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Pedro Almodovar arrives for the Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit honoring Pedro Almodovar in New York
Pedro Almodovar arrives for the Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit honoring Pedro Almodovar at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on November 15, 2011. UPI /Laura Cavanaugh
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Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (pronounced ; born 25 September 1951) is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer.

Almodóvar is arguably the most successful and internationally known Spanish filmmaker of his generation. His films, marked by complex narratives, employ the codes of melodrama and use elements of pop culture, popular songs, irreverent humor, strong colors and glossy décor. Desire, passion, family and identity are among Almodóvar’s most prevalent themes. His films enjoy a worldwide following and he has become a major figure on the stage of world cinema.

He founded Spanish film production company El Deseo S.A. with his younger brother Agustín Almodóvar who has produced almost all of Pedro’s films.

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