Pedro Almodóvar

8 Nominations
2 Wins
Pedro Almodóvar
  • Born on Sept. 25, 1949 in Calzada de Calatrava, La Mancha, Spain.

 

Arguably the most popular and important filmmaker to have emerged from Spain, director Pedro Almodovar forged a reputation as a sexual agent provocateur capable of eliciting both serious praise and unbridled revulsion. Reveling in the former and railing against the latter, 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 outlandish and provocative films throughout the decade, culminating in his first international success,Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988). Almodovar went from celebrated Spanish filmmaker to notorious purveyor of sexually explicit material with 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 nearpornographicratings 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 maturity. 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.

Golden Globes Awards

Awards Database

2003 Winner

2003 Winner

Best Picture - Foreign Language
Talk To Her

2000 Winner

2000 Winner

Best Picture - Foreign Language
All About My Mother

2020 Nominee

2020 Nominee

Best Picture - Foreign Language
Pain and Glory

2012 Nominee

2012 Nominee

Best Picture - Foreign Language
The Skin I Live In

2010 Nominee

2010 Nominee

Best Picture - Foreign Language
Broken Embraces

2007 Nominee

2007 Nominee

Best Picture - Foreign Language
Volver

1992 Nominee

1992 Nominee

Best Picture - Foreign Language
High Heels

1989 Nominee

1989 Nominee

Best Picture - Foreign Language
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown