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Pedro Almodovar

Biography

Illustrious director who received an Academy Award for Greatest SPANISH Film for his 1999 film ABOUT My Mom and an Academy Award for Greatest Primary Screenplay for his 2002 film Speak to Her. He originally gained identification for his 1988 film Females over the Verge of the Nervous Break down. He aimed his first feature, Pepi, Luci, Bom, in 1980. In 1986, he co-founded the creation company Un Deseo along with his youthful sibling Augustin. He was among four children blessed to parents Antonio Almodovar and Francisca Caballero. His 2002 film Speak to Her starred Penelope Cruz.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth September 25, 1949
Place Of Birth Spain
Height 1.77 m
Profession Director
Nationality Spanish
Parents Francisca Caballero, Antonio Almodovar
Siblings Agustín Almodóvar, Antonia Almodóvar
Partner Fernando Iglesias
Awards Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Goya Award for Best Director, Cannes Best Director Award, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Goya Award for Best Original Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Screenplay, César Award for Best Foreign Film, European Film Award for Best Film, European Film Award for Best Director, Honorary César, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, European Film Award for Best Screenwriter, People's Choice Award for Best European Film, European Film Academy Achievement in World Cinema Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film, European Film Award for European Discovery of the Year, César Award for Best Film from the European Union, Satellite Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Polish Academy Award for Best European Film, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Director, Best Screenplay Award, Writers Guild of America The Jean Renoir Award, Teddy Award for Best Feature Film, Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay, Bodil Award for Best Non-American Film, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director, National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Nastro d'Argento for the Director of the Best 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, National Society of Film Critics Special Awards, German Film Award for Best Foreign Film, Ondas Award for Cinema: Best Spanish Film, British Independent Film Award for Best Foreign Independent Film - Foreign Language, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention, Platino Award for Best Director, Sur Award for Best Fictional Film, Ondas Award for National Television: Cinemania Award
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, David di Donatello for Best European Film, European Film Award for Best European Comedy, Satellite Award for Best Director, Independent Spirit Award for Best International Film, Ariel Award for Best Ibero-American Film, British Independent Film Award for Best International Independent Film, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director, Czech Lion Award for Best Foreign Film, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Screenplay, Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro for Best Foreign Language Film, Fotogramas de Plata Audience Award for Best Spanish Film, Cannes Grand Prize of the Jury, Silver Lion, Silver Condor Award for Best Ibero-American Film
Movies All About My Mother, Julieta, Volver, Talk to Her, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Skin I Live In, Bad Education, Broken Embraces, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, I'm So Excited, Kika, Law of Desire, High Heels, The Flower of My Secret, Live Flesh, Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom, What Have I Done To Deserve This?, Dark Habits, Labyrinth of Passion, Matador, Wild Tales, Folle... folle... fólleme Tim!, The Cannibalistic Councillor, The Headless Woman, The Clan, Mutant Action, Film político, Times of the Constitution, Shampoo Horns, False Eyelash, Salomé
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#Fact
1His 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).
2Has expressed his desire to work with Marion Cotillard and Catherine Deneuve.
3Was approached to direct at some point both Brokeback Mountain (2005) and The Paperboy (2012).
4Even 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.
5Often 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.
6Le Doulos (1963) and Le Cercle Rouge (1970) are two of his favorite movies directed by Jean-Pierre Melville.
7By his own admission, he usually starts writing his movies with a really important scene that ends up placed in the middle of the movie.
8New York, NY: Interviewed by journalist Lorne Manly as part of TimesTalks series at the New York TimesCenter building. [June 2013]
9Has directed one Oscar nominated performance: Penélope Cruz in Volver (2006).
10Turned down an offer to direct Sister Act (1992).
11Favorite American actress is Meryl Streep.
12The Lady from Shanghai (1947) is one of his favourite films.
13Celebrity chef Rachael Ray is a big fan of his and named a chicken dish after him.
141992: Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival.
15He 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.
16Attended 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.
17Lead 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.
18Mother Francisca Caballero and brother Agustín Almodóvar often appear in cameo roles in his movies.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Julieta2016
I'm So Excited!2013
La piel que habito2011
Broken Embraces2009
La concejala antropófaga2009Short as Harry 'Huracán' Caine
Volver2006/Iscreenplay
Bad Education2004
Talk to Her2002written by
All About My Mother1999
Live Flesh1997screenplay
The Flower of My Secret1995
Kika1993screenplay / story
High Heels1991screenplay / story
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!1989screenplay / story
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown1988screenplay / story - uncredited
La ley del deseo1987screenplay / story
Matador1986screenplay / story
Tráiler para amantes de lo prohibido1985TV Short
What Have I Done to Deserve This?1984as Pedro Almodovar
Dark Habits1983as Pedro Almodovar
Labyrinth of Passion1982screenplay / story
Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón1980screenplay / story
Folle... folle... fólleme Tim!1978
Salomé1978Short
Sexo va, sexo viene1977Short
Muerte en la carretera1976Short
Sea caritativo1976Short
Tráiler de 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'1976Short
Blancor1975Short
El sueño, o la estrella1975Short
Homenaje1975Short
La caída de Sódoma1975Short
Dos putas, o historia de amor que termina en boda1974Short
Film político1974Short

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Julieta2016
I'm So Excited!2013
La piel que habito2011
Broken Embraces2009
La concejala antropófaga2009Short as Mateo Blanco
Volver2006/I
Bad Education2004
Talk to Her2002
All About My Mother1999
Live Flesh1997as Pedro Almodovar
The Flower of My Secret1995
Kika1993
High Heels1991
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!1989
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown1988
La ley del deseo1987as Pedro Almodovar
Matador1986
Tráiler para amantes de lo prohibido1985TV Short
What Have I Done to Deserve This?1984as Pedro Almodovar
Dark Habits1983as Pedro Almodovar
Labyrinth of Passion1982
Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón1980
Folle... folle... fólleme Tim!1978
Salomé1978Short
Sexo va, sexo viene1977Short
Muerte en la carretera1976Short
Sea caritativo1976Short
Tráiler de 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'1976Short
Blancor1975Short
El sueño, o la estrella1975Short
Homenaje1975Short
La caída de Sódoma1975Short
Dos putas, o historia de amor que termina en boda1974Short
Film político1974Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ochéntame... otra vezTV Series documentary performer - 3 episodes, 2014 writer - 3 episodes, 2014
CuéntameTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2013 writer - 1 episode, 2013
XVI Premio Cinematográfico José María Forqué2011TV Special lyrics: "Un año de amor"
50 años deTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2010 writer - 3 episodes, 2009 - 2010
La tele de tu vidaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
El Calentito2005performer: "Suck It to Me" / writer: "Suck It to Me"
Bad Education2004"Torna a Surriento"
The L Word2004TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Operación triunfo2002TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
High Heels1991lyrics: "Un año de amor" Un anno d'amore, "C'est irreparable"
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!1989performer: "Satanasa" / writer: "Satanasa"
La ley del deseo1987performer: "Voy a ser mamá", "Susan Get Down", "Satanasa" / writer: "Voy a ser mamá", "Susan Get Down", "Satanasa"
Dark Habits1983performer: "Suck It to Me" / writer: "Suck It to Me" - as P. Almodovar
Labyrinth of Passion1982performer: "Suck It to Me", "Gran ganga" / writer: "Suck It to Me", "Gran ganga"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Asghar Farhadi Project2018producer pre-production
Zama2017co-producer completed
El Clan2015producer
Relatos salvajes2014producer
El último verano de la Boyita2009executive producer
La mujer sin cabeza2008producer
The Secret Life of Words2005executive producer
The Holy Girl2004executive producer
Bad Education2004producer
My Life Without Me2003executive producer
The Devil's Backbone2001executive producer
Shampoo Horns1998producer
Mi nombre es sombra1996associate producer
Acción mutante1993producer
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown1988producer
Pestañas postizas1982producer
Labyrinth of Passion1982producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Education2004Pool cleaner (uncredited)
Delirios de amor1989TV Series
La ley del deseo1987Dependiente ferretería (uncredited)
Matador1986Francisco Montesinos (uncredited)
What Have I Done to Deserve This?1984Play-Back 'La bien pagá' (as Almodovar-McNamara)
Dark Habits1983Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Labyrinth of Passion1982Cantante y director de la fotonovela (uncredited)
Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón1980Maestro de ceremonias (uncredited)
¿Qué hace una chica como tú en un sitio como éste?1979Espectador (uncredited)
Arrebato1979Gloria (voice, uncredited)
Tiempos de constitución1979
A Man Called Autumn Flower1978Lola Nicaragua, la Reina de la Banana

Production Designer

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Labyrinth of Passion1982

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
El amor me queda grande2014Short thanks
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk2014special thanks
Hijos de las nubes, la última colonia2012Documentary very special thanks
Barcelona era una fiesta (Underground 1970-1983)2010Documentary thanks
Pankh2010special thanks
The Limits of Control2009personal thanks
Women in Trouble2009special thanks
Broadway Bound2008Short special thanks
¡¡¡Todas!!!2007Short thanks - as Pedro
Sandra o Luis2005Documentary special thanks
El Calentito2005thanks
Don't Tempt Me2001thanks - as Pedro Almodovar

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ceremonia de apertura - 54º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián2006TV MovieHimself
B 360º2006TV SeriesHimself
Corazón, corazón2006TV SeriesHimself
El Almodóvar que nadie conoce2006TV MovieHimself
El Magacine1999-2005TV SeriesHimself
Pablo G. del Amo, un montador de ilusiones2005Himself
Dos rombos2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards2005VideoHimself - Nominee 'La Mala Educacion - Bad Education'
Estravagario2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La nit al dia2005TV SeriesHimself
The 2004 European Film Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Ceremonia de apertura del festival de cine de San Sebastián2004TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Je t'aime... moi non plus: Artistes et critiques2004DocumentaryHimself
Lo + plus1995-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Claude Berri, le dernier nabab2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay & Nominee: Best Director
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film
La noche con Fuentes y Cía2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
El informal2002TV SeriesHimself
XVI premios Goya2002TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Director
All About Desire: The Passionate Cinema of Pedro Almodovar2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20012001TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter
Ahora2001TV SeriesHimself
Tirititrán2001TV SeriesHimself
El rayo2000TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Oscar 20002000TV MovieHimself
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film
Días de tele2000TV SeriesHimself
La gran ilusión2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
XIV premios Goya2000TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Film & Best Director
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Foreign Language Film
The 1999 European Film Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Winner
46º edición de los premios Ondas1999TV MovieHimself
Mundo VIP1997-1999TV SeriesHimself
Comme au cinéma1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Avisa'ns quan arribi el 20001999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Crónicas marcianas1999TV SeriesHimself - Guest
XIII premios Goya1999TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Lead Actress
¡Qué grande es el cine!1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Memoria de 'Carne trémula'1997Video documentary shortHimself
Nulle part ailleurs1995-1996TV SeriesHimself
Sense títol amb Andreu Buenafuente1995TV SeriesHimself - Guest
De akí a Ketama1995TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Dolor y vida: Un acercamiento a 'La flor de mi secreto'1995TV Short documentaryHimself
Homenaje a Lola Flores1994TV MovieHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fotogramas de Plata 931994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Movie Actress
Camp Christmas1993TV MovieHimself
¡Hola Raffaella!1993TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Gente de primera1993TV SeriesHimself
Eurotrash1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Fanático1993TV SeriesHimself - Guest
De tú a tú1991-1993TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Como se hizo: Acción mutante1993DocumentaryHimself (as Pedro Almodovar)
Queremos saber1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Punto y aparte1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Bouillon de culture1992TV Series documentaryHimself
El programa de Hermida1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Estress1991TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Madonna: Truth or Dare1991DocumentaryHimself (as Pedro Almodovar)
V premios Goya1991TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Director & Best Original Screenplay
Picture of Europe1990TV Movie documentary
Com a casa1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
IV premios Goya1990TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Director
Polvo de estrellas1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La mujer de tu vida1990TV SeriesHimself
Viva el espectáculo1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La parada1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Media Show1988-1989TV Series documentaryHimself
La tarde1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 1988 European Film Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Winner
La biennale di Venezia: 45ª Mostra internazionale del cinema1988TV MovieHimself
Juego de niños1988TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Mag magazine1988TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Viaje con nosotros1988TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fin de siglo1986-1987TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ahí te quiero ver1984-1987TV SeriesHimself - Guest
De jueves a jueves1986TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Enric, parada i fonda1986TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Roba neta, roba bruta1986TV SeriesHimself - Guest
De película1986TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Tatuaje1985TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La edad de oro1983-1985TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Y, sin embargo, ¡te quiero!1985TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Autorretrato1985TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La bola de cristal1984TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Fila 71984TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Caja de ritmos1983TV SeriesHimself
Alcores1982TV SeriesHimself - Guest
De Pedro a AlmodóvarDocumentary post-productionHimself
Festival international de Cannes1999-2017TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine1991-2017TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
La nuit des Césars1993-2017TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - César du meilleur film étranger / Himself - César d'honneur / ...
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter2017TV SeriesHimself
Chavela2017DocumentaryHimself
Premios Goya 31 edición2017TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Lead Actress & Nominee: Best Director / Best Adapted Screenplay
The 2016 European Film Awards2016TV MovieHimself - Nomiated: Best European Director
Almodóvar: Tout sur ses femmes2016TV Movie documentaryHimself - Director
Cinema 31984-2016TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Himself - Guest
C à vous2016TV SeriesHimself
Late Motiv de Andreu Buenafuente2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Imprescindibles2015TV SeriesHimself
Versión española1999-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Los Goya 29 edición2015TV MovieHimself - Presenter: Honorary Award
VII Premis Gaudí de l'Acadèmia del Cinema Català2015TV MovieHimself (video)
Premios Feroz2014TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Teaser
XIX Premio Cinematográfico José María Forqué2014TV MovieHimself - Presenter: Honorary Award
The 2013 European Film Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Winner European Achievement in World Cinema
The Graham Norton Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Le grand journal de Canal+2006-2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
Premios Fotogramas de Plata 20122013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Honorary Award
Todo sobre 'Los amantes pasajeros'2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Il était une fois...2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Los Goya 26 edición2012TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Director & Best Adapted Screenplay
Informe semanal2002-2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
Life Remote Control2011DocumentaryHimself
Pedro Almodóvar: Under His Skin2011Documentary shortHimself
Miradas 22009-2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Iñaki2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rencontres de cinéma2011TV SeriesHimself
Alaska y Mario2011TV SeriesHimself
Arrebatados. Recordando a Iván Zulueta2010DocumentaryHimself
25 fotogramas2010TV SeriesHimself
Gilles Jacob: CIitizen Cannes2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
La noche de los Oscar2010TV MovieHimself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
XXIV Premios Anuales de la Academia2010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Film
30 minuts2010TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Director (segment "Penelope Cruz")
At the Movies2009TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2006-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Che tempo che fa2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Culture Show2009TV Series documentaryHimself
L'hebdo cinéma2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Buenafuente2005-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Continuarà...2002-2009TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Ànima2009TV SeriesHimself
Hora Q2009TV SeriesHimself
Buscando a Penélope2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Almodóvar en corto2009TV MovieHimself
Resumen - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián2008TV MovieHimself
Premio Donostia a Antonio Banderas2008TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Caiga quien caiga2001-2008TV SeriesHimself
La 2 noticias2008TV SeriesHimself
Coração Vagabundo2008DocumentaryHimself
Channel nº 42007TV SeriesHimself
Corazón de...2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
Newsnight2007TV SeriesHimself
Madrid: la sombra de un sueño2007TV Movie documentary
Noche Hache2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
La noche de los Oscar2007TV MovieHimself (voice)
Penélope, camino a los Oscar2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 2006 European Film Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Winner European Director & People's Choice Award
Cannes, la alfombra roja2006Video documentary shortHimself
Pedro entrevista a las actrices2006Video shortHimself
Su nombre es Chavela2006DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ochéntame... otra vez2014-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Cuéntame2011-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Planeta Globalizado2013DocumentaryHimself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesHimself
Frenesí en la Gran Ciudad2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Imprescindibles2011TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Director (segment "Penelope Cruz")
A polos 252010TV SeriesHimself
50 años de2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Spanish Hollywood2010DocumentaryHimself
Memòries de la tele2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
Por la gracia de Luis2009DocumentaryHimself
Los mejores momentos de 'Sé lo que hicisteis'2009VideoHimself
53 premis Sant Jordi de cinematografia2009TV SpecialHimself
Plácido y la copla2008TV Movie
Catalunya.cat2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired2008DocumentaryHimself
A la diestra del cielo: Silvio, un cantaor rockero2007DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Bienvenue à Cannes2007DocumentaryHimself
Maquillando entre monstruos2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia2007TV Short documentaryHimself
Hormigas blancas2007TV SeriesHimself
Casting: El camino del éxito2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
La tele de tu vida2007TV SeriesHimself
Carmen Maura, por sí misma2007TV MovieHimself
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Vinte na Galega2007TV SeriesHimself
El disco del año 062006TV MovieHimself (as Almodóvar & McNamara)
Las 50 imágenes de nuestra vida2006TV MovieHimself
El camino de Antonio Banderas2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
Las cinco caras de David LaChapelle2006TV MovieHimself
Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero2006TV MovieHimself
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
XX premios Goya2006TV SpecialHimself
50 y más2005TV MovieHimself
El cine en las venas2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
El Magacine2005TV SeriesHimself
80s2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe2005TV SpecialHimself
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesHimself
La tierra de las 1000 músicas2005TV Series documentaryHimself
El Calentito2005Himself (uncredited)
Silenci?2004TV SeriesHimself
Épreuves d'artistes2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Los abajo firmantes2003Himself
The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema2002DocumentaryHimself
Zapping1999Himself
X premios Goya1996TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Director
Media naranja1986TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016ICS Cannes AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest DirectorJulieta (2016)
2016Festival AwardSan Diego Film FestivalBest International FilmJulieta (2016)
2014Feroz AwardFeroz Awards, ESBest TrailerLos amantes pasajeros (2013)
2014Yoga AwardYoga AwardsWorst Spanish FilmLos amantes pasajeros (2013)
2013Outstanding European Achievement in World CinemaEuropean Film Awards
2012Audience AwardSant Jordi AwardsBest Film (Mejor Película Española)La piel que habito (2011)
2012Audience AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)La piel que habito (2011)
2012Audience AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro)La piel que habito (2011)
2012BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Film Not in the English LanguageLa piel que habito (2011)· Agustín Almodóvar
2011Award of the YouthCannes Film FestivalLa piel que habito (2011)
2009Audience AwardSão Paulo International Film FestivalBest Foreign Feature FilmLos abrazos rotos (2009)
2007CEC AwardCinema Writers Circle Awards, SpainBest Director (Mejor Director)Volver (2006)
2007CEC AwardCinema Writers Circle Awards, SpainBest Screenplay, Original (Mejor Guión Original)Volver (2006)
2007Fotogramas de PlataFotogramas de PlataBest Film (Mejor Película Española)Volver (2006)
2007Critics AwardFrench Syndicate of Cinema CriticsBest Foreign FilmVolver (2006)
2007Golden EagleGolden Eagle Awards, RussiaBest Foreign FilmVolver (2006)
2007Gopos AwardGopo Awards, RomaniaBest European FilmVolver (2006)
2007GoyaGoya AwardsBest Director (Mejor Director)Volver (2006)
2007Guild Film Award - GoldGuild of German Art House CinemasForeign Film (Ausländischer Film)Volver (2006)
2007Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Europeo)Volver (2006)
2007EaglePolish Film AwardsBest European Film (Najlepszy Film Europejski)Volver (2006)
2007Premio ACEPremios ACECinema - Best DirectorVolver (2006)
2007Audience AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro)Volver (2006)
2007Silver CondorArgentinean Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Film, Spanish Language (Mejor Película Iberoamericana)Volver (2006)
2006Best ScreenplayCannes Film FestivalVolver (2006)
2006European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean DirectorVolver (2006)
2006Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsBest European FilmVolver (2006)
2006Audience AwardFICE - Federazione Italiana Cinema d'EssaiBest Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)Volver (2006)
2006Jury AwardFt. Lauderdale International Film FestivalBest FilmVolver (2006)
2006Golden GlobeGolden Globes, ItalyBest European Film (Miglior Film Europeo)Volver (2006)
2006Hollywood World AwardHollywood Film AwardsVolver (2006)
2006Prince of Asturias AwardPrince of Asturias AwardsArts
2006FIPRESCI Film of the YearSan Sebastián International Film FestivalVolver (2006)
2006Audience AwardValdivia International Film FestivalVolver (2006)
2006Special Jury AwardValdivia International Film FestivalVolver (2006)
2005"La Navaja de Buñuel" AwardIberoamerican Short Film CompetitionLa mala educación (2004)
2005Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)La mala educación (2004)
2003Czech LionCzech LionsBest Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film)Hable con ella (2002)
2003CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest European Union Film (Meilleur film de l'Union Européenne)Hable con ella (2002)
2003Critics AwardFrench Syndicate of Cinema CriticsBest Foreign FilmHable con ella (2002)
2003Premio ACEPremios ACECinema - Best DirectorHable con ella (2002)
2003Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, OriginalHable con ella (2002)
2003Critics AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)Hable con ella (2002)
2003Critics AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro)Hable con ella (2002)
2003Audience AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)Hable con ella (2002)
2003Audience AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro)Hable con ella (2002)
2003Audience AwardSofia International Film FestivalBest FilmHable con ella (2002)
2003OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Original ScreenplayHable con ella (2002)
2003BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - OriginalHable con ella (2002)
2003BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Film not in the English LanguageHable con ella (2002)· Agustín Almodóvar
2003Silver CondorArgentinean Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)Hable con ella (2002)
2003Golden Kinnaree AwardBangkok International Film FestivalBest FilmHable con ella (2002)
2003Golden Kinnaree AwardBangkok International Film FestivalBest DirectorHable con ella (2002)
2003BodilBodil AwardsBest Non-American Film (Bedste ikke amerikanske film)Hable con ella (2002)
2002European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean DirectorHable con ella (2002)
2002European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean ScreenwriterHable con ella (2002)
2002Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsBest European DirectorHable con ella (2002)
2002European Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsHable con ella (2002)
2002LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorHable con ella (2002)
2002Audience AwardTallinn Black Nights Film FestivalHable con ella (2002)
2002ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Original ScreenplayHable con ella (2002)
2001Chloe AwardChlotrudis Awards
2000CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmTodo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000Cinema Brazil Grand PrizeCinema Brazil Grand PrizeBest Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000Best Foreign FilmGerman Film AwardsTodo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000GoyaGoya AwardsBest Director (Mejor Director)Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000"La Navaja de Buñuel" AwardIberoamerican Short Film CompetitionTodo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000Lumiere AwardLumiere Awards, FranceBest Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000Career Achievement AwardPalm Springs International Film Festival
2000RobertRobert FestivalBest Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film)Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000Career AwardSant Jordi Awards
2000Critics AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000Critics AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro)Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000Audience AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000Audience AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro)Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000David Lean Award for DirectionBAFTA AwardsTodo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Film not in the English LanguageTodo sobre mi madre (1999)· Agustín Almodóvar
2000BodilBodil AwardsBest Non-American Film (Bedste ikke amerikanske film)Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
1999Best DirectorCannes Film FestivalTodo sobre mi madre (1999)
1999Prize of the Ecumenical JuryCannes Film FestivalTodo sobre mi madre (1999)
1999Honorary CésarCésar Awards, France
1999Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsBest European DirectorTodo sobre mi madre (1999)
1999People's Choice AwardFt. Lauderdale International Film FestivalTodo sobre mi madre (1999)
1999LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign FilmTodo sobre mi madre (1999)
1999FIPRESCI Film of the YearSan Sebastián International Film FestivalTodo sobre mi madre (1999)
1999Critics AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)Carne trémula (1997)
1999Critics AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro)Carne trémula (1997)
1999Audience AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro)Carne trémula (1997)
1999ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Foreign Language FilmTodo sobre mi madre (1999)
1998Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)Carne trémula (1997)
1998Audience AwardPopcorn Film FestivalCarne trémula (1997)
1997Cinemania AwardOndas Awards
1994Audience AwardSant Jordi AwardsBest Film (Mejor Película Española)Kika (1993)
1993CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)Tacones lejanos (1991)
1992Golden India CatalinaCartagena Film FestivalBest Film (Mejor Película)Tacones lejanos (1991)
1992Golden KikitoGramado Film FestivalBest Director (Melhor Direção)Tacones lejanos (1991)
1991Fotogramas de PlataFotogramas de PlataBest Film (Mejor Película Española)Átame! (1989)
1991Audience AwardSant Jordi AwardsBest Spanish Film (Mejor Película Española)Átame! (1989)
1989DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1989GoyaGoya AwardsBest Original Screenplay (Mejor Guión Original)Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1989Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsBest Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1989Special AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USAMujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1989Audience AwardSant Jordi AwardsBest Film (Mejor Película Española)Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1988European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsBest Young FilmMujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1988Fotogramas de PlataFotogramas de PlataBest Film (Mejor Película Española)La ley del deseo (1987)
1988Audience AwardSant Jordi AwardsBest Spanish Film (Mejor Película Española)La ley del deseo (1987)
1988Silver Medallion AwardTelluride Film Festival, US
1988People's Choice AwardToronto International Film FestivalMujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1988Golden OsellaVenice Film FestivalBest ScreenplayMujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1988Golden Precolumbian CircleBogota Film FestivalBest DirectorLa ley del deseo (1987)
1988Golden Precolumbian CircleBogota Film FestivalBest ScreenplayLa ley del deseo (1987)
1987International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest DirectorMatador (1986)
1987New Generation AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsLa ley del deseo (1987)
1987Audience AwardSan Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film FestivalBest FeatureLa ley del deseo (1987)
1987TeddyBerlin International Film FestivalBest Feature FilmLa ley del deseo (1987)
1986International Fantasy Film Special Jury AwardFantasportoMatador (1986)
1985Sant JordiSant Jordi AwardsBest Film (Mejor Película Española)¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984)
1984Silver PalmValencia Festival of Mediterranean Cinema¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984)
1984FIPRESCI PrizeValencia Festival of Mediterranean Cinema¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017CEC AwardCinema Writers Circle Awards, SpainBest Film (Mejor Película)Julieta (2016)
2017CEC AwardCinema Writers Circle Awards, SpainBest Director (Mejor Director)Julieta (2016)
2017CEC AwardCinema Writers Circle Awards, SpainBest Adapted Screenplay (Mejor Guión Adaptado)Julieta (2016)
2017Feroz AwardFeroz Awards, ESBest Film: DramaJulieta (2016)
2017Feroz AwardFeroz Awards, ESBest DirectorJulieta (2016)
2017Feroz AwardFeroz Awards, ESBest SceenplayJulieta (2016)
2017Globe de CristalGlobes de Cristal Awards, FranceBest Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)Julieta (2016)
2017GoyaGoya AwardsBest Director (Mejor Director)Julieta (2016)
2017GoyaGoya AwardsBest Adapted Screenplay (Mejor Guión Adaptado)Julieta (2016)
2017José María Forqué AwardJosé María Forqué AwardsBest PictureJulieta (2016)
2017BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Film not in the English LanguageJulieta (2016)
2017Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ScreenwriterJulieta (2016)
2017EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Non-English Language FilmJulieta (2016)
2016Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalJulieta (2016)
2016Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsJulieta (2016)
2016European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean DirectorJulieta (2016)
2016European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean FilmJulieta (2016)· Agustín Almodóvar
· Esther García
2015GoyaGoya AwardsBest Film (Mejor Película)Relatos salvajes (2014)· Hugo Sigman
· Agustín Almodóvar
· Esther García
2013Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsLos amantes pasajeros (2013)
2013European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean ComedyLos amantes pasajeros (2013)· Agustín Almodóvar
· Esther García
2012Cinema Brazil Grand PrizeCinema Brazil Grand PrizeBest Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)La piel que habito (2011)
2012CEC AwardCinema Writers Circle Awards, SpainBest Screenplay, Adapted (Mejor Guión Adaptado)La piel que habito (2011)
2012Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ScreenplayLa piel que habito (2011)· Agustín Almodóvar
2012Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsForeign Language FilmLa piel que habito (2011)
2012Gopos AwardGopo Awards, RomaniaBest European FilmLa piel que habito (2011)
2012GoyaGoya AwardsBest Director (Mejor Director)La piel que habito (2011)
2012GoyaGoya AwardsBest Screenplay - Adapted (Mejor Guión Adaptado)La piel que habito (2011)
2012IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Special Prize for the Best European Film (Premio speciale al miglior film europeo)La piel que habito (2011)
2012EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Non-English Language FilmLa piel que habito (2011)
2012Silver CondorArgentinean Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Film, Spanish Language (Mejor Película Iberoamericana)La piel que habito (2011)
2011Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalLa piel que habito (2011)
2011Queer PalmCannes Film FestivalLa piel que habito (2011)
2010CEC AwardCinema Writers Circle Awards, SpainBest Screenplay, Original (Mejor Guión Original)Los abrazos rotos (2009)
2010GoyaGoya AwardsBest Screenplay - Original (Mejor Guión Original)Los abrazos rotos (2009)
2010BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Film Not in the English LanguageLos abrazos rotos (2009)· Agustín Almodóvar
2010Silver CondorArgentinean Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Film, Spanish Language (Mejor Película Iberoamericana)Los abrazos rotos (2009)
2009Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalLos abrazos rotos (2009)
2009European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean DirectorLos abrazos rotos (2009)
2009Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsLos abrazos rotos (2009)
2009EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Non-English Language FilmLos abrazos rotos (2009)
2008Cinema Brazil Grand PrizeCinema Brazil Grand PrizeBest Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)Volver (2006)
2007Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest DirectorVolver (2006)
2007CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)Volver (2006)
2007DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest European Film (Miglior Film dell'Unione Europea)Volver (2006)
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal ScreenplayVolver (2006)
2007GoyaGoya AwardsBest Original Screenplay (Mejor Guión Original)Volver (2006)
2007GuldbaggeGuldbagge AwardsBest Foreign Film (Bästa utländska film)Volver (2006)
2007IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Original Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura originale)Volver (2006)
2007ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsDirector of the YearVolver (2006)
2007OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenVolver (2006)
2007RobertRobert FestivalBest Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film)Volver (2006)
2007BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Film not in the English LanguageVolver (2006)· Agustín Almodóvar
2007BodilBodil AwardsBest Non-American Film (Bedste ikke-amerikanske film)Volver (2006)
2006Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalVolver (2006)
2006DFCCDublin Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorVolver (2006)
2006European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean ScreenwriterVolver (2006)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest DirectorVolver (2006)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Screenplay, OriginalVolver (2006)
2006Award of the Argentinean AcademyAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of ArgentinaBest Foreign FilmVolver (2006)
2006EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest PictureVolver (2006)
2006EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Drama by or About WomenVolver (2006)
2005CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest European Union Film (Meilleur film de l'Union Européenne)La mala educación (2004)
2005DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorLa mala educación (2004)
2005DGGB AwardDirectors Guild of Great BritainOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Foreign Language FilmLa mala educación (2004)
2005GoyaGoya AwardsBest Director (Mejor Director)La mala educación (2004)
2005Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Foreign FilmLa mala educación (2004)
2005EaglePolish Film AwardsBest European Film (Najlepszy Film Europejski)La mala educación (2004)
2005Premio ACEPremios ACECinema - Best DirectorLa mala educación (2004)
2005BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Film not in the English LanguageLa mala educación (2004)· Agustín Almodóvar
2005Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest ScreenwriterLa mala educación (2004)
2005Silver CondorArgentinean Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Film, Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera en Habla Hispana)La mala educación (2004)
2004European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean DirectorLa mala educación (2004)
2004European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean ScreenwriterLa mala educación (2004)
2004Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsBest European DirectorLa mala educación (2004)
2004European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean FilmLa mala educación (2004)· Agustín Almodóvar
2003Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest DirectorHable con ella (2002)
2003CEC AwardCinema Writers Circle Awards, SpainBest Director (Mejor Director)Hable con ella (2002)
2003DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)Hable con ella (2002)
2003Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsOriginal ScreenplayHable con ella (2002)
2003GoyaGoya AwardsBest Director (Mejor Director)Hable con ella (2002)
2003GoyaGoya AwardsBest Screenplay - Original (Mejor Guión Original)Hable con ella (2002)
2003ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsDirector of the YearHable con ella (2002)
2003RobertRobert FestivalBest Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film)Hable con ella (2002)
2003Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest DirectorHable con ella (2002)
2003OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorHable con ella (2002)
2002Golden GlobeGolden Globes, ItalyBest European Film (Miglior Film Europeo)Hable con ella (2002)
2001Czech LionCzech LionsBest Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film)Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000CEC AwardCinema Writers Circle Awards, SpainBest Director (Mejor Director)Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000GoyaGoya AwardsBest Original Screenplay (Mejor Guión Original)Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Foreign FilmTodo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - OriginalTodo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000Silver CondorArgentinean Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
2000Silver ArielAriel Awards, MexicoBest Latin-American Film (Mejor Película Iberoamericana)Todo sobre mi madre (1999)
1999Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalTodo sobre mi madre (1999)
1999BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Film not in the English LanguageCarne trémula (1997)· Agustín Almodóvar
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Motion Picture, Foreign LanguageCarne trémula (1997)
1996GoyaGoya AwardsBest Director (Mejor Director)La flor de mi secreto (1995)
1996European Silver RibbonItalian National Syndicate of Film JournalistsLa flor de mi secreto (1995)
1996Crystal GlobeKarlovy Vary International Film FestivalLa flor de mi secreto (1995)
1992Golden KikitoGramado Film FestivalBest Ibero-American Film (Melhor Filme)Tacones lejanos (1991)
1991CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)Átame! (1989)
1991GoyaGoya AwardsBest Director (Mejor Director)Átame! (1989)
1991GoyaGoya AwardsBest Original Screenplay (Mejor Guión Original)Átame! (1989)
1990BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Film not in the English LanguageMujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1990Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalÁtame! (1989)
1989DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1989GoyaGoya AwardsBest Director (Mejor Director)Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1988Golden Precolumbian CircleBogota Film FestivalBest FilmLa ley del deseo (1987)
1988Golden Precolumbian CircleBogota Film FestivalBest FilmMatador (1986)
1988Golden LionVenice Film FestivalMujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988)
1987International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmMatador (1986)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Adapted ScreenplayLa piel que habito (2011)· Agustín Almodóvar
2007ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Original ScreenplayVolver (2006)
2006LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign FilmVolver (2006)
2003NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest DirectorHable con ella (2002)
2002LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Foreign FilmHable con ella (2002)
2002NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest DirectorHable con ella (2002)
1998Audience AwardSão Paulo International Film FestivalBest FeatureCarne trémula (1997)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsCreative Person of the Decade


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#Quote
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.
5I like to think I'm original... [although] I have been compared to both good and bad directors.
6My 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.
7Artists 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.
9No 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.
11I'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.
12I 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.
14I 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.
18In the last decade you can count the number of Hollywood dramas that have revolved around women. The studios have forgotten that women are fascinating.
19My 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.
20The characters in my films are assassins, rapists and so on, but I don't treat them as criminals, I talk about their humanity.
21Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
22I 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.
23I 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.
26Cinema 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.
27Already 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.
28All 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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1Uses only his last name for his "Film By" credit ("Un film de Almodóvar")
2His films often portrays strong female characters and transsexuals
3Often uses symbolism and metaphorical techniques to portray circular storylines.

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