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Javier's In No Country for Butch Men

4/16/2008 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Javier Bardem -- who is dating Tom Cruise's ex -- bro'd out in Madrid over the weekend with a hand-holding, leg-rubbing bud.


They are both European though ... not that there's anything wrong with that.

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Insert comical name here    

So maybe Tom's ex like gay men.

2328 days ago
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Liz    

Latin's are very passionate people not to mention GREAT lover's!

2328 days ago
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cloe    

Um, there's clearly a chick behind the guy and she is holding his hands (not Javier, the other guy)! Idiots.

2328 days ago
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Sylvia    

No straight man is going to let another man put his hand on his leg not even if you are Latin.

2328 days ago
5.

fks    

hammered boys

2328 days ago
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SeniorBallisitc    

I am the first to look for Gay, but this isn't it. It's just less insecure men talking together in a loud club.

2328 days ago
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britegray    

Looks pretty gay to me. Early in the beginning he kisses the guy on the side of the head and letting that other guy hold his leg. That's pretty gay.

2328 days ago
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still scammin'    

What's the Newsflash? Americans are WAY too "touchy" about guys touching guys. Obviously these guys are having a good time and don't have the same hang-ups you do! ya big homophobe!

2328 days ago
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No Nonsense Grandma!    

DEAR TMZ---AND ALL OF YOU WHO THINK THIS IS WEIRD AND GAY:

NOT ONLY ARE THEY NOT GAY, BUT THEY ARE COUSINS!!! AS IN, THEY'VE KNOWN EACH OTHER ALL OF THEIR LIVES!!
SOOOO--THAT'S THE STORY.

JAVIER IS ALL MAN!!!

2327 days ago
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TheMan    

Regardless of whether he is gay or bisexual or not, I for one think it absolutely great that some countries don't bash an eye if two guys want to chat intimately and when feeling a little amorous, hold hands. Chicks do it all the time in North American clubs. And European men do it too!

American men are still all so "alpha-male". grrr, grrr, thump chest, join fraternity

ugh

It'd be nice if we could hold the hand or give a kiss on the cheek to a man or a woman without judgement and stares. Unfortunately, Americans, with their crosses draped around their neck, are so tightly wound about how exactly boys and girls should behave, that when that script is crossed, TMZ and the rest of them, go in for the kill.

2327 days ago
11.

Dream    

But, are they kissing cousins?
And, was Tom's ex a guy?

2327 days ago
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mikeyaltop    

I fully understand that different ethnicities have dissimilar means of showing affection towards others, so I am not passing [negative] judgment at all! BUT, I do think it's completely HOTT that he has such a strong sense of [innocent] love for his bud and doesn't mind showing it. It is most undoubtedly straight-oriented affection, but still, Javier is so damn amazing! ...such a great talent and looker!!

2327 days ago
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spain_expat    

That's Spanish actor Luis Tosar he's with. They co-starred in the award-winning Spanish movie "Los Lunes al Sol" as well as
Michael Mann's "Miami Vice". I'm not too sure that they are cousins, though.This kind f behaviour between men is by no means considered gay in Spain, where male friends and family kiss each other affectionately on the cheek all the time. Close physical contact is considerably more frequent here and personal space between people considerably more reduced compared to the States. People simply touch each other here! You should acquire some more cross-cultural competence before sentencing someone's sexual tendencies.

2327 days ago
14.

j    

They starred together in "Mondays in the Sun" or "Lunes al sol" in 2002
http://imdb.com/title/tt0319769/

go to Spain sometime......you will see that they work to live, not live to work. they enjoy life and are passionate people........nothing gay going on here. Just old friends a little tipsy having a conversation in a loud bar.

also FYI, Javier and Penelope are both Spainards and worked together as far back as 1992 in Jamon Jamon.....a criticly acclaimed film. http://imdb.com/title/tt0104545/

2327 days ago
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Damon    

#3, Cloe---you are wrong. That is Javier's hand and arm AROUND the guy's neck--and the man kisses it. There is no woman standing behind them. The woman Javier's dating also dated Tom Crusie, who is more or less inarguably gay. She is a "professional beard" they call it. Deal with it.

2321 days ago

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