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 Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 37

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

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2019 Dolor y GloriaDirector
2016 JulietaDirector
2013 I'm So Excited!Director
2011 The Skin I Live InDirector
2009 The Cannibalistic CouncillorDirector
2009 Broken EmbracesDirector
2006 VolverDirector
2004 Bad EducationDirector
2002 Talk to HerDirector
1999 All About My MotherDirector
1997 Live FleshDirector
1995 The Flower of My SecretDirector
1993 KikaDirector
1991 High HeelsDirector
1990 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!Director
1988 Women on the Verge of a Nervous BreakdownDirector
1987 Law of DesireDirector
1986 MatadorDirector
1985 Trailer for Lovers of the ProhibitedDirector
1984 What Have I Done to Deserve This?Director
1983 Dark HabitsDirector
1982 Labyrinth of PassionDirector
1980 Pepi, Luci, BomDirector
1978 Folle... Folle... Fólleme Tim!Director
1978 SaloméDirector

Writing

2019 Dolor y GloriaWriter
2016 JulietaScreenplay
2013 I'm So Excited!Screenplay
2011 The Skin I Live InScreenplay
2009 The Cannibalistic CouncillorWriter
2009 Broken EmbracesScreenplay
2009 Broken EmbracesWriter
2006 VolverAuthor
2004 Bad EducationScreenplay
2002 Talk to HerScreenplay
2002 Talk to HerAuthor
1999 All About My MotherAuthor
1997 Live FleshScreenplay
1995 The Flower of My SecretScreenplay
1993 KikaScreenplay
1991 High HeelsScreenplay
1990 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!Screenplay
1988 Women on the Verge of a Nervous BreakdownScreenplay
1987 Law of DesireScreenplay
1986 MatadorScreenplay
1985 Trailer for Lovers of the ProhibitedScreenplay
1984 What Have I Done to Deserve This?Screenplay
1983 Dark HabitsScreenplay
1982 Labyrinth of PassionScreenplay
1980 Pepi, Luci, BomScreenplay

Production

2015 The ClanProducer
2014 Wild TalesProducer
2005 The Secret Life of WordsExecutive Producer
2004 Bad EducationProducer
2003 My Life Without MeExecutive Producer
2001 The Devil's BackboneProducer
1996 My Name Is ShadowAssociate Producer
1993 Mutant ActionProducer
1988 Women on the Verge of a Nervous BreakdownProducer
1982 Labyrinth of PassionProducer

Acting

2017 Chavela as Himself
2009 Los Mejores años de nuestra vida as Himself (archive footage)
2005 Pablo G. del Amo, un montador de ilusiones as Himself
2004 Bad Education as Pool cleaner (uncredited)
1990 La mujer de tu vida(1 episode)
1984 What Have I Done to Deserve This? as Play-Back 'La bien pagá'
1983 Dark Habits as Passagier in Bus
1980 Pepi, Luci, Bom as Chico
1978 ¿Qué hace una chica como tú en un sitio como éste?

Art

1982 Labyrinth of PassionProduction Design

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