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Alfred Molina

Alfred Molina is an accomplished London-born actor whose diverse and distinguished gallery of performances has led to a lengthy and triumphant career. Effortlessly moving between film, TV and theatre, Molina is an authentic artist who is able to morph into a diverse mix of nationalities and personalities.

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Some of Alfred’s most unforgettable performances include portraying hedonistic Mexican muralist Diego Rivera in the rave reviewed multi-award nominated film Frida (2002) opposite Salma Hayek and directed by Julie Taymor (SAG Awards nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role), Jewish milkman Teyve in the 2004 Broadway revival of the musical Fiddler on the Roof (Tony nominated for Best Actor), deranged drug dealer Rahad Jackson in the critically acclaimed film Boogie Nights (1997) for director Paul Thomas Anderson and comic book villain Doc Ock in the blockbuster hit sequel Spider-Man 2 (2004) opposite Tobey Maguire for director Sam Raimi.

Other notable projects that Molina appeared in include Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic ensemble drama Magnolia, Lasse Hallström’s Academy Award®-nominated romantic comedy Chocolat (2000), Ron Howard’s adaptation of the Dan Brown novel The Da Vinci Code (2006) opposite Tom Hanks, and Lone Scherfig’s multi-award nominated An Education, for which he received a nomination from the BAFTA Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role opposite Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard. He also starred opposite John Lithgow in the critically acclaimed film Love is Strange (2014) for director Ira Sachs, which garnered him a Best Supporting Male nomination from the Independent Spirit Awards, and co-starred opposite Mark Ruffalo and Julia Roberts in the 2014 Ryan Murphy-directed HBO film The Normal Heart (Emmy Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor).

In recent years, Molina was seen in Tom Holloway’s play And No More Shall We Part for the Williamstown Theatre Festival (2017), Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama A Long Day’s Journey into Night for the Geffen Playhouse (2017), and Showtime’s comedy-drama series I’m Dying Up Here (2017). His credits also include the films Breakable You (2017) opposite Tony Shalhoub, Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin; Message from the King (2017) opposite Teresa Palmer and Luke EvansA Family Man (2017) opposite Gerard Butler, The Front Runner for director Jason Reitman, indie film Saint Judy for director Sean Hanish, animated film Henchman for Bron Studios, and the much lauded Ryan Murphy produced FX series Feud: Bette and Joan (2017 / Emmy Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor) opposite Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon. Still in the pipeline are feature films Road to Capri opposite Virginia Madsen and The Devil Has a Name for director Edward James Olmos. He has also recently wrapped on Jacob Este’s film Don’t Let Go starring Storm Reid and David Oyelowo.


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Alfred Molina on Characters with Contradictions and ‘Disappearing’ into a Role

Alfred Molina stars in Red at the Mark Taper Forum through September 9, a role that he originated in London and again later in a Tony Award-winning production on Broadway. Like the previous productions Molina stars as Mark Rothko, the eccentric real-life artist who was commissioned to paint works for New York’s Four Seasons restaurant and felt conflicted about taking such a commercial job.

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