Javier Bardem: Before Night Falls

Before Night Falls

In another biopic, Javier plays Cuban poet and writer Reinaldo Arenas, who was persecuted by Castro’s government for his homosexuality, immigrated to the U.S. and died of AIDS—but not before writing the titular memoir. Javier’s Arenas is sexy, sharp and full of life, making his demise all the more poignant. The role earned him his first Oscar nomination.

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