Bardem endured bad hair days working with the Coens

20th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

CANNES, France (AP) - Spanish heartthrob Javier Bardem says starring in the Coen brothers' new movie was a dream come true. But his haircut was a nightmare.

CANNES, France (AP) - Spanish heartthrob Javier Bardem says starring in the Coen brothers' new movie was a dream come true. But his haircut was a nightmare.

Bardem sports an unflattering pageboy mop in his role as a ruthless, enigmatic killer in pursuit of a briefcase full of drug money in the Texas crime saga "No Country for Old Men."

The film is one of 22 pictures in competition for the main prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, which runs through May 27.

Bardem told a news conference Saturday that being "at this table, with the Coens, at Cannes, in official competition is more than I would ever dream of in my life."

"So yes, I enjoyed it a lot. Did I enjoy my haircut? No. That was a very hard thing for me to stand."

Bardem, 38, was nominated for an Oscar for his performance as Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas in 2000's "Before Night Falls," and appeared in the Michael Mann thriller "Collateral."

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SUbject: French news, Cannes Film Festival

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