Pedro Almodóvar


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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 161 wins & 200 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2020 The Human Voice (Short) (written by)
 2019 Pain and Glory (screenplay)
 2016 Julieta
 2009 The Cannibalistic Councillor (Short) (as Harry 'Huracán' Caine)
 2006/I Volver (screenplay)
 2004 Bad Education
 2002 Talk To Her (written by)
 1997 Live Flesh (screenplay)
 1996 Pastas Ardilla (TV Short)
 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 - uncredited)
 1987 Law of Desire (screenplay) / (story)
 1986 Matador (screenplay) / (story)
 1984 What Have I Done to Deserve This? (written by - as Pedro Almodovar)
 1983 Dark Habits (written by - as Pedro Almodovar)
 1982 Labyrinth of Passion (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (screenplay) / (story)
 1978 Salomé (Short)
 1977 Complementos (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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Personal Details

Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

7 Biographical Movies | 21 Print Biographies | 35 Interviews | 20 Articles | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

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:

[press conference for Julieta (2016) at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival] I'm the son of Technicolor; the first movies that I remember when I was a child were in Technicolor with very bright, contrasted colours, so when I began to make films, I was trying to look for the same colour that you see in Technicolor, but of course that's impossible, just due to chemistry. And you know that my films can be... See more »

Trivia:

Often films rehearsals of his movies and includes them in the movie if he likes the scene better that the one shot during proper production. Especially in comedies, when the actors would improvise things, if something would happen unexpectedly, they would incorporate it into the scene. See more »

Trademark:

Often uses symbolism and metaphorical techniques to portray circular storylines. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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