Alfred Molina is an English-American actor who has appeared in over 200 productions since 1978. Alfred is a film, television, and theatre actor who rose to fame in 1980 in the West End’s production, “Oklahoma!“.
Alfred Molina’s Net Worth is $8 Million
The British actor has a net worth of $8 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth. Molina’s income is generated mainly from his career as an actor and voice artist.
He is best known for his role as Kenneth Halliwell in the 1987 film “Prick Up Your Eyes.” His other prominent roles include Rahad Jackson in “Boogie Nights,” Diego Rivera in “Frida,” Doctor Octopus in “Spider-Man 2“, Bishop Aringarosa in “The Da Vinci Code,” among others. He has lent his voice in popular movies like “The Ten Commandments,” “Monsters University,” and “Frozen II.”
Alfred Molina’s Return as Doctor Octopus
According to Hollywood Reporter, sources have confirmed that Molina has joined the cast of “Spider-Man 3“, reprising his role as Doctor Octopus. This comes after GWW reported that Molina had been spotted on the sets of the film. However, neither Marvel nor Sony have made any comments on this.
Molina’s character was one of the franchise’s fan-favorite villains, and reports of his return have created excitement amongst the fans.
“Spider-Man 3” is set to release on 17th December 2021.
Molina’s Journey as an Actor and Voice Artist
One of Molina’s first roles on screen was in the 1978 sitcom “The Losers,” acting alongside Leonard Rossiter. However, he only rose to prominence in 1980 after his theatrical performance in “Oklahoma!“, earning him a nomination for the Lawrence Olivier Award for Best Newcomer in a Play. Molina has also acted in various Broadway productions such as “Art,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” and “Red.”
Molina gained massive recognition for his role in “Frida” with Salma Hayek, which earned him nominations for the BAFTA and SAG Awards. He further gained commercial recognition for his role as Otto Octavius or Doctor Octopus in 2004, “Spider-Man 2” with Andrew Garfield. Molina became one of the three actors to have three Lego mini-figures modeled after him, the others being Chris Pratt and Johnny Depp.
While fans applaud him for his roles as Diego Rivera and Doctor Octopus, Molina takes great pride in his appearance in the “Indiana Jones” series. He stated in a 2013 interview with Jay Bobbin,
“I’m very, very proud of that, I have to admit I didn’t think at the time, ‘Oh, this is going to go down in movie history.’ I’d never been in front of a camera before“.
More on Alfred Molina’s Life
Molina was born in Paddington, London but currently resides in Los Angeles. He had been married to actress Jill Gascoine until her death in April 2020. In 2019, director Jennifer Lee revealed that she and Molina are in a relationship.
Molina is also an advocate for AIDS and has actively taken part in several AIDS campaigns, including the Los Angeles AIDS Walk.