Javier Bardem on playing brutal drug lord Pablo Escobar

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Javier Bardem never shied away from physically and emotionally demanding roles. He played the exiled gay Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas in “Before Night Falls,” the real-life quadriplegic activist Ramon Sampedro in “The Sea Inside,” and psycho-killer Anton Chigurh in “No Country For Old Men.” Now he portrays notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in the new film “Loving Pablo.” The role required a physical transformation that involved prosthetics and weight gain.

Javier Bardem as Pablo Escobar in the new movie "Loving Pablo." 
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