Almodovar, Pedro

Portrait
Born: Sep 24, 1951 AD
Currently alive, at 63 years of age.

Nationality: Spanish
Categories: Director


1949 - Almodovar was born in Ciudad Real, Spain on the 24th of September.

 

1957 - Attended a Catholic boarding school run by Salesian friars and witnessed some of his fellow students were abused by priests.

 

1965 - At the age of sixteen, he was able to worked a number of odd jobs to support himseld in Madrid. He was employed in a Spanish phone company and was able to saved his salary. With his saving, he bought his first camera, a Super 8.

 

1972-1978 - Devoted most of his time to make short films with the help of of his friends. He played a crucial figure in the Madrilene Movement.

 

1980 - Made his film feature film entitled Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Woman on the Heap with a small budget.

 

1985 - Founded Desire (El Deseo), his own production company.

 

1986 - His company Desire released its first film, The Law of Desire.

 

1988 - Directed the movie titled Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

 

1990 - Directed the movie titled Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!.

 

1992 - Became a member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

1999 - Directed the movie titled All About My Mother and received an Academy Award for Best Foreign-language Film.

 

2002 - Directed the movie titled Talk to Her and received an Academy Award for Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.

 

2006 - Directed the movie titled Volver. The film was able to get the following awards Best Screenplay and Best Actress at Cannes Film Festival.

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