Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz

  • Highest Rated: 98% All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) (1999)
  • Lowest Rated: 13% Waking Up in Reno (2002)
  • Birthday: Apr 28, 1974
  • Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
  • One of Spain's foremost leading ladies of the 1990s, Penélope Cruz has managed to make her mark with international audiences as well. Born in Madrid on April 28, 1974, Cruz was one of three children of a merchant and a hairdresser. After years of intensive study in ballet and jazz, she broke into acting in 1992. That year, she had starring roles in Jamón Jamón and Belle Epoque, two very disparate films. The former cast her as the desperately poor daughter of a village prostitute, while the latter featured her as one of four lusty daughters of a wealthy man in pre-Franco Spain. Belle Epoque proved to be a huge success, winning nine Goya Awards (the Spanish equivalent of an Academy Award) and an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. Its success gave Cruz a dose of international recognition, and after starring in a number of Spanish films, she enhanced this recognition in 1997 with the Sundance entry Abre los Ojos (Open Your Eyes). That same year, she had a brief but memorable role in Pedro Almodóvar's Carne Trémula (Live Flesh). In 1998, Cruz had her first starring role in an English-language film, playing Billy Crudup's Mexican-American love interest in Stephen Frears' The Hi-Lo Country. She had another go at English later that year in the Spanish-British romantic comedy Twice Upon a Yesterday, which cast her as a Spanish barmaid living in London. In 1999, she returned to Spain to collaborate once again with Almodóvar on Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother), a wildly acclaimed film that premiered at Cannes that year.The next two years would prove to be a critical turning point in both Cruz's personal and professional life, with increasingly visible roles in large-scale Hollywood productions as well as a developing relationship with one Tinseltown's most popular leading men. Gaining notice for her roles in All the Pretty Horses in 2000 and Blow the following year, it appeared as if Cruz's career had suddenly kicked into overdrive. After starring alongside Nicolas Cage in the underperforming Captain Corelli's Mandolin in 2001, Cruz dove back into familiar territory with director Cameron Crowe's remake of Abre los Ojos, Vanilla Sky (2001). Developing a close relationship with lead Tom Cruise as his much publicized breakup with Nicole Kidman drew to a close, the pair soon found themselves the center of considerable paparazzi attention as they became Hollywood's hottest new couple.While "Cruz & Cruise" outlasted most celebrity couplings born on movie sets -- even generating wedding talk -- the duo went their separate ways in 2004. Perhaps not coincidentally, Cruz's career took a backseat to her paramour's while she was dating him; between 2001 and 2004, most of her roles were either minor ones in uncelebrated American indies (Waking Up in Reno, Masked and Anonymous, Noel) or meatier ones in foreign films that failed to gain traction in the States (Fanfan la Tulipe, Don't Move, Bandidas). Luckily, the actress rebounded with a performance thought by many critics to be the best of her career, when she re-teamed with one of her earliest champions, Pedro Almodóvar, for his nostalgic, bittersweet Volver in 2006. Warm, witty, and biting, Cruz's performance kept her name in the running for many year-end awards, even garnering her her first Oscar nomination for Best Actress.In 2008, Cruz earned strong reviews for her work in Elegy, but it was her turn in Woody Allen's Vicky Cristina Barcelona that garnered her Best Supporting Actress nods from the Hollywood Foreign Press, the Screen Actors Guild, and winning the trophy in that category from the Academy.She was nominated the next year for the Golden Globe, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Oscar for her sexy supporting turn in Rob Marshall's big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Nine. Despite the film itself doing poorly, Cruz proved that she'd found a solid career trajectory as the 2010's progressed, appearing in projects like Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) Jacinta 2019
78% Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) Laura 2019
42% Wasp Network Actor 2019
31% Loving Pablo Virginia Vallejo 2018
60% Murder On The Orient Express Pilar Estravados $101.6M 2017
31% The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) Producer Macarena Granada 2017
25% Ma ma Producer Magda 2016
38% The Brothers Grimsby Rhonda George 2016
22% Zoolander 2 Valentina $29.8M 2016
17% Twice Born Gemma $15.4K 2013
34% The Counselor Laura $14.7M 2013
48% I'm So Excited! Jessica $1.4M 2013
No Score Yet The Counsellor Actor 2013
No Score Yet Per Amore, Solo Per Amore Actor 2013
46% To Rome with Love Anna $16.6M 2012
No Score Yet Looking Back on Love: Making Black and White America Actor 2012
33% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Angelica $241.1M 2011
90% Woody Allen: A Documentary Actor 2011
15% Sex and the City 2 Carmen Garcia Carrion $95.4M 2010
39% Nine Carla $19.7M 2009
81% Broken Embraces Lena $5M 2009
No Score Yet A Matador's Mistress (Manolete) Lupe Sino 2009
22% G-Force Juarez $119.5M 2009
No Score Yet La concejala antropófaga (The Cannibalistic Councillor) Actor 2009
81% Vicky Cristina Barcelona Maria Elena $23.2M 2008
74% Elegy Consuela Castillo $3.5M 2008
31% The Good Night Anna 2007
No Score Yet Hispanic Hollywood - Then and Now Actor 2007
91% Volver Raimunda $12.9M 2006
62% Bandidas Maria Alvarez 2006
No Score Yet Viva Pedro Actor $0.5M 2006
31% Chromophobia Gloria 2005
38% Sahara Eva Rojas $68.7M 2005
No Score Yet Celestina Actor 2005
46% Don't Move Italia 2004
16% Head in the Clouds Mia $0.2M 2004
28% Noel Nina 2004
14% Gothika Chloe Sava $59.6M 2003
38% Sin noticias de Dios (Don't Tempt Me) Carmen Ramos 2003
25% Masked and Anonymous Pagan Lace $0.2M 2003
14% Fanfan La Tulipe Adeline La Franchise 2003
13% Waking Up in Reno Brenda 2002
42% Vanilla Sky Sofia Serrano 2001
28% Captain Corelli's Mandolin Pelagia $25.3M 2001
55% Blow Mirtha 2001
No Score Yet Hispanic Hollywood Actor 2000
32% All the Pretty Horses Alejandra $14.8M 2000
34% Woman on Top Isabella $4.6M 2000
No Score Yet Framed Actor 1999
85% Open Your Eyes (Abre los Ojos) Sofia 1999
98% All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) Hermana Rosa 1999
No Score Yet Volavérunt The Maja (Pepita Tudo) 1999
54% The Hi-Lo Country Josepha O'Neil 1998
No Score Yet Talk of Angels Pilar 1998
29% The Man with Rain in His Shoes (Twice Upon a Yesterday) Louise 1998
No Score Yet Don Juan Mathurine 1998
80% Live Flesh (Carne trémula) Isabel Plaza Caballero 1998
No Score Yet The Girl of Your Dreams Macarena Granada 1998
No Score Yet Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health Diana Balaguer As A Young Woman 1997
No Score Yet La Celestina Melibea 1996
No Score Yet Brujas Actor 1996
No Score Yet Not Love Just Frenzy Actor 1996
No Score Yet El Efecto Mariposa Actor 1995
No Score Yet La Ribelle (The Rebel) Enza 1993
No Score Yet The Greek Labyrinth Actor 1993
95% Belle Epoque (The Age of Beauty) Luz 1992
64% Jamón Jamón Silvia 1991

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

93% American Crime Story
2016-2018
Donatella Versace
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Appearing
  • 2010
31% The Jay Leno Show
2009-2010
Guest
  • 2009

QUOTES FROM Penelope Cruz CHARACTERS

Maria Elena
You're still searching for me in every woman.
Laura
The truth has no temperature.
Malkina
The truth has no temperature.
Alejandra
I didn't know that my father could stop lovin' me. I didn't know that he could. Now I know.
Maria Elena
You speak no Spanish?
Cristina
No ,I uh-uh studied Chinese.
Maria Elena
Chinese? Why?
Cristina
I thought it sounded pretty.
Maria Elena
Say something in Chinese.
Cristina
Me?
Maria Elena
Mmm-hmm
Cristina
Um... ni hao ma?
Maria Elena
You think that sounds pretty?
Sofia Serrano
What is your nickname?
David Aames
Citizen Dildo.
Raimunda
Are there things I should know and don't?
Sole
Oodles.
Raimunda
[to self] It smells of... farts, my mother's farts.
Alejandra
I have no honor but my promise. If I lose that, what am I?
Alejandra
I didn't know that my father could stop loving me. I didn't know that he could. Now I know.
Angelica
What were you doing in a Spanish convent anyway?
Captain Jack Sparrow
Mistook it for a brothel. An honest mistake.
Louise
Every time I come here, I feel like there's somebody else in the house., and i don't know what happened to you. and you've never wanted to tell me. But I can't compete with a ghost.
Louise
Don't look for this years birds in last years nest. It's from Don Quixote.
Sofia Serrano
I'll see you in another life, when we are both cats
Sofia Serrano
I'll see you in another life, when we are both cats.
David Aames
look at us, I'm frozen, and you're dead. And I love you
David Aames
Look at us. I'm frozen and you're dead, and I love you. Sofía: It's a problem. David: I lost you ...
David Aames
Look at us. I'm frozen and you're dead, and I love you.
Sofia Serrano
It's a problem.
David Aames
I lost you...
Sofia Serrano
I think she's the saddest girl to ever hold a martini.
Timoteo
There is no god my love.
Italia
I wish we had one.
Anna
I am here to fulfill your dreams.
Maria Elena
Only unfulfilled love can be romantic.
Angelica
Jack, have you ever seen with your own eyes....the Fountain of Youth?
Captain Jack Sparrow
I'm sorry, could you repeat the question please?
Chloe Sava
You can't trust someone who thinks your crazy
Chloe Sava
You can't trust someone who thinks your crazy.
Chloe Sava
"He said you're next"
Chloe Sava
He said you're next.
Captain Jack Sparrow
How can you say I used you?
Angelica
You know exactly how.
Captain Jack Sparrow
I know, but how can you say it?
Chloe Sava
i split his Adams apple like a fruit on a summers day
Chloe Sava
I cut his Adam's apple in half... like a piece of fruit on a summer day.
Angelica
Remember, Father, we need him.
Angelica
Remember father, we need him.
Blackbeard
If I don't kill a man every now and then they forget who I am.
Blackbeard
If I don't kill a man every now and then, they forget who I am!
Angelica
Maybe you don't believe the supernatural
Angelica
Maybe you don't believe the supernatural.
Captain Jack Sparrow
"Oh no, I've seen a thing or two
Captain Jack Sparrow
Oh no, I've seen a thing or two.
Captain Jack Sparrow
The fountain of youth, what does it require?
Angelica
A mermaid, Jack
Angelica
A mermaid, Jack.
Captain Jack Sparrow
you walk like a girl.
Captain Jack Sparrow
You walk like a girl.
Angelica
you would know.
Angelica
You would know.
Angelica
How come we can never meet without you pointing something at me.
Angelica
How is it we can never meet without you pointing something at me?
Angelica
Why is it that we can never meet without you pointing something at me?!
Angelica
[@ Captain Jack Sparrow] "Why is it we can never meet without you pointing something at me?"
Angelica
[@ Captain Jack Sparrow] Why is it we can never meet without you pointing something at me?
Captain Jack Sparrow
Have you been to the fountain of youth???
Angelica
Have you been to the fountain of youth?
Captain Jack Sparrow
Have you been to the fountain of youth?
Captain Teague
Does this face look like it's been to the fountain of youth..??
Captain Teague
Does this face look like it's been to the fountain of youth?
Captain Jack Sparrow
"You walk like a girl!"
Captain Jack Sparrow
You walk like a girl!
Angelica
"You would know."
Angelica
You would know.
Angelica
Why is it that we can never meet without you pointing something sharp at me?
Angelica
Why is it that we can never meet without you pointing something at me?
Angelica
How is it we can never meet without you pointing something at me?
Angelica
I am starting to think you don't know where you are going
Angelica
I am starting to think you don't know where you are going.
Captain Jack Sparrow
Its not the destination so much as the journey
Captain Jack Sparrow
Its not the destination so much as the journey.
Captain Jack Sparrow
The fountain of youth, what does it require?
Angelica
A Mermaid, Jack.
Angelica
That's hardly appropriate for the first mate.
Captain Jack Sparrow
Was I the first?
Angelica
What were you doing in a Spanish Convent, anyway?
Captain Jack Sparrow
Looking for a brothel. Honest mistake.
Captain Jack Sparrow
Mistook it for a brothel. Honest mistake.
Angelica
"How is it we can never meet without you pointing something at me?"
Angelica
How is it we can never meet without you pointing something at me?
Sofia Serrano
I'll tell you in another life, when we are both cats.
Sofia Serrano
Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.
Angelica
Top Priority...
Angelica
Top priority...