Pedro Almodóvar

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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.

MOVIE CREDITS:
2005: Himself - Pablo G. del Amo, un montador de ilusiones
2017: Himself - Chavela
2009: Himself - Coração Vagabundo
2012: Il était une fois... Tout sur ma mère
2009: Himself (archive footage) - 50 años de... Canciones
2007: The Club Owner - Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die
2018: ¡Ay, Carmen!
2016: Himself - Almodóvar, todo sobre ellas
2010: Self - Brunes et Blondes
1980: Chico - Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón
1991: Himself - Madonna: Truth or Dare
1982: Singer - Laberinto de pasiones
2004: Pool cleaner (uncredited) - La mala educación
1983: Passagier in Bus - Entre tinieblas
1986: Francisco Montesinos (uncredited) - Matador
1984: Play-Back 'La bien pagá' - ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!
1978: ¿Qué hace una chica como tú en un sitio como éste?
1978: Tiempos de constitución
2019: Himself - Filmmaker (archive footage) - Todos los nombres de Sara
1980: Maestro de ceremonias (uncredited) - Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón
2005: Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) - El Calentito

TV CREDITS:
1990: La mujer de tu vida
2007: Himself - The Graham Norton Show
2015: Self - Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter
1953: Himself - The Academy Awards