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ALFRED MOLINA (Burton) is an accomplished actor whose diverse and distinguished gallery of performances has led to a lengthy and triumphant career in film, television and the stage. Prior to starring in NBC's "Law & Order: Los Angeles” for producer Dick Wolf, he opened in the critically acclaimed movie "An Education” in 2010 and recently filmed a comedy for the BBC, "Roger & Val Have Just Got In.” In late fall 2009, Mr. Molina opened in the UK in the highly celebrated Donmar Warehouse production of "Red,” which opened on Broadway in April 2010. He received a Tony nomination for his work in "Red.” In summer of 2010, Mr. Molina had two movies released for Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, "Prince of Persia” and "Sorcerer's Apprentice.”

In 2002, Molina won rave reviews and nominations for many prestigious awards as Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Frieda” opposite Oscar® nominee Salma Hayek. Recent screen roles include "Pink Panther 2” opposite Steve Martin and "The Tempest,” with director Julie Taymor co-starring Helen Mirren and Russell Brand.

In 1979, he won acclaim (and a Plays and Players Award as Most Promising New Actor) as ‘The Maniac' in "Accidental Death of an Anarchist” at London's Half Moon Theatre. Two years later, he made his American film debut in "Raiders of the Lost Ark” and the Stephen Frears' drama "Prick Up Your Ears.”

Molina's career continued to soar in the following decade, with roles in Mike Newell's "Enchanted April,” David Jones' 1993 adaptation of Kafka's novel "The Trial” and "Not Without My Daughter.” He also co-starred in "Maverick” and played the small but pivotal role of a crazed drug dealer in Paul Thomas Anderson's Oscar®-nominated "Boogie Nights.” Molina joined Anderson once again for his epic ensemble drama "Magnolia,” collecting SAG nominations for both as part of the films' ensemble casts. Other films over this ten-year span include "Species,” "The Man Who Knew Too Little,” Bernard Rose's "Anna Karenina,” Woody Allen's "Celebrity” and Stanley Tucci's "The Impostors.”

Molina collected his third SAG Ensemble Cast nomination for Lasse Hallström's Oscar®-nominated romantic comedy "Chocolat” and reunited with Hallström opposite Richard Gere in "The Hoax.” He also turned heads as the villainous ‘Dr. Otto Octavius,' a.k.a. Dr. Octopus, in Sam Raimi's blockbuster sequel, "Spider-Man 2.” Molina co-starred in such films as "Identity,” Jim Jarmusch's "Coffee and Cigarettes,” Ron Howard's "The Da Vinci Code,” Isabel Coixet's "My Life Without Me,” Eric Till's biographical drama "Luther,” the bilingual suspense thriller "Crónicas,” Kenneth Branagh's Shakespeare adaptation "As You Like It,” François Girard's "Silk” and John Irvin's "The Moon and the Stars.”

Other notable stage performances include his Tony-nominated roles for Broadway productions of "Fiddler on the Roof,” "Art” and "The Cherry Orchard,” opposite Annette Bening.


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