Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz

Highest Rated: 98% All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) (1999)

Lowest Rated: 13% Waking Up in Reno (2002)

Birthday: Apr 28, 1974

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

One of Spain's foremost leading ladies of the 1990s, Penélope Cruz has managed to make her mark with international audiences as well. Born in Madrid on April 28, 1974, Cruz was one of three children of a merchant and a hairdresser. After years of intensive study in ballet and jazz, she broke into acting in 1992. That year, she had starring roles in Jamón Jamón and Belle Epoque, two very disparate films. The former cast her as the desperately poor daughter of a village prostitute, while the latter featured her as one of four lusty daughters of a wealthy man in pre-Franco Spain. Belle Epoque proved to be a huge success, winning nine Goya Awards (the Spanish equivalent of an Academy Award) and an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Its success gave Cruz a dose of international recognition, and after starring in a number of Spanish films, she enhanced this recognition in 1997 with the Sundance entry Abre los Ojos (Open Your Eyes). That same year, she had a brief but memorable role in Pedro Almodóvar's Carne Trémula (Live Flesh). In 1998, Cruz had her first starring role in an English-language film, playing Billy Crudup's Mexican-American love interest in Stephen Frears' The Hi-Lo Country. She had another go at English later that year in the Spanish-British romantic comedy Twice Upon a Yesterday, which cast her as a Spanish barmaid living in London. In 1999, she returned to Spain to collaborate once again with Almodóvar on Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother), a wildly acclaimed film that premiered at Cannes that year.The next two years would prove to be a critical turning point in both Cruz's personal and professional life, with increasingly visible roles in large-scale Hollywood productions as well as a developing relationship with one Tinseltown's most popular leading men. Gaining notice for her roles in All the Pretty Horses in 2000 and Blow the following year, it appeared as if Cruz's career had suddenly kicked into overdrive. After starring alongside Nicolas Cage in the underperforming Captain Corelli's Mandolin in 2001, Cruz dove back into familiar territory with director Cameron Crowe's remake of Abre los Ojos, Vanilla Sky (2001). Developing a close relationship with lead Tom Cruise as his much publicized breakup with Nicole Kidman drew to a close, the pair soon found themselves the center of considerable paparazzi attention as they became Hollywood's hottest new couple.While "Cruz & Cruise" outlasted most celebrity couplings born on movie sets -- even generating wedding talk -- the duo went their separate ways in 2004. Perhaps not coincidentally, Cruz's career took a backseat to her paramour's while she was dating him; between 2001 and 2004, most of her roles were either minor ones in uncelebrated American indies (Waking Up in Reno, Masked and Anonymous, Noel) or meatier ones in foreign films that failed to gain traction in the States (Fanfan la Tulipe, Don't Move, Bandidas). Luckily, the actress rebounded with a performance thought by many critics to be the best of her career, when she re-teamed with one of her earliest champions, Pedro Almodóvar, for his nostalgic, bittersweet Volver in 2006. Warm, witty, and biting, Cruz's performance kept her name in the running for many year-end awards, even garnering her her first Oscar nomination for Best Actress.In 2008, Cruz earned strong reviews for her work in Elegy, but it was her turn in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona that garnered her Best Supporting Actress nods from the Hollywood Foreign Press, the Screen Actors Guild, and winning the trophy in that category from the Academy.She was nominated the next year for the Golden Globe, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Oscar for her sexy supporting turn in Rob Marshall's big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Nine. Despite the film itself doing poorly, Cruz proved that she'd found a solid career trajectory as the 2010's progressed, appearing in projects like Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 355 Actor 2021
97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) Jacinta 2019
78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) Laura 2019
41% Wasp Network Actor 2019
31% Loving Pablo Virginia Vallejo 2018
61% Murder On The Orient Express Pilar Estravados $101.6M 2017
31% The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) Producer Macarena Granada 2017
25% Ma ma Producer Magda 2016
38% The Brothers Grimsby Rhonda George 2016
23% Zoolander 2 Valentina $29.8M 2016
17% Twice Born Gemma $15.4K 2013
34% The Counselor Laura $14.7M 2013
49% I'm So Excited! Jessica $1.4M 2013
No Score Yet The Counsellor Actor 2013
No Score Yet Per Amore, Solo Per Amore Actor 2013
46% To Rome with Love Anna $16.6M 2012
No Score Yet Looking Back on Love: Making Black and White America Actor 2012
33% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Angelica $241.1M 2011
90% Woody Allen: A Documentary Actor 2011
16% Sex and the City 2 Carmen Garcia Carrion $95.4M 2010
39% Nine Carla $19.7M 2009
81% Broken Embraces Lena $5M 2009
No Score Yet A Matador's Mistress (Manolete) Lupe Sino 2009
22% G-Force Juarez $119.5M 2009
No Score Yet La concejala antropófaga (The Cannibalistic Councillor) Actor 2009
81% Vicky Cristina Barcelona Maria Elena $23.2M 2008
75% Elegy Consuela Castillo $3.5M 2008
31% The Good Night Anna 2007
No Score Yet Hispanic Hollywood - Then and Now Actor 2007
91% Volver Raimunda $12.9M 2006
57% Bandidas Maria Alvarez 2006
No Score Yet Viva Pedro Actor $0.5M 2006
31% Chromophobia Gloria 2005
38% Sahara Eva Rojas $68.7M 2005
No Score Yet Celestina Actor 2005
46% Don't Move Italia 2004
16% Head in the Clouds Mia $0.2M 2004
28% Noel Nina 2004
15% Gothika Chloe Sava $59.6M 2003
38% Sin noticias de Dios (Don't Tempt Me) Carmen Ramos 2003
24% Masked and Anonymous Pagan Lace $0.2M 2003
14% Fanfan La Tulipe Adeline La Franchise 2003
13% Waking Up in Reno Brenda 2002
42% Vanilla Sky Sofia Serrano 2001
28% Captain Corelli's Mandolin Pelagia $25.3M 2001
55% Blow Mirtha 2001
No Score Yet Hispanic Hollywood Actor 2000
32% All the Pretty Horses Alejandra $14.8M 2000
35% Woman on Top Isabella $4.6M 2000
No Score Yet Framed Actor 1999
85% Open Your Eyes (Abre los Ojos) Sofia 1999
98% All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) Hermana Rosa 1999
No Score Yet Volavérunt The Maja (Pepita Tudo) 1999
54% The Hi-Lo Country Josepha O'Neil 1998
No Score Yet Talk of Angels Pilar 1998
29% The Man with Rain in His Shoes (Twice Upon a Yesterday) Louise 1998
No Score Yet Don Juan Mathurine 1998
80% Live Flesh (Carne trémula) Isabel Plaza Caballero 1998
No Score Yet The Girl of Your Dreams Macarena Granada 1998
No Score Yet Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health Diana Balaguer As A Young Woman 1997
No Score Yet La Celestina Melibea 1996
No Score Yet Brujas Actor 1996
No Score Yet Not Love Just Frenzy Actor 1996
No Score Yet El Efecto Mariposa Actor 1995
No Score Yet La Ribelle (The Rebel) Enza 1993
No Score Yet The Greek Labyrinth Actor 1993
95% Belle Epoque (The Age of Beauty) Luz 1992
64% Jamón Jamón Silvia 1991

TV

Credit
93% American Crime Story
2016-2018
Donatella Versace 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2018
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2018
2009
2006
2005
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2012
2011
2009
2001
2000
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Appearing 2010
31% The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Guest 2009

QUOTES FROM Penelope Cruz CHARACTERS

Maria Elena says: You're still searching for me in every woman.

Laura says: The truth has no temperature.

Malkina says: The truth has no temperature.

Alejandra says: I didn't know that my father could stop lovin' me. I didn't know that he could. Now I know.

Maria Elena says: You speak no Spanish?

Cristina says: No ,I uh-uh studied Chinese.

Maria Elena says: Chinese? Why?

Cristina says: I thought it sounded pretty.

Maria Elena says: Say something in Chinese.

Cristina says: Me?

Maria Elena says: Mmm-hmm

Cristina says: Um... ni hao ma?

Maria Elena says: You think that sounds pretty?

Sofia Serrano says: What is your nickname?

David Aames says: Citizen Dildo.

Raimunda says: Are there things I should know and don't?

Sole says: Oodles.

Raimunda says: [to self] It smells of... farts, my mother's farts.

Alejandra says: I have no honor but my promise. If I lose that, what am I?

Alejandra says: I didn't know that my father could stop loving me. I didn't know that he could. Now I know.

Angelica says: What were you doing in a Spanish convent anyway?

Captain Jack Sparrow says: Mistook it for a brothel. An honest mistake.

Louise says: Every time I come here, I feel like there's somebody else in the house., and i don't know what happened to you. and you've never wanted to tell me. But I can't compete with a ghost.

Louise says: Don't look for this years birds in last years nest. It's from Don Quixote.

Sofia Serrano says: I'll see you in another life, when we are both cats

Sofia Serrano says: I'll see you in another life, when we are both cats.

David Aames says: look at us, I'm frozen, and you're dead. And I love you

David Aames says: Look at us. I'm frozen and you're dead, and I love you. Sofía: It's a problem. David: I lost you ...

David Aames says: Look at us. I'm frozen and you're dead, and I love you.

Sofia Serrano says: It's a problem.

David Aames says: I lost you...

Sofia Serrano says: I think she's the saddest girl to ever hold a martini.

Timoteo says: There is no god my love.

Italia says: I wish we had one.

Anna says: I am here to fulfill your dreams.

Maria Elena says: Only unfulfilled love can be romantic.

Angelica says: Jack, have you ever seen with your own eyes....the Fountain of Youth?

Captain Jack Sparrow says: I'm sorry, could you repeat the question please?

Chloe Sava says: You can't trust someone who thinks your crazy

Chloe Sava says: You can't trust someone who thinks your crazy.

Chloe Sava says: "He said you're next"

Chloe Sava says: He said you're next.

Captain Jack Sparrow says: How can you say I used you?

Angelica says: You know exactly how.

Captain Jack Sparrow says: I know, but how can you say it?

Chloe Sava says: i split his Adams apple like a fruit on a summers day

Chloe Sava says: I cut his Adam's apple in half... like a piece of fruit on a summer day.

Angelica says: Remember, Father, we need him.

Angelica says: Remember father, we need him.

Blackbeard says: If I don't kill a man every now and then they forget who I am.

Blackbeard says: If I don't kill a man every now and then, they forget who I am!

Angelica says: Maybe you don't believe the supernatural

Angelica says: Maybe you don't believe the supernatural.

Captain Jack Sparrow says: "Oh no, I've seen a thing or two

Captain Jack Sparrow says: Oh no, I've seen a thing or two.

Captain Jack Sparrow says: The fountain of youth, what does it require?

Angelica says: A mermaid, Jack

Angelica says: A mermaid, Jack.

Captain Jack Sparrow says: you walk like a girl.

Captain Jack Sparrow says: You walk like a girl.

Angelica says: you would know.

Angelica says: You would know.

Angelica says: How come we can never meet without you pointing something at me.

Angelica says: How is it we can never meet without you pointing something at me?

Angelica says: Why is it that we can never meet without you pointing something at me?!

Angelica says: [@ Captain Jack Sparrow] "Why is it we can never meet without you pointing something at me?"

Angelica says: [@ Captain Jack Sparrow] Why is it we can never meet without you pointing something at me?

Captain Jack Sparrow says: Have you been to the fountain of youth???

Angelica says: Have you been to the fountain of youth?

Captain Jack Sparrow says: Have you been to the fountain of youth?

Captain Teague says: Does this face look like it's been to the fountain of youth..??

Captain Teague says: Does this face look like it's been to the fountain of youth?

Captain Jack Sparrow says: "You walk like a girl!"

Captain Jack Sparrow says: You walk like a girl!

Angelica says: "You would know."

Angelica says: You would know.

Angelica says: Why is it that we can never meet without you pointing something sharp at me?

Angelica says: Why is it that we can never meet without you pointing something at me?

Angelica says: How is it we can never meet without you pointing something at me?

Angelica says: I am starting to think you don't know where you are going

Angelica says: I am starting to think you don't know where you are going.

Captain Jack Sparrow says: Its not the destination so much as the journey

Captain Jack Sparrow says: Its not the destination so much as the journey.

Captain Jack Sparrow says: The fountain of youth, what does it require?

Angelica says: A Mermaid, Jack.

Angelica says: That's hardly appropriate for the first mate.

Captain Jack Sparrow says: Was I the first?

Angelica says: What were you doing in a Spanish Convent, anyway?

Captain Jack Sparrow says: Looking for a brothel. Honest mistake.

Captain Jack Sparrow says: Mistook it for a brothel. Honest mistake.

Angelica says: "How is it we can never meet without you pointing something at me?"

Angelica says: How is it we can never meet without you pointing something at me?

Sofia Serrano says: I'll tell you in another life, when we are both cats.

Sofia Serrano says: Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

Angelica says: Top Priority...

Angelica says: Top priority...