Bardem on his ‘No Country for Old Men’ fears

Javier Bardem has revealed he did not feel up to the role in “No Country for Old Men” that got him a slew of awards including an Oscar.The Spanish actor told Austrian showbiz news mag Live today (Fri): “When the Coens (directors Joel and Ethan Coen) called and described the role (of ruthless hitman Anton Chigurh) to me, I told them: listen, you got the wrong guy!”Bardem admitted he felt out of place to star in the acclaimed thriller – which drew the crowds all over the world in 2007 – “because I can’t drive, speak poor English and hate violence. And the Coens told me: yeah, that’s why we’re asking you.”The Hollywood star – who has a child with wife and “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” star Penelope Cruz – also tried to explain how much he adores award-winning actor Al Pacino. Bardem said: “I used to say: I don’t believe in God, I believe in Al Pacino. I’d go mad if he asked me to take a role in one of his upcoming films.”Bardem said it was currently “feeling pretty cool” to be Spanish. “We won the (Football) World Cup (in 2010) – only because none of you can play though. No competition!” he bragged.