful" to raise awareness for a movie she called "a hidden little jewel.
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December 20, 2012 | By Amy Dawes
"Look upon your work!" In "Skyfall," Javier Bardem as the vengeance-driven villain known as Silva demands this of spy chief M (Judi Dench) and James Bond (Daniel Craig) in a devilish baritone as he twists a dental mouthpiece dripping with saliva out of his jaw, to reveal the rotted tooth or two that remain in his head, while his face caves in and one eye bulges like Quasimodo's. And to think that some of us revere Bardem partly for his continental good looks. "Your work cannot come from your vanity," the actor, recognized last week with a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for the performance, says via phone from London.
MAGAZINE
March 25, 2001 | JANET REITMAN, Janet Reitman's last story for the magazine was on rock climbers at Yosemite
Let's just say that Javier Bardem isn't altogether thrilled by the prospect of being the next conquistador of Hollywood. The endless rounds of photo ops and meet-and-greets and morning shows are a little surreal, and the Spanish actor would prefer to relocate to a calmer universe. "All this--I think it's called press junkets," says Bardem, his husky accent on the "junk." "It happens in Spain, but it happens for three days. Here you're talking with people on and on and on and on and on.
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October 26, 2013 | By Chris Barton
This week, the pull of young men was stronger than "Gravity. " Powered by the same audience that made the TV series "Jackass" into a money-making franchise, Johnny Knoxville's hidden camera-fueled movie earned an estimated $12.6 million on Friday. Prerelease audience surveys forecast that the film would earn $30 million in its debut weekend, and it is well on its way to that total. In the film, officially known as "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa," Knoxville disguises himself as an 86-year-old man traveling cross-country with his 8-year-old grandson ( Jackson Nicoll )
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October 25, 2013 | By Chris Lee
In director Ridley Scott's colorful crime thriller “The Counselor,” which reaches theaters Friday, Javier Bardem is back doing what he does best. That is, stealing nearly every scene he's in with an outré hairdo. Sure, “The Counselor” arrives stacked with an all-star cast of Hollywood's handsome and gorgeous: Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz. But the Oscar-winning Spanish heartthrob concocts his character through coiffure, defining the dramatis personae of his shady nightclub impresario part with a daring 'do that's all spiked-up hair and silken menace.
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October 25, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
As his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award attest, Cormac McCarthy has had plenty of success on the page, and several of his novels have also been adapted to the screen with good results, most notably "No Country for Old Men," which won four Academy Awards. But McCarthy's screenwriting debut, the new crime thriller "The Counselor," seems to be another matter. According to film critics, McCarthy's original screenplay is by turns stilted, gruesome and alienating, and neither director Ridley Scott nor his all-star cast - including Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt - can salvage it. The Times' Kenneth Turan writes , "As cold, precise and soulless as the diamonds that figure briefly in its plot, 'The Counselor' is an extremely unpleasant piece of business.
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October 24, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
As cold, precise and soulless as the diamonds that figure briefly in its plot, "The Counselor" is an extremely unpleasant piece of business. You could call it "Three Beheadings and No Funeral," but even that doesn't give an accurate idea of what you're in for. The film is ably directed by the veteran Ridley Scott and features a high-powered cast headed by Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt, none of whom...
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July 23, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Beyonce knows how to keep fans in line, especially when they go for her hair. We're not talking about fans of her music -- we're talking about fans that are electric and propel cool air wind toward you. At a concert Monday at the Bell Centre in Montreal, the 31-year-old's hair was pulled into the spindles of the rogue stage fan during her performance of "Halo. " Handlers struggled to unravel her blond locks from the machine and even Beyonce attempted to yank the strands out of the whirlwind, according to footage found on YouTube.
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July 23, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem welcomed their second child on the same day William and Catherine had the royal baby. The notoriously private Spanish actress couldn't have planned her baby girl's low-key debut any better since most eyes were glued to London for days. Cruz, is already mom to 2-year-old son Leonardo Encinas Bardem, who arrived in January 2011. Leo is now big brother to his new hermanita , who was born on Monday in Spain, according to Vogue and Us Weekly . PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom A rep said that the baby girl was born at the Ruber Internacional Hospital in Madrid.
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March 25, 2001 | LORENZA MUNOZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The victory streak continues for the Chinese-language film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," which garnered best director, best supporting actress and best feature honors at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday. The multiple wins, coming a day before the Academy Awards, cap a monthlong series of prizes bestowed on the martial arts romantic drama and its director, Ang Lee. The movie has been nominated for several Academy Awards, including best picture and director.
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December 3, 2004 | Elaine Dutka, Times Staff Writer
Four years ago, after Javier Bardem walked off with a host of best actor awards and became the first Spaniard to be nominated for an Oscar in that category, Hollywood came calling. His unforgettable turn as a gay Cuban writer coping with political suppression and AIDS in Julian Schnabel's "Before Night Falls" propelled the sleepy-eyed sex symbol from "zero to 100 miles per hour," as he puts it -- virtually overnight.
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July 3, 2013 | By Celine Wright, A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below.
It won't be only Disney executives who are watching the box office returns for "The Lone Ranger" this weekend. Lots of people are wondering whether Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer can ride to the rescue of a genre that was once a staple of American cinema but now has fallen on hard times: the western. “The western has always been a definitively American art form,” says Jeffrey Richardson, Gamble curator of western history, popular culture and firearms at the Autry National Center of the American West in Griffith Park in Los Angeles.
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February 1, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Penelope Cruz is pregnant again, expecting her second baby with hubby Javier Bardem, according to a couple of reports out Friday. The "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" actress is about three months along, a source confirmed to E! News after the New York Post first reported the news. The new tyke will be a younger sibling to 38-year-old Cruz and 43-year-old Bardem's first born, Leo Encinas Bardem, who arrived in January 2011. "Skyfall" villain Bardem tied the knot with Cruz in July 2010.
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