International star Javier Bardem began his career at the age of six when he made his first film appearance in the Spanish film El Picaro. He would continue to play small roles through his childhood and teen years, appearing on the TV series Segunda ensenanza, and played his first starring role when he was twenty in The Ages of Lulu. In the late 90s and early 2000s, Bardem began to attract the attention of North American filmmakers, and began appearing in films such as The Dancer Upstairs and Collateral. In 2007 he earned loads of acclaim for his role in No Country For Old Men, and the role propelled him to stardom in Hollywood. Since then, he has appeared in such silms as Love in the Time of Cholera, Biutiful, Eat Pray Love, and Skyfall. Javier Bardem turns 45 today.