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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 128 wins & 134 nominations. See more awards »

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Talk to Her
Talk to Her Writer
(2002)
La piel que habito
(2011)
Volver
Volver Writer
(2006)

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 2016 Julieta
 2009 La concejala antropófaga (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? (as Pedro Almodovar)
 1983 Dark Habits (as Pedro Almodovar)
 1982 Labyrinth of Passion (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Fuego en las entrañas. Barcelona: La Cúpula, 1981. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Biographical Movies | 21 Print Biographies | 34 Interviews | 19 Articles | 3 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:

[on Penélope Cruz] For me she's not exactly a muse, the person who inspires. She doesn't inspire me for stories but she inspired something very important which is confidence and that is very, very important work. But of course we can call her a muse in the sense that when I finish the first draft and I am thinking of the faces of the characters, I'm always looking for one that fits her or trying ... See more »

Trivia:

Attended a Catholic boarding school in the 1960s where some of his fellow students were abused by priests. He asserts that he himself wasn't abused. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Libra

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