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Academy Awards 2008

Players' Club: The Supporting Actor Nominees

These go-to guys, including Javier Bardem and Casey Affleck, helped carry their films, but only carried home the Oscar. By Suzy Byrne

JAVIER BARDEM

No Country for Old Men
Oscar History: Two nominations, and now one win.
2008 Scorecard: The five-time nominee also won at the Golden Globe, Critics' Choice, Screen Actors Guild and the Nationa Board of Review awards.
Before He Hit Oscar: The Spaniard played rugby for the Spanish National Team.
Language Barrier: "It's like a corset that you have to live with," the Spanish-born actor, 38, told L.A.'s Daily News about English-language films. "But once you conquer it, you feel free in another way."