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Pedro Almodóvar

Crew | * 09/24/1949 (69) | Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
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Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpeðɾo almoˈðoβaɾ kaβaˈʝeɾo]; born 25 September 1949), credited professionally as Pedro Almodóvar, is a Spanish filmmaker, director, screenwriter, producer, and former actor. He came to prominence as a director and screenwriter during La Movida Madrileña, a cultural renaissance that followed after the end of Francoist Spain. His first few films characterised the sense of sexual and political freedom of the period. In 1986, he established his own film production company, El Deseo, with his younger brother Agustín Almodóvar, responsible for producing all of his films since Law of Desire (1987). Almodóvar achieved international recognition for his black comedy-drama film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and went on to more success with the dark romantic comedy film Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990), the melodrama ()
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Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (born 25 September 1949) is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer. Almodóvar is arguably the most successful and internationally known Spanish filmmaker of his generation. His films, marked by complex narratives, employ the codes of melodrama and use elements of pop culture, popular songs, irreverent humor, strong colors, glossy décor and LGBT themes. Desire, passion, family and identity are among Almodóvar’s most prevalent themes. His films enjoy a worldwide following and he has become a major figure on the stage of world cinema. He founded Spanish film production company El Deseo S.A. with his younger brother Agustín Almodóvar who has produced almost all of Pedro’s films. He was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Pedro Almodóvar

Princess of AsturIAS Award for The Arts Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay 2x European Film Award for Best Film Honorary César Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay 2x Goya Award for Best Director Cannes Best Director Award Best Screenplay Award (cannes Film Festival) Teddy Award Fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay 4x European Film Award for Best Film

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Movies with Pedro Almodóvar as Actor(12)

as himself2017 Chavela
as himself2009 Coração Vagabundo
as Himself (archive footage)2009 Los mejores años de nuestra vida
as Pool cleaner (uncredited)2004 Bad Education
as Play-Back 'La bien pagá'1984 What Have I Done to Deserve This?
as Passagier in Bus1983 Dark Habits
as Chico1980 Pepi, Luci, Bom

TV Shows/Series with Pedro Almodóvar as Actor(1)

Movies with Pedro Almodóvar as Crew(66)

Directing/Director2019 Pain and Glory
Writing/Screenplay2019 Pain and Glory
Production/Executive Producer2019 The Silence of Others
Production/Producer2018 The Angel
Production/Co-Producer2017 Zama
Directing/Director2016 Julieta
Writing/Screenplay2016 Julieta
Production/Producer2015 The Clan
Production/Producer2014 Wild Tales
Directing/Director2013 I'm So Excited!
Writing/Screenplay2013 I'm So Excited!
Directing/Director2011 The Skin I Live In
Writing/Screenplay2011 The Skin I Live In
Directing/Director2009 The Cannibalistic Councillor
Writing/Writer2009 The Cannibalistic Councillor
Directing/Director2009 Broken Embraces
Writing/Writer2009 Broken Embraces
Writing/Screenplay2009 Broken Embraces
Directing/Director2006 Volver
Writing/Author2006 Volver
Production/Executive Producer2005 The Secret Life of Words
Production/Executive Producer2004 The Holy Girl
Directing/Director2004 Bad Education
Production/Producer2004 Bad Education
Writing/Screenplay2004 Bad Education
Production/Executive Producer2003 My Life Without Me
Directing/Director2002 Talk to Her
Writing/Author2002 Talk to Her
Writing/Screenplay2002 Talk to Her
Production/Producer2001 The Devil's Backbone
Directing/Director1999 All About My Mother
Writing/Author1999 All About My Mother
Directing/Director1997 Live Flesh
Writing/Screenplay1997 Live Flesh
Production/Associate Producer1996 My Name Is Shadow
Directing/Director1995 The Flower of My Secret
Writing/Screenplay1995 The Flower of My Secret
Directing/Director1993 Kika
Writing/Screenplay1993 Kika
Production/Producer1993 Mutant Action
Directing/Director1991 High Heels
Writing/Screenplay1991 High Heels
Directing/Director1989 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Writing/Screenplay1989 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Directing/Director1987 Law of Desire
Writing/Screenplay1987 Law of Desire
Directing/Director1986 Matador
Writing/Screenplay1986 Matador
Directing/Director1984 What Have I Done to Deserve This?
Writing/Screenplay1984 What Have I Done to Deserve This?
Directing/Director1983 Dark Habits
Writing/Screenplay1983 Dark Habits
Directing/Director1982 Labyrinth of Passion
Writing/Screenplay1982 Labyrinth of Passion
Production/Producer1982 Labyrinth of Passion
Art/Production Design1982 Labyrinth of Passion
Directing/Director1980 Pepi, Luci, Bom
Writing/Screenplay1980 Pepi, Luci, Bom
Directing/Director1978 Fuck... Fuck... Fuck Me, Tim!
Directing/Director1978 Salomé
Writing/Screenplay1978 Salomé

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Citizenship: Spain
Born: Saturday, 09/24 1949 (September) in Calzada de Calatrava (current age: 69 years + 244 days)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: Spanish (ES)
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Other names for Pedro Almodóvar (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Almodóvar"
"페드로 알모도바르"
"Pedro Almodóvar Caballero"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8274, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 05/25/2019