Andy Garcia

Andy Garcia
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Andy Garcia
Film: South side of the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Actor | Director | Producer
Born Andrés Arturo García Menéndez on April 12, 1956 in Havana, Cuba

Andy Garcia was 5 when he left his hometown of Havana, Cuba, in 1961. The future actor and his family had been forced into exile by the Cuban Revolution, escaping with little more than their memories and the beginnings of a haunting nostalgia for a vanishing way of life.

Garcia has gone on to become the most successful Cuban American actor since Desi Arnaz. He earned an Oscar nomination ("The Godfather Part III") and a Grammy (as producer of "Ahora Si" by Israel "Cachao" Lopez). Garcia was also the producer for the Emmy-winning soundtrack of HBO's biopic "For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story."

Garcia's career has been too diverse to be pigeonholed by a single project. Since appearing in a bit part as a character named Manuel in a 1979 TV episode of "Archie Bunker's Place," he has starred in an array of films large and small, including Brian De Palma's "The Untouchables (1987) and Steven Soderbergh's "Ocean's Eleven" (2001).

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1990 Best Supporting Actor The Godfather, Part III Nomination

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