Trivia for the Oscar-nominated, Cuban actor Andy Garcia.
1. Andy Garcia was born in 1956, in Havana, Cuba.
2. His full name is Andrés Arturo García Menéndez.,
3. He stands at 5' 10" (1.78 m).
4. Andy’s family move to the States when he was 5.
5. His 2005 movie The Lost City, a movie he directed and starred in, is based on his family’s experience of leaving Cuba.
6. He is married to Marivi Lorido Garcia and they have 4 kids together.
7. Andy Garcia & Marivi Lorido Garcia have been married since 1982.
8. In 2001, he was nominated for Emmy for his leading role in the TV movie For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story.
9. He was nominated for Golden Globe 2 times: once for his leading role in Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (in 2001), and once for his supporting role in the movie The Godfather: Part III (in 1991).
10. His role in The Godfather: Part III also brought him an Oscar nomination in the category Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
11. He has been appearing on the screen since 1978.
12. The Vampire Diaries’ Alaric (Matthew Davis) used to work as a pizza delivery boy before he made it big. At one time, he delivered pizza to Andy Garcia’s house. Matthew is now looking forward to seeing Andy again, and telling this story.
13. He doesn’t do any nude scenes.
14. He is good friends with actor Mickey Rourke.
15. Some of his co-stars include Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro (The Untouchables), Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Bridget Fonda, Sophia Coppola (The Godfather III), Gabrielle Anwar, Christopher Walken, Christopher Lloyd (Things to do in Denver When You’re Dead), Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon (Ocean’s 11 series), Ryan Reynolds (Smokin’ Aces), Kevin Bacon, Julie Delpy, Brendan Fraser, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Forrest Whitekar (The Air I Breathe), Edward Burns, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz (Confidence), Frances O’ Connor, Angela Bassett (The Lazarus Child), Meg Ryan (When a Man Loves a Woman), Michael Douglas (Black Rain), Richard Gere (Internal Affairs), Jeff Bridges, Rossanna Arquette (8 Million Ways to Die), Ellen Barkin, Morgan Freeman (Clinton and Nadine), Uma Thurman (Jennifer Eight), Kenneth Branagah, Emma Thompson (Dead Again), Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis (Hero), Richard Dreyfuss, Lena Olin (Night Falls on Manhattan), Laurence Fishburne, Tim Roth (Hoodlum), Michael Keaton (Desperate Measures), Emily Mortimer, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait (City Island).
16. The famous directors he worked with include Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather III), Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven), Mike Figgis ( Internal Affairs), Ridley Scott (Black Rain), Sydney Lumet (Night Falls on Manhattan), Brian De Palma (The Untouchables) and more.