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BLAKE EDWARDS READY FOR '10' MORE
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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ARE YOU THE 'NEXT ACTION STAR'?
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Miramax, NBC and HBO led the pack when nominations for the 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced in Los Angeles.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Nominees for 9th Annual SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Tuesday in Los Angeles:

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

The 19th-century epic "Gangs of New York" and the sizzling musical "Chicago" have each received 12 nominations for The Orange British Academy Film Awards.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

'Chicago,' 'Gangs' lead BAFTA field

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- "Chicago" and "Gangs of New York" led the field with 12 nominations each when nominees were announced Monday for the Orange British Academy Film Awards.

Nominees for 2003 BAFTA Awards

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 2003 BAFTA Awards, the Orange British Academy Film Awards, announced in London Monday by the British Academy of Film and Tele

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

The New York Daily News says investigators in the Run-DMC homicide case are backing off the theory Jason Mizell's death was part of an East Coast-West Coast rap war.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Interview of the week: Salma Hayek

NEW YORK, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- In researching their new bio-pic, "Frida," Mexican actress Salma Hayek and Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor delved into the journals and letters of thei
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Film of the Week: 'Frida'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- In the middle of the 20th century, no Mexican bulked larger on the global stage than the artist Diego Rivera. When not painting his titanic murals of the strugg
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

"Sopranos" star James Gandolfini is confirming rumors he spent time in rehab to battle drug and alcohol abuse. The New York Daily News says the tough-guy actor admits as true the allegations his wife has leveled against him during their bitter divorce.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Cathy's World: Family affairs

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- What does it say about our culture when the new "family friendly" shows this fall are almost as obsessed by sex as the bed-hopping characters on "Friends" and "Will & Grace"?
CATHERINE SEIPP

The Almanac

Today is Friday, May 24, the 144th day of 2002 with 221 to follow.
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Alfred Molina
Actor Alfred Molina at the U.K. premiere of Spider Man 2 in London on July 12, 2004. (UPI PHOTO/Hugo Philpott)
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Alfred Molina (born 24 May 1953) is a British-born, naturalized American actor. He first came to public attention in the UK for his supporting role in the 1987 film Prick Up Your Ears. He is well known for his roles in Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Man Who Knew Too Little, Spider-Man 2, Maverick, Species, Not Without My Daughter, Chocolat, Frida, Steamboy, The Hoax, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, The Da Vinci Code, Little Traitor, An Education and The Sorcerer's Apprentice. He is currently starring as Detective Ricardo Morales on the NBC police/courtroom drama Law & Order: Los Angeles.

Molina was born Alfredo Molina in Paddington, London. His father, Esteban, was a Spaniard from Madrid who worked as a waiter and chauffeur, while his mother, Giovanna, was an Italian house-keeper who cleaned rooms in a hotel and worked as a cook. Molina grew up in a working class neighbourhood in Notting Hill that was inhabited by many other immigrant families and was raised in Roman Catholic religion. He decided to become an actor after seeing Spartacus at the age of nine, and attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

In 1978, Molina starred with Leonard Rossiter in the sitcom The Losers. Molina made his film debut with a minor role in the 1981 movie Raiders of the Lost Ark as Indiana Jones' ill-fated guide during its iconic opening sequence. However, his big break came with Letter to Brezhnev in 1985, which he followed up with a starring role in Prick Up Your Ears in 1987, playing Joe Orton's lover Kenneth Halliwell. He was originally cast as Arnold Rimmer in the TV sitcom Red Dwarf, however, he was replaced by Chris Barrie.

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