Javier Cámara

Javier Cámara

Highest Rated: 100% The People Upstairs (2020)

Lowest Rated: 17% Alatriste (2006)

Birthday: Jan 19, 1967

Birthplace: Albelda de Iregua, Spain

To international audiences, Javier Cámara may be best known for his work in two films by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar during the 2000s: the dramas "Talk to Her" and "Bad Education." However, before then he was already an established actor in Spain's movie and television industry. Throughout the '90s, his career gradually evolved from supporting parts and theatrical roles to costarring in various series, culminating in the sitcom "7 vidas," in which he played the sexually frustrated youth Paco Gimeno Huete. The show aired from 1999 to 2006, and during this time, he also appeared in a string of acclaimed movies that drew international attention. In the '01 drama "Sex and Lucia" (which also featured his "7 vidas" costar Paz Vega), he played Pepe, a publisher and the main protagonist's friend who provides crucial information. However, his towering achievement during this time may have been portraying Benigno Martin, the nurse obsessed with a comatose dance student, in "Talk to Her." Although the character does something monstrous, it is partially thanks to Cámara's portrayal and Almodóvar's direction that he is not completely unredeemable. He cemented his reputation as a character actor unafraid of edgy material in "Bad Education" and "Torremolinos 73," in which he played a transsexual cabaret performer and a husband who makes pornographic films with his wife, respectively. Toward the end of the decade, he costarred as a leftist teacher hiding to protect his life in the costume drama "The Blind Sunflowers," set in 1940s Spain.

Highest rated movies

The People Upstairs
Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed
Talk to Her
Bad Education
Forgotten We'll Be
Torremolinos 73
Sex and Lucia




100% No Score Yet The People Upstairs Julio (Character) - 2020
83% 91% Forgotten We'll Be Héctor Abad Gómez (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perdiendo el este Próspero (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 21% Bomb Scared Martín (Character) - 2017
60% 14% It's for Your Own Good Chus (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Seeds Maestro (Character) - 2016
30% 39% The Queen of Spain Pepe Bonilla (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 43% Siete semillas Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Age of Monsters Víctor (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet El cerdo Unknown (Character) - 2015
99% 79% Truman Tomás (Character) $208.8K 2015
No Score Yet 34% Off Course Próspero (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Age Of Monster (El tiempo de los monstruos) Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 25% The Unexpected Life Juanito (Character) - 2013
94% 77% Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed Antonio (Character) $11.6K 2013
49% 37% I'm So Excited! Joserra (Character) $1.4M 2013
No Score Yet 50% Ayer no termina nunca Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 54% A Gun in Each Hand S. (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Needs Bears? Guillermo (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 67% Let the Ugly Ones Die Eliseo (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 48% The Blind Sunflowers Ricardo (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 62% Chef's Special Maxi (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 67% La Torre de Suso Unknown (Character) - 2007
17% 47% Alatriste Conde Duque de Olivares (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 72% Fiction (Ficcio) Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 100% Viva Pedro Unknown (Character) - 2006
69% 86% The Secret Life of Words Simon (Character) $20.0K 2005
No Score Yet 33% Malas Temporadas Unknown (Character) - 2005
88% 86% Bad Education Paca / Paquito (Character) $5.2M 2004
71% 69% Torremolinos 73 Alfredo (Character) $87.4K 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet With George Bush on My Mind (Los Abajo firmantes) Unknown (Character) - 2003
91% 93% Talk to Her Benigno (Character) $9.3M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quiet Men Screenwriter - 2002
71% 86% Sex and Lucia Pepe (Character) $1.6M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Havana Quartet Segis (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 77% Torrente, the Wrong Arm of the Law Rafi (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eso Miguel Ángel (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Put a Man in Your Life Miguel (Character) - 1996


90% 82% The New Pope Monsignor Bernardo Alonso Gutierrez (Character) 2020
80% 87% The Young Pope Monsignor Bernardo Alonso Gutierrez (Character) 2016