Skyfall actor Javier Bardem accepted his new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this past Friday in front of the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.
For the Hollywood Walk of Fame induction, Javier Bardem was joined by Skyfall director Sam Mendes and Bond cast mates Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe. According to E! Online, Mendes said that Bardem was “so embarrassed” but obviously honored to receive his star.
Bardem, who currently stars in Skyfall as the villain Silva, won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the Coen Brothers film No Country for Old Men. Prior to breaking out in Hollywood, however, Bardem was an award winning actor in Europe and Spanish cinema for years. Among his many accomplishments, Bardem was nominated for Best Actor Golden Globe in 2004 for his role in Mar Adentro, also known as The Sea Inside.
In order to be eligible for the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a candidate must have at least five years of professional acting experiences and a minimum of one nomination for a major award, including an Emmy, Academy Award, or SAG Award.
In his speech, Bardem joked about his new status and how it may impact the area, “Does everyone have to walk with a broken nose around Hollywood Boulevard?”
It was a reference to a bar fight that Bardem was involved in several years ago in the same area where his star is now located on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.