Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 54

Birthday 1949-09-24

Place of Birth Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Official Site http://www.pedroalmodovar.es

Also Known As

  • Almodóvar
  • Pedro Almodóvar Caballero
  • 페드로 알모도바르

Directing TV ShowsMovies

A Manual for Cleaning Women Director
The Human Voice Director
2019 Pain and Glory Director
2016 Julieta Director
2013 I'm So Excited! Director
2011 The Skin I Live In Director
2009 The Cannibalistic Councillor Director
2009 Broken Embraces Director
2006 Volver Director
2004 Bad Education Director
2002 Talk to Her Director
1999 All About My Mother Director
1997 Live Flesh Director
1995 The Flower of My Secret Director
1993 Kika Director
1991 High Heels Director
1989 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Director
1988 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Director
1987 Law of Desire Director
1986 Matador Director
1985 Trailer for Lovers of the Prohibited Director
1984 What Have I Done to Deserve This? Director
1983 Dark Habits Director
1982 Labyrinth of Passion Director
1980 Pepi, Luci, Bom Director
1978 Fuck... Fuck... Fuck Me, Tim! Director
1978 Salomé Director

Writing

2019 Pain and Glory Screenplay
2016 Julieta Screenplay
2013 I'm So Excited! Screenplay
2011 The Skin I Live In Screenplay
2009 The Cannibalistic Councillor Writer
2009 Broken Embraces Screenplay Writer
2006 Volver Author
2004 Bad Education Screenplay
2002 Talk to Her Screenplay Author
1999 All About My Mother Author
1997 Live Flesh Screenplay
1995 The Flower of My Secret Screenplay
1993 Kika Screenplay
1991 High Heels Screenplay
1989 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Screenplay
1988 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Screenplay
1987 Law of Desire Screenplay
1986 Matador Screenplay
1985 Trailer for Lovers of the Prohibited Screenplay
1984 What Have I Done to Deserve This? Screenplay
1983 Dark Habits Screenplay
1982 Labyrinth of Passion Screenplay
1980 Pepi, Luci, Bom Screenplay
1978 Salomé Screenplay

Acting

2019 Todos los nombres de Sara as Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage)
2018 ¡Ay, Carmen!
2017 Chavela as Himself
2016 Almodóvar, todo sobre ellas as Himself
2015 Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (1 episode) as Himself
2012 Once Upon a Time...: All About My Mother
2009 Los mejores años de nuestra vida as Himself (archive footage)
2009 Coração Vagabundo as Himself
2007 The Graham Norton Show (1 episode) as Himself
2007 Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die as The Club Owner
2005 Pablo G. del Amo, un montador de ilusiones as Himself
2005 El Calentito as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
2004 Bad Education as Pool cleaner (uncredited)
1991 Madonna: Truth or Dare as Himself
1990 La mujer de tu vida (1 episode)
1986 Matador as Francisco Montesinos (uncredited)
1984 What Have I Done to Deserve This? as Play-Back 'La bien pagá'
1983 Dark Habits as Passagier in Bus
1982 Labyrinth of Passion as Singer
1980 Pepi, Luci, Bom as Chico
1978 ¿Qué hace una chica como tú en un sitio como éste?
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode) as Himself

Production

It Snows in Benidorm Producer
2019 The Silence of Others Executive Producer
2018 El Angel Producer
2017 Zama Co-Producer
2015 The Clan Producer
2014 Wild Tales Producer
2005 The Secret Life of Words Executive Producer
2004 The Holy Girl Executive Producer
2004 Bad Education Producer
2003 My Life Without Me Executive Producer
1996 My Name Is Shadow Associate Producer
1993 Mutant Action Producer
1988 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Producer
1982 Labyrinth of Passion Producer

Art

1982 Labyrinth of Passion Production Design

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