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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 Minskoff Theater.


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