Pedro Almodóvar is a Spanish filmmaker, director, screenwriter, producer, and former actor and is considered the most internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker since Luis Buñuel, Almodóvar achieved international recognition for his black comedy-drama film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and went on to more success with the dark romantic comedy film Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990), the melodrama High Heels (1991) and the romantic drama thriller Live Flesh (1997). His subsequent two films won an Academy Award each: All About My Mother (1999) received the award for Best Foreign Language Film while Talk to Her (2002) earned him the award for Best Original Screenplay. Almodóvar followed this with the drama Volver (2006), the romantic thriller Broken Embraces (2009), the psychological thriller The Skin I Live In - 2011 and the dramas Julieta - 2016 and Pain and Glory - 2019, all of which were in competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.