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Pedro

Biography

Within only a small number of releases, David Cooper’s Manchester-based Melodic imprint found favor with those searching for something a lot more than breaks and bleeps from their electronica music. Leading the charge in the label was Wayne Rutledge, who, as Pedro, released the label using the six-track Put together by 33 EP of off-kilter oddities. The EP received substantial press support and compliment from famous brands Andrew Weatherall, Four Tet, and Mercury Honor nominee Kathryn Williams, who continued to record two songs with Rutledge and Terribly Drawn Boy’s maker Joe Robinson. Furthermore to his single material, Rutledge, as well as Jimmy Wright and Dave Tyack, constitute D.O.T.. Tragically, in the summertime of 2002, Tyack proceeded to go missing while travelling in Corsica, his body and then be found 2 yrs later. The incident experienced a profound influence on Rutledge, who experienced known Tyack given that they had been children, and he required a rest from producing music, though Melodic do launch Pedro in 2003 and Early Pedro in 2005. Around that same period, Rutledge began composing the music for what would become You, Me & Everyone, getting a home for this on U.S. label Mush, who also decided to reissue his previous catalog. Numerous delays held the record from developing immediately, and for the time being Rutledge worked in a variety of side projects so when an in-demand remixer. You, Me & Individuals were finally released in 2007.

Quick Facts


Full Name Pedro
Died November 11, 1994, Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida, United States
Height 1.69 m
Profession Actor, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Singer-songwriter, Filmmaker
Nationality Spanish
Awards Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Goya Award for Best Director, Cannes Best Director Award, Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay, European Film Award for Best Film, European Film Award for Best Director, César Award for Best Foreign Film, Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, European Film Award for Best Screenwriter, Honorary César, European Film Academy Achievement in World Cinema Award, People's Choice Award for Best European Film, European Film Award for European Discovery of the Year, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Satellite Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Polish Academy Award for Best European Film, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Director, César Award for Best Film from the European Union, Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay, Best Screenplay Award, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film, Writers Guild of America The Jean Renoir Award, Bodil Award for Best Non-American Film, Teddy Award for Best Feature Film, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director, Nastro d'Argento for the Director of the Best Film, National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Language Film, European Film Awards Audience Award for Best Director, Gopo for Best European Film, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Robert Award for Best Non-American Film, Sur Award for Best Fictional Film, Ondas Award for Cinema: Best Spanish Film, British Independent Film Award for Best Foreign Independent Film - Foreign Language, National Society of Film Critics Special Awards, Ondas Award for National Television: Cinemania Award, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Platino Award for Best Director, German Film Award for Best Foreign Film
Albums De Corpo Alma e Coração, Bay Bay, Uma Canção, uma Saudade, Upa Dance, Early Pedro, Si c'était à refaire, You, Me & Everyone, Pedro [2006 Edition], Pedro, One Kind of Love, Ifs, buts and maybes, PEDRO Forever In My Heart, No Comprende EP, Hommage à Atahualpa Yupanqui (Mono Version), Controller, Eden, La Avenida
Nominations Palme d'Or, Academy Award for Best Director, Goya Award for Best Film, Cannes Jury Prize, Cannes Grand Prix, Golden Lion, Goya Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Grand Jury Prize, Satellite Award for Best Director, European Film Award for Best European Comedy, David di Donatello for Best European Film, Ariel Award for Best Ibero-American Film, Independent Spirit Award for Best International Film, British Independent Film Award for Best International Independent Film, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Screenplay, Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro for Best Foreign Language Film, Czech Lion Award for Best Foreign Film, Cannes Grand Prize of the Jury, Fotogramas de Plata Audience Award for Best Spanish Film, Silver Lion, Silver Condor Award for Best Ibero-American Film
Movies Julieta, All About My Mother, Volver, Talk to Her, The Skin I Live In, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Bad Education, Broken Embraces, Live Flesh, I'm So Excited, Law of Desire, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, Kika, The Flower of My Secret, High Heels, What Have I Done To Deserve This?, Dark Habits, Labyrinth of Passion, Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom, Matador, Wild Tales, The Clan, The Cannibalistic Councillor, The Headless Woman, Shampoo Horns, Mutant Action, Folle... folle... fólleme Tim!, False Eyelash, Salomé, Film político, Times of the Constitution


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1 His favourite Spanish films are: Main Street (1956), It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958), El verdugo (1963), La tía Tula (1964), El extraño viaje (1964), Peppermint Frappé (1967), Furtivos (1975), Arrebato (1979), El Sur (1983), Jamón, Jamón (1992), Thesis (1996), Snow White (2012) and Magical Girl (2014).
2 Has expressed his desire to work with Marion Cotillard and Catherine Deneuve.
3 Was approached to direct at some point both Brokeback Mountain (2005) and The Paperboy (2012).
4 Even though he doesn't watch TV, a lot of the main cast of 7 vidas (1999) have appeared on his movies: Blanca Portillo, Carmen Machi, Javier Cámara, Paz Vega, Guillermo Toledo, Leandro Rivera and Yolanda Ramos. Toni Cantó and Anabel Alonso have also worked with him, but before the show started.
5 Often films rehearsals of his movies and includes them on the movie if he likes the scenes better that the one shot during proper production. Specially in comedies, when the actors would improvised things of something would happen unexpectedly and they would incorporated it into the scene.
6 Le Doulos (1963) and Le Cercle Rouge (1970) are two of his favorite movies directed by Jean-Pierre Melville.
7 By his own admission, he usually starts writing his movies with a really important scene that ends up placed in the middle of the movie.
8 New York, NY: Interviewed by journalist Lorne Manly as part of TimesTalks series at the New York TimesCenter building. [June 2013]
9 Has directed one Oscar nominated performance: Penélope Cruz in Volver (2006).
10 Turned down an offer to direct Sister Act (1992).
11 Favorite American actress is Meryl Streep.
12 The Lady from Shanghai (1947) is one of his favourite films.
13 Celebrity chef Rachael Ray is a big fan of his and named a chicken dish after him.
14 1992: Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival.
15 He spent 10 years writing the script for Bad Education (2004) (a.k.a. "Bad Education"), during which time he made such acclaimed films such as All About My Mother (1999) (a.k.a. "All About my Mother") and Talk to Her (2002) (a.k.a. "Talk to Her"). The script is based upon a short story he wrote as an adolescent, which was based upon his experience at a Catholic boarding school.
16 Attended a Catholic boarding school in the 1960s where some of his fellow students were abused by priests. He asserts that he himself wasn't abused.
17 Lead singer of the infamous music duo "Almodóvar & McNamara", a legendary bizarre project that personified the image of "la movida madrileña" during the early 1980s in Madrid. He appears in that role in his own film Labyrinth of Passion (1982) (a.k.a. "Labyrinth of Passion") wearing women's clothes and lots of black makeup.
18 Mother Francisca Caballero and brother Agustín Almodóvar often appear in cameo roles in his movies.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Julieta 2016
I'm So Excited! 2013
La piel que habito 2011
Broken Embraces 2009
La concejala antropófaga 2009 Short as Harry 'Huracán' Caine
Volver 2006/I screenplay
Bad Education 2004
Talk to Her 2002 written by
All About My Mother 1999
Live Flesh 1997 screenplay
The Flower of My Secret 1995
Kika 1993 screenplay / story
High Heels 1991 screenplay / story
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! 1989 screenplay / story
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 1988 screenplay / story - uncredited
La ley del deseo 1987 screenplay / story
Matador 1986 screenplay / story
Tráiler para amantes de lo prohibido 1985 TV Short
What Have I Done to Deserve This? 1984 as Pedro Almodovar
Dark Habits 1983 as Pedro Almodovar
Labyrinth of Passion 1982 screenplay / story
Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón 1980 screenplay / story
Folle... folle... fólleme Tim! 1978
Salomé 1978 Short
Sexo va, sexo viene 1977 Short
Muerte en la carretera 1976 Short
Sea caritativo 1976 Short
Tráiler de 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' 1976 Short
Blancor 1975 Short
El sueño, o la estrella 1975 Short
Homenaje 1975 Short
La caída de Sódoma 1975 Short
Dos putas, o historia de amor que termina en boda 1974 Short
Film político 1974 Short

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Julieta 2016
I'm So Excited! 2013
La piel que habito 2011
Broken Embraces 2009
La concejala antropófaga 2009 Short as Mateo Blanco
Volver 2006/I
Bad Education 2004
Talk to Her 2002
All About My Mother 1999
Live Flesh 1997 as Pedro Almodovar
The Flower of My Secret 1995
Kika 1993
High Heels 1991
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! 1989
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 1988
La ley del deseo 1987 as Pedro Almodovar
Matador 1986
Tráiler para amantes de lo prohibido 1985 TV Short
What Have I Done to Deserve This? 1984 as Pedro Almodovar
Dark Habits 1983 as Pedro Almodovar
Labyrinth of Passion 1982
Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón 1980
Folle... folle... fólleme Tim! 1978
Salomé 1978 Short
Sexo va, sexo viene 1977 Short
Muerte en la carretera 1976 Short
Sea caritativo 1976 Short
Tráiler de 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' 1976 Short
Blancor 1975 Short
El sueño, o la estrella 1975 Short
Homenaje 1975 Short
La caída de Sódoma 1975 Short
Dos putas, o historia de amor que termina en boda 1974 Short
Film político 1974 Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ochéntame... otra vez TV Series documentary performer - 3 episodes, 2014 writer - 3 episodes, 2014
Cuéntame TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
XVI Premio Cinematográfico José María Forqué 2011 TV Special lyrics: "Un año de amor"
50 años de TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2010 writer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2010
La tele de tu vida TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
El Calentito 2005 performer: "Suck It to Me" / writer: "Suck It to Me"
Bad Education 2004 "Torna a Surriento"
The L Word 2004 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Operación triunfo 2002 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
High Heels 1991 lyrics: "Un año de amor" Un anno d'amore, "C'est irreparable"
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! 1989 performer: "Satanasa" / writer: "Satanasa"
La ley del deseo 1987 performer: "Voy a ser mamá", "Susan Get Down", "Satanasa" / writer: "Voy a ser mamá", "Susan Get Down", "Satanasa"
Dark Habits 1983 performer: "Suck It to Me" / writer: "Suck It to Me" - as P. Almodovar
Labyrinth of Passion 1982 performer: "Suck It to Me", "Gran ganga" / writer: "Suck It to Me", "Gran ganga"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Asghar Farhadi Project 2018 producer pre-production
Zama 2017 co-producer completed
El Clan 2015 producer
Relatos salvajes 2014 producer
El último verano de la Boyita 2009 executive producer
La mujer sin cabeza 2008 producer
The Secret Life of Words 2005 executive producer
The Holy Girl 2004 executive producer
Bad Education 2004 producer
My Life Without Me 2003 executive producer
The Devil's Backbone 2001 executive producer
Shampoo Horns 1998 producer
Mi nombre es sombra 1996 associate producer
Acción mutante 1993 producer
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 1988 producer
Pestañas postizas 1982 producer
Labyrinth of Passion 1982 producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Education 2004 Pool cleaner (uncredited)
Delirios de amor 1989 TV Series
La ley del deseo 1987 Dependiente ferretería (uncredited)
Matador 1986 Francisco Montesinos (uncredited)
What Have I Done to Deserve This? 1984 Play-Back 'La bien pagá' (as Almodovar-McNamara)
Dark Habits 1983 Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Labyrinth of Passion 1982 Cantante y director de la fotonovela (uncredited)
Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón 1980 Maestro de ceremonias (uncredited)
¿Qué hace una chica como tú en un sitio como éste? 1979 Espectador (uncredited)
Arrebato 1979 Gloria (voice, uncredited)
Tiempos de constitución 1979
A Man Called Autumn Flower 1978 Lola Nicaragua, la Reina de la Banana

Production Designer

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Labyrinth of Passion 1982

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
El amor me queda grande 2014 Short thanks
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk 2014 special thanks
Hijos de las nubes, la última colonia 2012 Documentary very special thanks
Barcelona era una fiesta (Underground 1970-1983) 2010 Documentary thanks
Pankh 2010 special thanks
The Limits of Control 2009 personal thanks
Women in Trouble 2009 special thanks
Broadway Bound 2008 Short special thanks
¡¡¡Todas!!! 2007 Short thanks - as Pedro
Sandra o Luis 2005 Documentary special thanks
El Calentito 2005 thanks
Don't Tempt Me 2001 thanks - as Pedro Almodovar

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ceremonia de apertura - 54º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián 2006 TV Movie Himself
B 360º 2006 TV Series Himself
Corazón, corazón 2006 TV Series Himself
El Almodóvar que nadie conoce 2006 TV Movie Himself
El Magacine 1999-2005 TV Series Himself
Pablo G. del Amo, un montador de ilusiones 2005 Himself
Dos rombos 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards 2005 Video Himself - Nominee 'La Mala Educacion - Bad Education'
Estravagario 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
La nit al dia 2005 TV Series Himself
The 2004 European Film Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Ceremonia de apertura del festival de cine de San Sebastián 2004 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
Je t'aime... moi non plus: Artistes et critiques 2004 Documentary Himself
Lo + plus 1995-2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Claude Berri, le dernier nabab 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay & Nominee: Best Director
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film
La noche con Fuentes y Cía 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
El informal 2002 TV Series Himself
XVI premios Goya 2002 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Director
All About Desire: The Passionate Cinema of Pedro Almodovar 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
MTV Europe Music Awards 2001 2001 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter
Ahora 2001 TV Series Himself
Tirititrán 2001 TV Series Himself
El rayo 2000 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Oscar 2000 2000 TV Movie Himself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film
Días de tele 2000 TV Series Himself
La gran ilusión 2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
XIV premios Goya 2000 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Film & Best Director
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film
The 1999 European Film Awards 1999 TV Special Himself - Winner
46º edición de los premios Ondas 1999 TV Movie Himself
Mundo VIP 1997-1999 TV Series Himself
Comme au cinéma 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Avisa'ns quan arribi el 2000 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
Crónicas marcianas 1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
XIII premios Goya 1999 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Lead Actress
¡Qué grande es el cine! 1998 TV Series Himself - Guest
Memoria de 'Carne trémula' 1997 Video documentary short Himself
Nulle part ailleurs 1995-1996 TV Series Himself
Sense títol amb Andreu Buenafuente 1995 TV Series Himself - Guest
De akí a Ketama 1995 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Dolor y vida: Un acercamiento a 'La flor de mi secreto' 1995 TV Short documentary Himself
Homenaje a Lola Flores 1994 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fotogramas de Plata 93 1994 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Movie Actress
Camp Christmas 1993 TV Movie Himself
¡Hola Raffaella! 1993 TV Series Himself - Contestant
Gente de primera 1993 TV Series Himself
Eurotrash 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Fanático 1993 TV Series Himself - Guest
De tú a tú 1991-1993 TV Series Himself - Guest
Como se hizo: Acción mutante 1993 Documentary Himself (as Pedro Almodovar)
Queremos saber 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
Punto y aparte 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
Bouillon de culture 1992 TV Series documentary Himself
El programa de Hermida 1991 TV Series Himself - Guest
Estress 1991 TV Series Himself - Guest
Madonna: Truth or Dare 1991 Documentary Himself (as Pedro Almodovar)
V premios Goya 1991 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Director & Best Original Screenplay
Picture of Europe 1990 TV Movie documentary
Com a casa 1990 TV Series Himself - Guest
IV premios Goya 1990 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Director
Polvo de estrellas 1990 TV Series Himself - Guest
La mujer de tu vida 1990 TV Series Himself
Viva el espectáculo 1990 TV Series Himself - Guest
La parada 1990 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Media Show 1988-1989 TV Series documentary Himself
La tarde 1989 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 1988 European Film Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Winner
La biennale di Venezia: 45ª Mostra internazionale del cinema 1988 TV Movie Himself
Juego de niños 1988 TV Series Himself - Contestant
Mag magazine 1988 TV Series Himself - Guest
Viaje con nosotros 1988 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fin de siglo 1986-1987 TV Series Himself - Guest
Ahí te quiero ver 1984-1987 TV Series Himself - Guest
De jueves a jueves 1986 TV Series Himself - Guest
Enric, parada i fonda 1986 TV Series Himself - Guest
Roba neta, roba bruta 1986 TV Series Himself - Guest
De película 1986 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Tatuaje 1985 TV Series Himself - Guest
La edad de oro 1983-1985 TV Series Himself - Guest
Y, sin embargo, ¡te quiero! 1985 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Autorretrato 1985 TV Series Himself - Guest
La bola de cristal 1984 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fila 7 1984 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Caja de ritmos 1983 TV Series Himself
Alcores 1982 TV Series Himself - Guest
De Pedro a Almodóvar Documentary post-production Himself
Festival international de Cannes 1999-2017 TV Series Himself
Días de cine 1991-2017 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
La nuit des Césars 1993-2017 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - César du meilleur film étranger / Himself - César d'honneur / ...
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter 2017 TV Series Himself
Chavela 2017 Documentary Himself
Premios Goya 31 edición 2017 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Lead Actress & Nominee: Best Director / Best Adapted Screenplay
The 2016 European Film Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself - Nomiated: Best European Director
Almodóvar: Tout sur ses femmes 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself - Director
Cinema 3 1984-2016 TV Series Himself - Interviewee / Himself - Guest
C à vous 2016 TV Series Himself
Late Motiv de Andreu Buenafuente 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Imprescindibles 2015 TV Series Himself
Versión española 1999-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Los Goya 29 edición 2015 TV Movie Himself - Presenter: Honorary Award
VII Premis Gaudí de l'Acadèmia del Cinema Català 2015 TV Movie Himself (video)
Premios Feroz 2014 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Teaser
XIX Premio Cinematográfico José María Forqué 2014 TV Movie Himself - Presenter: Honorary Award
The 2013 European Film Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Winner European Achievement in World Cinema
The Graham Norton Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2006-2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Guest
Premios Fotogramas de Plata 2012 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Honorary Award
Todo sobre 'Los amantes pasajeros' 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Il était une fois... 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Los Goya 26 edición 2012 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Director & Best Adapted Screenplay
Informe semanal 2002-2012 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Life Remote Control 2011 Documentary Himself
Pedro Almodóvar: Under His Skin 2011 Documentary short Himself
Miradas 2 2009-2011 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
Iñaki 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Rencontres de cinéma 2011 TV Series Himself
Alaska y Mario 2011 TV Series Himself
Arrebatados. Recordando a Iván Zulueta 2010 Documentary Himself
25 fotogramas 2010 TV Series Himself
Gilles Jacob: CIitizen Cannes 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
La noche de los Oscar 2010 TV Movie Himself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
XXIV Premios Anuales de la Academia 2010 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Film
30 minuts 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2010 TV Series documentary Himself - Director (segment "Penelope Cruz")
At the Movies 2009 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2006-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Che tempo che fa 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Culture Show 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
L'hebdo cinéma 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Buenafuente 2005-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Continuarà... 2002-2009 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Ànima 2009 TV Series Himself
Hora Q 2009 TV Series Himself
Buscando a Penélope 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Almodóvar en corto 2009 TV Movie Himself
Resumen - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián 2008 TV Movie Himself
Premio Donostia a Antonio Banderas 2008 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Caiga quien caiga 2001-2008 TV Series Himself
La 2 noticias 2008 TV Series Himself
Coração Vagabundo 2008 Documentary Himself
Channel nº 4 2007 TV Series Himself
Corazón de... 2005-2007 TV Series Himself
Newsnight 2007 TV Series Himself
Madrid: la sombra de un sueño 2007 TV Movie documentary
Noche Hache 2006-2007 TV Series Himself
La noche de los Oscar 2007 TV Movie Himself (voice)
Penélope, camino a los Oscar 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 2006 European Film Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Winner European Director & People's Choice Award
Cannes, la alfombra roja 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Pedro entrevista a las actrices 2006 Video short Himself
Su nombre es Chavela 2006 Documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ochéntame... otra vez 2014-2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Cuéntame 2011-2015 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Planeta Globalizado 2013 Documentary Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2011 TV Series Himself
Frenesí en la Gran Ciudad 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Imprescindibles 2011 TV Series Himself
60 Minutes 2010 TV Series documentary Himself - Director (segment "Penelope Cruz")
A polos 25 2010 TV Series Himself
50 años de 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
Spanish Hollywood 2010 Documentary Himself
Memòries de la tele 2007-2009 TV Series Himself
Por la gracia de Luis 2009 Documentary Himself
Los mejores momentos de 'Sé lo que hicisteis' 2009 Video Himself
53 premis Sant Jordi de cinematografia 2009 TV Special Himself
Plácido y la copla 2008 TV Movie
Catalunya.cat 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired 2008 Documentary Himself
A la diestra del cielo: Silvio, un cantaor rockero 2007 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Bienvenue à Cannes 2007 Documentary Himself
Maquillando entre monstruos 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia 2007 TV Short documentary Himself
Hormigas blancas 2007 TV Series Himself
Casting: El camino del éxito 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Himself
Carmen Maura, por sí misma 2007 TV Movie Himself
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Vinte na Galega 2007 TV Series Himself
El disco del año 06 2006 TV Movie Himself (as Almodóvar & McNamara)
Las 50 imágenes de nuestra vida 2006 TV Movie Himself
El camino de Antonio Banderas 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series Himself
Las cinco caras de David LaChapelle 2006 TV Movie Himself
Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero 2006 TV Movie Himself
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Himself
XX premios Goya 2006 TV Special Himself
50 y más 2005 TV Movie Himself
El cine en las venas 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Himself
80s 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe 2005 TV Special Himself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
La tierra de las 1000 músicas 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
El Calentito 2005 Himself (uncredited)
Silenci? 2004 TV Series Himself
Épreuves d'artistes 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Los abajo firmantes 2003 Himself
The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema 2002 Documentary Himself
Zapping 1999 Himself
X premios Goya 1996 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Director
Media naranja 1986 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 ICS Cannes Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Director Julieta (2016)
2016 Festival Award San Diego Film Festival Best International Film Julieta (2016)
2014 Feroz Award Feroz Awards, ES Best Trailer Los amantes pasajeros (2013)
2014 Yoga Award Yoga Awards Worst Spanish Film Los amantes pasajeros (2013)
2013 Outstanding European Achievement in World Cinema European Film Awards
2012 Audience Award Sant Jordi Awards Best Film (Mejor Película Española) La piel que habito (2011)
2012 Audience Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) La piel que habito (2011)
2012 Audience Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro) La piel que habito (2011)
2012 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Not in the English Language La piel que habito (2011) · Agustín Almodóvar
2011 Award of the Youth Cannes Film Festival La piel que habito (2011)
2009 Audience Award São Paulo International Film Festival Best Foreign Feature Film Los abrazos rotos (2009)
2007 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Director (Mejor Director) Volver (2006)
2007 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Screenplay, Original (Mejor Guión Original) Volver (2006)
2007 Fotogramas de Plata Fotogramas de Plata Best Film (Mejor Película Española) Volver (2006)
2007 Critics Award French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Best Foreign Film Volver (2006)
2007 Golden Eagle Golden Eagle Awards, Russia Best Foreign Film Volver (2006)
2007 Gopos Award Gopo Awards, Romania Best European Film Volver (2006)
2007 Goya Goya Awards Best Director (Mejor Director) Volver (2006)
2007 Guild Film Award - Gold Guild of German Art House Cinemas Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film) Volver (2006)
2007 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Europeo) Volver (2006)
2007 Eagle Polish Film Awards Best European Film (Najlepszy Film Europejski) Volver (2006)
2007 Premio ACE Premios ACE Cinema - Best Director Volver (2006)
2007 Audience Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro) Volver (2006)
2007 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film, Spanish Language (Mejor Película Iberoamericana) Volver (2006)
2006 Best Screenplay Cannes Film Festival Volver (2006)
2006 European Film Award European Film Awards European Director Volver (2006)
2006 Audience Award European Film Awards Best European Film Volver (2006)
2006 Audience Award FICE - Federazione Italiana Cinema d'Essai Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Volver (2006)
2006 Jury Award Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival Best Film Volver (2006)
2006 Golden Globe Golden Globes, Italy Best European Film (Miglior Film Europeo) Volver (2006)
2006 Hollywood World Award Hollywood Film Awards Volver (2006)
2006 Prince of Asturias Award Prince of Asturias Awards Arts
2006 FIPRESCI Film of the Year San Sebastián International Film Festival Volver (2006)
2006 Audience Award Valdivia International Film Festival Volver (2006)
2006 Special Jury Award Valdivia International Film Festival Volver (2006)
2005 "La Navaja de Buñuel" Award Iberoamerican Short Film Competition La mala educación (2004)
2005 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) La mala educación (2004)
2003 Czech Lion Czech Lions Best Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film) Hable con ella (2002)
2003 César César Awards, France Best European Union Film (Meilleur film de l'Union Européenne) Hable con ella (2002)
2003 Critics Award French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Best Foreign Film Hable con ella (2002)
2003 Premio ACE Premios ACE Cinema - Best Director Hable con ella (2002)
2003 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Original Hable con ella (2002)
2003 Critics Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) Hable con ella (2002)
2003 Critics Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro) Hable con ella (2002)
2003 Audience Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) Hable con ella (2002)
2003 Audience Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro) Hable con ella (2002)
2003 Audience Award Sofia International Film Festival Best Film Hable con ella (2002)
2003 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Original Screenplay Hable con ella (2002)
2003 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Original Hable con ella (2002)
2003 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film not in the English Language Hable con ella (2002) · Agustín Almodóvar
2003 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Hable con ella (2002)
2003 Golden Kinnaree Award Bangkok International Film Festival Best Film Hable con ella (2002)
2003 Golden Kinnaree Award Bangkok International Film Festival Best Director Hable con ella (2002)
2003 Bodil Bodil Awards Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke amerikanske film) Hable con ella (2002)
2002 European Film Award European Film Awards European Director Hable con ella (2002)
2002 European Film Award European Film Awards European Screenwriter Hable con ella (2002)
2002 Audience Award European Film Awards Best European Director Hable con ella (2002)
2002 European Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Hable con ella (2002)
2002 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Hable con ella (2002)
2002 Audience Award Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Hable con ella (2002)
2002 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Original Screenplay Hable con ella (2002)
2001 Chloe Award Chlotrudis Awards
2000 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Language Film Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 Best Foreign Film German Film Awards Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 Goya Goya Awards Best Director (Mejor Director) Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 "La Navaja de Buñuel" Award Iberoamerican Short Film Competition Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 Lumiere Award Lumiere Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 Career Achievement Award Palm Springs International Film Festival
2000 Robert Robert Festival Best Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film) Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 Career Award Sant Jordi Awards
2000 Critics Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 Critics Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro) Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 Audience Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 Audience Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro) Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film not in the English Language Todo sobre mi madre (1999) · Agustín Almodóvar
2000 Bodil Bodil Awards Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke amerikanske film) Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
1999 Best Director Cannes Film Festival Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
1999 Prize of the Ecumenical Jury Cannes Film Festival Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
1999 Honorary César César Awards, France
1999 Audience Award European Film Awards Best European Director Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
1999 People's Choice Award Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
1999 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
1999 FIPRESCI Film of the Year San Sebastián International Film Festival Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
1999 Critics Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) Carne trémula (1997)
1999 Critics Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro) Carne trémula (1997)
1999 Audience Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro) Carne trémula (1997)
1999 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Foreign Language Film Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
1998 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Carne trémula (1997)
1998 Audience Award Popcorn Film Festival Carne trémula (1997)
1997 Cinemania Award Ondas Awards
1994 Audience Award Sant Jordi Awards Best Film (Mejor Película Española) Kika (1993)
1993 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Tacones lejanos (1991)
1992 Golden India Catalina Cartagena Film Festival Best Film (Mejor Película) Tacones lejanos (1991)
1992 Golden Kikito Gramado Film Festival Best Director (Melhor Direção) Tacones lejanos (1991)
1991 Fotogramas de Plata Fotogramas de Plata Best Film (Mejor Película Española) Átame! (1989)
1991 Audience Award Sant Jordi Awards Best Spanish Film (Mejor Película Española) Átame! (1989)
1989 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero) Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1989 Goya Goya Awards Best Original Screenplay (Mejor Guión Original) Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1989 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1989 Special Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1989 Audience Award Sant Jordi Awards Best Film (Mejor Película Española) Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1988 European Film Award European Film Awards Best Young Film Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1988 Fotogramas de Plata Fotogramas de Plata Best Film (Mejor Película Española) La ley del deseo (1987)
1988 Audience Award Sant Jordi Awards Best Spanish Film (Mejor Película Española) La ley del deseo (1987)
1988 Silver Medallion Award Telluride Film Festival, US
1988 People's Choice Award Toronto International Film Festival Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1988 Golden Osella Venice Film Festival Best Screenplay Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1988 Golden Precolumbian Circle Bogota Film Festival Best Director La ley del deseo (1987)
1988 Golden Precolumbian Circle Bogota Film Festival Best Screenplay La ley del deseo (1987)
1987 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Director Matador (1986)
1987 New Generation Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards La ley del deseo (1987)
1987 Audience Award San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Best Feature La ley del deseo (1987)
1987 Teddy Berlin International Film Festival Best Feature Film La ley del deseo (1987)
1986 International Fantasy Film Special Jury Award Fantasporto Matador (1986)
1985 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Film (Mejor Película Española) ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984)
1984 Silver Palm Valencia Festival of Mediterranean Cinema ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984)
1984 FIPRESCI Prize Valencia Festival of Mediterranean Cinema ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Film (Mejor Película) Julieta (2016)
2017 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Director (Mejor Director) Julieta (2016)
2017 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Adapted Screenplay (Mejor Guión Adaptado) Julieta (2016)
2017 Feroz Award Feroz Awards, ES Best Film: Drama Julieta (2016)
2017 Feroz Award Feroz Awards, ES Best Director Julieta (2016)
2017 Feroz Award Feroz Awards, ES Best Sceenplay Julieta (2016)
2017 Globe de Cristal Globes de Cristal Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Julieta (2016)
2017 Goya Goya Awards Best Director (Mejor Director) Julieta (2016)
2017 Goya Goya Awards Best Adapted Screenplay (Mejor Guión Adaptado) Julieta (2016)
2017 José María Forqué Award José María Forqué Awards Best Picture Julieta (2016)
2017 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film not in the English Language Julieta (2016)
2017 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Screenwriter Julieta (2016)
2017 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Non-English Language Film Julieta (2016)
2016 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Julieta (2016)
2016 Audience Award European Film Awards Julieta (2016)
2016 European Film Award European Film Awards European Director Julieta (2016)
2016 European Film Award European Film Awards European Film Julieta (2016) · Agustín Almodóvar
· Esther García
2015 Goya Goya Awards Best Film (Mejor Película) Relatos salvajes (2014) · Hugo Sigman
· Agustín Almodóvar
· Esther García
2013 Audience Award European Film Awards Los amantes pasajeros (2013)
2013 European Film Award European Film Awards European Comedy Los amantes pasajeros (2013) · Agustín Almodóvar
· Esther García
2012 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) La piel que habito (2011)
2012 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Screenplay, Adapted (Mejor Guión Adaptado) La piel que habito (2011)
2012 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Screenplay La piel que habito (2011) · Agustín Almodóvar
2012 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Foreign Language Film La piel que habito (2011)
2012 Gopos Award Gopo Awards, Romania Best European Film La piel que habito (2011)
2012 Goya Goya Awards Best Director (Mejor Director) La piel que habito (2011)
2012 Goya Goya Awards Best Screenplay - Adapted (Mejor Guión Adaptado) La piel que habito (2011)
2012 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Special Prize for the Best European Film (Premio speciale al miglior film europeo) La piel que habito (2011)
2012 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Non-English Language Film La piel que habito (2011)
2012 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film, Spanish Language (Mejor Película Iberoamericana) La piel que habito (2011)
2011 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival La piel que habito (2011)
2011 Queer Palm Cannes Film Festival La piel que habito (2011)
2010 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Screenplay, Original (Mejor Guión Original) Los abrazos rotos (2009)
2010 Goya Goya Awards Best Screenplay - Original (Mejor Guión Original) Los abrazos rotos (2009)
2010 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Not in the English Language Los abrazos rotos (2009) · Agustín Almodóvar
2010 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film, Spanish Language (Mejor Película Iberoamericana) Los abrazos rotos (2009)
2009 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Los abrazos rotos (2009)
2009 European Film Award European Film Awards European Director Los abrazos rotos (2009)
2009 Audience Award European Film Awards Los abrazos rotos (2009)
2009 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Non-English Language Film Los abrazos rotos (2009)
2008 Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Cinema Brazil Grand Prize Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) Volver (2006)
2007 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Director Volver (2006)
2007 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Volver (2006)
2007 David David di Donatello Awards Best European Film (Miglior Film dell'Unione Europea) Volver (2006)
2007 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Screenplay Volver (2006)
2007 Goya Goya Awards Best Original Screenplay (Mejor Guión Original) Volver (2006)
2007 Guldbagge Guldbagge Awards Best Foreign Film (Bästa utländska film) Volver (2006)
2007 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Original Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura originale) Volver (2006)
2007 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year Volver (2006)
2007 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Volver (2006)
2007 Robert Robert Festival Best Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film) Volver (2006)
2007 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film not in the English Language Volver (2006) · Agustín Almodóvar
2007 Bodil Bodil Awards Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke-amerikanske film) Volver (2006)
2006 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Volver (2006)
2006 DFCC Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Volver (2006)
2006 European Film Award European Film Awards European Screenwriter Volver (2006)
2006 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Volver (2006)
2006 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Original Volver (2006)
2006 Award of the Argentinean Academy Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina Best Foreign Film Volver (2006)
2006 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Picture Volver (2006)
2006 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Drama by or About Women Volver (2006)
2005 César César Awards, France Best European Union Film (Meilleur film de l'Union Européenne) La mala educación (2004)
2005 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Director La mala educación (2004)
2005 DGGB Award Directors Guild of Great Britain Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Foreign Language Film La mala educación (2004)
2005 Goya Goya Awards Best Director (Mejor Director) La mala educación (2004)
2005 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Foreign Film La mala educación (2004)
2005 Eagle Polish Film Awards Best European Film (Najlepszy Film Europejski) La mala educación (2004)
2005 Premio ACE Premios ACE Cinema - Best Director La mala educación (2004)
2005 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film not in the English Language La mala educación (2004) · Agustín Almodóvar
2005 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Screenwriter La mala educación (2004)
2005 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film, Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera en Habla Hispana) La mala educación (2004)
2004 European Film Award European Film Awards European Director La mala educación (2004)
2004 European Film Award European Film Awards European Screenwriter La mala educación (2004)
2004 Audience Award European Film Awards Best European Director La mala educación (2004)
2004 European Film Award European Film Awards European Film La mala educación (2004) · Agustín Almodóvar
2003 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Director Hable con ella (2002)
2003 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Director (Mejor Director) Hable con ella (2002)
2003 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Hable con ella (2002)
2003 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Original Screenplay Hable con ella (2002)
2003 Goya Goya Awards Best Director (Mejor Director) Hable con ella (2002)
2003 Goya Goya Awards Best Screenplay - Original (Mejor Guión Original) Hable con ella (2002)
2003 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year Hable con ella (2002)
2003 Robert Robert Festival Best Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film) Hable con ella (2002)
2003 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Hable con ella (2002)
2003 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Hable con ella (2002)
2002 Golden Globe Golden Globes, Italy Best European Film (Miglior Film Europeo) Hable con ella (2002)
2001 Czech Lion Czech Lions Best Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film) Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Director (Mejor Director) Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 Goya Goya Awards Best Original Screenplay (Mejor Guión Original) Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Foreign Film Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Original Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 Silver Condor Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000 Silver Ariel Ariel Awards, Mexico Best Latin-American Film (Mejor Película Iberoamericana) Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
1999 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
1999 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film not in the English Language Carne trémula (1997) · Agustín Almodóvar
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language Carne trémula (1997)
1996 Goya Goya Awards Best Director (Mejor Director) La flor de mi secreto (1995)
1996 European Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists La flor de mi secreto (1995)
1996 Crystal Globe Karlovy Vary International Film Festival La flor de mi secreto (1995)
1992 Golden Kikito Gramado Film Festival Best Ibero-American Film (Melhor Filme) Tacones lejanos (1991)
1991 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Átame! (1989)
1991 Goya Goya Awards Best Director (Mejor Director) Átame! (1989)
1991 Goya Goya Awards Best Original Screenplay (Mejor Guión Original) Átame! (1989)
1990 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film not in the English Language Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1990 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Átame! (1989)
1989 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1989 Goya Goya Awards Best Director (Mejor Director) Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1988 Golden Precolumbian Circle Bogota Film Festival Best Film La ley del deseo (1987)
1988 Golden Precolumbian Circle Bogota Film Festival Best Film Matador (1986)
1988 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1987 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Film Matador (1986)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay La piel que habito (2011) · Agustín Almodóvar
2007 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Original Screenplay Volver (2006)
2006 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film Volver (2006)
2003 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director Hable con ella (2002)
2002 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film Hable con ella (2002)
2002 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Hable con ella (2002)
1998 Audience Award São Paulo International Film Festival Best Feature Carne trémula (1997)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Creative Person of the Decade


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1 [on El Sur (1983)] 96 minutes of emotions so intense that you're left breathless. I cry every time I watch it.
2 [2016 interview] Reality always filters through into my films, even when I try to reject it. It finds a crack to seep in through. The climate of the last four years in Spain has been of enormous unhappiness and even though I haven't personally suffered from the harshness of the economic situation, I'm surrounded by people who have. I don't think Julieta (2016) is a metaphor for Spain today but it's no accident that my 80s films were much happier.
3 [2016 interview] In the Eighties, we were celebrating a new sense of freedom and absolute possibilities. But when my films from the Eighties are screened on television, friends tell me I'd have far more problems making them today than I had back then. I don't like nostalgia as a feeling but it's true that tolerance, beauty, freedom are what defined the Eighties and it's not what defines this decade in Spain. The films I made at that time, I had no trouble making, nobody got offended, yet they're quite provocative. I don't think Dark Habits (1983) could be made today - it would have had a very radical and violent response from the religious establishment.
4 [on Julieta (2016)] I was looking for pure drama, not melodrama. I wanted more restraint. Nobody sings, no one talks about cinema and there's no humour. I had to force myself there; sometimes during rehearsals the odd comic line would come up, which was a relief for the actors. But after the rehearsals, I decided, no humour. I thought it was the best way to tell such a painful story.
5 I like to think I'm original... [although] I have been compared to both good and bad directors.
6 My school and the cinema were only a few buildings apart on the same street. The bad education I received at school was rectified when I went to the cinema. My religion became the cinema. Of course one could create one's own belief system, and anything that helps or supports you in life can be seen as covering the function of religion. In that sense you could consider cinema my religion, because it is one of my major stimuli that I have for living. Cinema has that aspect of devotion to saints and idolatry as well. In that sense it is entirely religious.
7 Artists have inspired me and inspired my characters, it gives them something to live... art's function is to help you survive, help you live.
8 [on being asked if La piel que habito (2011) is a horror movie] I myself am reluctant to label it that way. You have to be careful because to hardcore horror fans this will seem like a very strange movie, and I don't want to disappoint people. But in essence, yes, it is a horror film. There is a twenty minute sequence in the middle of the movie that definitely belongs to that genre - the revenge of a mad doctor that is so terrible that even though the film later segues into a melodrama and a thriller, that sequence remains in your mind and colors the rest of the film.
9 No one played the male characters I wrote in the 1980s better than Antonio Banderas. But in La piel que habito (2011), I didn't want to repeat what we had done before. I wanted to drain Antonio's face of all expression and emotion, which is difficult for an actor to do. But his disposition was exactly the same as it used to be, and he gave me the confidence to push forward. It was a great reunion.
10 [on Penélope Cruz] Penélope was born to be an actress. She is someone who is extremely emotional, and if she was not an actress it could be a problem for her. It's luck she has chosen a profession that allows her to express something that would be too much for a normal person. Otherwise she would suffer a lot. And even now maybe she suffers too much.
11 I'm a big fan of David Lean. I think David Lean is the only example of a filmmaker who made super-productions that were auteur super-productions. They're extremely personal. And I don't think anyone's making films like that, and I really miss a personality like David Lean's in Hollywood.
12 I have been offered many projects in Hollywood, but I feel it's increasingly unlikely that I'll take them up. Because the way I work and the way they work over there are very different. I'm used to making up the story. I write it and direct it, or I adapt it if it's an adaptation, and so my filmmaking is very, very personal. I'm used to taking decisions and the criteria are my own. Of course, it's not a question of power - I do this in coordination with the entire team - but the ultimate criteria, the decision-making, is in my hands. And I feel that in Hollywood there are a whole number of people who take decisions prior to the director, and I feel that if I had to be listening to ten other people, all giving their opinion before I took a decision, it would lead to utter confusion.
13 [on Carmen Maura] If you divide the stages of my career and labelled them with the names of the people I've worked with, there's definitely a stage in my filmmaking that would be called The Carmen Maura Years, and those films were all in the 80s - although I did work with her again on Volver (2006). At the time, I felt she was absolutely the best vehicle I could find to tell my stories. She was the actress who had the best intuition, to connect with what I wanted from her. She could be very funny and very dramatic at the same time, so it was the perfect combination for me. Our relationship was absolutely perfect. We had this total communion, this osmosis, that went on, and due, probably, to that very intense and very fruitful engagement, it generated a number of personal problems that led to us having to stop working together. We were a filmmaking couple, but we faced all the issues - all the personal issues - that a normal couple faces. In that same period, through the 1980s up to 1990, the actor who best understood me and was able to play my parts was Antonio Banderas. Together with Carmen Maura.
14 I can get a lot of pleasure from a screening of Pink Flamingos (1972) by John Waters, and at the same time a Bergman movie, like Face to Face (1976) or Persona (1966). When I was a child, I remember very well that I saw a film by Michelangelo Antonioni. I was at school at the time, about 11 or 12, and I was deeply interested. But at the same time I saw silly pop movies that I liked too, because I was a child. I always combined these two tastes in my life.
15 [on Luis Buñuel] We have the same roots, we belong to the same family and I really recognise myself in his films. For me, he is a real master.
16 [on Penélope Cruz] For me she's not exactly a muse, the person who inspires. She doesn't inspire me for stories but she inspired something very important which is confidence and that is very, very important work. But of course we can call her a muse in the sense that when I finish the first draft and I am thinking of the faces of the characters, I'm always looking for one that fits her or trying to adapt it for her, because I think there is a big chemistry between us. I think that when I work with Penelope now, I'm a better director, thanks to Penelope - and Penelope's probably a better actress thanks to me.
17 [on Broken Embraces (2009)] I believe it is the most complex script I've ever written and during the writing of this film and also during the shoot, I did find myself in a different place. The way of making the film, the way of telling the story, the actors' tone and the way of editing was, you could say, a departure from some of my previous films. The film is much more balanced between the female characters and the male characters. This is also something new for me. I do feel that this film is a true declaration of love for cinema. I could almost say that cinema perfects all the irregularities, or the imperfections, of life.
18 In the last decade you can count the number of Hollywood dramas that have revolved around women. The studios have forgotten that women are fascinating.
19 My first ambition was to be a writer. I have always been very interested in writing. But it seems to me that I have more capacity for telling a story with images. It seems I have more talent for filmmaking than for writing a novel, which is my dream. I have always found it easy to let my imagination go. You do not just need imagination for filmmaking, you also need a lot of passion. When I discovered filmmaking as a way of telling stories, I felt that I had found something that was in my nature. I am glad that I had this ambition to be a novelist because it has helped me in filmmaking.
20 The characters in my films are assassins, rapists and so on, but I don't treat them as criminals, I talk about their humanity.
21 Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
22 I don't get involved with my actors. I don't get so involved with the films . . . If I lived like my characters, I would have been dead before I made 16 films.
23 I do remember having extreme physical fear of the priests. One of the things we had to do was kiss the priest's hand, which I found revolting. The notorious abuser, who eventually had to leave, had this harem of about 20 boys.
24 [on why it took ten years to finish the script for Bad Education (2004)] [It] deals with my own biography . . . it took time to remove myself from it. Now it's not me. I changed the tone of the story, but the main situation is the same.
25 [on his experience in the Catholic boarding school he lived in as a young man and on which Bad Education (2004) is based] The education we received was about guilt, sin, punishment.
26 Cinema has become my life. I don't mean a parallel world, I mean my life itself. I sometimes have the impression that the daily reality is simply there to provide material for my next film.
27 Already when I was very young, I was a fabulador. I loved to give my own version of stories that everybody already knew. When I got out of a movie with my sisters, I retold them the whole story. In general they liked my version better than the one they had seen.
28 All my movies have an autobiographical dimension, but that is indirectly, through the personages. In fact, I am behind everything that happens and that is said, but I am never talking about myself in first person singular. Something in me--probably a dislike of cheap exhibitionism--stops me from approaching a project too autobiographically.

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1 Uses only his last name for his "Film By" credit ("Un film de Almodóvar")
2 His films often portrays strong female characters and transsexuals
3 Often uses symbolism and metaphorical techniques to portray circular storylines.

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