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Penélope Cruz

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Date of Birth: Apr 28, 1974

Country: Spain

Biography: Actress Penélope Cruz rose to fame after a string of cult hits in Spain, including Jamón, Jamón and All About My Mother. She's become a favorite of maverick director Pedro Almódovar and it didn't take long for Hollywood to discover the talents of this Spanish beauty. In summer 2008, she stars in Woody Allen's Vicky Christina Barcelona.

Total Credits at Criticker: 61 (Actor)

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    The 355 (2022)
    When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, a wild card CIA agent joins forces with three international agents on a lethal mission to retrieve it, while staying a step ahead of a mysterious woman who's tracking their every move. (imdb)
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    Parallel Mothers (2021)
    The story of two mothers who give birth the same day. (imdb)
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    Official Competition (2021)
    A wealthy businessman hires a famous filmmaker to help make a smash hit film (imdb).
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    Wasp Network (2019)
    The story of five Cuban political prisoners who had been imprisoned by the United States since the late 1990s on charges of espionage and murder.
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    Pain and Glory (2019)
    A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him. (imdb)
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    Everybody Knows (2018)
    Carolina returns from Buenos Aires to Madrid for a wedding. She is accompanied by her two children, a little boy and a teenage girl, while her husband stays in Argentina. In the night of the celebration the girl disappears. This incident will bring back old quarrels and secrets.
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    American Crime Story: The Assassination Of Gianni Versace (2018)
    Follows the manhunt for serial killer Andrew Cunanan in the aftermath of his assassination of Gianni Versace, contrasted with the early lives of both men.
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    Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
    A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man's race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. (imdb)
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    Loving Pablo (2017)
    A journalist strikes up a romantic relationship with notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar. (imdb)
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    Zoolander 2 (2016)
    Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business. (imdb)
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    The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
    A new assignment forces a top spy to team up with his football hooligan brother.
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    La reina de Espana (2016)
    Nearly twenty years after the events of The Girl of Your Dreams, in the 1950s, Macarena Granada, who has become a Hollywood star, returns to Spain to film a blockbuster about Queen Isabella I of Castile. (Wikipedia)
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    Ma ma (2015)
    Ma ma centres on a woman diagnosed with cancer who experiences a life-changing encounter with a man whose wife and child have been gravely injured in a car accident. (Screen Daily)
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    The Counselor (2013)
    A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking.
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    To Rome with Love (2012)
    A story about a number of people in Italy, some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors, and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into.
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    Twice Born (2012)
    Actor-director Sergio Castellitto (Don't Move) directs Penélope Cruz and Emile Hirsch in this vivid, full-throttle melodrama about an ill-starred romance set against the backdrop of the siege of Sarajevo. (tiff.net)
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    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
    Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too. (imdb)
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    Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)
    With unprecedented access, Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Robert Weide follows the film legend over a year and a half to create the ultimate biography. Beginning with Allen's childhood the film chronicles the trajectory and longevity of Allen's career, from his work as a TV scribe, standup comedian and frequent TV talk show guest, to a writer-director averaging one film-per-year for more than 40 years. (PBS)
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    Sex and the City 2 (2010)
    Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda take another bite out of the Big Apple in the sequel to the 2008 summer blockbuster.
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    Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)
    An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician.
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    La concejala antropófaga (2009)
    Spin off from "Los Abrazos Rotos".
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    G-Force (2009)
    A specially trained squad of guinea pigs is dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire from taking over the world
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    Broken Embraces (2009)
    A man writes, lives and loves in the darkness. He was the victim of a brutal car accident fourteen years ago in Lanzarote. Not only did he lose his sight, but also the woman of his life, Lena.
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    Nine (2009)
    Film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his life, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.
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    Elegy (2008)
    Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
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    Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
    Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture. (imdb)
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    A Matador
    The film starts in the trip from Sevilla to Linares, where Manolete stops in Córdoba to see his mother. He will be remembering some passages of his life. (imdb)
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    The Good Night (2007)
    Gary, a once successful musician, struggles with his career and an inert relationship with his girlfriend Dora.
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    Volver (2006)
    Three generations of women survive the east wind, fire, insanity, superstition and even death by means of goodness, lies and boundless vitality. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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    Bandidas (2006)
    In turn-of-the-century Mexico, two very different women become a bank-robbing duo in an effort to combat a ruthless enforcer terrorizing their town. (imdb)
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    Chromophobia (2005)
    Every family has its secrets and tries to hold them hidden within domestic walls. However, those of the family of Marcus Aylesbury are in order to become public because of the family's long date friend Trent, a journalist faithful to his ideals who, put under pressure by his editor, is looking for a "sexy-scoop"... (imdb)
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    Sahara (2005)
    Clive Cussler's master explorer Dirk Pitt (McConaughey) takes on the adventure of his life when he embarks on a treasure hint through some of the most dangerous regions of West Africa. Searching for what the locals call "The Ship of Death," a long lost Civil War battleship which protects a secret cargo, Pitt and his wisecracking sidekick (Zahn) use their wits and clever heroics to help Doctor Eva Rojas (Cruz) when they realize the shop may be linked to mysterious deaths in the same area. (Paramount Pictures)
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    Noel (2004)
    In the Christmas Eve in New York, the lonely divorced publisher Rose Harrison (Susan Sarandon) expects for a miracle to improve the health of her mother, interned in a hospital with Alzheimer. She feels sorry for the patient of the room in front of her mother's and meets his visitor (Robin Williams). Meanwhile, the Latin Nina Vasquez (Penélope Cruz) breaks her engagement with her beloved fiancee Mike (Paul Walker) due to his suffocating jealousy, but misses him... (imdb)
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    Head in the Clouds (2004)
    In a time torn apart by hatred and violence, two lifelong lovers are forced to choose between passion and personal convictions, their fate intertwined with the painful history of a world at war. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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    Don
    While waiting for the brain surgery of his daughter Angela, victim of a motorcycle accident, the surgeon Timoteo (Sergio Castellitto) recalls his torrid affair with and passion for Italia (Penélope Cruz), a simple woman from slums in the periphery of the big city where he lives. The ghost of the beloved and sexual object of desire Italia chases him in his memories. (imdb)
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    Gothika (2003)
    This supernatural thriller is the chilling tale of a brilliant psychiatrist (Berry) who experiences an unwelcome awakening when she is accused of committing a heinous murder she cannot remember. (Warner Bros.)
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    Fanfan la tulipe (2003)
    A swashbuckling adventure/romance, which puts a colorful and ironic edge to Christian-Jacque's 1952 French cult classic. Fanfan La Tulipe is the personification of the French hero, a chronic jokester, ladies man and free spirit who refuses to surrender to a forced marriage and instead finds himself persuaded to enlist in Louis XV's regiment of Aquitaine by the enchanting Adeline, played by Penelope Cruz. The character of Fanfan La Tulipe has evolved through the times into playing a central role (vincentperez.com)
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    Masked & Anonymous (2003)
    Against the backdrop of a nation on the brink of revolution, Uncle Sweetheart (John Goodman) and Nina Veronica (Jessica Lange) are slimy promoters planning a benefit concert. They desire the services of legendary singer Jack Fate (Bob Dylan), and soon Fate is sprung from jail. A rock journalist (played by Jeff Bridges) investigates the concert, attempting to determine just who will benefit. Revolution may be raging outside the arena, but Jack Fate and the benefit concert play on as planned. (imdb)
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    Waking Up in Reno (2002)
    A funny thing happens to two married couples on the way to the Monster Truck Show in Reno, Nevada. (Miramax)
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    Don
    Times have been tough for Heaven, with Hell winning the battle between good and evil. So when Heaven's managers have the opportunity to win the soul of a boxer and shift the balance of power, they send their best angel for the job, Lola Nevado (Abril). When Hell gets wind of this, they counter by sending their most experienced operative to Earth, Carmen Ramos (Cruz). The battle between Heaven and Hell is on! (First Look Pictures)
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    Captain Corelli
    In 1941, Italy allies with Germany and ruthlessly conquers the much weaker country of Greece. On a remote Greek island, an Italian artillery garrison is established to maintain order. One Italian officer, Captain Corelli, adopts an attitude of mutual co-existence with the Greeks and engages in such activities as music festivals and courting the daughter of a local doctor. In 1943, however, after Italy surrenders to the Allies and changes sides in the war, Captain Corelli must defend the Greek island against a German invasion. (imdb)
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    Blow (2001)
    A high-velocity look at George Jung's (Depp) spectacular rise and fall -- based on the true story of how powder cocaine turned into America's biggest drug problem and how one man from the blue-collar suburbs became the 35 billion-dollar a-year conduit to the Colombian cartels. Ted Demme directs this riveting look at the manic allure -- and dangerous reality -- of a drug smuggler's everyday life, and unfolds one of the great untold stories from the recent annals of American crime and culture. (New Line Cinema)
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    Vanilla Sky (2001)
    Snowboarding through life, David Aames (Cruise) appears to lead a charmed life. In one night David meets a girl of his dreams and loses her by making a small mistake. Thrust unexpectedly onto a roller-coaster ride of romance, comedy, suspicion, love, sex and dreams, David finds himself on a mind-bending search for his soul and discovers the precious, ephemeral nature of true love. (Paramount Pictures)
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    Woman on Top (2000)
    Set to the intoxicating rhythms of Brazil, Woman on Top is a spicy, sexy comedy about the magic of food, love and music. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
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    All the Pretty Horses (2000)
    A sweeping odyssey about a young man's encounters with responsibility, love, revenge and survival.
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    All About My Mother (1999)
    A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his 17th birthday as he runs to seek an actress's autograph. She goes to Barcelona to find the lad's father, a transvestite named Lola who does not know he has a child. First she finds her friend, Agrado, also a transvestite; through him she meets Rosa, a young nun bound for El Salvador, and by happenstance, becomes the personal assistant of Huma Rojo, the actress her son admired... (imdb)
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    Volavérunt (1999)
    The story revolves around Goya's womanising and the mysterious death of the Duchess of Alba at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th Centuries, at a time when Madrid was wobbling through a difficult time and setting the scene for the following Prim vs Crown uprising (imdb)
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    Don Juan (1998)
    Spain in the mid-seventeenth century. A series of bloody wars has ravaged the nation. Don Juan the nobleman and his valet, Sganarelle, roam the countryside on horseback, on the run and lost. Don Juan promised to marry Donna Elvira and then forsook her. He is such a womanizer - when being saved by a fisherman from ship wreck, he causes two beautiful girls from the fishing village, Mathurine and Charlotte, fighting with each other to win his heart. (imdb)
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    Talk of Angels (1998)
    This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she finds the same kinds of political unrest. In fact, it isn't long before she finds herself attracted to a married man who is similarly involved in the struggle against fascism and Franco... (imdb)
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    If Only... (1998)
    Victor, an out of work actor, tries to stop his ex-girlfriend, Sylvia, from marrying another man. When she refuses him, Victor is miraculously given a second chance to go back and correct the mistake which led to their break-up. (imdb)
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    The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)
    A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...
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    The Hi-Lo Country (1998)
    An intimate story of the enduring bond of friendship between two hard-living men, set against a sweeping backdrop: the American West, post-World War II, in its twilight. Pete and Big Boy are masters of the prairie, but ultimately face trickier terrain: the human heart. (imdb)
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    Live Flesh (1997)
    Pizza delivery man Victor is having an argument with Elena, whom he met a few days ago, but she was high then and doesn't want to hear about him. Reacting to the noise, two cops, young David and older Sancho, arrive at the scene, the gun accidentally goes off.. Four years later David is a wheelchair basketball star, he's married to Elena, Victor is released out of prison and their destinies begin to cross again. (imdb)
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    Open Your Eyes (1997)
    A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured. (imdb)
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    Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health (1996)
    Two young people meet in the 60's as a result of their devotion to John Lennon, and have a recurring relationship during the next thirty years at the oddest of moments, in the most diverse places, and during very important moments that defined several decades. Pay attention as one couple of younger actors alternate with the other couple of older actors to recreate this 30 year span in this Spanish-French comedy. (imdb)
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    La Celestina (1996)
    The young nobleman Calisto falls in love with Melibea, the daughter of a rich merchant. Calisto's servant Sempronio suggests they get the sorceress Celestina to further the romance. However Calisto's other servant Parmeno is suspicious of Celestina, as he knows about her tricks. After Celestina convinces Melibea of Calisto's love and arranges a brief clandestine meeting between them, Calisto gives Celestina a valuable chain of gold...
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    Entre rojas (1995)
    Madrid, 1974. Former women's jail of Yeserias. Lucia, a girl well situated in society, is condemned to spend ten years in jail due to her relation with a politic militant against Franco's dictatorship. While being in prison she lives with every kind of woman: intelectuals, killers, illiterates, ... All of them must share food, living space, joys and pities; joined by the same fate. (imdb)
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    Todo es mentira (1994)
    Pablo hates everything. When Lucia comes into his life, he thinks her ideal. But Lucia, who is rather manipulating, is just what will make Pablo explode. Nobody believes in the ideal couple, not even Pablo's friends, who live all in couples, and all with problems. Nobody is happy with his mate, but everyone will let it be, maybe for conformism, maybe for fear, maybe for laziness, or maybe because Everything is false. (imdb)
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    Per Amore, Solo Per Amore (1993)
    The Nativity of Mary, from Joseph point of view. (imdb)
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    Belle epoque (1992)
    In 1931, a young soldier (Fernando) deserts from the army and falls into a country farm, where he is welcomed by the owner (Manolo) due to his political ideas. Manolo has four daughters (Rocio, Violeta, Clara and Luz). Fernando likes all of her and they like him, so he has to decide which one to love (imdb)
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    Jamón, jamón (1992)
    Jose Luis is an executive at his parents underwear factory where his girlfriend Sylvia works on the shop floor... (imdb)
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