At the 71st San Sebastian Film Festival, which runs from September 22-30, Javier Bardem will receive the Donostia Award, which is a prestigious prize for a job well done.
The actor, who has been in more than 70 movies, will get the award on September 22, 30 years after his first showing at the Festival, when Golden Balls was shown in competition.
Bardem was last at the festival in 2021 with The Good Boss. He got an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA for his role in No Country for Old Men. He will also be in Denis Villeneuve’s second Dune movie, which will come out later this year.
The Donostia has been given to directors like Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, and Juliette Binoche in the past.
Last year, Colombian director Laura Mora won the Golden Shell in the main competition. The Wonder by Sebastián Lelio and Top/Walk Up by Hong Sang-soo was also shown for the first time in the competition.
Javier ngel Encinas Bardem is a Spanish actor known for his role in blockbusters and foreign films. He got the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopath assassin Anton Chigurh in the Coen Brothers’ modern western drama film No Country for Old Men.
Bardem will also play King Triton in the movie version of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, which will come out in 2023.