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1. Javier Bardem jumped out of a cake in drag on Daniel Craig's birthday

No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to … make a wish! Skyfall co-stars Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem chatted as part of Variety's Actors on Actors series, and they reminisced about that time Bardem jumped out of a cake in drag for the 007 actor's birthday. This apparently happened during their joint birthday party, and the story came up after Craig asked Bardem if he had any musical experience prior to singing as Desi Arnaz in Being the Ricardos. "Well," Bardem said, "apart from coming out of birthday cakes dressed like a Bond girl, not much!" Bardem recalled singing "Happy Birthday" to Craig, busting out his "best Marilyn Monroe impersonation." Other highlights of the discussion included Bardem pointing out at the very end that Craig had been bleeding from his forehead the entire time without realizing. Craig joked, "No wonder I get f---ing injured every time I do a movie!"

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