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Encyclopedia > Andy Garcia
Andy Garcia at the Incirlik hospital, Incirlik Air Base, December 7, 2001
Andy Garcia at the Incirlik hospital, Incirlik Air Base, December 7, 2001

Andy García (born April 12, 1956) is a Cuban-American actor. Image File history File links Andy_Garcia_at_Incirlik. ... Image File history File links Andy_Garcia_at_Incirlik. ... The Ä°ncirlik Air Base, an important regional storage center in NATOs Southern Region is located in Ä°ncirlik, 12 km east of Adana, Turkeys fourth largest city, and 56 km from the Mediterranean Sea (37°00N 35°26E). ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... April 12 is the 102nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (103rd in leap years). ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Early life

He was born Andrés Arturo García in Havana, Cuba, into a well-to-do family. He had a partially formed Siamese twin, which appeared as a tennis ball-sized growth on his shoulder. The twin was successfully removed. When Garcia was 5, the invasion of Cuba by anti-Castro forces failed, and the family had to move to Miami, Florida, where they did various types of work in order to survive. Over a period of several years, however, they built up a million-dollar perfume company. García went to Miami Beach Senior High School , where he played on the basketball team. During his last year in high school, however, he became seriously ill, which made him decide on acting as a future career. This article is about the Cuban city. ... A painting of Chang and Eng Bunker, circa 1836 For other uses of Siamese twin(s), click here. ... Fidel Castro Ruz (born August 13, 1926) has been the dictator of Cuba since 1959, when, leading the 26th of July Movement, he overthrew the regime of Fulgencio Batista. ... The Magic City, The American Riviera, The Sixth Borough Location of Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Miami Beach Senior High School is a high school in Miami Beach, Florida, and part of the Miami-Dade School District. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 Basketball is a sport in which two teams of five players each try to score points by throwing a ball through a hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ...


Acting Career

Garcia began acting at Florida International University, but went soon after to Hollywood. He started to perform in very short roles, and worked as waiter and in a warehouse when he had no job in the film industry. His chance arose when he was offered a role as a gang member in the first episode of the popular TV series Hill Street Blues. Director Brian de Palma liked his performance in the 1986 movie 8 Million Ways to Die and engaged him the following year for The Untouchables, which made Garcia a popular Hollywood actor. In 1989, Francis Ford Coppola was casting The Godfather Part III. The character Vincent Corleone, the son of Sonny Corleone, was an exceptional part which many actors wanted. Garcia was not only one of the few actors capable of carrying the part, but he also bore an uncanny resemblance to Robert De Niro, who played the role of young Vito Corleone, Vincent's grandfather, in The Godfather Part II. The role thus went to Garcia, who earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his performance and became an internationally acclaimed star. Florida International University State University System of Florida FAMU FAU FGCU FIU FSU NCF UCF UF UNF USF UWF Florida International University (FIU) is a state-run university in Miami-Dade County, Florida, well-known for its creative writing, hospitality management, international business, and management information systems programs. ... ... Hill Street Blues was a serial police drama that first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. ... Brian De Palma Brian De Palma (born September 11, 1940 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American film director. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Untouchables is the name of a 1947 book by Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley, and also of two television series and a motion picture that it inspired. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Francis Ford Coppola at Cannes 2001 Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American film director, screenwriter, vintner, magazine publisher, and hotelier, most renowned for directing the highly regarded Godfather trilogy. ... The Godfather, Part III (1990) is the third film in the Godfather trilogy. ... Robert De Niro at the Berlin International Film Festival, 1998 Robert De Niro, Jr. ... The Godfather, Part II is the sequel to The Godfather, released in 1974. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...


In the following years, Garcia has played in all kinds of films, in which he has always left the imprint of his talent. He has appeared also in several TV films. He is, however, a man of principles and chooses his roles according to them, more than for money reasons. He has therefore gained the respect and admiration of directors, producers and colleagues, and the sympathy of the audiences. While not in the same vein of movie stars dominating the box office, Garcia has remained equally strong in both leading and supporting roles. One of his more well known films was the 2001 remake of Ocean's Eleven, which had Garcia in fine form as Terry Benedict, the ruthless Las Vegas mogul who just happens to be seeing the estranged wife (Julia Roberts) of George Clooney's character. Garcia reprised the role in the 2004 sequel although many noted that the part was significantly smaller than the villain he played in the first film. He is currently at work on The Lost City which he co-wrote, directs, and stars in, alongside Dustin Hoffman and Bill Murray. Oceans Eleven is a 2001 remake of the 1960 Rat Pack movie Oceans Eleven. ... Oceans Eleven is a 1960 heist film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring five Rat Packers: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. ... This page is about the American actor Julia Roberts. ... George Clooney at the Incirlik hospital, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey December 7, 2001. ... The Lost City is the name of several motion pictures including two serials in 1920 and 1935. ... Dustin Hoffman Hoffman with Ben Stiller in 2004s Meet the Fockers. ... Bill Murray William James Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American comedian, producer, film director, and actor. ...


Garcia is proud of his Cuban heritage, which is present in his life. He is a very private person. In 1982, he married María Victoria Lorido. The couple have 4 children. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Filmography

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Andy Garcia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (573 words)
When Garcia was 5, the invasion of Cuba by anti-Castro forces failed, and the family had to move to Miami, Florida, where they did various types of work in order to survive.
One of his more well known films was the 2001 remake of Ocean's Eleven, which had Garcia in fine form as Terry Benedict, the ruthless Las Vegas mogul who just happens to be seeing the estranged wife (Julia Roberts) of George Clooney's character.
Garcia reprised the role in the 2004 sequel although many noted that the part was significantly smaller than the villain he played in the first film.
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