Javier Bardem was born into a Spanish family from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Canary Islands in Spain. His family has been involved in the Spanish film industry for many generations, his mother Pilar Bardem was an actor herself. As a kid he spent most of his time in the sets of the films, by the age of six, he performed as a child artist for Fernando Fernan Gomez’s El Picaro (The Scoundrel).

He played rugby at the school level and went on to represent the junior Spanish National Team. Just like most of the children from film backgrounds, Javier never wanted to be a part of the family business but soon recognized his interest in the works of art. He went to Madrid to study painting at Escuela de Artes y Oficios and took some part time acting jobs to support his career.

Javier kept on doing small roles after he realized that he was not good at painting and even considered his options with acting. He made his first impact as an actor at the age of 20, when he played a cameo role in The Ages of Lulu, along with his mother. His performance in Lulu impressed the director who later cast him as the protagonist, who played the role of an underwear model and a bullfighter in his next directorial venture in 1992 named Jamon Jamon.

Soon, Javier’s talent got noticed by the directors from English Speaking Regions. He bagged his first role as a Santeria-practicing robber in an English movie Perdita Durango by director Alex de la Iglesia but before that he got an offer of a role from John Malkovich, but he turned down the offer because of his poor English skills. His performance as a Cuban poet-Reinaldo Arenas in the drama film, 'Before Night Falls' directed by Julian Schnabel, he gained worldwide recognition for his role, was nominated in the Best Actors category for the Academy Awards and was praised his icon, Al Pacino.

He entered the Hollywood with a concise role of a crime lord in the movie Collateral. In 2008, he went on to win Academy Awards, Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor in Supporting Role for his performance as Anton Chigurh, a sociopathic killer in the movie No Country for Old Man. In the same year, he was part of another adaptation based on Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ novel ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’. He appeared as Juan Antonio for Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona alongside Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson.

He won the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival, for a role that was written with Bardem on the mind of director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for his movie Biutiful. He got nominated for the Academy Award again in the category of the Best Actor. After turning down offers to work on TV shows, he signed up for the antagonist role in Skyfall- a Bond movie in 2012, later in the same year he was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Since 2012, he has been involved in To The Wonder, The Counselor, The Last Face, The Gunman and many more. He is presently working on his role for the next installment of Pirates of the Caribbean series. Javier is a very talented actor who adapts to his role very convincingly. Even after such fame and his upbringing Bardem is a very kind and modest person and considers himself as a worker rather than an actor. He got married to his co- worker from Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Penelope Cruz in 2010 after dating each other for three years and are blessed with a son and a daughter.

Jason Segel English Actor

Jason Segel

Jason Segel born to a rich Jewish lawyer, he spent his childhood in a posh locality in Los Angeles. While he was young, he was bullied by his fellows at the Christian elementary school because of his Jewish background although his mother was Christian. By the time he became a teenager he had become a lanky fellow with his height reaching 6’4”, he had described this period in life as "the weird, gangly kid who was like ET trying to figure out how his limbs worked." As a budding teenager, Segel found interest in puppet and also began making short films. Later in his life, he explained that puppets were a solution to him for not knowing any actors. He went to the highly influential Harvard- Westlake School. He got into the basketball team because of his height and he made a good use of it. Later on, during his last years of high school, he developed a liking for the art of acting and was scouted by a film casting executive during a show. Such was his passion for acting that Segel opted out on going to college and wanted to make a career in acting. Judd Apatow took an audition of a young 18-year-old Segel, to cast him as Nick Andopolis, a stoner in a new TV sitcom about the lives of high school students called Freaks and Geeks.Segel even sang a song for his co-actor Lindsay (Linda Cardellini) which was composed by Jason himself. The show ran for only one season but by the end of it had a huge sect of followers. The show launched Segel in Tv and film industry. In the meanwhile, he also came up with cameo roles in movies like Dead Man on Campus, SLC Punk and Can’t Hardly Wait. Jude Apatow and Segel teamed up again for a sitcom named Undeclared, where he played the character of Nick, but, this time, the pair failed to deliver as it could not attract the audience. Segel went through a slump period in his life where he failed to deliver with his performances in movies and sitcoms such as Harry Green and Eugene, Alias, Certainly Not a Fairytale and The Good Humour Man. His career took a giant step when he signed up for CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, where he played the character of loving and funny Marshall Eriksen, which aired in 2005. The show revolved around five friends how they used to live around together sharing every joy and sorrow together; this show gave Jason’s career a much-needed boost. Following the sensational success of How I Met Your Mother, Segel got the opportunity to work on his film assignment. In 2008, Forgetting Sarah Marshall came where he wrote the script as well as played the lead role of a lyricist, who on his vacation in Hawaii bumps into his ex-lover (Kristen Bell), who is coincidentally on the trip with her new lover (Russell Brand). During a breakup scene in the movie, Segel is pictured completely naked without being conservative about his image. The movie gave a much-needed push to his film life. During 2009, while working on the sets of How I Met Your Mother, Segel was also involved in various other projects. He gave a voice over for the villain in the blockbuster animated film Despicable Me, in the same year he was also involved as a co-actor in I Love You, Man and Gulliver’s Travel. In 2010, he presided over a wedding ceremony, while he was starring on The Tonight Show, as he is an ordained minister with Universal Life Church. In 2011, he worked with Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake in comedy film Bad Teacher. In the same year he worked as a co-writer, producer and actor in the musical comedy movie The Muppets, it was his favorite project of life as he was a childhood admirer of the Muppets franchise and Jim Henson. Segel was always interested in writing, and his love for that continued when he wrote and produced The Five-Year Engagement in 2012, where he appeared with Emily Blunt in the lead role. He again paired up with Judd Apatow, when he appeared in his film This Is Forty. He paired up with Diaz again this time for an adult comedy SexTape, even in this film he was involved in the production as well as he wrote the screenplay for the movie in the year 2014. During the same year, he came up with his first novel in the series by the name of Nightmares. The other parts are supposed to come in the coming years. In the year 2015 grew up from being a comic actor, when he portrayed the serious role of late author David Foster Wallace in his life story drama The End of the Tour, he has acclaimed a lot of positive review for his role and has been nominated for many prestigious awards. Segel dated Linda Cardellini his co-star from the TV show Geeks and Freaks for Six years from the period of 2001 till 2007 before they broke up. Segel always considered her as a great girlfriend and tried to rebuff any speculations about the female lead character in Story of Forgetting Sarah Marshall was based on his experience with Linda. Segel went through the problem of alcoholism during his career but has been normal since 2013.


Jay Chou

Jay Chou was born to parents who were both school teachers, in Linkou, Taiwan, where he was brought up. His mother’s inclination towards art field helped her notice Chou’s liking for music and enrolled him for piano classes at a tender age. At a very young age, he was enthralled by music and various other sounds and always looked to capture them in his tape recorder. He was inspired Chopin and still looks for inspiration from him. After his parents had got separated, he went through a troubled time at school as his batch mates mocked about his parents’ divorce. He became isolated and was only interested in listening music, and he preferred to remain alone. During his years in Tamkang Senior High School, he developed a liking for pop music and devoted the time in writing lyrics after he majored in piano and got his minor in Cello. He was rendered from mandatory military services after he got diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis after sustaining an injury while playing and in the meanwhile he took a job of a waiter. In 1998. Chou was signed up for a talent show called Super New Talent King by his friend and, later on, Jacky Wu, who was hosting the show and is an influential figure in Taiwanese music industry scouted the young Chou. He signed up Chou as contract lyricist for his record label Alfa Music and told that he would help Chou release his debut album if he provides him 100 compositions. In 2000, he released his debut album called Jay, consisting of 10 music scores that he provided to Wu, Chou’s style of music was interesting as he made a fusion of Chinese classical music and Western music in order develop R&B, Rock and Rap music. Since then Chou has come out with many entertaining and popular music tracks through his albums such as Fantasy (2001), The Eight Dimensions (2002), Ye Hui Mein (2003) and much more with his latest work Aiyo, Not Bad came out in 2014. He has shown that he is a multi-talented personality as he ventured into the field of acting in 2005 with a cameo role in Hidden Track (2003), and then he was seen playing the lead role in Initial D for which he won the Best Newcomer Actor Award at Golden Horse Awards and Hong Kong Film Awards. In the following year he was a supporting actor in the film Curse of the Golden Flower, since then he has done many movies including Kung Fu Dunk, The Green Hornet, the Viral Factor and is currently involved in Now You See Me 2 with Daniel Radcliff. Chou has successfully tried his hand at film direction with his directorial debut in Secret and then in 2013; he released The Rooftop. He has written an autobiography known as Grandeur de D Major. Chou is happily married to Hannah Quinlivan since 2014 after dating each other for over four years and is blessed with a baby girl at the beginning of 2015.

Jay Chou English Actor