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Javier Bardem as Superman?! Bardem’s Secret Past as a Not-So-Super Superhero Finally Revealed

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s… Javier Bardem. By the time the average actor hits the big time, he has had years of small jobs behind him, and the Spanish actor is no exception as Jay Leno revealed (read embarrassed him) Wednesday night on The Tonight Show by replaying an old clip from his past. “You never dressed maybe as Superman?” asked Leno. “Oh Jeez!” Responded Bardem, knowing an embarrassing moment from his past in Spain was about to surface and become international news. “You cannot hide anymore,” said Leno. Back in 1989, a very skinny Bardem donned the superhero’s famed tights and cape n the popular Spanish TV show El día por delante, which aired on Televisión Española (Tve), in a segment called “"¡Es...Superman!" Well, I don’t think superhero filmmakers will be giving him a call anytime soon. Hit the jump to see why.

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