Famous Spanish Screenwriters

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Pedro Almodovar
(Spanish Film Director Whose Films Are Marked By Melodrama, Irreverent Humour, Bold Colour, Glossy Decor and Complex Narratives)
Pedro Almodovar
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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.

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Álex Pina
(Director, Writer)
Álex Pina
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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.

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Carlos Saura
(Spanish Film Director and Photographer)
Carlos Saura
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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.

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Alejandro Amenabar
(Director, Screenwriter and Composer)
Alejandro Amenabar
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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. 

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Álex de la Iglesia
(Eccentric Spanish Film Director Known for Grotesque and Very Dark Elements in His Movies)
Álex de la Iglesia
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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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Javier Ambrossi
(Film actor)
Javier Ambrossi
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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.

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David trueba
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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.

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Rodrigo Cortés
(Film director, Producer)
Rodrigo Cortés
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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.

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Paul naschy
(Film actor)
Paul naschy
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Birthdate: September 6, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: November 30, 2009
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Fernando Trueba
(Director & Screenwriter Known for His Films 'Belle Époque', 'Year of Enlightment' & 'Chico and Rita')
Fernando Trueba
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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.

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Juan Antonio Bardem
(Film director)
Juan Antonio Bardem
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Birthdate: June 2, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: October 30, 2002
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Fernando Fernán Gómez
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Birthdate: August 28, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
Died: November 21, 2007
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Fernando Arrabal
(Playwright, Screenwriter, Film Director, Novelist, and Poet)
Fernando Arrabal
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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.

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Karra Elejalde
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Birthdate: October 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
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Luis García Berlanga
(Film Director)
Luis García Berlanga
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Birthdate: June 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Valencia, Spain
Died: November 13, 2010
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Juan Gómez-Jurado
(Journalist)
Juan Gómez-Jurado
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Birthdate: December 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Boris Izaguirre
(Known for his work writing the novellas Rubi and La dama de Rosa)
Boris Izaguirre
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Birthdate: September 29, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
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Juan Marsé
(Writer)
Juan Marsé
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Birthdate: January 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
Died: July 18, 2020
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Mario camus
(Screenwriter)
Mario camus
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Birthdate: April 20, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santander, Cantabria Santander, Second Spanish Republic Spain
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Rafael Azcona
(Screenwriter)
Rafael Azcona
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Birthdate: October 24, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Logroño, Spain
Died: March 24, 2008
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Pilar Miró Romero
(Screenwriter)
Pilar Miró Romero
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Birthdate: April 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: October 19, 1997
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Christian Contreras
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Birthplace: United States