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Monday
Jun252012

Javier Bardem, Others to Receive Stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced the names of the celebrities who will be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013.

At a press conference on Friday, actress and recent Walk of Fame star recipient Marg Helgenberger revealed that Javier Bardem, Viola Davis, James Franco, Ron Howard and Helen Mirren will all receive their stars next year.  Also from the world of movies, makeup artist Rick Baker is set to be honored.   

Others chosen from among hundreds of nominees in the running to have a permanent place on the Walk of Fame are television stars Simon Baker, Bryan Cranston, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch, Matthew Perry and Katey Sagal.

Honorees from the live stage include actress Olympia Dukakis and magicians Penn & Teller.

David Green, chairman of the Walk of Fame selection committee, said in a statement, “The Walk of Fame will bring everlasting memories of star power, talent and popularity to the millions who visit Hollywood each year and which will shine even more light on the entertainment capital of the world.”

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Oct132011

Javier Bardem Will Play Next James Bond Villain

FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In between being a new dad and fighting for human rights in Africa, Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem revealed he will star as Daniel Craig’s foe in the next James Bond film, slated for a November 2012 release.

In an exclusive interview with This Week anchor Christiane Amanpour, Bardem talked  about the plight of Western Saharan refugees, the subject of his upcoming documentary, but the Spanish actor also spoke of his new role as the villain in the latest Bond film, thus far known only as Bond 23.

“I am very excited. My parents took me to watch the movies and I saw all of them,” Bardem said of the Bond franchise. ”So to play that is going to be fun.”

Daniel Craig will reprise his role as 007 and Oscar-winner Sam Mendes will direct, but little else is known about the film. Bardem played up the mystery surrounding the plot.

“They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details,” he said. “It’s a bad guy but he has many different details that will make it, hopefully, more interesting than just a villain.”

Last seen playing Julia Roberts’ passionate lover in the 2010 film Eat, Pray, Love, Bardem won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in No Country for Old Men.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio