Jordi Mollà is one of Spain’s well-known and recognized actors, who demonstrates his ability not only in cinematics but also shows his versatile talent in fields as a director, artist, and writer. His roles in movies “Blow” (2001), “Bad Boys 2” (2003), “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (2007), and “Riddick” (2013) made him famous as a Hollywood actor.
Early Life and Education
Jordi Mollà y Perales was born on 1 July, 1968, in Barcelona, Spain – his zodiac sign is Cancer. Details about his family are still under review, but according to Spanish naming customs, one can be sure that his father’s name is Mollà and the mother’s name – Perales.
From the very beginning, he knew exactly whom he wanted to become. He enrolled at the Institute of Theatre in Barcelona, where he mastered acting techniques, and then continued further his education and training in Italy, Hungary and England. Afterward, he began on the road to his aim in life.
One of his first and, at the same time, breakout role was in the comedy-drama “Jamón, Jamón” by prestigious director Bigas Luna in 1992. He then appeared in “Historias del Kronen” (1994), “Perdona Bonita, Pero Lucas me Quería a mí” (1996), and “La Celestina” (1996).
His starring role in “The Lucky Star” (1997) brought its rewards, including widespread acclaim. It turned into a crucial moment of his life, as he won the Premios Ondas, Mar del Plata Festival and Butaca Awards for Best Actor for this movie, famed and reputable awards giving him a chance to go further into the world of show business.
His debut in Hollywood started in 2001 with the biographical and critically acclaimed crime movie “Blow” with Penélope Cruz and Johnny Depp, in which he played a villain. As he said in an interview, this moment and the relation with these two world-famous superstars helped to pave his way to move upwards in his job.
Subsequently, in 2003 he took a part in the action sequel “Bad Boys 2” by Michael Bay as the main antagonist of the movie. This role labeled him as ‘The Tom Cruise of Spain’ and made him even more popular within his motherland and around the world.
The following years he continued by starring in high-profile feature films “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (2007), “Che: Part 2” (2008), “Riddick” (2013), “In the Heart of the Sea” (2015), and “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” (2018). At present, he co-operates with Amazon Prime, starring in the TV series “Jack Ryan” as the President of Venezuela – Nicolás Reyes.
Jordi Mollà is a multi-faceted person and possesses diverse abilities, and likes doing several things simultaneously. He understands that change is constant in this world and it requires adaptability and courage, and that was one reason why he decided to become a director. He directed two shorts films, namely – “Walter Peralta” in 1993, and “No me Importaría Irme Contigo” in 1995. His collection includes “No Somos Nadie” (2002), “Cinemart” (2007), and “88” (2012). His first work was nominated for the Goya Award for Best Documentary Short Film, but met no success.
In addition to his talents in the show business industry, he has a passion for painting. He does not have any specific educational background in this field, and learned on his own how to become a good painter. One can see his artworks at Carmen De la Guerra Gallery and PicassoMio Gallery in Madrid, and he has also artworks in the Coldcreation Gallery in Barcelona.
Regular exhibitions are held at PicassoMio Galleries in Barcelona, and his artworks have been exhibited at Sotheby’s Gallery in 2007, and Galeria Carmen DE la Guerra in Madrid.
His ability to express himself on paper has made him a true wordsmith. Jordi Mollà has written two books: “Las Primeras Veces” (1997) and “Agua Estancada” (2000). His legacy includes several feature scripts too, and a couple of plays for the stage.
Jordi Mollà keeps his personal life a secret, therefore there is no information or even rumors about his love life. Apparently he has had relationships, but according to CelebsCouples, he has not been engaged, and as of 2020, he’s not known to be dating anyone.
Hobbies, favorite things, and interesting facts:
- He is fluent in Italian and French.
- As an actor, he’s starred in more than fifty movies up to date
- According to one of his interviews, he’s never used drugs.
Jordi Mollà has dark brown hair of medium length, and light blue eyes. He is 5ft 10ins (1.78 m) tall, with a weight of around 167lbs (76 kgs).
Net Worth and Salary
The Jordi Mollà’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million as of early 2020. His primary income comes from film acting, painting, writing/screenwriting, and directing.