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Alfred Molina

Alfred MolinaBorn: 24-May-1953
Birthplace: London, England

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 2

Alfred Molina is a long-time character actor, best known for playing villains in movies and TV. He played the four-armed Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 2, the drug-dealer in Boogie Nights, the furious gay lover in Prick Up Your Ears, and a skirt-chasing Diego Rivera in Salma Hayek's Frida. His first memorable film appearance was as the tomb raider who lied to Harrison Ford at the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark. "Throw me the idol", he said, "I'll throw you the whip".

Molina's father was a Spanish communist, his mother an Italian maid, a combination which has given Molina an oddly indefinable ethnicity. He has played a Mexican in Frida, a Frenchman in Chocolat, a Russian in Letter to Brezhnev, an Iranian in Not Without My Daughter, and a Cuban in The Perez Family, but Molina is utterly English.

Father: (waiter, Spanish)
Mother: (housewife, Italian)
Wife: Jill Gascoine (actress, b. 11-Apr-1937)

    University: Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London

    Spanish Ancestry Paternal
    Italian Ancestry Maternal

    TELEVISION
    Ladies Man Jimmy Stiles (1999-2001)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Normal Heart (25-May-2014)
    Love Is Strange (18-Jan-2014)
    Justin and the Knights of Valor (12-Sep-2013) [VOICE]
    Monsters University (8-Jun-2013) [VOICE]
    Bless Me, Ultima (22-Feb-2013) · Narrator
    The Truth About Emanuel (18-Jan-2013)
    A Whisper to a Roar (12-Oct-2012) [VOICE]
    The Forger (3-Jul-2012) · Everly Campbell
    Abduction (22-Sep-2011)
    Rango (3-Mar-2011) · Roadkill [VOICE]
    The Tempest (11-Sep-2010)
    The Sorcerer's Apprentice (8-Jul-2010) · Horvath
    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (9-May-2010) · Sheik Amar
    Yes, Virginia (11-Dec-2009) [VOICE]
    Wonder Woman (3-Mar-2009) [VOICE]
    The Pink Panther 2 (6-Feb-2009) · Pepperidge
    An Education (18-Jan-2009) · Jack
    The Lodger (14-Jan-2009) · Chandler Manning
    Nothing Like the Holidays (8-Nov-2008) · Edy Rodriguez
    The Ten Commandments (19-Oct-2007) · Ramses [VOICE]
    Silk (11-Sep-2007)
    The Little Traitor (Sep-2007) · Dunlop
    The Company (5-Aug-2007)
    The Hoax (15-Oct-2006)
    As You Like It (1-Sep-2006)
    The Da Vinci Code (17-May-2006)
    Spider-Man 2 (30-Jun-2004)
    Chronicles (16-May-2004)
    Luther (26-Sep-2003)
    Coffee and Cigarettes (7-Sep-2003) · Alfred
    Identity (23-Apr-2003) · Doctor
    Undertaking Betty (4-Oct-2002) · Boris Plots
    Frida (29-Aug-2002) · Diego Rivera
    Murder on the Orient Express (22-Apr-2001)
    Texas Rangers (Apr-2001) · John King Fisher
    Chocolat (15-Dec-2000) · Comte de Reynaud
    The Miracle Maker (31-Mar-2000) [VOICE]
    Magnolia (8-Dec-1999)
    Dudley Do Right (21-Aug-1999) · Snidely Whiplash
    Pete's Meteor (5-Nov-1998)
    The Treat (11-Oct-1998)
    The Impostors (18-May-1998)
    The Man Who Knew Too Little (14-Nov-1997) · Boris
    Boogie Nights (8-Oct-1997) · Rahad Jackson
    The Break (28-Aug-1997)
    Anna Karenina (4-Apr-1997)
    Scorpion Spring (10-Oct-1996)
    Before and After (23-Feb-1996) · Panos Demeris
    Mojave Moon (1996) · Sal
    Species (7-Jul-1995) · Arden
    Dead Man (26-May-1995) · Trading Post Missionary
    The Perez Family (12-May-1995) · Juan Raul Perez
    The Steal (5-May-1995)
    Hideaway (3-Mar-1995) · Jonas
    Maverick (20-May-1994) · Angel
    White Fang II: Myth of the White Wolf (15-Apr-1994) · Rev. Leland Drury
    When Pigs Fly (Sep-1993)
    The Trial (13-May-1993)
    Enchanted April (5-Apr-1992) · Mellersh Wilkins
    American Friends (22-Mar-1991) · Oliver Syme
    Not Without My Daughter (11-Jan-1991) · Moody
    Manifesto (11-Sep-1988)
    Prick Up Your Ears (8-May-1987)
    Eleni (Nov-1985)
    Water (4-Apr-1985) · Pierre
    Ladyhawke (29-Mar-1985) · Cezar
    Letter to Brezhnev (1985)
    Meantime (Feb-1984)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (12-Jun-1981)


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