The actor won the Best Actor award in 2001 for his role as Walter Klemmer in The Piano Teacher. The film is directed by Michael Haneke.
At the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, Waltz won the Best Actor award for his role as Hans Landa in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds.
In 2010, Bardem won the award for his role as Uxbal in Biutiful, directed by Alejandro González.
In 2017, the actor won the award for his role as Joe in You Were Never Really Here. The film is directed by Lynne Ramsay.
The actor won the award in 2022 for his role as Sang-hyeon in Broker, directed by Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda.
Federico Fellini’s film about the exploits of a journalist in Rome left the Catholic right fuming, particularly because of the opening sequence in which a helicopter carries a statue of Christ over Rome, to the amusement of the spectators below.