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Andy García, born as Andrés Arturo García Menéndez (born April 12, 1956), is a Cuban American actor. He became known in the late 1980s and 1990s, having appeared in several successful Hollywood films, including The Godfather Part III, The Untouchables, Internal Affairs and When a Man Loves a Woman. More recently, he has starred in Ocean's Eleven and its sequels, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen, and The Lost City.
García was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Vincent Mancini in The Godfather Part III.Read Full Bio >>
García was born "Andrés Arturo García y Menéndez" in Havana. His mother, Amelie Menéndez, was an English teacher, and his father, René García Núñez, was an attorney in Cuba and later a businessman in the United States. He has an older brother, Rene. When Garcia was five years old, the family moved to Miami, Florida after the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion. Over a period of several years, however, they built up a million-dollar perfume company. García was raised as a Catholic and attended Miami Beach Senior High School, where he played on the basketball team. During his last year in high school, however, he became ill with hepatitis, which convinced him to pursue a career in acting.
García began acting at Florida International University but soon went to Hollywood. He had a short role in the first episode of "Murder, She Wrote" as "1st white tough" in 1984. He played the role of a gang member in the first episode of the popular TV series Hill Street Blues. He appeared in a supporting role in 1985's The Mean Season alongside Kurt Russell. Director Brian De Palma engaged him for The Untouchables (1987).
In 1989, Garcia did the Ridley Scott film Black Rain with Michael Douglas. Also in 1989, Francis Ford Coppola was casting The Godfather Part III. García won the part of Vincent Mancini, the illegitimate son of Sonny Corleone, and earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his performance.
In the 1990s, Garcia appeared in Internal Affairs, in which he engages in a battle of wits with a corrupt fellow police officer, played by Richard Gere. He played a conflicted good samaritan in Hero (1992), the enabling husband of an alcoholic in When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), a doomed criminal in Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995), a crusading lawyer in the drama Night Falls on Manhattan (1997), and a cop trying to save his gravely ill son in the action thriller Desperate Measures (1998).
He portrayed the ruthless Las Vegas casino owner Terry Benedict in 2001's Ocean's Eleven, a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack caper movie. He also appeared in the sequel, Ocean's Twelve (2004), and in the final film, Ocean's Thirteen (2007).
In 2005, he released The Lost City, which he co-wrote, directed, and starred in, alongside Dustin Hoffman and Bill Murray.
In 2006, he appeared in the last episode of the Turkish TV series Kurtlar Vadisi (Valley of the Wolves) along with Sharon Stone.
In 1982, he married María Victoria Lorido. He is the father of three daughters and one son, his namesake, born in 2002. The García family lives in Los Angeles and Miami. His good friend Christian Tellez said, 'Andy is a great friend and there's nothing he wouldn't do for family and friends.' He is a supporter of the Republican Party.<< Less Bio
|2013||MovieGuide Awards||Most Inspiring Performance in Movies||For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012).||Won|
|2012||ALMA Awards||Favorite Movie Actor||For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012).||Nominated|
|2011||Miami Film Festival||Lexus Pursuit of Perfection Award||Magic City Memoirs (2011).||Won|
|2010||Satellite Awards||Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical||City Island (2009).||Nominated|
|2010||Imagen Foundation Awards||Best Actor - Film||City Island (2009).||Nominated|
|2009||Imagen Foundation Awards||Best Actor/Feature Film||Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008).||Nominated|
|2007||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Chemistry||Ocean's Thirteen (2007).||Nominated|
|2007||ALMA Awards||Outstanding Director - Motion Picture||The Lost City (2005).||Nominated|
|2006||Karlovy Vary International Film Festival||Won|
|2006||Imagen Foundation Awards||Best Director||The Lost City (2005).||Won|
|2005||Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards||Best Acting Ensemble||Ocean's Twelve (2004).||Nominated|
|2003||DVD Exclusive Awards||Best Audio Commentary, New Release||Ocean's Eleven (2001).||Nominated|
|2002||Palm Springs International Film Festival||Won|
|2002||ALMA Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture||Ocean's Eleven (2001).||Won|
|2002||Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards||Best Acting Ensemble||Ocean's Eleven (2001).||Nominated|
|2002||Imagen Foundation Awards||Won|
|2001||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie||For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000) (TV).||Nominated|
|2001||Satellite Awards||Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television||For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000) (TV).||Nominated|
|2001||ALMA Awards||Outstanding Host of a Variety or Awards Special||The 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards (2000) (TV).||Nominated|
|2001||Golden Globes, USA||Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV||For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000) (TV).||Nominated|
|2000||ALMA Awards||Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film||Just the Ticket (1999/I).||Nominated|
|1999||ALMA Awards||Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film in a Crossover Role||Desperate Measures (1998).||Won|
|1998||ALMA Awards||Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film||Death in Granada (1996) and Night Falls on Manhattan (1996).||Nominated|
|1997||Nosotros Golden Eagle Awards||Outstanding Performer in Film||Won|
|1995||MTV Movie Awards||Most Desirable Male||When a Man Loves a Woman (1994).||Nominated|
|1995||Walk of Fame||Motion Picture||Won|
|1991||Academy Awards, USA||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||The Godfather: Part III (1990).||Nominated|
|1991||Golden Globes, USA||Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture||The Godfather: Part III (1990).||Nominated|
|1991||ShoWest Convention, USA||Male Star of the Year||Won|
|1986||New York Film Critics Circle Awards||Best Supporting Actor||8 Million Ways to Die (1986).||2nd place|
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10th Annual Backstage at the Geffen - Arrivals
"For Greater Glory" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals