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Mother Francisca Caballero and brother Agustín Almodóvar often appear in cameo roles in his movies. (

Attended a Catholic boarding school in the 1960s where some of his fellow students were abused by priests. He asserts that he himself wasn't abused. (

Celebrity chef Rachael Ray is a big fan of his and named a chicken dish after him. (

Lead singer of the infamous music duo "Almodóvar & McNamara", a legendary bizarre project that personified the image of "la movida madrileña" during the early 1980s in Madrid. He appears in that role in his own film Laberinto de pasiones (1982) (a.k.a. "Labyrinth of Passion") wearing women's clothes and lots of black makeup. (

He spent 10 years writing the script for Mala educación, La (2004) (a.k.a. "Bad Education"), during which time he made such acclaimed films such as Todo sobre mi madre (1999) (a.k.a. "All About my Mother") and Hable con ella (2002) (a.k.a. "Talk to Her"). The script is based upon a short story he wrote as an adolescent, which was based upon his experience at a Catholic boarding school. (

1992: Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival. (

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