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Almodovar, Pedro

Born: 1949 AD
Currently alive, at 73 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.