‘Being the Ricardos’ Star Javier Bardem Reflects on James Bond Role

by Chris Haney

Movie star Javier Bardem recently opened up about his long career, and made sure to reflect on his iconic role as one of the infamous James Bond villains. Bardem spoke to Vanity Fair and shared insight into his various roles through the years. The timeline of his career touched on roles from No Country for Old Men, Biutiful, Dune, Being The Ricardos, and of course, Skyfall.

The Spanish actor has already had quite the career in Hollywood. Yet anytime an actor gets the nod for an iconic role in a James Bond film, it’s going to stand out in your body of work.

007 actor Daniel Craig‘s time as James Bond recently came to an end when No Time To Die became his fifth and final appearance as the British spy. 2012’s Skyfall is well-known as one of the best of the Craig era, in which Javier Bardem portrayed villain, Raoul Silva. When speaking to Vanity Fair recently, the 52-year-old shared what it was like to work on the James Bond film. He also revealed the one favor he asked of director Sam Mendes.

Daniel Craig Says ‘It Was Time to Finish’ with James Bond

As mentioned, James Bond actor Daniel Craig recently said goodbye to the coveted 007 role following No Time to Die‘s release in October. He’s been at the head of the famous film franchise since 2006’s Casino Royale. During an appearance on Good Morning America, he shared how bittersweet it is to say farewell to the character.

“I think it will take me 15 years to unpack all of this,” Craig told the GMA hosts. “It’s so crazy. Getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, that’s so surreal to me from where I come from in life. So, yeah I’m kind of just taking it all in.”

Additionally, Craig said he’s beyond thankful to have been a part of the iconic James Bond films. But he knew the time had come to move on from the series.

“To think back for a second of what was achieved and what these movies have meant to so many people, it’s such a big deal,” he said. “But it’s time to finish. It’s done.”