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ALFRED MOLINA (Dr. Octavius) is an accomplished and versatile actor with over
fifty film, television and theatre productions to his credit.
Molina recently starred as Diego Rivera in Frida, opposite Salma
Hayek, Edward Norton, Geoffrey Rush and Ashley Judd. His performance earned him
Best Supporting Actor nominations from BAFTA, the Screen Actors Guild, the
Chicago Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Critics Association. Molina
also appeared in the recent Columbia Pictures thriller Identity, opposite
John Cusack, Ray Liotta and Amanda Peet; and in Plots With A View, with
Brenda Blethyn, Naomi Watts and Christopher Walken. He appeared opposite Juliet
Binoche and Johnny Depp in director Lasse Hallstrom's critically acclaimed Chocolat,
as the narrow minded mayor of a small French town.
Molina made his movie debut with a small role in Raiders of the Lost Ark
and had a notable role as a Soviet sailor in Letter to Brezhnev. His
breakthrough role came in 1987 when he portrayed Kenneth Halliwell, the tragic
lover of Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears. In 1998, Molina earned
accolades for his powerful performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's film Boogie
Nights, which won the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance
by a cast in a theatrical motion picture. His other films include The
Imposters, Anna Karenina, Species, The Perez Family, Maverick, Enchanted April,
Pete's Meteor, Not Without My Daughter, Dudley Do-Right and Texas Rangers.
For television, Molina served as a producer and actor for the CBS situation
comedy Ladies Man, co-starring Sharon Lawrence and Betty White.
Molina made his Broadway debut in 1998 in the Tony winning play Art
with Alan Alda and Victor Garber. In addition to his own Best Actor Tony
nomination, he received a Drama Desk Award for his performance, and the
production was honored with an Outer Circle Critics Award for best ensemble. He
starred in the off-Broadway production of Molly Sweeney, for which he was
honored with a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination for Most
Outstanding Debut Performance. His other theatre credits include roles in two
Royal National Theatre productions, Night of the Iguana, and David
Mamet's Speed the Plow, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award
for Best Comedy Performance; and Serious Money for the Royal Court Theatre and
The West End. Molina also received an Olivier Award nomination for his
performance in Oklahoma at the Palace Theatre. Molina is set to return to
Broadway in January of 2004, starring in Fiddler on the Roof at the
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