"Now, there are so many movies, so many festivals, and so many awards going on, each judged with each other, like your work is worse than others and that's not fair. How can you tell what's best and what's worst from these awards? We're talking about art."
"Film spectators are quiet vampires."Javier Bardem on Jim Morrison
"Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic."Javier Bardem on Johnny Depp
"You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies."Javier Bardem on Steve Martin
"This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country."Javier Bardem on Clint Eastwood
"Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood."Javier Bardem on Walt Disney
"I don't know how to drive a car."
"When you put gas in your car you are making a political statement, because you are supporting the empires that control and continue the destruction of some countries."
"I was emotionally and physically punched in the stomach. This is not a place where you go and deliver the lines and then you come back. It's kind of a life-changing experience. But it can't get better than this for any actor - this is like an opera."
"There is no middle ground in Hollywood you're a failure or you're a success. That mentality is wild."
"I do respect people's faith, but I don't respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control."