'There are no borders or walls that can restrain ingenuity and talent': Actor Javier Bardem takes aim at Donald Trump
12:20, Monday, 25 February, 2019
Javier Bardem criticized Donald Trump's policy on immigration during the Oscarceremony by declaring; 'There are no borders or walls that can restrain ingenuity and talent.'
The Spanish actor was presenting the award for the Best Foreign Language Film with actress Angela Bassett when he began to speak in his native language.
He took a thinly-veiled swipe at Trump, whose tough stance on immigration and the building of a border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border have been a hallmark of his 2016 election campaign and his presidency.
'In any region of any country of any continent, there are always great stories that move us.
'And tonight we celebrate the excellence and importance of the cultures and languages of different countries,' said the 49-year-old James Bond actor, who is married to Penelope Cruz.