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Alfred Molina


Alfred Molina was born in 1953 in London, England. His mother, Giovanna (Bonelli), was an Italian-born cook and cleaner, and his father, Esteban Molina, was a Spanish-born waiter and chauffeur. He studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. His stage work includes two major Royal National Theatre productions, Tennessee Williams' "... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 10 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2 Doc Ock / Dr. Otto Octavius
(2004)
Chocolat
Chocolat Comte de Reynaud
(2000)
The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code Bishop Manuel Aringarosa
(2006)

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  Vivaldi (announced)
Felice Tartini
 2017 Breakable You
Paul Weller
 2016 Sister Cities
Mort Stone
 2016 A Family Man
Unemployed Engineer
 2016 Message from the King
Preston
 2016 Paint It Black
Cal
 2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Ali Massoud Sadiq
 2016 Little Men
Hernan
 2015 Strange Magic
Fairy King (voice)
 2014 Heavenly Sword
Bohan (voice)
 2014 The Prophet
Sergeant (voice)
 2014 Swelter
Doc
 2014 We'll Never Have Paris
Terry
 2014 Return to Zero
Robert Royal
 2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour
Reginald (voice)
 2013 Poe
Graham (voice)
 2013 Bless Me, Ultima
Antonio (voice)
 2011/I Abduction
Burton
 2011 Rango
Roadkill (voice)
 2009 The Lodger
Chandler Manning
 2007 The Ten Commandments
Ramses (voice)
 2007 Silk
Baldabiou
 2007 The Little Traitor
Dunlop
 2007 The Moon and the Stars
Davide Rieti
 2004 Suchîmubôi
Dr. Eddie Steam (English version, voice)
 2004 Cronicas
Victor Hugo Puente
 2003 Coffee and Cigarettes
Alfred (segment "Cousins?")
 2003 My Life Without Me
Ann's Father (uncredited)
 2002 Undertaking Betty
Boris Plots
 2001 Texas Rangers
John King Fisher
 1998 Pete's Meteor
Hugh
 1998 The Treat
The Colonel
 1997 The Man Who Knew Too Little
Boris 'The Butcher' Blavasky
 1997 The Break
Tulio
 1996 Mojave Moon
Sal
 1995 Scorpion Spring
Denis Brabant
 1995 The Perez Family
Juan Raul Perez
 1995 The Steal
Cliff
 1995 Hideaway
Jonas
 1994 Maverick
Angel
 1994 White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf
Rev. Leland Drury
 1994 Cabin Boy
School Professor (uncredited)
 1993 When Pigs Fly
Marty
 1991 American Friends
Oliver Syme
 1988 Manifesto
Avanti
 1985 Letter to Brezhnev
Sergei
 1985 Eleni
Young Christos (uncredited)
 1985 Ladyhawke
Cezar
 1985 Water
Pierre
 1979 A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Port Official (uncredited)
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Other Works:

He acted in Dario Fo's play, "Can't Pay? Won't Pay!," at the Criterion Theatre in London, England with Maggie Steed and Sylvester McCoy in the cast. See more »

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Height:

6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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Personal Quote:

I've always prided myself in being able to sniff out a really bad script. But I haven't always been 'on the know' when it comes to choosing a really, really good script. We all make mistakes, but you develop an eye for certain things. As you get older and more experienced - and I've been acting now for over 30 years - it doesn't always help you to become more discerning about what's a good or a ... See more »

Trivia:

He gained a good amount of weight to play the huge Diego Rivera in Frida (2002) and then slimmed down to play Dr. Octopus in Spider-Man 2 (2004). Alfred regretted that due to his part as Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof", he again was forced to regain his bulk. See more »

Nickname:

Fred

Star Sign:

Gemini

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