Birth Name: Javier Bardem
Birth Place: Spain
Born on Mar. 1, 1969 in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain, Bardem was raised in a show business family. His mother, Pilar, was a talented and well-known stage actress who exposed her children to the craft at an early age. His uncle, Juan Antonio Bardem, was an acclaimed filmmaker, and his grandfather, Rafael Bardem, also acted. At age 4, Bardem followed his mother to the theater where he watched her perform and routinely get sick from stage fright before stepping onstage. Though his mom helped secured him a small part in the miniseries, "El Picaro" (1974), Bardem decided painting was his path and began studying art at the Escuela de Arte y Oficios in Madrid. While struggling to become an art...
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