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This Happened - March 1: Javier Bardem Is Born

Javier Bardem was born on this day in 1969 in Las Palmas, Spain. He has gained international fame for his roles in films such as "No Country for Old Men," "Skyfall," and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."

What is Javier Bardem's family background?

Javier Bardem comes from a long line of filmmakers and actors dating back to the earliest days of Spanish cinema. He is a grandson of actors Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro. He is married to fellow actor Penelope Cruz. The couple got married in 2010 and have two children together.

What awards has Javier Bardem won for his acting?

Javier Bardem has won numerous awards for his acting, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "No Country for Old Men." He has also won multiple Goya Awards (the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars) and other international awards for his work.

What other things has Javier Bardem been involved other than acting?

Javier Bardem is an outspoken activist and has been involved in many environmental and humanitarian causes. He has worked with organizations such as Greenpeace and UNICEF and has spoken out on issues such as climate change and refugee rights. He is also a strong advocate for the preservation of marine life and has helped to produce several documentaries on the subject.

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