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Andres Arturo Garcia Menendez popularly known as Andy Garcia is a veteran Hollywood film director and actor. The Cuban born actor came into limelight in the late 80s and early 90s with notable performances in highly-rated films like The Godfather III, When a Man Loves a Woman and The Untouchables. Following an acting career that began in 1978, the American actor has had an impressive run in Hollywood with many notable achievements to show for it. Read on as we take a peek into Andy Garcia’s career achievements, family and his recent works.
Here’s What Andy Garcia’s has Accomplished in His Career
The veteran actor has been receiving several awards, nominations, and honors in recognition of his sterling acting career and contributions to Hollywood. In 1986, the New York Film Critics Circle Awards nominated Garcia for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 8 Million Ways to Die. Over a decade later in 1997, the veteran actor received the prestigious Nostros Golden Eagle Awards for Outstanding Performer in Film.
Garcia received his first American Latino Movie Award (ALMA) in 1998 for his outstanding performance in Desperate Measures. The Godfather Part III, one of his notable film performances, earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination and an Academy Award nomination. The Hollywood actor was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role at the 1991 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards.
For his appearance in the 2000 film, For Love of Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story, Andy Garcia received a Golden Award nomination and two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. His superb portrayal of his character in the film also earned him wide praise and acclaim.
In 2002, he was awarded his second ALMA for Outstanding Supporting Actor in Ocean’s Eleven. The sequel to the latter film, Ocean’s Twelve, got him a nomination at the 2005 edition of the prestigious Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards. The globally acclaimed film star was also nominated for Best Director at the 2007 ALMA Award for his directorial role in The Lost City.
Garcia has received a couple of prestigious honors to go with his awards. The Cuban actor received a star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995 thereby immortalizing himself amongst Hollywood greats. Andy also received the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the 2002 Palm Springs International Film Festival.
In 2006, the American Latino Media Arts Award honored the star actor with the prestigious Anthony Quinn Award for Achievement in Motion Pictures. Andres Garcia was also honored by the Spanish Government through its Ministry of Culture with a Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts.
Andy Garcia’s Family Life
Garcia’s family began in 1982 when he got married to Marivi Loridi who gave birth to his first child, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, in 1983. Garcia-Lorido took after her father as she is also an actress. In 1988, another daughter was born to the couple whom they named Daniella Garcia.
The award-winning Cuban actor became a father once again in 1991 to a beautiful daughter Alessandra. Andy’s only son, who was named after him, was born in 2002. Garcia being a staunch catholic raised all of his children as Catholics.
What is He Doing Now?
In recent years, the award-winning actor has bounced back to his superb form as he has been involved in several top-grossing films and television series. Garcia starred in the 2016 film True Memoirs of an International Assassin as El Toro.
The next year, he featured in Geostorm, Bent and Book Club. Andy Garcia was also seen as Fernando Cienfuegos in the 2018 film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. In 2019 Garcia appeared in Against the Clock as Gerald Hotchkiss and his recent television appearance includes My Dinner with Herve, 3Below: Tales of Arcadia and Modern Love.
The veteran actor is still making waves in the film industry as it has been gathered that he is set to star in the upcoming 2020 film What About Love as Peter Tarlton. Andy Garcia is also featured in two other upcoming films — Words on Bathroom Walls and Big Gold Brick. The release dates for both movies are not yet known but we anticipate that they will hit the screens sometime in 2020 and like in his previous films, his fans are eager to see what he has to showcase in these movies.