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 - as Pedro Almodovar)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Las últimas palabras de Rosa, in "El sueño de la razón", Madrid: 1979. 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)

Children:

None

Parents:

Antonio Almodovar | Francisca Caballero

Relatives:

Agustín Almodóvar (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[2002 interview] I think it's a change that I did not intend at the time but it is clear that, from The Flower of My Secret (1995) on, there is a change in my films. A lot of the journalists have very generously attributed this to my growing maturity. But, although these films express many similar ideas from my previous films, I think they express these ideas in a different way. The 1980s really ... 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 »

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