Type Surname (from location)
Other Forms FormsAlmada, Almanzar, Salvador, Alameda, Olmeda, Palomar, Amendola
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Meaning & History
Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (1949-) is a Spanish filmmaker, director, screenwriter, producer, and former actor who was born in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain. His films are marked by his employment of certain actors and creative personnel, complex narratives, melodrama, pop culture, popular songs, irreverent humor, strong colors, and glossy décor. He is also known for his positive representation of women in his films. Spanish (Almodóvar) and Portuguese (Almodôvar): habitat name from places called Almodóvar, in the provinces of Ciudad Real and Córdoba and near Cuenca, Spain, or from Almodôvar, Portugal. These are named with Arabic al-mudawwar 'the round', 'the circular', referring to a hill, fort, or other topographic feature.