Javier Bardem: Getting Paid Is a 'Biutiful' Thing

Academy Award winner Javier Bardem
Academy Award winner Javier Bardem

Oscar winner Javier Bardem keeps his personal finances simple: Decide on a movie. Get paid.

But sometimes the digits on the checks look skimpy. Asked by WalletPop how he weighs a film's merit vs. his salary, the 41-year-old star of the December release Biutiful said, "Usually the movies that you like are the ones that pay you nothing. Let's put it that way. The ones you go crazy about, they don't pay you what you'd like to be paid. But in general, I don't care, because I think that I have a job, I have a living, a good living but not luxurious living. I can feed my people. I can feed myself. I have a good roof. That's all that I can ask."