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Pedro Almodóvar


The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study filmmaking because he didn't have the money to afford ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 121 wins & 85 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009 The Cannibalistic Councillor (Short) (as Harry 'Huracán' Caine)
 2006/I Volver
 2004 Bad Education
 2002 Talk to Her
 1997 Live Flesh
 1993 Kika (screenplay) / (story)
 1991 High Heels (screenplay) / (story)
 1989 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (screenplay) / (story)
 1988 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (screenplay) / (story)
 1987 Law of Desire (screenplay) / (story)
 1986 Matador (screenplay) / (story)
 1984 What Have I Done to Deserve This? (as Pedro Almodovar)
 1983 Dark Habits (written by)
 1982 Labyrinth of Passion (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom (screenplay) / (story)
 1978 Salomé (Short)
 1977 Sexo va, sexo viene (Short)
 1976 Muerte en la carretera (Short)
 1976 Sea caritativo (Short)
 1975 Blancor (Short)
 1975 El sueño, o la estrella (Short)
 1975 Homenaje (Short)
 1975 La caída de Sódoma (Short)
 1974 Film político (Short)
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Other Works:

Toda tuya, in "El Víbora", summer 1982. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Biographical Movies | 20 Print Biographies | 34 Interviews | 14 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Pedro Almodovar | Almodovar-McNamara | Mateo Blanco | Harry 'Huracán' Caine | Almodóvar & McNamara | Almodóvar y McNamara | Pepe Patatia | Pedro

Height:

5' 9¾" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

I have been offered many projects in Hollywood, but I feel it's increasingly unlikely that I'll take them up. Because the way I work and the way they work over there are very different. I'm used to making up the story. I write it and direct it, or I adapt it if it's an adaptation, and so my filmmaking is very, very personal. I'm used to taking decisions and the criteria are my own. Of course, ... See more »

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Favorite American actress is Meryl Streep. See more »

Trademark:

His films often portrays strong female characters and transsexuals See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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