JAVIER BARDEM COVERS GQ'S OCTOBER 2012 "BIG FALL STYLE PLAYBOOK" ISSUE
Wickedly handsome actor Javier Bardem is featured on one of three different covers on October's GQ (along with Denzel Washington and NBA All-Star Chris Paul). Bardem not only is a master at heating up the big screen, he also smolders in a suit, which is why GQ enlisted the upcoming Bond villain's help in showing readers how to best wear one. GQ's Michael Paterniti talks with the star on a range of topics, including Bardem's feminine side, his feelings about certain performances, and his interesting take on spirituality. on newsstands nationwide September 25
Javier Bardem on being in touch with his feminine side: "I was raised not to be afraid to show emotion or imagination.... I have a man and a woman in the same body; I have the male and female values in the same body. 'Be a man'--what do you mean by that?"
...on his performances and characters: "The fact that I like to make characters doesn't mean that I like to watch my characters being made, my performance. I can't even watch that fucking nose, that fucking voice, those ridiculous eyes. I can't handle that. But when I'm doing it, I don't see my nose or hear my voice; it's like there's something stronger, bigger than that. And I need to express it."
...on his spirituality: "I've always said I don't believe in God, I believe in Al Pacino."
...on how to persevere through tough criticism: "It's the actor's insecurity: One day you're liked and the next it's ah, nah, not that guy. My mom told me, 'Just keep doing your job.' You get something gold, thank you. You suck, thank you. You keep on moving."
...on being appreciative for what he has in life: "I'm happily married. I breathe and stay in peace. I truly thank whoever's up there for giving me the opportunity to be loved."
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