Javier Bardem was a stripper before becoming an international star! He was so desperate for cash as a struggling actor so he did the striptease. Bardem, the Oscar-winning actor who stars in the latest Woody Allen’s comedy, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” says he’s not ashamed about his early days as an exhibitionist.
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Javier says, “I danced one night in a place, there was a club. And they asked for a guy to kind of make a striptease and I did it… It was for ten minutes. I needed money.
“My mother was there in the audience. She was so proud.”
What a cool mamma! You do know that Javier is dating Penelope Cruz, right? A source close to the couple told Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper as reports by Hollyscoop : “Both Penelope and Javier are very excited about their future together. It has been rumored that Javier has already proposed – but he hasn’t asked Penelope to marry him yet.”
photos: Javier Bardem taken with Woody Allen and co-stars, Chris Messina, Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall at both the New York and L.A. premieres of Vicky Cristina Barcelona
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