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Tie Me Up Turned Cruz Onto Acting

19th November 2009

PENELOPE CRUZ was inspired to become an actress after sneaking into a cinema to watch PEDRO ALMODOVAR's racy TIE ME UP, TIE ME DOWN.Cruz had to lie about her age to get in to see...

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Penelope Cruz Sparks Gay Director's Desire

10th August 2009

Penelope Cruz caused "sexual desire" in the gay director of 'Broken Embraces'. Pedro Almodovar admitted that despite his sexuality he was intensely attracted to his muse, Penelope, when making his latest film – a concept...

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Paltrow Dreams Of Acting In Spanish

1st July 2009

GWYNETH PALTROW is desperate to work with directors PEDRO ALMODOVAR and ALEJANDRO AMENABAR - because she's keen to show off her Spanish language skills on the big screen.The Hollywood actress speaks fluent Spanish after spending...

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Almodovar Gets Honorary Harvard Degree

5th June 2009

Spanish director PEDRO ALMODOVAR has been feted with an honorary doctorate from the prestigious Harvard University in recognition of his film work.Almodovar donned the traditional black cap and red gown as he was presented with...

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The Things They Say 12321

21st May 2009

"Those eyes, her neck, her shoulders, her breasts! PENELOPE has got one of the most spectacular cleavages in world cinema. Looking at her has been one of the great pleasure of the shoot." Openly gay...

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Tarantino And Cantona Up For Palme D'or

23rd April 2009

Quentin Tarantino's new film and a drama featuring former footballer Eric Cantona are among productions vying for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.Cannes chiefs Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux unveiled a list of...

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Almodovar Wins Film Rights To Poet Ana

18th February 2008

Spanish director PEDRO ALMODOVAR has won the rights to turn the autobiography of communist poet MARCOS ANA into a Hollywood movie. The Oscar-winning filmmaker is planning to bring Ana's life story to the big screen,...

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Almodovar Plans Cruz Movie Series

23rd November 2007

Spanish director PEDRO ALMODOVAR is planning to make a series of movies with muse PENELOPE CRUZ to show the world the depth of the actress' talents. Almodovar helped to propel Cruz to prominence with 1997...

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Almodovar Nervous Over Theatre Adaptation

24th September 2007

Director PEDRO ALMODOVAR was so attached to his hit film ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER he found its transfer to the London stage a "very strange" experience. The play is adapted from Almodovar's 1999 film and...

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Almodovar Slams U.s. Cinema

21st September 2007

Spanish director PEDRO ALMODOVAR has slammed contemporary U.S. cinema - because of it's "infantile" approach to filming. The moviemaker insists the quality of new movies across the world is diminishing, but singles out America for...

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Film Composer Iglesias Honoured In Spain

4th September 2007

The man behind the music on some of PEDRO ALMODOVAR's most famous films has been named the recipient of Spain's most prestigious film honour. Alberto Iglesias, who composed the soundtracks for Live Flesh, Talk To...

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Almodovar's British Dream

6th July 2007

Spanish filmmaker PEDRO ALMODOVAR dreams of working with a British author - and Ian MCEwan is top of his wish list. The director says he would love to create a movie version of one of...

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Almodovar Hits Back At Tarantino's Critique Of Italian Cinema

18th June 2007

LATEST: Spanish director PEDRO ALMODOVAR has hit back at QUENTIN TARANTINO's criticism of the modern Italian movie industry, insisting the U.S. filmmaker is "talking trash". The Kill Bill director is a well-known admirer of Italian...

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Almodovar Prepares For London Musical

25th May 2007

Spanish filmmaker PEDRO ALMODOVAR is making a London musical version of his movie ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER. The Volver director will fly to Britain in June (07) to finalise the script and oversee the casting...

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Casino Royale Dominates Empire Awards

28th March 2007

Daniel Craig has been named best actor at the Empire film awards for his role in Casino Royale.The 39-year-old's win goes one better than the nomination he received at the same awards in 2005 for...

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Almodovar + Sheen Proest For Peace

19th March 2007

Celebrated Spanish movie maker PEDRO ALMODOVAR and actor MARTIN SHEEN were among the celebrities taking part in peace rallies around the world on Saturday (17MAR07). VOLVER director Almodovar joined tens of thousands of people to...

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Lady Chatterley Triumphs At The Cesars

25th February 2007

LADY CHATTERLEY led the field at last night's (24FEB07) Cesar's - France's Academy Awards equivalent - dominating the evening with a five-awards haul. The French film took the top Best Film gong, with MARINA HANDS...

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Cruz And Bardem Reunite For Allen

23rd February 2007

Spanish cinema stars PENELOPE CRUZ and JAVIER BARDEM are reuniting for WOODY ALLEN to shoot their first screen pairing since 1992. JAMON JAMON launched the pair's glittering career when Cruz was just 19 and her...

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Thompson: 'Almodovar Rejected Me'

11th February 2007

British actress EMMA THOMPSON is desperate to shed her sedate image by appearing in a film by edgy Spanish director PEDRO ALMODOVAR. The Oscar-winning star wants to take on a more shocking role after appearing...

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Cruz And Almodovar Reteam For New Film?

1st February 2007

Oscar nominee PENELOPE CRUZ is set to re-team with VOLVER director PEDRO ALMODOVAR for his next feature - LA PIEL QUE HABITO. The film is based on French author THIERRY JONQUET's 1995 novel MYGALE about...

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Volver And Pan's Labyrinth Triumph At Goya Awards

29th January 2007

PEDRO ALMODOVAR's VOLVER picked up five honours at the Goya Awards in Madrid, Spain last night (28JAN07), including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress for PENELOPE CRUZ. The movie, which had received 14 nominations,...

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Romanian Film Wins Bbc World Cinema Award

26th January 2007

Romanian film THE DEATH OF MR LAZARESCU won the BBC Four World Cinema Award last night (25JAN06). Director CRISTI PUIU flew in from the Romanian capital Bucharest to be present at London's National Film Theatre,...

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Volver And Alatriste Lead Goya Nominations

21st December 2006

PEDRO ALMODOVAR's VOLVER and AGUSTIN DIAZ YANES' ALATRISTE are the leading contenders for Spain's Goya Awards, taking 14 and 15 nominations respectively. The two movies will go head-to-head at the end of January (06) in...

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Pedro Picks Penelope For Next Film

5th December 2006

Acclaimed film director PEDRO ALMODOVAR is sticking to a winning recipe by once again casting PENELOPE CRUZ as the leading lady in his latest film.The two have teamed up in various films, including VOLVER, the...

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Five Awards For Volver At 'Euro Oscars'

3rd December 2006

Spanish language film Volver has won in five of the six categories it received nominations in at the European film awards.But at a glittering ceremony in Polish capital Warsaw, the Pedro Almodovar directed movie lost...

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Cruz Takes Best Actress At Efa

3rd December 2006

PENELOPE CRUZ walked away with the Best Actress title at the European Film Awards in Warsaw, Poland, last night (02DEC06), winning over judges with her performance in Spanish film VOLVER. The PEDRO ALMODOVAR-directed comedy drama...

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Cruise's Exes To Film Together

31st October 2006

TOM CRUISE's ex-wife NICOLE KIDMAN is set to star alongside his latest former lover PENELOPE CRUZ in a new movie. Spanish film-maker PEDRO ALMODOVAR and his muse Cruz are hoping to persuade Kidman to join...

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Fascinating Fact 2282

24th October 2006

Spanish film-maker PEDRO ALMODOVAR has accepted an invitation by New York's Museum Of Modern Art to make available his rarely seen, and controversial, early experimental short films from the 1970s.

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Almodovar Calls On Eu To Keep Gadget Tax

19th October 2006

Spanish director PEDRO ALMODOVAR has urged European Union officials not to scrap a tax on gadgets which helps to fund performers and artists on the continent. The tax, which affects everything from MP3 players to...

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Almodovar Dreams Of English Language Movie

11th October 2006

Acclaimed Spanish movie-maker PEDRO ALMODOVAR is desperate to make an English language film, but fears Hollywood will be too constricting. The VOLVER director has already considered a string of movie projects including THE SILENCE OF...

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