Javier Bardem set out to be the creepiest, baddest villain of all time in the new James Bond film "Skyfall" - and tells NBC Latino why.

Javier Bardem set out to be the creepiest, baddest villain of all time in the new James Bond film “Skyfall” – and tells NBC Latino why. (Photo Courtesy/Sony Pictures)

Javier Bardem reveals his inspiration for villain role in James Bond film “Skyfall”

Already considered one of the year’s most successful movies with $320 million dollars to date at the global box office, the latest installment of the James Bond franchise – “Skyfall” – finally opens in U.S. theaters this Friday.

Featuring Daniel Craig in his third outing as the venerable James Bond, this 007 movie stars Javier Bardem – who recently received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame –  as the twisted, dark villain who tests Bond to his very limits, both physically and mentally.

“Sam [Mendes, the film’s director] and I really tried to bring the flavor of a classic villain combined with something more contemporary, from present times,” said Bardem of the decision to create a villain so utterly unique within the franchise’s 50-year history. “Together, we decided to create a character based on the idea of an ‘uncomfortableness’ that would be apparent from his physicality down to the way he acts.”

Read the rest of our exclusive NBC Latino interview with the Spanish star here.

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