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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 2020 The Human Voice (Short) (written by)
 2019 Pain and Glory (screenplay)
 2016 Julieta
 2011 The Skin I Live In (screenplay)
 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 and Other Girls Like Mom (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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Other Works:

1983: He wrote the "memories" of fictional porn star Patty Diphusa in the magazine "La Luna de Madrid". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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:

[2016 interview] Reality always filters through into my films, even when I try to reject it. It finds a crack to seep in through. The climate of the last four years in Spain has been of enormous unhappiness and even though I haven't personally suffered from the harshness of the economic situation, I'm surrounded by people who have. I don't think Julieta (2016) is a metaphor for Spain today but ... See more »

Trivia:

Lead singer of the infamous music duo "Almodóvar & McNamara", a legendary bizarre project that personified the image of "la movida madrileña" during the early 1980s in Madrid. He appears in that role in his own film Labyrinth of Passion (1982) (a.k.a. "Labyrinth of Passion") wearing women's clothes and lots of black makeup. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Libra

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