He was born in La Mancha and graduated in Chemistry from the Complutense University of Madrid.
In 1985, he began working actively in cinema. He was production trainee on the crew of Se infiel and no mires con quien (Fernando Trueba). That same year he began his incessant participation in his brother's films, working as assistant director on Matador and immediately afterwards he and Pedro founded their own company, El Deseo, in 1986.
Since then, he has been responsible for the production of all of Pedro's feature films (winning the Oscar for Best Foreign Film for All About My Mother) and combining this with producing other young directors (Alex de la Iglesia, Monica Laguna, Daniel Calparsoro, Guillermo del Toro, Isabel Coixet, Felix Sabroso and Dunia Ayaso, and Lucrecia Martel). With El Deseo, he has worked on many co-productions with France. Chosen by the prestigious magazine Millimeter as one of the 50 top producers in the world, he is also a member-director of Spain's Academy of Film Arts and Sciences.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
Agustín Almodóvar Facts
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