He is one of the great Stars of European cinema, played in 2012, also the Bond-villain: Now Javier Bardem (50) for the first time to the Zurich Film Festival. The Oscar winner of 2008 (“No Country for Old Men”) is on Thursday, may 3. October, his new Film “Sanctuary” present, a day later he is at the ZFF Masters the questions from the audience.

“Javier Bardem was on our wish-list of guests at the very top, because he is one of the rare European Stars that could catch on in Hollywood,” says Nadja Schildknecht (46), Co-Director of the festival. The Spanish character actor will speak in Zurich about his impressive career on the side of Woody Allen (83), Scarlett Johansson (34) and Tommy Lee Jones (72), husband of Penélope Cruz (45) also gives insight into his commitment as an environmentalist.

15. Zurich Film Festival will take place from 26. September to 6. October instead. In addition to Bardem are expected, among others, also directed by legend Oliver Stone (72, “Wall Street”) and “Game of Thrones”-darling, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (49).