Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar

writer, director, producer

Pedro Almodóvar was born on Sep 25, 1949 in Spain. Pedro Almodóvar's big-screen debut came with Labyrinth of Passion directed by Pedro Almodóvar in 1982. Pedro Almodóvar is known for Strange Way of Life directed by Pedro Almodóvar, Pedro Pascal stars as Silva and Ethan Hawke as Jake. Pedro Almodóvar has got 173 awards and 222 nominations so far. The most recent award Pedro Almodóvar achieved is Feroz Awards, ES. The upcoming new movie Pedro Almodóvar plays is Strange Way of Life which will be released on May 26, 2023.

The most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel was born in a small town (Calzada de Calatrava) in the impoverished Spanish region of La Mancha. He arrived in Madrid in 1968, and survived by selling used items in the flea-market called El Rastro. Almodóvar couldn't study filmmaking because he didn't have the money to afford it. Besides, the filmmaking schools were closed in early 70s by Franco's government. Instead, he found a job in the Spanish phone company and saved his salary to buy a Super 8 camera. From 1972 to 1978, he devoted himself to make short films with the help of of his friends. The "premieres" of those early films were famous in the rapidly growing world of the Spanish counter-culture. In few years, Almodóvar became a star of "La Movida", the pop cultural movement of late 70s Madrid. His first feature film, Pepi, Luci, Bom et les autres filles du quartier (1980), was made in 16 mm and blown-up to 35 mm for public release. In 1987, he and his brother Agustín Almodóvar established their own production company: El Deseo, S. A. The "Almodóvar phenomenon" has reached all over the world, making his films very popular in many countries.

  • Birthday

    Sep 25, 1949
  • Place of Birth

    Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Known For


173 wins & 222 nominations

Feroz Awards, ES
Winner - Honorary Award
Best Screenplay
Winner - Feroz Award
Best Director
Winner - Feroz Award
Best Trailer
Winner - Feroz Award
Chicago Indie Critics Awards (CIC)
Best Foreign Language Film
Winner - CIC Award
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