The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Très Hanley aka Tres Hanley is an American and British actress and singer. Hanley was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA, her mother is of Italian descent and her father's family is from County Cork, Ireland. Hanley spent much of her childhood holidays traveling with her paternal grandmother to England to visit family and become enamored with London at an early age. Hanley, a coloratura soprano, trained as an opera singer and attended the Juilliard School in New York City. A teenage protégé of Leonard Bernstein, she was chosen by him to sing as the principal female soloist in concert at Lincoln Center where he conducted her singing his work "Glitter and Be Gay" from Candide. In 1993 she played Polly Peachum in a London revival of The Beggar's Opera, she garnered much publicity for the role as she was the first non-British born actress to play the part since the musical was first performed in 1728. Hanley went on to call London'home' and established herself as a respected TV actress, working with some of the best of British talent.
Her U. K. credits include, The Spender, As Time Goes By, Hale & Pace, Murder Most Horrid and'Carol' in season 1 of the BBC's My Hero2. Other television roles in the US include The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes. Internationally, Hanley was known in Germany and throughout parts of Europe as the Bacardi girl in the mid-1990s, for a popular comedic worldwide commercial for NCR opposite Toby Jones. On screen she portrayed Robert Downey, Jr.'s mistress in Richard III, appeared as Deborah Reynolds in the 1995 film Boca a Boca, opposite Javier Bardem. In summer 2005, Hanley released her first music CD entitled Très Broadway, a tribute to her early roots in musicals, it was followed by a European dance single "Dance of the Euro Diva". The music was composed by Éric Serra; the piece was written for the film The Fifth Element. The club version was a collaboration with Asian Rap artist BURCH, featured on her subsequent Euro-pop album Euro Diva, her third album A Siren's Odyssey is an autobiographical song cycle.
Hanley penned the lyrics to title song. Many of her close friends contributed to the album, including The Hockey Theme Canadian composer Dolores Claman and Phantom of the Opera Lyricist Charles Hart On August 30, 2017 she released "Fade To Black", it was the first pre-released single from her forth album, "Shades of Darkness". Original compositions by Hanley and her "Siren's Odyssey" collaborator Daniel Moctezuma, the album was inspired by her friend composer and musician Bernardo Bonezzi; the song "Fade to Black" was written as a tribute to Bonezzi. Hanley and Bonezzi became lifelong friends. Hanley recorded one of Bonezzi's songs for the sound track. Bonezzi was found dead on August 30, 2012, it is reported that his last Facebook posts to friends was "I'm fading to black". Which is; the music video for "Fade To Black" features Bonezzi's home movies as well as clips from some of his appearances. A reputation for dating'bad boys', paramours included actor and Oscar winner Javier Bardem, whom she met while working on Mouth to Mouth aka Boca a Boca.
Others included British TV personality James Hewitt, the former British household cavalry officer, most notable for being the longtime lover of Diana, Princess of Wales, American footballer Sean Landeta, The Phantom of the Opera collaborator Charles Hart. Hart composed the song "I Belong to Myself", on her 2013 album A Sirens Odyssey. Rumored relationships include Hugh Grant, Prince Albert of Monaco with whom European tabloids photographed her in the mid-1990s sharing an intimate kiss while at a Paris nightclub, though no confirmation of a relationship was reported, she is known as Très Hanley-Millman since her marriage in to New York City architect, theatrical producer, entrepreneur Paul Millman. Hanley is active in animal rescue related issues and is a vegetarian. A philanthropist, profits from her musical endeavors are supportive of animal rescue and HIV charities, as well as those for the visually impaired. Tres Hanley Online - official website Tres Hanley on IMDb Official Facebook fan page
Aitana Sánchez-Gijón is a Spanish film actress. She was born Aitana Sánchez-Gijón de Angelis in Rome, to father Ángel Sánchez-Gijón Martínez, a history professor, Italian mother, Fiorella de Angelis, a mathematics professor, she grew up in Spain. Best known for playing dramatic roles in Spain, Sánchez-Gijón first became known internationally for her portrayal of Victoria Aragon, a pregnant and abandoned Mexican-American winegrower's daughter, helped by travelling salesman Paul Sutton in A Walk in the Clouds, she has since built a reputation as an international star in films such as Manuel Gomez Pereira's Boca a Boca, Bigas Luna's The Chambermaid on the Titanic, Jaime Chávarri's Sus Ojos Se Cerraron, Gabriele Salvatores' adaptation of the Niccolò Ammaniti novel I'm Not Scared and Brad Anderson's The Machinist. Romanza final A Walk in the Clouds Boca a Boca The Chambermaid on the Titanic Love Walked In Sus Ojos Se Cerraron Jealousy My Sweet I'm Not Scared The Machinist The Whore and the Whale The Backwoods The Nautical Chart Oviedo Express Tell Me About Love The Frost Maktub Conquistadores: Adventvm as Isabel de Castilla on Cero Thi Mai, Rumbo a VietNam Aitana Sánchez-Gijón on IMDb
Cinema of Spain
The art of motion-picture making within the Kingdom of Spain or by Spanish filmmakers abroad is collectively known as Spanish Cinema. In recent years, Spanish cinema has achieved high marks of recognition. In the long history of Spanish cinema, the great filmmaker Luis Buñuel was the first to achieve universal recognition, followed by Pedro Almodóvar in the 1980s. Spanish cinema has seen international success over the years with films by directors like Segundo de Chomón, Florián Rey, Luis García Berlanga, Juan Antonio Bardem, Carlos Saura, Julio Médem and Alejandro Amenábar. Woody Allen, upon receiving the prestigious Prince of Asturias Award in 2002 in Oviedo remarked: "when I left New York, the most exciting film in the city at the time was Spanish, Pedro Almodóvar's one. I hope that Europeans will continue to lead the way in film making because at the moment not much is coming from the United States." Non-directors, like the cinematographer Néstor Almendros, the art director Gil Parrondo, the screenwriter Rafael Azcona, the actresses Maribel Verdú and Penélope Cruz and the actors Fernando Rey, Francisco Rabal, Antonio Banderas, Javier Bardem and Fernando Fernán Gómez, have obtained significant recognition outside Spain.
Only a small portion of box office sales in Spain are generated by domestic films. The Spanish government has therefore implemented measures aimed at supporting local film production and movie theaters, which include the assurance of funding from the main national television stations; the trend is being reversed with productions such as the €30 million film Alatriste, the Academy Award-winning Spanish film Pan's Labyrinth and Los Borgia, all of them sold-out blockbusters in Spain. Another aspect of Spanish cinema unknown to the general public is the appearance of English-language Spanish films such as Agora, Ché, The Machinist, The Others, Miloš Forman’s Goya's Ghosts, The Impossible. All of these films were produced by Spanish firms; the first Spanish film exhibition took place on May 1895, in Barcelona. Exhibitions of Lumière films were screened in Madrid and Barcelona in May and December of 1896, respectively; the matter of which Spanish film came first is in doubt. The first was either Salida de la misa de doce de la Iglesia del Pilar de Zaragoza by Eduardo Jimeno Peromarta, Plaza del puerto en Barcelona by Alexandre Promio or the anonymous film Llegada de un tren de Teruel a Segorbe.
It is possible that the first film was Riña en un café by the prolific filmmaker Fructuós Gelabert. These films were all released in 1897; the first Spanish film director to achieve great success internationally was Segundo de Chomón, who worked in France and Italy but made several famous fantasy films in Spain, such as El Hotel eléctrico. In 1914, Barcelona was the center of the nation's film industry; the españoladas predominated until the 1960s. Prominent among these were the films of Florián Rey, starring Imperio Argentina, the first version of Nobleza Baturra. Historical dramas such as Vida de Cristóbal Colón y su Descubrimiento de América, by the French director Gerald Bourgeois, adaptations of newspaper serials such as Los misterios de Barcelona starring Joan Maria Codina, of stage plays such as Don Juan Tenorio, by Ricardo de Baños, zarzuelas, were produced; the Nobel Prize-winning playwright Jacinto Benavente, who said that "in film they pay me the scraps," would shoot film versions of his theatrical works.
In 1928, Ernesto Giménez Caballero and Luis Buñuel founded the first cine-club, in Madrid. By that point, Madrid was the primary center of the industry; the rural drama La aldea maldita was a hit in Paris, where, at the same time, Buñuel and Dalí premiered Un chien andalou. Un chien andalou has become one of the most well-known avant-garde films of that era. By 1931, the introduction of audiophonic foreign productions had hurt the Spanish film industry to the point where only a single title was released that year. In 1935, Manuel Casanova founded the Compañía Industrial Film Española S. A. and introduced sound to Spanish film-making. CIFESA would grow to become the biggest production company to exist in Spain. Sometimes criticized as an instrument of the right wing, it supported young filmmakers such as Luis Buñuel and his pseudo-documentary Las Hurdes: Tierra Sin Pan. In 1933 it was responsible for filming 17 motion pictures and in 1934, 21; the most notable success was Benito Perojo´s La verbena de la paloma.
They were responsible for the 1947 Don Quijote de la Mancha, the most elaborate version of the Cervantes classic up to that time. By 1935 production had risen to 37 films; the Civil War devastated the silent film era: only 10% of all silent films made before 1936 survived the war. Films were destroyed for their celluloid content and made into goods. Around 1936, both sides of the Civil War began to use cinema as a means of propaganda and
Josep Maria Flotats
Josep Maria Flotats i Picas is a Spanish actor and theatre director. Born in Barcelona, he started as an actor in Associació Dramàtica de Barcelona, made his theatre debut in 1957 with Les maletes del senyor Bernet, he received a student grant to study drama in Strasbourg in 1959, he joined the Théâtre National Populaire in 1967, Théâtre de la Ville in 1968, French National Theatre Comédie Française in 1981. In 1983, he went back to Catalonia with the play Dom Joan by Molière, created the "Companyia Flotats" in 1984. From 1995 to his polemic dismissal in 1997, he was the principal of TNC He went to Madrid in 1998 and created the theatre company "Taller 75 S. L.". They debuted by Yasmina Reza. Named by the language of the performance 2015: Ser-ho o no. Per acabar amb la qüestió jueva, by Jean-Claude Grumberg. Director and actor with Arnau Puig i Casas. Teatre Lliure de Barcelona. 2014: El joc de l'amor i l'atzar, by Pierre de Marivaux. Director. Production by TNC. 2007: "Stalin" by Marc Dugain. Director, adaptation and actor.
Teatre Tívoli, Barcelona. 2004: "La cena" by Jean-Claude Brisville. Director and producer. Teatro Bellas Artes de Madrid. Spanish tour. 2002: "París 1940" by Louis Jouvet. Director, adaptació i productor. Teatro Bellas Artes de Madrid. Spanish tour. 1998: "Arte" by Yasmina Reza. Director, adaptation and actor. Teatro Marquina de Madrid. Spanish tour. 1997: "La Gavina" by Anton Chekhov. Director and actor. Companyia TNC de Barcelona. 1996: "Àngels a Amèrica" by Tony Kushner. Director. Companyia TNC de Barcelona. 1994: "Cal dir-ho" by Eugène Labiche. Director and actor. Companyia Flotats. Teatre Poliorama de Barcelona. 1993: "Tot assajant Dom Joan" by Louis Jouvet i Brigitte Jaques. Director and actor. Companyia Flotats. Teatre Poliorama de Barcelona. 1992: "Don Quijote: Fragmentos de un discurso teatral" by Mauricio Scaparro and Rafael Azcona. Dir.: Mauricio Scaparro. Spanish and New York tour. 1992: "Cavalls de mar" by Josep Lluis i Rodolf Sirera. Director. Companyia Flotats. Teatre Poliorama de Barcelona. 1990: "Ara que els ametllers ja estan batuts" by Josep Pla.
Companyia Flotats. Teatre Poliorama de Barcelona. Spanish, Frankfort tour. Teatro María Guerrero de Madrid. 1989: "El misàntrop" by Molière. Director and actor. Companyia Flotats. Teatre Poliorama de Barcelona. Teatro Español de Madrid. 1988: "Lorenzaccio" by Alfred de Musset. Director and actor. Companyia Flotats. Teatre Poliorama de Barcelona. Teatro Español de Madrid. 1987: "El dret d'escollir" by Brian Clark. Director and actor. Companyia Flotats. Teatre Poliorama de Barcelona. 1986: "Infantillatges" by Raymond Cousse. Director. Companyia Flotats. Teatre Poliorama de Barcelona. 1986: "Per un sí o per un no" by Nathalie Sarraute. Director and actor. Companyia Flotats. Teatre Poliorama de Barcelona. 1986: "El despertar de la Primavera" by Frank Wedekind. Director and actor. Companyia Flotats. Teatre Poliorama de Barcelona. 1985: "Cyrano de Bergerac" by Edmond Rostand. Actor. Dir.: Mauricio Scaparro. Companyia Flotats. Teatre Poliorama de Barcelona. Teatro Pavón de Madrid. 1984: "Una jornada particular" by Ettore Scola.
Director and actor. Companyia Flotats. Teatre Poliorama de Barcelona. 1983: "La seconde surprise de l'amour" by Marivaux. Dir.: Jean-Pierre Miquel. Comédie Française. Paris. 1983: "Intermezzo" by Jean Giraudoux. Dir.: Jacques Seyres. Comédie Francaise. Paris 1981: "Le bourgeois gentilhombre" by Molière. Dir.: Jean-Laurent Cochet. Comédie Française. Paris. 1981: "Don Juan" by Molière. Direcció: Jean-Luc Boutté. Comédie Française. Paris. 1981: "Les caprices de Marianne" by Alfred de Musset. Direcció: François Beaulieu. Comedie Française. Paris. 1981: "Andromaque" by Jean Racine. Dir.: Patrice Kerbrat. Comédie Française. Paris. 1981: "Sertorius" by Pierre Corneille. Dir.: Jean-Pierre Miquel. Comedie Française. Paris 1979: "Une Drôle de vie" by Brian Clark. Dir.: Michel Fagadu. Théâtre Antoine. Paris. 1978: "Zadig ou la destinée" by Voltaire. Dir.: Jean-Louis Barrault. Compagnie Renauld-Barrault. Théâtre d'Orsay. Paris. 1977: "En attendant Godot" by Samuel Beckett. Dir.: Otomar Krejca. Les Tréteaux de France. Festival d'Avignon. 1977: "Don Juan" by Molière.
Dir.: Andreas Voutsinas. Les Tréteaux de France. French tour. 1976: "La guerra de Troie n'aura pas lieu" by Giradoux. Dir.: Jean Mercure. City Center Théâtre. New York, Ottawa and Quebec. 1976: "Les Brigands" by Schiller. Dir.: Anne Delbée. Théâtre de la Ville. Paris. 1975: "Le genre humain" by Jean-Edern Hallier. Dir.: Henri Ronse. Théâtre Espace Cardin. Paris. 1976: "Don Juan ou l'homme de cendres" by André Obey. Dir.: Jean-Pierre André. Festival de Vaison-La Romanie. 1975: "Othello" by William Shakespeare. Dir.: Georges Wilson. Théâtre d l'Est Festival d'Avignon. 1974: "La création du Monde et autres business" by Arthur Miller. Dir.: Jean Mercure. Théâtre de la Ville. Paris 1972: "Le long voyage vers la nuit" by Eugene O'Neill. Dir.: Georges Wilson. Théâtre de l'Atelier. Paris. 1972: "Le Cid" by Corneille. Dir.: Denis Lorca. Théâtre de la Ville. Paris. 1971: "Les Possédés" by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Dir.: Jean Mercure. Théâtre de la Ville. Paris. 1971: "La guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu" by Jean Giraudoux. Dir.: Jean Mercure.
Théâtre de la Ville. Paris i Festival d'Avignon, Soviet Union tour. 1970: "Early Morning" by Edward Bond. Dir.: Georges Wilson. TNP. Paris and Festival d'Avignon 1969: "L'illusion comique" by Corneille. Dir.: Georges Wilson. TNP. Paris. 1969: "Oedipe Roi" by Sophocles. Dir.: Rafael Rodrigues. Théâtre de la Ville. Paris. 1969: "Pizaroo et le soleil" by Peter Shaeffer. Dir.: Jean Mercure. Théâtre de la Ville. Paris. 1968: "Six personages en quête d'auteur" by Luigi Pirandello. Dir.: Jean
Dulce Nombre de María Magdalena de los Remedios Barranco García better known as María Barranco is a Spanish actress, who has won two Goya Awards for Best Supporting Actress. Born in Málaga City, she studied medicine, but left to study drama in the city of Málaga, where she participated in various theatre groups, she moved to Madrid to debut at the theatre with La venganza de Don Mendo. Her film debut was in the film El elegido, she was married to filmmaker Imanol Uribe, but they divorced in 2004. They have a daughter, born in 1993. Sopa boba Ellas son así María Barranco on IMDb
Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem is a Spanish actor. Bardem won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as the psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in the 2007 Coen Brothers film No Country for Old Men, he has received critical acclaim for roles in films such as Jamón, jamón, Carne trémula, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Boca a boca, Los lunes al sol, Mar adentro, Skyfall, for which he received both a BAFTA and a SAG nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Bardem has won a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA, five Goya Awards, two European Film Awards, a Prize for Best Actor at Cannes and two Volpi Cups at Venice for his work, he is the first Spanish actor to be nominated for an Oscar, as well as the first Spaniard to win one, for Best Supporting Actor in No Country for Old Men, 2008. He received his third Academy Award nomination, second Best Actor nomination, for the film Biutiful. Bardem was born in the Canary Islands, Spain, his mother, Pilar Bardem, is an actress, his father, José Carlos Encinas Doussinague, was a businessman involved in environmental work.
The two separated shortly after his birth and his mother raised him alone. Bardem comes from a long line of filmmakers and actors dating back to the earliest days of Spanish cinema. Both his older brother and sister, Carlos and Mónica, are actors, he comes from a political background, as his uncle Juan Antonio was imprisoned by Franco for his anti-fascist films. Bardem was brought up in the Roman Catholic faith by his grandmother; as a child, he spent time on film sets. At age six, he made his first film appearance, in Fernando Fernán Gómez's El Pícaro, he played rugby for the junior Spanish National Team. Though he grew up in a family full of actors, Bardem did not see himself going into the family business. Painting was his first love, he went on to study painting for four years at Madrid's Escuela de Artes y Oficios. In need of money he took acting jobs to support his painting, but he says he was a bad painter and abandoned that career pursuit. In 1989, for the Spanish comedy show El Día Por Delante, he had to wear a Superman costume for a comedic sketch, a job that made him question whether he wanted to be an actor at all.
Bardem has confessed to having worked as a stripper during his struggling acting career. Bardem came to notice in a small role in his first major motion picture, The Ages of Lulu, when he was 20, in which he appeared along with his mother, Pilar Bardem. Bigas Luna, the director of Lulu, was sufficiently impressed to give him the leading male role in his next film, Jamón Jamón in 1992, in which Bardem played a would-be underwear model and bullfighter; the film, which starred a teenaged Penélope Cruz, was a major international success. He starred again in Luna's next film Golden Balls. Bardem's talent did not go unnoticed in the English-speaking world. In 1997, John Malkovich was the first to approach him a 27-year-old, for a role in English, but the Spanish actor turned down the offer because his English was still poor, his first English-speaking role came that same year, in with director Álex de la Iglesia's Perdita Durango, playing a santería-practicing bank robber. After starring in about two dozen films in his native country, he gained international recognition in Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls in 2000, portraying Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas.
He received praise from his idol Al Pacino. For that role, he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor, the first for a Spaniard. After, he turned down the role of Danny Witwer in Minority Report which went to Colin Farrell. Instead, in 2002, Bardem starred in The Dancer Upstairs. Malkovich had Bardem in mind for the role of the detective's assistant, but the movie's taking so long to obtain financing gave Bardem time to learn English and take on the lead role of the detective. "I will always be grateful to him because he gave me my first chance to work in English", has said Bardem of Malkovich. Bardem won Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival for his role in Mar Adentro, released in the United States as The Sea Inside, in which he portrayed the quadriplegic turned assisted suicide activist Ramón Sampedro, he made his Hollywood debut in a brief appearance as a crime lord who summons Tom Cruise's hitman to do the dirty work of dispatching witnesses in the crime drama Collateral.
He stars in Miloš Forman's 2006 film Goya's Ghosts opposite Natalie Portman, where he plays a twisted monk during the Spanish Inquisition. In 2007, Bardem acted in two film adaptations: the Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men, the adaptation of the Colombian novel Love in the Time of Cholera with Giovanna Mezzogiorno by Gabriel García Márquez. In No Country for Old Men, he played Anton Chigurh. For that role, he became the first Spaniard to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, he won a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Critics' Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor, the 2008 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Best Supporting Actor. Bardem's rendition of Chigurh's trademark word, "What business is it of yours where I'm from, friendo?" (in respo