Pedro Almodóvar

1949 - Today

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Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpeðɾo almoˈðoβaɾ kaβaˈʝeɾo]; born 25 September 1949) is a Spanish filmmaker, director, screenwriter, producer, and former actor. His films are marked by his employment of certain actors including Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz and creative personnel with complex narratives, melodrama, pop culture, popular songs, irreverent humour, strong colours, and glossy décor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pedro Almodóvar has received more than 2,663,500 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Pedro Almodóvar is the 26th most popular film director (down from 23rd in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from Spain (down from 45th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Spanish Film Director.

Pedro Almodóvar is most famous for his films, which are known for their colorful, fantastical, and melodramatic style.

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Among film directors, Pedro Almodóvar ranks 26 out of 1,580Before him are Miloš Forman, Jean-Luc Godard, Bernardo Bertolucci, Georges Méliès, François Truffaut, and Michelangelo Antonioni. After him are David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, George Lucas, Ken Loach, Billy Wilder, and Fritz Lang.

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Among people born in 1949, Pedro Almodóvar ranks 7Before him are Pablo Escobar, Meryl Streep, Niki Lauda, Haruki Murakami, Benjamin Netanyahu, and António Guterres. After him are Mark Knopfler, Richard Gere, Sigourney Weaver, Anna Wintour, Bruce Springsteen, and André Rieu.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Pedro Almodóvar ranks 53 out of 2,595Before him are Alfonso XIII of Spain (1886), Maria Theresa of Spain (1638), Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617), Ibn Arabi (1165), Quintilian (35), and Tomás de Torquemada (1420). After him are Eugénie de Montijo (1826), John of the Cross (1542), Ramon Llull (1232), Lope de Vega (1562), Abd al-Rahman III (889), and Bartolomé de las Casas (1484).


Among film directors born in Spain, Pedro Almodóvar ranks 2Before him are Luis Buñuel (1900). After him are Carlos Saura (1932), Jesús Franco (1930), Bigas Luna (1946), Juan Antonio Bardem (1922), Víctor Erice (1940), Vicente Aranda (1926), Luis García Berlanga (1921), Segundo de Chomón (1871), José Luis Cuerda (1947), and Julio Medem (1958).