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Actor + Director | 40 Great Collaborations In Movies
23. Pen�lope Cruz & Pedro Almod�var   View Complete List Back Page 23/40 Next

Pedro Almod�var
4
films
Pen�lope Cruz

Best Film
Volver. It also starred Almod�var's other muse Carmen Maura, and was a kind of changing of the guard for the director, with Cruz turning in a powerhouse performance that earned her an Oscar nomination.
Notable Pairings
Volver, Broken Embraces, All About My Mother

What's The Secret Of Their Success?
Almod�var loves filling his films with strong female characters; Cruz loves playing them. Simple really, and made even simpler by the Castillian heritage and the mischievous sense of humour they share.

Were They As Good With Anyone Else?
Cruz had great chemistry with Johnny Depp in Blow and will soon get the chance to repeat the trick, this time in more buccaneering climes in Pirates 4. She picked up an Oscar in Vicky Cristina Barcelona - having a ball in the process as brush-wielding nutter Maria Elena. Almod�var is Spain's greatest filmmaker since Bu�uel and, from Matador to High Heels, has proved it time and again.


23. Pen�lope Cruz & Pedro Almod�var   View Complete List Back Page 23/40 Next

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