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Penelope Cruz Needed To Achieve Motherhood Dream

Penelope Cruz is "the happiest she's ever been" since becoming a mother. The 'Vicky Christina Barcelona' star gave birth to son Leo, her first child with husband Javier Bardem, 11 months ago and her filmmaker...

Pedro Almodovar Honoured In New York

Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar has been feted by officials at the Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of a star-studded gala.The Volver director was the guest of honour at the fourth annual...

Antonio Banderas Wants To Experiment

Antonio Banderas believes he needs to "experiment" with more diverse movie roles. The 51-year-old actor - who has performed in movies including 'Evita', 'The Legend of Zorro' and 'Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over' - still...

Banderas Started To Become Creepy Surgeon He Plays In New Movie

Antonio Banderas started to creep his wife out while he was playing an obsessed plastic surgeon in new Pedro Almodovar film The Skin I Live In - because he started to become his character.Melanie Griffith...

Antonio Banderas Was 'Afraid' Of Dating Madonna

Antonio Banderas was "afraid" of dating Madonna because she was too "powerful".The Spanish actor - who is now married to Melanie Griffith - was flattered when the pop superstar declared a romantic interest in him...

Antonio Banderas Planned Another Almodovar Movie

Antonio Banderas thinks it was inevitable he would work with Pedro Almodovar again.The Spanish actor worked with the director on several films in the 80s and says when his fellow countryman showed him the script...

Pedro Almodovar Makes Peace With Spanish Film Academy

Celebrated director Pedro Almodovar has returned to the panel of judges at his native Spain's national film academy, six years after he quit.The Volver filmmaker and his brother, producer Agustin, both left the institution in...

Lupone To Lead Nervous Breakdown Musical

New York theatre veteran PATTI LUPONE and BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL are to take Spanish director PEDRO ALMODOVAR's 1988 movie WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN to Broadway.The film has been turned into a...

Almodovar Snubs Muse Cruz For New Movie

Filmmaker PEDRO ALMODOVAR has shunned his muse PENELOPE CRUZ for his first foray into horror - because he couldn't envision the Spanish beauty in the project.The director has cast Antonio Banderas in his provisionally titled...

Tie Me Up Turned Cruz Onto Acting

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...

Penelope Cruz Sparks Gay Director's Desire

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...

Paltrow Dreams Of Acting In Spanish

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...

Almodovar Gets Honorary Harvard Degree

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...

Tarantino And Cantona Up For Palme D'or

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...

By on 23 April 2009

Almodovar Wins Film Rights To Poet Ana

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,...

Almodovar Plans Cruz Movie Series

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...

Almodovar Nervous Over Theatre Adaptation

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...

Almodovar Slams U.s. Cinema

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...

Film Composer Iglesias Honoured In Spain

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...

Almodovar's British Dream

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...

Almodovar Hits Back At Tarantino's Critique Of Italian Cinema

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...

Almodovar Prepares For London Musical

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...

Casino Royale Dominates Empire Awards

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...

By on 28 March 2007

Almodovar + Sheen Proest For Peace

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...

Lady Chatterley Triumphs At The Cesars

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...

Cruz And Bardem Reunite For Allen

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...

Thompson: 'Almodovar Rejected Me'

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...

Cruz And Almodovar Reteam For New Film?

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...

Volver And Pan's Labyrinth Triumph At Goya Awards

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,...

Romanian Film Wins Bbc World Cinema Award

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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