Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar

Highest Rated: 100% The Silence of Others (2018)

Lowest Rated: 43% Pepi, Luci, Bom (1980)

Birthday: Sep 25, 1949

Birthplace: Calzada de Calatrava, Spain

Arguably the most popular and important filmmaker to have emerged from Spain, director Pedro Almodovar remained faithful to his native Spain for the entirety of his career in order to assure he could make the films he wanted. Having earned his first substantial notice for the low-budget "Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom" (1980), he thrived on making provocative films throughout the decade, culminating in his first international success, "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" (1988). Almodovar also made "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!" (1990) and "Kika" (1993), both of which spurred the ire of the puritanical Motion Picture Association of America, which slapped near-pornographic ratings on the films - an action that sparked outrage from the director. Nonetheless, Almodovar would triumph with "Live Flesh" (1998), "All About My Mother" (1999) and "Talk To Her" (2002), three dark and poignant films that marked a substantial evolution in his filmmaking. Because of this, Almodovar - with a little help from his self-proclaimed cinematic muse, Penelope Cruz, by his side - entered the 21st century as a highly refined filmmaker, capable of earning the respect and adulation of international audiences while staying true to his native country.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
95% No Score Yet The Human Voice Screenwriter - 2020
97% 91% Pain and Glory Director,
Screenwriter
$4.6M 2019
100% 89% The Silence of Others Executive Producer $66.3K 2018
73% 69% The Angel Producer $93K 2018
95% 88% Chavela Himself (Character) $142.4K 2017
83% 74% Julieta Director,
Screenwriter
$1.5M 2016
84% 76% The Clan Producer $186.3K 2015
94% 92% Wild Tales Producer $3.1M 2014
49% 37% I'm So Excited! Director,
Screenwriter
$1.4M 2013
81% 84% The Skin I Live In Director,
Screenwriter
$3.2M 2011
81% 75% Broken Embraces Director,
Screenwriter
$5M 2009
No Score Yet 71% The Last Summer of La Boyita Executive Producer - 2009
No Score Yet 67% Wandering Heart Himself (Character) - 2008
75% 56% The Headless Woman Producer $99.8K 2008
91% 89% Volver Director,
Writer
$12.9M 2006
77% 58% The Holy Girl Co-Producer $303.9K 2004
88% 86% Bad Education Director,
Writer,
Producer
$5.2M 2004
92% 93% Talk to Her Director,
Writer
$9.3M 2002
98% 93% All About My Mother Director,
Writer
$8.3M 1999
81% 87% Live Flesh Director,
Writer
- 1997
83% 76% The Flower of My Secret Director,
Writer
$938.7K 1995
60% 71% Kika Director $423.5K 1993
53% 83% High Heels Director,
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$690.7K 1991
67% 79% Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Director,
Original Music
$3.3M 1990
90% 89% Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Director,
Producer
$5.2M 1988
100% 82% Law of Desire Director,
Original Music
- 1987
92% 78% Matador Writer,
Director
- 1986
78% 82% What Have I Done to Deserve This? Director,
Writer
- 1984
69% 69% Dark Habits Director,
Writer
- 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laberinto de Pasiones Director - 1982
91% 69% Labyrinth of Passion Director - 1982
43% 64% Pepi, Luci, Bom Director,
Writer
- 1980

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