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THE DAVINCI CODE

ALFRED MOLINA is an accomplished and versatile actor with more than 50 film, television and theater productions to his credit. Most recently, he received rave reviews as the villain Dr. Ock in the highly successful sequel Spider-Man® 2. In 2003, he appeared in Jim Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes and, in 2002, Undertaking Betty a comedy with Brenda Blethyn, Naomi Watts and Christopher Walken. In 2004, he had a yearlong run on Broadway starring in as Tevye in a revival of "Fiddler on the Roof” — for which he received a Tony nomination. He recently completed a starring role in "As You Like It” for HBO opposite Kevin Kline and Bryce Dallas Howard and directed by Kenneth Branagh, as well as the feature film The Hoax starring Richard Gere, which reunites him with Chocolat director Lasse Hallström.

In 2002, Molina 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 Columbia Pictures' thriller Identity opposite John Cusack, Ray Liotta and Amanda Peet.

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 1997, Molina earned accolades for his powerful performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights, which won the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a theatrical motion picture. His other films include The Impostors, 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 a 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 received a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Debut Performance. His other theater 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. Molina also received an Olivier Award nomination for his performance in "Oklahoma” at the Palace.

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