Happy Birthday to Pedro Almodóvar Caballero, Award Winning Film Artist

Happy Birthday to brilliant and iconoclastic Spanish film maker Pedro Almodóvar Caballero, born on 25 September 1949 in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain.  Almodóvar stated that his strong-willed mother influenced his art, and his female characters are strong and eccentric.  He began shooting with a super-8 film camera  that he’d saved up for, and started building his reputation as a filmmaker with surreal settings and passionate imagery.   His extensive filmography has been acclaimed and celebrated worldwide.  Among his numerous awards, he received an Oscar for original screen play for “Talk to Her”, released in 2002.  As he said of his career, “It’s an extraordinary gift to be able to represent your own fantasies and give them life. Not just your dreams, but everything that excites you and interests you. It gives your life a lot of meaning.”