Actor Alfred Molina

Celebrity Q&A
January 24, 2013

What was the leading man’s first role?

CHELSEA GENERAL
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Please help settle a disagreement. What was actor Alfred Molina’s first role? I say it was “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” My sister says he was never in that movie.
—Nancy Ogdon, Tiffin, Ohio

You’re both wrong—but at least you’re closer to being right! Although the British-born actor, 59, had a couple of smaller movie and TV roles in the late 1970s, his (brief) appearance as Indiana Jones’ disloyal South American guide Satipo in “Raiders” marked his major motion picture breakthrough in 1981. He gets significantly more screen time in his latest leading role, as a steely chief of surgery in the TNT network’s new hospital dramatic series “Monday Mornings,” which debuts Monday, Feb. 4, at 10 p.m. Eastern.

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