Pedro Almodóvar

Film director

1949 –

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Who is Pedro Almodóvar?

Pedro Almodóvar Caballero is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer.

Almodóvar is a successful and internationally known filmmaker. His films, marked by complex narratives, employ the codes of melodrama and use elements of pop culture, popular songs, irreverent humor, strong colors and glossy décor. 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 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 and received an honorary doctoral degree in 2009 from Harvard University for his contribution to the arts.

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Born
Sep 25, 1949
Calzada de Calatrava
Also known as
  • Pedro Almodovar
  • Pedro Almodóvar Caballero
  • Mateo Blanco
  • Harry 'Huracán' Caine
  • Pedro
  • Pepe Patatia
Parents
Siblings
Religion
  • Agnosticism
Ethnicity
  • Castilian people
Nationality
  • Spain
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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