>BEFORE NIGHT FALLS
As Reinaldo Arenas, the gay Cuban poet oppressed by Fidel Castro, Bardem earned his soulful rep—and his first Oscar nod.
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
He won the Oscar for his terrifying turn as a dead-eyed hit man who bets life on the flip of a coin.
VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA
His sexy charm captivated Scarlett Johansson—and his real-life love Penélope Cruz.