After earning the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) 's Best Supporting Actor award in 2008 for his role in "No Country For Old Men", actor Javier Bardem snagged a nomination in the same category for his role in the new James Bond adventure, "Skyfall", this week.
The Spanish actor managed a villainous transformation gaining SAG members' admiration.
“In 'Skyfall' he [Bardem] provides one of the finest arch-enemies in the 50-year history of Bond films, and plays him as a distinctly more human character than the franchise has often provided – even if with a dose of flamboyance”, reported the Associated Press.
"I'm in awe of the guy," said “Skyfall” co-star Daniel Craig to the Associated Press. "He's a passionate kind of creature where everything he does on screen is mesmerizing and electrifying. He put in levels of interest, made it real, but didn't forget he was playing a Bond villain – which is a clever actor knowing full well he's got to play it straight, kind of, and then remember what he's doing."
Bardem's competition includes Alan Arkin for the action film "Argo", Robert De Niro for "Silver Linings Playbook", Philip Seymour Hoffman for "The Master" and Tommy Lee Jones for "Lincoln.”
Meanwhile, the Colombian star Sofia Vergara, garnered her third consecutive nomination for Best Actress, and is also as part of the group vying for the best Ensemble in a Comedy Series award for her portrayal of Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on ABC’s "Modern Family.
The SAG Awards will be handed out on Jan. 27, 2013. For a full list of the SAG nominees, head here.
To help us remember why Javier Bardem made the SAG nominee list this year, we have created a selection of 10 of his most unforgettable movies roles above.