Javier Bardem Thinks His Job Is Overrated

In the new issue of Esquire, Javier Bardem shows off his humble side. The actor talked about his upcoming film Biutiful, which has already received much praise, but he said he often feels that actors get too much credit for doing so little.

“[Doctors] should be on the
cover of your magazine. They save lives. I only make movies. The world
is a funny place. It doesn’t make any sense,” Bardem said.

He explained that he tries to remain an actor who acts because of the job, not the fame. Which explains his decision to avoid questions about Eat Pray Love instead showing his true faith is for the smaller Biutiful, for which he won the Palm d’Or award for Best Actor at Cannes.

“I think it’s a masterpiece,” he said, “and it needs help.” 

No word yet on his other masterpiece, the child he’s expecting with wife Penelope Cruz!