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Pedro Almodovar


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Birth Name: Pedro Almodovar
Born: 09/24/1949
Birth Place: Calzada de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, ES

Born on Sept. 25, 1949 in Calzada de Calatrava, La Mancha, Spain, Almodovar was raised in that small southern agricultural village by his father, Antonio, a failed winemaker who worked various odd jobs, and his mother, Francisca. Both his parents grew up in poverty, which compelled them to instill the idea of finding a good, secure job into Almodovar from a very young age. But the young boy discovered cinema instead and spent a great deal of time watching movies from all over the world dubbed into Spanish. When he was eight years old, his family moved to Extremadura, where his father supported the family by working at a gas station. Almodovar earned a scholarship to a Catholic boarding scho... Continue Bio >>


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