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JORDI MOLLA (King Philip II of Spain) is one of Spain's best-recognized artistic personalities: an actor, director, painter and writer.

Jordi trained as an actor at the Barcelona Institute of Theatre, also taking acting classes in Italy, Hungary and England. As an actor, he has worked in many films for such prestigious directors as Bigas Luna, Pedro Almódovar, Peter Greenaway, Montxo Armendáriz, Ricardo Franco and Fernando Colomo.

Jordi first received acclaim in Bigas Luna's Jamon, Jamon in 1992. Since then, he has appeared in films including Montxo Armendáriz' Historias del Kronen (1994); Pedro Almódovar's La Flor de Mi Secreto (1994); Gerardo Vera's La Celestina (1996), for which he received a Goya Award nomination for Best Actor; Ricardo Franco's La Buena Estrella (1997), for which he won the Butaca Award for the Best Catalan Film Actor and the Best Actor Award at the Ondas Awards, as well as sharing the Best Actor Award at the Mar del Plata Film Festival and receiving a Goya Award nomination for Best Actor; Fernando Colomo's Los Años Bárbaros (1998); Bigas Luna's Volavérunt (1999) Mateo Gil's Nobody Knows Anybody (1999), for which he was nominated for the Fotogramas de Plata's Best Movie Actor Award; Gerardo Vera's Segunda Piel (1999), for which he also received a Goya Award nomination for Best Actor; Bigas Luna's Son de Mar (1999); Peter Greenaway's The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1 and Part 2 (2003/04); Daniel Calparsoro's Ausentes (2005); and Antonello Belluco's Antonio Guerriero di Dio / Il Santo (2006). More recently, he starred in Renzo Martinelly's The Stone Merchant, Miguel Courtois' Gal and Angelo Longoni's telefilm Caravaggio. Upcoming for Molla are Mary McGuckian's A.R.T. in Las Vegas and Steven Soderbergh's Che.

In 2001, Jordi made his Hollywood debut in the critically acclaimed Blow, opposite Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz, as Colombian drug smuggler Diego Delgado. He followed this, in 2003, with Michael Bay's comedy crime thriller Bad Boys II, opposite Martin Lawrence and Will Smith, and, in 2004, starred in John Lee Hancock's The Alamo, opposite Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton and Jason Patric.

Jordi has also directed two short films: Walter Peralta, for which he won the National Short Film Award at the Alcala de Henares Short Film Festival, and No Me Importaría Irme Contigo. His first feature film as a director, God's on Air, was released in 2002, and was nominated for the Golden Biznaga at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival. Additionally, Jordi has written two books ("Las Primeras Veces” and "Agua Estancada”) and is a self-trained painter.


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