Javier Bardem

by ethnic on March 13, 2010

2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala - Arrivals

Birth Name: Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem

Place of Birth: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Date of Birth: March 1, 1969

Ethnicity: Spanish

Javier Bardem is a Spanish actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for No Country for Old Men (2007).

Javier was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, the son of José Carlos Encinas Doussinague and actress Pilar Bardem (María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz). Javier is married to actress Penélope Cruz, with whom he has two children. Javier is the brother of actors Carlos Cardem and Mónica Bardem. His uncle, Juan Antonio Bardem, was a film director and screenwriter.

Javier’s paternal grandfather was a farmer from Guijuelo, Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain.

Javier’s maternal grandparents were Rafael Bardem Solé and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro. They were both actors. Rafael was born in Barcelona. Matilde was born in Madrid. Matilde’s sisters, Guadalupe Muñoz Sampedro and Mercedes Muñoz Sampedro, were both actresses, as was Mercedes’s daughter, Carmen Lozano.

One of his father’s surnames, Doussinague, is Basque. His mother’s surname, Bardem, is Catalan.

Sources: Genealogy of Javier Bardem (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

http://www.elmundo.es

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andrew December 13, 2016 at 12:54 pm

* Carlos paternal grandfather was a farmer from Guijuelo, Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain (http://www.elmundo.es/suplementos/cronica/2008/646/1204412412.html)
* Rafael Bardem Solé was born in Barcelona
* Matilde Muñoz Sampedro was born in Madrid

Javier’s uncle, Juan Antonio Bardem, was a film director and screen writer. Javier’s brother Carlos Cardem is an actor, as his sister Mónica Bardem. Javier’s maternal grandmother’s sisters, Guadalupe Muñoz Sampedro and Mercedes Muñoz Sampedro, were also both actresses, as Mercedes’s daughter, Carmen Lozano.

luckystar December 14, 2016 at 7:41 am

Nacido en el barrio de San Nicolás en Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, hijo de José Carlos Encinas Doussinague de origen español y Pilar Bardem, Bardem desciende de una saga de actores: sus abuelos Rafael Bardem y Matilde Muñoz Sampedro, su madre Pilar de origen CUBANO y su hermano mayor Carlos son un ejemplo. – See more at: http://www.escuriosity.com/biografia.php?biografia=Javier-Bardem#sthash.EqhDJ0vp.dpuf

follers December 14, 2016 at 7:45 am

Yes, a Wiki-mirror, an exact copy of the Wikipedia article.

luckystar December 12, 2016 at 8:29 am

“Nacido en el barrio de San Nicolás en Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, hijo de José Carlos Encinas Doussinague de origen español y Pilar Bardem, Bardem desciende de una saga de actores: sus abuelos Rafael Bardem y Matilde Muñoz Sampedro, su madre Pilar de origen cubano y su hermano mayor Carlos son un ejemplo” His mother has cuban origins https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javier_Bardem

follers December 12, 2016 at 6:31 pm

That’s a Wiki. Is there any reliable source?

His mother’s parents were both born in Spain.

luckystar December 13, 2016 at 6:46 am

source about being born in spain? it from spanish wikipedia, from spain
they know better than you about their people, he doesnt look average spaniard

follers December 13, 2016 at 6:54 am

Everybody always knows better than me, so that doesn’t make it a reliable source.

luckystar December 13, 2016 at 10:41 am

if is in spain wikipedia is probably because people from spain knows it

luckystar December 13, 2016 at 10:42 am

spain media

andrew December 13, 2016 at 12:29 pm

@ luckystar

How do you know how average Spaniard look? You’re Brazilian.
He looks like Jeffrey Dean Morgan. His brother Carlos Bardem looks pseudo-Asian.

luckystar December 14, 2016 at 7:36 am

Average spaniard are Atlanto med. When i was in Madrid mostly look like Jordi Mollà, Javier bardem is clearly mixed and atypical in Spain

follers December 14, 2016 at 7:37 am

I took it off Wikipedia, so I assume the matter is settled.

andrew December 15, 2016 at 2:14 pm

@ luckystar/Rainbowmini

those taxonomy classifications are all virtual. Btw according to old school anthropologists Iberia is the cradle of Ibero-Insular race (also called Gracile Mediterranean, in opposition to the variant Atlanto Med)
https://an.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iberoinsular
Javier Bardem’s maternal family is a well known Spanish family of actors, and his father was said to be a large man of 1,92×100 kg from a town near Salamanca. Not Cuban.

MadBadDog December 17, 2016 at 4:31 am

His father’s surname was Doussinague. That’s not a common surname in Spain, in fact doesn’t even sound spanish at all.

andrew December 17, 2016 at 5:18 am

@madbadDog
Yes, it does not sound Spanish (Castillan) at all. It’s actually a rare Basque surname
http://euskalikurra.blogspot.it/2012/09/lista-de-apellidos-vascos-con-d.html?m=1

MadBadDog December 19, 2016 at 7:40 am

@Andrew truly rare cause I’m basque myself and I’ve never heard that surname before, it must be an aranism.

And btw, his mother Pilar Bardem has always been very “liberal”, rest assured that Javier and Carlos Bardem don’t share the same father!

andrew December 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

@madbadDog

http://www.euskomedia.org/aunamendi/45407

I believe Carlos and Javier share the same father, but their mother knows better than us. Check out: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4137506.stm

anen87 October 31, 2016 at 9:59 pm

Shouldn’t it be noted that he is Catalan? Bardem surname mothers side is catalan origin. Father side unknow but I always assume was Canarian

Racial Realist October 4, 2015 at 8:56 pm

In No Country for Old Men he was very ethnically ambiguous, Spanish, Italian, and part Native American are all things that came to mind.

100% Spanish seems legit.

deadite July 27, 2014 at 6:46 pm

He can pass as mextizo mexican

Check7t August 17, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Hell no, Mexican mestizos look like George Lopez.

marjanel August 18, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Not all. I am from Latin America and in my country George Lopez will be considered very”indegenous” nobody in the street will see him like mestizo.

Racial Realist October 4, 2015 at 8:51 pm

Nope, George Lopez is primarily European.

marjanel October 14, 2015 at 11:03 am

But he still looking more from his indigenous side.

thomas1987 June 10, 2015 at 7:23 am

Mestizo? Are you kidding?
He is just a white man, not mixed.

jokin June 12, 2015 at 8:46 am

Mestizo mexican?? you must be kidding…. He is 100%White…

strawberry20 July 27, 2014 at 6:39 pm

his dad said to be of cuban of ancestry on his Bio wikipedia, plus Doussinague is Not spanish last name is of french origin

follers July 27, 2014 at 6:45 pm

The Wikipedia article had no source for the Cuban claim.

Can you find a single French person named “Doussinague”?

strawberry20 July 26, 2014 at 5:37 pm

correction he also has cuban and french descent from his father Juan Carlos Encinas Doussinague

follers July 26, 2014 at 6:08 pm

How do you know he has Cuban and French ancestry?

Doussinague is a Spanish name.

andrew January 29, 2013 at 3:37 pm

uh sorry I meant Jeffrey Dean Morgan LOL

andrew January 29, 2013 at 3:36 pm

javier bardem=harry dean stanton

hii August 1, 2012 at 1:59 pm

he’s white, what the hell is up with people putting spanish as ethnicity? spanish is a language not a ethnicity and or race. there will be people that will give this comment thumbs down but guess what? im not ignorant and or dumb on this. his ethnicity is white and if you can’t figure that out then u have a problem in ur little head of yours.

levangelista36 August 1, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Spanish is a language as well as a ethnicity. The Europeans who colonized most of Latin America were Spanish Conquistadors or Spaniards for short.

hii August 1, 2012 at 2:49 pm

he’s a white guy, take the tan off he’s just a ordinary looking white guy. people in this country mix ethnicity and nationality here but you won’t hear people say their ethnicity is american bc its stupid, but its allowed from other countries? he’s white, like there are black people and asians (can’t say yellow bc it offends them too much) what is so hard for people to understand? i get he’s a Spainard bc he’s from spain but his ethnicity is white. doesn’t make sense to say his language is his ethnicity as well.

ashash April 25, 2015 at 11:17 pm

I am positive that “white” is not an ethnicity. How could it be?

Spanish definitely is, though. I am sure many people would consider Javier Bardem, Ethan Coen, and Josh Brolin to be “white,” but they are not of the same ethnicity.

Michael April 9, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Storm….. Not every Spanish surname ends in “ez”!
You really need to get more and see the world….

sadie March 25, 2012 at 1:31 am

Well he definitely is a Spaniard, a great actor, very handsome and he and Penelope are a gorgeous couple. I bet their baby boy is soooooo cute.

levangelista36 August 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Their baby is adorable.

BIG PAC March 17, 2012 at 8:56 pm

he looks like a mexican actor. no kidding.

andrew November 15, 2013 at 5:04 am

coz Latin America is racist and they put only Caucasian actors and not Mestizo

storm January 28, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Bardem don’t sound Spanish.

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