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Penelope Cruz

This classically trained ballerina began her acting career by appearing on Spanish television before easing into big screen foreign films such as “Live Flesh”, “Open Your Eyes” & “Woman On Top” & later Hollywood productions such as “The Hi-Low Country”, “All The Pretty Horses, “Blow”, “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, “Vanilla Sky” & “Sahara”.

Birth Name:
Penelope Cruz Sanchez

Date Of Birth: 38th April 1974

Place Of Birth: Madrid, Spain

Height: 5’ 6”

Nickname: Pen

Debut Film:
“The Greek Labyrinth” (1990)

U.S. TV Debut:“Framed” (1992)

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Framed [DVD](1993) DVD
Based on a true story, this slam-bang thriller stars Timothy Dalton as Eddie Myers, a British criminal who absconded with millions in mob money and was thought to be dead when he was spotted while living the good life in Spain. After his arrest and return to England, Dalton agrees to cooperate with authorities...but has some plans of his own. With David Morrissey, Timothy West, Penelope Cruz. 115 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; scene access.

Belle Epoque [DVD](1994) DVD
This Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Film is an amorous comedy set in Spain in 1931 and concerns an Army deserter who meets an eccentric old painter after fleeing his post. The soldier takes residence at the artist's house, and soon learns that he has four gorgeous single daughters, each with a hankering for their visitor. Jorge Sanz, Penelope Cruz star. 109 min. In Spanish with English s ubtitles. Widescreen; theatrical trailers.

Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health [DVD](1996) DVD
The sporadic love affair between two huge fans of The Beatles that starts in John Lennon's hotel room is chronicled over a 30-year period. As the two people drop in and out of each other's lives, the changes that they go through are documented as they deal with various important events in history. Penelope Cruz and Ana Belen star. AKA: "Love Causes Serious Harm to Your Health." 118 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Spanish Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English.

Live Flesh [DVD](1997) DVD
A young man's quest to become the world's greatest lover takes an unforeseen twist when he's wrongly convicted of shooting a policeman during a fight with his girlfriend. Released from jail after six years, he's shocked to learn his old flame has married the now-paraplegic ex-cop, and sets out to avenge his imprisonment, in this sizzling and typically offbeat tale from Pedro Almodovar. Liberto Rabal, Francesca Neri & Penelope Cruz star. 100 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; theatrical trailer; scene access.

Open Your Eyes (Abre Los Ojos) [DVD](1997) DVD
Spanish filmmaker Alejandro Amenabar's surreal psychological suspenser (remade by director Cameron Crowe as "Vanilla Sky") stars Eduardo Noriega as a handsome lothario who accepts a ride home from a jealous ex-flame. The trip ends in a crash that kills the woman and leaves Noriega's face hideously scarred, but his troubles are only beginning as the lines between illusion and reality, between life and death, are blurred. Penelope Cruz, Najwa Nimri also star. 117 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English; production notes; interactive menus; scene access.

Woman On Top [DVD](2000) DVD
Sizzling Penelope Cruz plays a chef who leaves her restaurateur hubby in Brazil after she finds him with another woman. Taking up residence in San Francisco with a drag queen friend, Cruz finds success with her own cooking show, then makes a pact with Yemanja, goddess of the sea, that has every man she meets falling in love with her. Mark Feurstein and Murilo Benecio also star. 93 min. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish; theatrical trailer; TV spot; recipe booklet; scene access.

All The Pretty Horses [DVD](2000) DVD
A mix of frontier drama and coming-of-age tale, director Billy Bob Thornton and scripter Ted Tally's powerful adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel is set in late 1940s Texas. Best friends Matt Damon and Henry Thomas seek out the spirit of the Old West by breaking in wild horses for Mexican rancher Ruben Blades, but things become complicated when Damon falls for Penelope Cruz, Blades' beautiful daughter. With Lucas Black, Bruce Dern. 112 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English, French; theatrical trailers; filmographies; interactive menus; scene access.

Blow [DVD](2001) DVD
Johnny Depp offers a bravura performance in this true-life account of the rise and fall of drug kingpin George Jung, who went from selling marijuana in California in the late '60s to becoming a "pioneering" cocaine dealer in the '70s, living a life of wealth and pleasure until his eventual downfall. Penelope Cruz, Ray Liotta, Franka Potente and Paul Reubens also star. 124 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround; audio commentary by Demme; deleted scenes; documentaries; interviews; outtakes; music video; production diary; theatrical trailers; DVD-ROM content; scene access.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin [DVD](2001) DVD
This sweeping melodrama with a historical backdrop stars Penelope Cruz as the daughter of a doctor living on a Greek island in 1940. When war breaks out, Cruz's fisherman fiance joins the armed forces, and when Italy eventually occupies the island, Italian captain Nicolas Cage boards at the doctor's house. He is drawn to Cruz, but her fiance's return and the tumultuous political climate threaten their heated relationship. John Hurt, Christian Bale and David Morrissey also star. 129 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1; "making of" documentary; audio commentary; music video; theatrical trailer; DVD-ROM content.

Vanilla Sky [DVD](2001) DVD
Cameron Crowe's reworking of the 1997 Spanish film "Open Your Eyes" stars Tom Cruise as a charming, wealthy magazine publisher who stars he's found the perfect woman in Penelope Cruz (who starred in the original), a beautiful Spanish dancer. Cruise's happiness is shattered when he and obsessed former lover Cameron Diaz are in a car accident that disfigures him and kills her. While recovering, Cruise seeks help from psychiatrist Kurt Russell, as he tries to discern what in his increasingly ominous life is reality and what is fantasy. With Jason Lee, Noah Taylor. 135 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; featurettes; pho


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