Andy Garcia: What Do You Know About ‘The Untouchables’ Actor?

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He is well known for his role played in the movie known as “The Untouchables” which was directed by Brian De Palma, but what do you know about Andy Garcia?

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Movie actors in America are very popular for their roles in entertaining people and also teaching people a lot of things through their movies, and Andy Garcia is certainly one of them who is loved by all movie fanatics.

He rose to prominence and became so popular when he starred in the movie, ” The Untouchables”

The Untouchables, the movie in which Andy Garcia starred, is a 1987 American crime film directed by Brian De Palma, produced by Art Linson, written by David Mamet, and based on the book of the same name in 1957.

“The Untouchables” premiered on June 2, 1987, in New York City, and went into general release on June 3, 1987, in the United States.

The film grossed $106.2 million worldwide and received generally positive reviews from critics.

It was nominated for four Academy Awards; Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

The popularity of the movie made the actors involved in it popular too, including Andy Garcia.

Who is Andy Garcia?

Andy Garcia
Andy Garcia. Photo credit | Flipboard.com

Andy Garcia was born Andrés Arturo García Menéndez on April 12, 1956, in Havana, Cuba.

Two years after Garcia was born, Cuba became embroiled in revolution, and in January 1959 Fidel Castro assumed power in that country.

Garcia’s father lost his property as a result of Castro’s confiscation of land from private owners.

In 1961 the U.S. government-backed a failed invasion of Cuba by anti-Castro forces.

Andy Garcia’s mother, Amelie Menéndez, was an English teacher and his father, René García Núñez, was an attorney in Cuba.

Andy García has two older siblings, a sister named Tessi and a brother named René.

Andy Garcia career

Andy Garcia
Andy. Photo credit | Celebtap

Andy Garcia has come a long way in the entertainment industry.

He is currently not only just an actor but a director and producer as well.

He first rose to prominence acting in Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables alongside Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, and Robert De Niro.

He continued to act in films such as Stand and Deliver, and Internal Affairs.

At 65 years old now, Andy Garcia started acting in the 1980s and has held on to it till now and has appeared in so many movies and TV shows.

Andy Garcia educational background

Andy grew up in Miami and studied at the Miami Beach Senior High School and later joined the Florida International University.

In high school, he had an interest in sports and not acting. He played basketball at school.

However, an illness cut short his dream of becoming an athlete.

Instead, he decided to pursue a career in acting.

Andy majored in acting at the Florida International University and performed in theatre productions until 1978.

Andy Garcia family

Andy Garcia
Andy and Family. Photo credit | CelebWikiCorner

In 1982, García married Marivi Lorido.

The couple has four children: daughters Dominik García-Lorido born in 1983, Daniella born in1988, Alessandra born in 1991, and son Andres born in 2002.

The family divides their time between Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, and Key Biscayne, Florida.

Awards and nominations received by Andy Garcia

Andy has won several awards in his long career so far winning awards such as:

1997 – Nostros Golden Eagle Awards for Outstanding Performer in Film.

1998 – ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film.

2002 – ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor.

2013 – Boston Film Festival – Best Actor.

Andy Garcia also received nominations for the following:

1991 – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

1991 – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture.

2001 – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film. 2001 – Primetime Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

2001 – Primetime Emmy Award for Television Movie.

Andy Garcia net worth

After this long career, how much is Andy Garcia worth as far as wealth is concerned?

According to celebritynetworth, Garcia is worth $20 million.

Source: GhBase.com

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