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Birth information

24 May 1953 London, England, UK

Nickname

Fred

How tall is Alfred Molina?

1.89 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Jill Gascoine

Life Story of 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' "The Night of the Iguana" (as Shannon) and David Mamet's "Speed the Plow" (as Fox), plus a splendid performance in Yasmina Reza's "Art" (his Broadway debut), for which he received a Tony Award nomination in 1998. He made his film debut in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and got a good part in Letter to Brezhnev (1985) (as a Soviet sailor who spends a night in Liverpool), but his movie breakthrough came two years later when he played--superbly--Kenneth Halliwell, the tragic lover of playwright Joe Orton, in Stephen Frears' Prick Up Your Ears (1987). He was also outstanding in Enchanted April (1991), The Perez Family (1995) (as a Cuban immigrant), Anna Karenina (1997) (as Levin) and Chocolat (2000) (as the narrow-minded mayor of a small French town circa 1950s, who tries to shut down a chocolate shop).

How much money has Alfred Molina earned?

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) $2,500 /week
Spider-Man 2 (2004) $3,000,000

What movies did Alfred Molina play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Saint Judy (2018) , Remember Isobel (2018) , Sister Cities (2016) , Ladies Man (2000) ,
Actors Filmography
Road to Capri Edmond, The Water Man , Promising Young Woman (2020) Jordan, Frozen II (2019) Agnarr, Vampirina (2019) Sir Ghoulgood, The Devil Has a Name (2019) , Summer Camp Island (2019) Additional Voices / Monster Under the Bed / Andy / ..., 3Below: Tales of Arcadia (2019) Archie, Don't Let Go (2019) Howard, Vice (2018) Waiter, Henchmen (2018) Baron Blackout, I Feel Bad (2018) Max, MGC Presents Red (2018)...

Birth information

24 May 1953 London, England, UK

Nickname

Fred

How tall is Alfred Molina?

1.89 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Jill Gascoine

Life Story of 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' "The Night of the Iguana" (as Shannon) and David Mamet's "Speed the Plow" (as Fox), plus a splendid performance in Yasmina Reza's "Art" (his Broadway debut), for which he received a Tony Award nomination in 1998. He made his film debut in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and got a good part in Letter to Brezhnev (1985) (as a Soviet sailor who spends a night in Liverpool), but his movie breakthrough came two years later when he played--superbly--Kenneth Halliwell, the tragic lover of playwright Joe Orton, in Stephen Frears' Prick Up Your Ears (1987). He was also outstanding in Enchanted April (1991), The Perez Family (1995) (as a Cuban immigrant), Anna Karenina (1997) (as Levin) and Chocolat (2000) (as the narrow-minded mayor of a small French town circa 1950s, who tries to shut down a chocolate shop).

How much money has Alfred Molina earned?

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) $2,500 /week
Spider-Man 2 (2004) $3,000,000

What movies did Alfred Molina play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Saint Judy (2018) , Remember Isobel (2018) , Sister Cities (2016) , Ladies Man (2000) ,
Actors Filmography
Road to Capri Edmond, The Water Man , Promising Young Woman (2020) Jordan, Frozen II (2019) Agnarr, Vampirina (2019) Sir Ghoulgood, The Devil Has a Name (2019) , Summer Camp Island (2019) Additional Voices / Monster Under the Bed / Andy / ..., 3Below: Tales of Arcadia (2019) Archie, Don't Let Go (2019) Howard, Vice (2018) Waiter, Henchmen (2018) Baron Blackout, I Feel Bad (2018) Max, MGC Presents Red (2018)...

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Alfred Molina in Feud: Die Feindschaft zwischen Bette und Joan (2017)

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.

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Alfred Molina and Molly Price in Feud: Die Feindschaft zwischen Bette und Joan (2017)

Was chosen to play Doc Ock after Spider-Man 2 (2004) director Sam Raimi and his wife watched Frida (2002).

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Alfred Molina in Feud: Die Feindschaft zwischen Bette und Joan (2017)

Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award: in 1998 as Best Actor (Play) for "Art," and in 2004 as Best Actor (Musical) for portraying Tevye in a revival of "Fiddler on the Roof."

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Alfred Molina and Jessica Lange in Feud: Die Feindschaft zwischen Bette und Joan (2017)

Auditioned for the part of Rimmer in Red Dwarf (1988).

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Susan Sarandon and Alfred Molina in Feud: Die Feindschaft zwischen Bette und Joan (2017)

Educated at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he started out as a busker specializing in stand-up comedy and doing odd jobs to supplement his welfare cheque, before being accepted by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1977.

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Susan Sarandon and Alfred Molina in Feud: Die Feindschaft zwischen Bette und Joan (2017)

Was nearly cast as Al Capone in Road to Perdition (2002).

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Alfred Molina in Feud: Die Feindschaft zwischen Bette und Joan (2017)

He has one daughter, Rachel Molina (b. 1980) from a previous relationship. He also has 2 adopted sons, Sean Gascoine & Adam Gascoine, from his wife Jill Gascoine's first marriage.

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Alfred Molina and Jessica Lange in Feud: Die Feindschaft zwischen Bette und Joan (2017)

Considers Not Without My Daughter (1991) and Enchanted April (1991) his favorite roles.

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Alfred Molina and John Thomson in Agent Null Null Nix (1997)

Is a huge fan of jazz.

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Alfred Molina in Agent Null Null Nix (1997)

Speaks Spanish and Italian fluently.

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Bill Murray and Alfred Molina in Agent Null Null Nix (1997)

Has been turned into a Lego mini-figure twice: first for his role as Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man 2 (2004), and again for his role as Satipo in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

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Alfred Molina in Der Spitzenkandidat (2018)

He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.

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Alfred Molina and Dixie Carter in Ladies Man (1999)

As of 2010, he has been nominated three times for the Tony award: in 1998 as Best Actor (Play) for "Art"; in 2004 as Best Actor (Musical) for portraying Tevye in a revival of "Fiddler on the Roof"; in 2010 as Best Actor (Play) for "Red." Both "Art" and "Red" deal with struggle of character relations and personal views over a canvas painting.

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Alfred Molina and Alexa PenaVega in Ladies Man (1999)

Teacher of William Shakespeare at Circus Theatricals in Los Angeles. [March 2003]

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Alfred Molina and Robert Hutchinson in Ladies Man (1999)

Filming Spider-Man 2 (2004). [December 2003]

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Alfred Molina, Sharon Lawrence, and Alexa PenaVega in Ladies Man (1999)

Currently in rehearsals for the Broadway revival of "Fiddler on the Roof," in which he will portray the lead character, Tevye. [December 2003]

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Alfred Molina and Jasmine Guy in Ladies Man (1999)

Currently starring alongside Annette Bening in "The Cherry Orchard" at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. [February 2006]

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Alfred Molina and Sharon Lawrence in Ladies Man (1999)

As of 2015, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Chocolat (2000) and An Education (2009).

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Alfred Molina, Sharon Lawrence, and Kaley Cuoco in Ladies Man (1999)

Lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Alfred Molina, Sharon Lawrence, Kaley Cuoco, and Betty White in Ladies Man (1999)

Has spoken fondly about his debut role in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and said three positive things in particular about the experience: the movie became one of the biggest blockbusters of all time, he loved working for Steven Spielberg, and he and his girlfriend (later his wife) were expecting their first child when he was hired and he was able to use his salary to buy all of the necessities for a nursery and clothing ahead of time.

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Alfred Molina in Ladies Man (1999)

Friends with Debra Messing, and John Lithgow.

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Alfred Molina, Sharon Lawrence, Alexa PenaVega, and Betty White in Ladies Man (1999)

Was a nominee for Most Promising Newcomer in the 1980 Laurence Olivier Awards for his performance in 'Oklahoma'.

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Alfred Molina, Sharon Lawrence, Kaley Cuoco, and Marco Gould in Ladies Man (1999)

Father-in-law of Laura Niemi.

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Alfred Molina and Sharon Lawrence in Ladies Man (1999)

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Jeff Goldblum and Alfred Molina in Hideaway - Das Böse (1995)

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Alfred Molina, Campbell Scott, etc.

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Alfred Molina in Jäger des verlorenen Schatzes (1981)

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Harrison Ford and Alfred Molina in Jäger des verlorenen Schatzes (1981)

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Alfred Molina in Jäger des verlorenen Schatzes (1981)

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Alfred Molina, Miranda Richardson, Michael Kitchen, Josie Lawrence, etc.

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Alfred Molina and Joan Plowright in Verzauberter April (1991)

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Alfred Molina, Vittorio Duse, and Joan Plowright in Verzauberter April (1991)

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Jodie Foster, Mel Gibson, Alfred Molina, etc.

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Alfred Molina and Melissa Leo in I'm Dying Up Here (2017)

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Alfred Molina and Peter Firth in Brief an Breshnew (1985)

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Alfred Molina and Margi Clarke in Brief an Breshnew (1985)

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Alfred Molina in Der Tag des Falken (1985)

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Susan Sarandon and Alfred Molina in Feud: Die Feindschaft zwischen Bette und Joan (2017)

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Susan Sarandon, Alfred Molina, Jessica Lange, etc.

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Alfred Molina, Ken Marino, Sarah Burns, and Maria Blasucci in Drunk History (2013)

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Alfred Molina and Ken Marino in Drunk History (2013)

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