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Biography #2 (for Twisted)

Andy Garcia has established himself as one of today's most talented and versatile actors. Because he has worked so successfully with many of the industry's most respected and celebrated directors, he has become known as a director's actor. He has also established himself as a producer, composer/musician and humanitarian - and as a director in his own right.

One of Garcia's most memorable experiences was working with Francis Ford Coppola on The Godfather: Part III. I went into the movie as an actor, Garcia says, and left a filmmaker. Garcia received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for his role in the Best Supporting Actor category. He formed his own production company, CineSon Productions, in 1991.

Garcia's most recent film credits include Lions Gate Films' Confidence and Warner Bros.' Ocean's Eleven. He wrapped, production last fall on the independent feature The Lazarus Child, starring with Angela Bassett and Frances O'Connor, and also completed Modigliani, another independent in which he portrays painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani, which he also produced in association with Philippe

Martinez of Bauer Martinez Studios. Garcia starred in the independent films The Unsaid and The Man From Elysian Fields (released by IDP), both of which he also produced. He is currently developing his directorial debut The Lost City, which was written by Guillermo Cabrera Infante:

Garcia received an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for his starring role as the legendary Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval in HBO's 2000 biopic For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story. Garcia was executive producer of the film and also produced the soundtrack and the Emmy-winning score. The film has also received Emmy nominations for Best Made for Television Film or Miniseries and Best Cinematography. The film also won two ALMA Awards as Best Made for Television Movie or Miniseries and as Outstanding Latin Cast in a Made for Television Movie or Miniseries, and was nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Made for Television Movie or Miniseries category.

Under the CineSon banner, Garcia made his directorial debut with Cachao...Como Su Ritmo No Hay Dos (Like His Rhythm There Is No Other), a

feature-length documentary concert film about the co-creator of the Mambo, Israel Lopez Cachao. He also served as co-producer.

Garcia subsequently produced and performed on Volumes I and II of Cachao -Master Sessions (Crescent Moon/Sony), the former a 1994 Grammy Award winner and the latter a 1995 Grammy Award nominee. Cachao - Cuba Linda (EMI Latin) was the duo's third installment for Garcia's CineSon record label, and was nominated for a 2001 Grammy Award and 2000 Latin Grammy Award. The pair has again re-teamed to record Cachao Ahora Si (Univision), once again under the CineSon label, which will be accompanied by a behind-the-scenes film of the same name, and was produced and directed by Garcia. Garcia also composed four songs for the Disappearance of Garcia Lorca soundtrack and produced, wrote and performed several songs on the Just the Ticket soundtrack.

Born in Havana, Cuba, Garcia's family fled in exile to Miami Beach, Florida as a result of Fidel Castro's takeover of his homeland at the age of five. As a youth, he performed in community theatre productions and variety shows. Garcia attended Florida International University as a theater major. He performed in regional theater productions in the Miami area before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a film career in the late 1970s.

Garcia has been married to Marivi Lorido Garcia since 1982. The couple lives in Los Angeles with their four children: Dominik, Daniella, Alessandra and Andres.

In addition to numerous other awards, Garcia has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Star of the Year Award from the National Association of Theater Owners, a PRISM Award, a Harvard University Foundation Award and a Hispanic Heritage Award for the Arts. He is also the recipient of an Oscar de la Hoya Foundation Champion Award, a Father's Day Council Father of the Year Award and an honorary doctorate of fine arts degree from St. John's University.

Bio courtesy Paramount for "Twisted" (02-Mar-2004)


Biography #3

Andy Garcia received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for his role of Vincent Mancini in The Godfather, Part III. That same year he was voted Star of the Year by the National Association of Theater Owners for his performances in both Internal Affairs and The Godfather, Part III. He has also been honored with the Harvard University Foundation Award for his outstanding contributions to the American Performing Arts and Intercultural Relations, with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and, most recently, with a Hispanic Heritage Award for the Arts.

Garcia also received acclaim this past year for his work in Sidney Lumet's Night Falls on Manhattan, and for his performances as two legendary figures, Lucky Luciano in Hoodlum and the celebrated Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca in The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca. His other films include Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead, Steal Big, Steal Little (for which he also produced, wrote and performed four songs for the soundtrack), When a Man Loves a Woman, Jennifer 8, Hero, Dead Again, Black Rain, The Untouchables, 8 Million Ways to Die, Stand and Deliver, The Mean Season, American Roulette, and one of the original HBO telefilms, Clinton and Nadine. He will soon be seen opposite Andie MacDowall in the urban romance, The Scalper, which he produced for his own CineSon Productions.

Under the CineSon banner he made his directorial debut with Cachao...Como Su Ritmo No Hay Dos (Like His Rhythm There Is No Other), a feature-length documentary concert film on renowned Cuban bass player and composer Israel Lopez Cachao, who co-created the Mambo. The film, which he co-produced, has received worldwide critical praise, and was released through Epic Music Video. Subsequently, Garcia also produced and performed on Cachao Master Sessions Volume I, which won a 1994 Grammy Award, and Cachao Master Sessions Volume II, which received a 1995 Grammy Award nomination. Both were CineSon Productions released under the Crescent Moon Records label through Sony/Epic Music.

Born in Havana, Cuba, Garcia moved with his family to Miami Beach, Florida at the age of five. He attended Florida International University and spent several years performing in regional theater productions before moving to Los Angeles in the late 1970s.

Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment (01-Jan-2000)


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