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 133 wins & 140 nominations. See more awards »

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(2002)
(2011)
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(2006)

Filmography

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 2019 Pain & Glory
 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? (as Pedro Almodovar)
 1983 Dark Habits (as Pedro Almodovar)
 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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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:

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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:

[on Broken Embraces (2009)] I believe it is the most complex script I've ever written and during the writing of this film and also during the shoot, I did find myself in a different place. The way of making the film, the way of telling the story, the actors' tone and the way of editing was, you could say, a departure from some of my previous films. The film is much more balanced between the ... See more »

Trivia:

Even though he doesn't watch TV, a lot of the main cast of 7 vidas (1999) have appeared on his movies: Blanca Portillo, Carmen Machi, Javier Cámara, Paz Vega, Guillermo Toledo, Leandro Rivera and Yolanda Ramos. Toni Cantó and Anabel Alonso have also worked with him, but before the show started. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Libra

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