Is penelope cruz still dating javier bardem
The Oscar-winning actors both star in Iranian master Asghar Farhadi's Spanish psychological thriller , which will kick off the festival and is up for the top Palme d'Or prize.
The fiercely private couple's glowing return to the spotlight in Cannes comes after Bardem emotionally proclaimed his feelings for Cruz there 8 years ago as he accepted the best actor award for .
Fifteen years later, on the set of Vicky Christina Barcelona (2007) they reconnected and Bardem decided she’s The One for him.
By then, each had the maturity to fully comprehend what it was they were looking for in a spouse.
While Cruz usually avoids mentioning her husband in interviews, Bardem has spoke of his wife's passion to the media. This year they took part in a campaign by a Spanish NGO which rescues migrants at sea.
Many of you remember Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem from their unforgettable movie roles—Penelope for her beauty and Javier for his formidable acting prowess.
Javier’s parents split up shortly after his birth and he was raised solely by his mother.
From his maternal side, he is a grandson of actors Rafael and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro, and nephew of screenwriter and director Juan Antonio Bardem who was imprisoned by General Franco for his anti-fascist films.
Her father owned a store and her mother ran a beauty salon, where Cruz said she learnt to act by observing how clients behaved.
Both stars often say that they owe everything to the late Spanish director Bigas Luna, who brought them together for the first time in his 1991 movie . In the film, their characters have a famous sexual encounter on top of a pinball machine, one of the most torrid scenes in Spanish cinema. Penelope has both," Bardem told magazine last year.
The two then crossed paths in several other movies, but only began dating after shooting in 2007 in Barcelona. Both declare themselves leftwing and were criticized in Hollywood in 2014 for their fierce condemnations of Israeli bombings in Gaza.
Both his older brother and sister, Carlos and Mónica, are also actors.
Javier spent his childhood at theatres and on film sets, making his film debut at only six years old in Fernando Fernán Gómez’s El Pícaro (The Scoundrel). I only buy commitment.” However, the boy was ambitious to become not an actor as you would imagine but a painter.