Javier Bardem is Not a Latin Lover...Anymore

In new issue of GQ Russia, one of the hottest Latin actors on the planet—Javier Bardem—admits that he hates being called a "Latin lover." 

"Ten years ago I was a Latin lover. Now, I'm a serious guy," the Oscar-winning Spanish actor declares. 

Bardem rose to fame by playing sex-crazed macho characters in Spanish films like Jamón Jamón (which he co-starred in with his now wife Penelope Cruz) and Pedro Almodovar's Carne Trémula.

In 2000, Bardem's portrayal of real-life Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas in Julian Schnabel's indie film Before Night Falls earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor, and he started to get offers to play diverse characters in films like Love in the Time of Cholera and No Country for Old Men.