The couple - who have a son and a daughter together - tied the knot two years later.
The actress, who won an Oscar for her role as the emotionally unstable Maria Elena in the film, shares many of the same characteristics of her wild and unpredictable character, according to Bardem. Passion for everything.” Her passion is what attracted Bardem to Cruz, 43, who finds her fiery nature beautiful and sexy. The actor, who played the menacing James Bond villain in “Skyfall”, explains that a terrible fight in his youth left him unable to watch violence on-screen. The actor even jokes about taking on his Oscar-winning role as the psychopathic villain Anton Chigurh in the Coen brothers’ violent Western, “No Country For Old Men”.Bigas Luna, the director of Lulu, was sufficiently impressed to give him the leading male role in his next film, Jamón Jamón in 1992, in which Bardem played a would-be underwear model and bullfighter.The film, which also starred a teenaged Penélope Cruz, was a major international success.The 48-year-old actor told GQ, his wife's on set passion both drew him to her and also made him worried for their future. There are those scenes where we are arguing, she's throwing plates and so on.'I had to wonder, ''Do I really want this? Passion for everything.'But Javier in the end fell for her after deciding that Penelope's passionate personality is what makes her both beautiful and sexy.The Pirates Of The Caribbean star-told the magazine Penelope boasts the same firey personality as her on-screen character Maria Elena and that led Javier to question whether the actress was right for him. He told GQ magazine: 'That's what I find attractive. Penelope has both.'Penelope, 43, won an Academy Award for playing Javier's emotionally unstable love interest in the movie, which also starred Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall.July 2010 - Present Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem tied the knot in July 2010 in a ceremony in the Bahamas.They had dated since 2007, when they starred in 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona,' but they'd known each other since co-starring in 1992's 'Jamon, Jamon.' On January 22, 2011, Cruz gave birth to the couple's first child, a son named Leonardo.His mother, Pilar Bardem (born María del Pilar Bardem Muñoz), is an actress, and his father, José Carlos Encinas Doussinague (1931–1995), was a businessman involved in environmental work. Bardem comes from a long line of filmmakers and actors dating back to the earliest days of Spanish cinema; he is a grandson of actors Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro, and nephew of screenwriter and director Juan Antonio Bardem.Bardem came to notice in a small role in his first major motion picture, The Ages of Lulu, when he was 20, in which he appeared along with his mother, Pilar Bardem.If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware.If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices.