Famous Spanish Screenwriters

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 1 Pedro Almodovar

Pedro Almodovar
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Famous As: Director, Screenwriter
Birthdate: September 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Calzada de Calatrava, Spain

Pedro Almodovar is a Spanish screenwriter, filmmaker, and former actor. Regarded as one of the most successful Spanish filmmakers of all time, Almodovar has two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and five British Academy Film Awards under his belt. His films are characterized by complex narratives, irreverent humor, and great music.

 2 Álex Pina

Álex Pina
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Famous As: Director, Writer
Birthdate: June 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pamplona, Spain

Álex Pina is a Spanish TV personality, writer, producer, director, and series creator. He is best known for creating one of the most popular heist crime drama series of all time, Money Heist. In 2019, Pina was named in The Hollywood Reporter magazine's Top International Showrunners of the Year list.

 3 Jordi Mollà

Jordi Mollà
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Jordi Mollà is a Spanish actor, writer, filmmaker, and artist. A critically acclaimed actor, Mollà has been thrice nominated for the prestigious Goya Award for Best Actor. His portrayal of Daniel in the 1997 Spanish drama film, The Lucky Star, earned him a Butaca Award. A self-taught painter, Mollà showcased his works at the Carmen de la Guerra in 2002.

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 4 Amarna Miller

Amarna Miller
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Amarna Miller is a Spanish internet personality and former pornographic actress, director, writer, and producer. She has also appeared in popular magazines like Mongolia. Starting from 2014, Miller won three consecutive Ninfa Awards. After giving up on her pornographic career, Amarna Miller has been publishing literary works. She has also established herself as a popular YouTuber.

 5 Alejandro Amenabar

Alejandro Amenabar
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Famous As: Director, Screenwriter and Composer
Birthdate: March 31, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile

Alejandro Amenabar is a Spanish-Chilean music composer, screenwriter, and film director. An influential and respected personality in the Spanish film industry, Amenabar has won nine Goya Awards and two European Film Awards among many other prestigious awards. 

 6 Carlos Saura

Carlos Saura
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: January 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Huesca, Spain

Renowned Spanish director Carlos Saura is known for his iconic films, which include the Academy Award-nominated Carmen and Tango. The son of a concert pianist mother, he specialized in dance dramas and tragedies. He has also included his childhood memories of the Spanish Civil War in his works.

 7 Álex de la Iglesia

Álex de la Iglesia
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: December 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bilbao, Spain

The Goya Award-winning director of cult films such as The Day of the Beast and Dance with the Devil, Álex de la Iglesia deals with macabre themes and dark comedy. Initially a comic book artist, he worked as a TV show decorator and art director before stepping into filmmaking.

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 8 Javier Ambrossi

Javier Ambrossi
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: June 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Javier Ambrossi is a Spanish actor, writer, and director. Ambrossi is renowned for creating the musical La llamada, which he also directed. He then went on to adapt the musical into a film titled Holy Camp, which he directed along with his partner Javier Calvo. In 2017, he was named in the most important LGBT people list by El Mundo.

 9 David trueba

David trueba
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madrid

David Trueba is a Spanish film director, novelist, and screenwriter. He is known for directing movies like The Good Life, Madrid, 1987, and Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed. The younger brother of Oscar-winning filmmaker Fernando Trueba, David Trueba has also directed several TV series. He is also known as the ex-husband of popular Spanish actress Ariadna Gil.

 10 Rodrigo Cortés

Rodrigo Cortés
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Famous As: Film director, Producer
Birthdate: May 31, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cenlle, Spain

Rodrigo Cortés is a Spanish film producer, director, writer, editor, and screenwriter. His 2010 English-language psychological thriller film Buried earned him international recognition as the film was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Rodrigo Cortés is also known for directing the 2012 supernatural thriller film Red Lights, which starred popular actors like Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver, and Cillian Murphy.

 11 Fernando Trueba

Fernando Trueba
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Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: January 18, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Best known as the director of the Goya Award- and Academy Award-winning Spanish film Belle Époque, filmmaker Fernando Trueba initially worked as a film critic for El Pais. He also launched the journal Casablanca. His first foray in to animation, Chico and Rita, too was a huge success.

 12 Paul naschy

Paul naschy
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Famous As: Film actor
Birthdate: September 6, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: November 30, 2009

 13 Fernando Fernán Gómez

Fernando Fernán Gómez
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Famous As: Actor, Writer
Birthdate: August 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: November 21, 2007

 14 Juan Antonio Bardem

Juan Antonio Bardem
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: June 2, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: October 30, 2002

 15 Fernando Arrabal

Fernando Arrabal
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: August 11, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melilla, Spain

Spanish-born French author and playwright Fernando Arrabal is best known for his absurdist plays. While he initially studied law, he later switched to drama. He has written and directed films such as Viva la Muerte, and his characters are often murderers or prostitutes amid cruel and pornographic themes.

 16 Karra Elejalde

Karra Elejalde
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

 17 Luis García Berlanga

Luis García Berlanga
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: June 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Valencia, Spain
Died: November 13, 2010

 18 Juan Gómez-Jurado

Juan Gómez-Jurado
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

 19 Boris Izaguirre

Boris Izaguirre
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Famous As: Known for his work writing the novellas Rubi and La dama de Rosa
Birthdate: September 29, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela

 20 Juan Marsé

Juan Marsé
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: July 18, 2020

 21 Mario camus

Mario camus
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: April 20, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santander, Cantabria Santander, Second Spanish Republic Spain

 22 Rafael Azcona

Rafael Azcona
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: October 24, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Logroño, Spain
Died: March 24, 2008

 23 Christian Contreras

Christian Contreras
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: United States

 24 Pilar Miró Romero

Pilar Miró Romero
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: April 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: October 19, 1997