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Andy Garcia

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Andy Garcia Biography

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.

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Andy Garcia Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
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

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Andy Garcia Trivia

  • Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#65). [1995]
  • Family emigrated to the US in 1961.
  • Father of three girls and one boy.
  • Was born as a conjoined twin. His twin was no bigger than a tennis ball and was surgically removed. All that remains is a scar on his shoulder.
  • Refuses to do nude scenes. He once walked out of a audition when asked to remove his shirt.
  • Gained weight when his wife was pregnant with three of their children.
  • Children: Dominik García-Lorido, 'Daniella Garcia-Lorido', Alessandra Garcia-Lorido and 'Andres Garcia-Lorido'.
  • Fact: Owns 25 conga drums, collects hats, and wears a beret in the winter.
  • Son, Andrés Garcia-Lorido, was born Monday, January 28, 2002 in Los Angeles, tipping the scales at 7 pounds, 13 ounces.
  • His daughter, Alessandra Garcia-Lorido was born on June 20, 1991 in Los Angeles, California.
  • Is said to be very protective of his family's privacy.
  • Daughter, Daniella Garcia-Lorido, was born on January 3, 1988.
  • Left Cuba at 5.
  • Filmed scenes as LouAnne's (Michelle Pfeiffer) love interest in Dangerous Minds (1995), but they were cut from the final print.
  • Son of Rene Garcia (attorney who died in 1993) and Amelie Garcia (English teacher).
  • Daughter Dominik García-Lorido born in 1984.
  • Has an older brother named Rene Garcia.
  • His niece is Jackie Garcia. She was the fiancée of slain Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor at the time of his death.
  • Turned down the role of "Detective Mac Taylor" (The character played by Gary Sinise) on the popular CBS crime drama "CSI: NY" (2004).
  • Longtime friend of actor Mickey Rourke. Has said that Rourke was his high school baseball coach.
  • Good friends with George Lopez.


Andy Garcia Photos

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    Disney's "The Lone Ranger" World Premiere - Arrivals

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    "Iron Man 3" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

  • Barry Sonnenfeld, Guillermo del Toro, Rick Baker and Andy Garcia

    Jim Baker Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 30, 2012

  • Andy Garcia

    "Cars Land" Grand Opening at Disneyland - Arrivals

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    10th Annual Backstage at the Geffen - Arrivals

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    "For Greater Glory" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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