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Poll of the Day: Javier Bardem: Better Villain or Heartthrob?

Javier+Bardem in 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' Movie Stills
Real life couple PENELOPE CRUZ and JAVIER BARDEM starring in the movie 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona' which is directed by Woody Allen. These are still shots from the movie which include SCARLETT JOHANNSSON, REBECCA HALL and PATRICIA CLARKSON... (FlynetPictures.com)more pics »Yesterday, Javier Bardem confirmed in a Nightline interview that he will indeed play the next Bond villain. While women of the world might choose to only remember his more swoon-worthy roles in Vicky Christina Barcelona and Love in the Time of Cholera, the Spanish actor won an Oscar for his menacing performance in No Country for Old Men. Question is: does he make for a better bad guy or heartthrob?

Kim Kardashian hasn't had any babies just yet. But when she does get around to business, the majority of Zimbio readers hope she only pops out two to three kids. (FlynetPictures.com)
But first, yesterday's poll: When it finally comes time for Kim Kardashian to begin popping out babies, the majority of Zimbio readers hope she doesn't pull an Octomom and sprout enough kids to populate a small country. Though Kris Jenner may envision ten or twenty tykes, each locked in to their own reality TV show contract, 53 percent of you would rather Kim have two or three little ones, max.

But back to Bardem and his career choices. The first Spaniard to ever land an Oscar nomination, the 42-year-old doesn't just look good on screen -- he can really act too. In 2006, he starred opposite Natalie Portman in Goya's Ghosts. You may not have seen the movie -- it barely grossed over $1 million in the US -- but the ten people who did show up to watch left haunted by the actor's terrifying portrayal of a twisted 18th century monk.

So how did Bardem choose to follow up that dark performance? He starred as dreamy Florentino Ariza in Love in the Time of Cholera, a 2007 love fest that somehow cost $45 million and earned a whopping $1.9 million in its opening weekend! But box office notwithstanding, the actor firmly reminded audiences how capable he was at making women swoon.

Yet, despite his clear ability to play the heartthrob, Bardem remains "very excited" to star as the bad guy in Bond 23. "My parents took me to watch the movies and I saw all of them. So to play that is going to be fun,” Bardem explained in his interview -- which leaves us to ask:

Does Javier Bardem make a better heartthrob or villain?

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