Javier Bardem to Receive Palm Springs International Star Award

Spanish actor won a supporting actor Oscar for 2007's "No Country for Old Men."

Javier Bardem, who won best actor at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, for playing a doomed, kindly criminal in Alejandro González Iñárritu's new Biutiful, will be honored with the International Star Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s awards gala Jan. 8.

“Having honed his skills in a family of film actors, Bardem brings a stinging intensity to his performances,” Harold Matzner, chairman of the Palm Springs International Film Society board, said. “He riveted audiences with his portrayal in No Country for Old Men and continues to raise the bar in his latest film, Biutiful. Javier Bardem now ranks among the cinematic elite.”

Bardem, who earned a supporting actor Oscar for No Country for Old Men, is currently working on a Terrence Malick’s new untitled film.

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