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Andy Garcia (born Andres Arturo Menendez, 12.4.1956)
Andy Garcia is a Cuban-American film actor. Amongst his most famous performances are his roles in The Godfather: Part III, The Untouchables and When a Man Loves a Woman.

Childhood: Andy Garcia was born in Havana, Cuba, to Amelie Menéndez and René García Núñez. In Cuba, his father was an attorney as well as an avocado farmer. In America, he went on to own a fragrance business. Their family moved to the USA when Andy was five years old. He attended Miami Beach Senior High School and was raised as a Roman Catholic. Garcia started acting after taking a drama class in his senior year of high school.

Acting Career: Andy Garcia started acting at Florida International University, though he soon progressed to Hollywood. His break came when he was offered a part in the TV series Hill Street Blues. This was followed by a decent performance in The Mean Season, alongside Kurt Russell.

After watching Garcia in 8 Million Ways to Die, Brian de Palma selected him to appear in The Untouchables, along with Kevin Costner, Sean Connery and Robert de Niro. The screenplay had been adapted by David Mamet.

When Francis Ford Coppola was casting The Godfather Part III in 1989, he selected Andy Garcia to play the role of Sonny Corleone. Garcia beat a number of actors to the role and was noted for his resemblance to a young Al Pacino. The film also starred Sofia Coppola, Diane Keaton and Talia Shire. Garcia was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor for his role and his public profile received a significant boost. In 1990, Andy Garcia appeared in Internal Affairs, with Richard Gere, Laurie Metcalf and William Baldwin. Two years later, he landed the role of the good Samaritan in Hero, opposite Geena Davis and Dustin Hoffman. Then, in 1994, Andy Garcia took on another significant role in When a Man Loves a Woman, playing the husband of an alcoholic woman, alongside Meg Ryan

1995 saw Andy Garcia playing the role of Jimmy the Saint in Things to do in Denver When You're Dead. The cult crime film also starred Christopher Lloyd and Steve Buscemi. In Night Falls on Manhattan, Garcia took on the role of a crusading lawyer, opposite James Gandolfini and Richard Dreyfuss. The following year, he starred in Desperate Measures with Michael Keaton and Marcia Gay Harden.

Andy Garcia's career took another upturn at the turn of the century when he was cast in Ocean's Eleven, the hugely popular remake of the Rat Pack caper film. The original film starred Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin. The modern remake also boasted an all-star cast, including Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon and Julia Roberts. Ocean's Eleven was followed by Ocean's Twelve and then Ocean's Thirteen, though the size of Andy Garcia's roles diminished as the franchise progressed. 2005 was the year that Andy Garcia released The Lost City, which he co-wrote, directed and also starred in, along with Bill Murray and Dustin Hoffman. The film depicted a negative view of the Cuban Revolution and Che Guevara and was received with a great deal of controversy in Latin America.

Andy Garcia starred with his daughter, Dominik Garcia-Lorido in the 2009 film City Island, which also stars Emily Mortimer.

Personal Life: Andy Garcia married María Victoria Lorido in 1982. They have four children: Dominik, Daniella, Alessandro and Andres.

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Salvatore Ferragamo 100th Year Celebration In Hollywood Rodeo Drive Flagship Store Opening

Andy Garcia , Dominik Garcia-Lorido - Salvatore Ferragamo 100th Year Celebration In Hollywood Rodeo Drive Flagship Store Opening at Salvatore Ferragamo Store - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Wednesday 9th September 2015

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Andy Garcia and Dominik Garcia-Lorido
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Andy Garcia

Salvatore Ferragamo 100th Year Celebration In Hollywood Rodeo Drive Flagship Store Opening

Dominik Garcia-Lorido , Andy Garcia - Celebrities attend the Salvatore Ferragamo 100 Years In Hollywood celebration at the newly unveiled Rodeo Drive flagship Salvatore Ferragamo boutique. at Rodeo Drive flagship Salvatore Ferragamo - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 9th September 2015

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Dominik Garcia-Lorido and Andy Garcia
Dominik Garcia-Lorido and Andy Garcia
Dominik Garcia-Lorido and Andy Garcia

Andy Garcia Takes His Son Shopping In Beverly Hills

Andy Garcia - Andy Garcia takes his son shopping in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 9th September 2015

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The Eighth Annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic Presented By Sabra - Arrivals

Andy Garcia - The eighth annual George Lopez Celebrity Golf Classic presented by Sabra - Arrivals at Lakeside Golf Club - Toluca Lake, California, United States - Monday 4th May 2015

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Andy Garcia

"Brotherly Love" LA Premiere

Rene Garcia and Andy Garcia - A variety of stars were photographed as they attended the premiere of "Brotherly Love" which was held at the Silver Screen Theater at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 14th April 2015

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Kill The Messenger Trailer

Kill the Messenger follows the real life story of Journalist Gary Webb (Jeremy Renner), as he stumbles upon the story of a lifetime. When Webb hears that the US government was aware of the exportation of drugs to America, he begins following up the story. This, in turn, leads him to uncover a conspiracy where the CIA imported vast amounts of cocaine to sell in the US in order to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army. Webb is then faced with the option to leave the story alone, or continue his investigation and put his career, family and own life at risk. 

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"What's A D-k Turd?" Celebs Read Mean Tweets Is Back With Episode 7!

Matthew Mcconaughey Julia Roberts Emma Stone Mindy Kaling Gary Oldman Ashton Kutcher Andy Garcia Jimmy Kimmel

Get ready to rub your hands together with glee and cackle at the daily abuse celebrities have to field via Twitter. For Jimmy Kimmel's famous "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets" is back for a bigger, badder and long-awaited seventh episode. Matthew Mcconaughey, Julia Roberts, Gary Oldman, Ashton Kutcher, Courteney Cox, Andy Garcia, Mindy Kaling and Emma Stone are all included in the new video.

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Matthew McConaughey Gets Confused Over A Critics Choice Of Insult In The Latest "Mean Tweets."

We're pretty confident that we're not the only ones who use the Jimmy Kimmel Live comedy segment as a legal high and we certainly weren't disappointed by episode seven as even more irrationally irate Twitter users were named and shamed on the US late night entertainment show.

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Let's Be Cops Trailer

A pair of best pals are at the point where they are contemplating why nothing in their lives seems to have turned out right so far. To take their mind off their money issues, however, they decide to attend a life-changing costume party - dressed as cops. Everyone seems to assume that they really are law enforcers and they decide to abuse their position by executing their 'power' over party-goers for various minor issues. Hooked on their so-called status, they decide to purchase an old police car despite the risk of being sent to jail for several years for impersonating officers of the law. They are soon favoured by the neighbourhood for their laid-back attitude, but as their fame starts to spiral out of control, they find themselves caught up in the real life criminal underworld with no easy way out.

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'Rio 2': Critics Squawk Their First Verdicts On The Colourful Kids' Comedy [Trailer]

Jesse Eisenberg Anne Hathaway Bruno Mars Jemaine Clement Kristin Chenoweth Andy Garcia

Don't you know about the bird? Well, Spix's Macaw to be precise and a new kids' movie that's bound to get you feeling in the mood for some summer sun and the Brazilian world cup. Rio 2 is currently out in the US and UK and picks up where its successful 2011 predecessor left off. But have critics given the new release the encouragement it needs to soar at the box office?

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It's Looking Pretty Good Box Office-Wise For 'Rio 2' This Weekend - If Only The Critics Could Be Convinced...

Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway reprise their roles as Blue and Jewel, two bright blue endangered who have settled into familial bliss since we last saw them. The news of more of their kind deep in the Amazon rainforest sends the itchy-footed Jewel reeling with excitement at the thought of moving to the wild.

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Rio 2 Review


After the snappy, clever 2011 original, this sequel feels rather lazy by comparison: it's still visually colourful and sometimes witty, but the overcrowded story is all over the place, mixing wacky slapstick and corny satire with a political message. And none of this is edgy enough to make it memorable, except perhaps the addition of one new character, a deranged poisonous frog with delusions of romance, voiced by the riotously operatic Kristin Chenoweth.

At the centre again are the rare blue macaws Blu and Jewel (Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway), who now have three feisty kids at their bird sanctuary in Rio de Janeiro. Then their human keepers Tulio and Linda (Rodrigo Santoro and Leslie Mann) spot another blue macaw deep in the Amazon, so Blu and Jewel fly off to investigate with their children and buddies (including and Jamie Foxx). Sure enough, this turns out to be Jewel's long-lost family, overseen by her father (Andy Garcia) and guarded by her heartthrob ex Roberto (Bruno Mars). But there's an evil logger threatening the rainforest, and Blu's old nemesis Nigel the cockatoo (Jemaine Clement) is out for revenge.

After the oddly flat prologue in Rio, the film kicks up a gear when it arrives in the jungle, where the imagery becomes far more dense and colourful, leading to some wonderfully outrageous musical numbers and raucous action sequences. The level of detail is impressive, as is the range of creatures thrown into the story. But the script never quite rises to this level of invention, once again simplistically putting the city-bird Blu in an alien natural environment, with added in-laws and ex-boyfriends. Much more fun is Nigel's interaction with his poison-frog sidekick, even if his subplot never builds any steam.

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Review Round-Up : 'At Middleton' Is Simple And Sweet With Some Star Performances

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Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga star in AdamRodgers' romantic comedyAt Middleton, as two seemingly opposite people who bond while accompanying their children on a university campus tour. The pair end up breaking away from the pack to reminisce together about their own college days. 

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The film is perhaps best described by Stephen Harbour in The Hollywood Reporter who calls it a “modern-day Brief Encounter.” He goes on to praise the stars saying it “benefits from sparkling dialogue and splendid acting.”  Yes most critics agree that the somewhat simple film owes a lot to Garcia and Farmiga’s performances. Marshall Fine from Hollywood and Fine called it “a small film with big feelings, built around a pair of engaging performances", and added, "it's absolutely worth tracking down.”

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Rio 2 - Alternative Trailer

Blu and Jewel believe that they are two of a kind as the only full grown blue macaws in existence as they make their home in a cosy Brazilian bird sanctuary with their fast-growing offspring. With Jewel developing itchy feet (or should that be talons?) and the 'babies' desperate to learn more about the world and their kind, the arrival of news of another flock of their kind deep in the Amazon rainforest sends Jewel reeling with excitement at the thought of vacating to the wild. Blu is less fond of the idea, now being comfortably accustomed to their artificial city lifestyle, but goes along on the adventure for the sake of Jewel. As they arrive in the jungle with their friends, they meet Jewel's formidable father and some old friends - and if that's not enough for Blu to worry about, Nigel the evil Sulphur-crested Cockatoo has also taken to the wild with revenge on his mind. But Nigel might not be the only thing to fear in the unpredictable Amazon wilderness.

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Rob The Mob Trailer

Tommy and Rosie are a young couple living in New York who are madly in love with one another - mad enough that they begin to pull off the most dangerous heists possible in order to make enough money to start a life together after their stints in prison. While Rosie attempts to make an honest living as a debt collector, Tommy is hell-bent on revenge after watching his father get beaten to a pulp by the Mafia when he was just a child. He follows a court trial of mobster Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano whose information in court about his recent exploits present Tommy with an idea to rob the gang's No-Guns social club with Rosie as the getaway driver. After getting away with it without a hit contract, they continue to rob the mob before discovering an important piece of inside information that could permanently bring down the world's most formidable criminals.

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At Middleton Trailer

It seems you can take a kid out of college but you can't take college out of a kid as two discontented parents find themselves struggling to behave themselves as they take their respective 18-year-old children to visit their new college campus Middleton. George and Edith are total opposites who find themselves completely uninterested in each other's quirks initially; George is a serious, suit-wearing heart surgeon desperately worried about the academic future of his overly chilled out son, while Edith embarrasses her hard-working daughter with her laidback attitude and never being too afraid to speak her mind. When the parents find themselves separated from the campus tour, they actually start enjoying each other's company and slowly but surely begin to fall in love as they help each other come to terms with the complications of parenthood.

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Blu And Jewell Go In Search Of Roots In 'Rio 2' [Trailer + Pictures]

Anne Hathaway Jesse Eisenberg Bruno Mars Andy Garcia

Those Blue Macaws are back, and this time they’ve got parrot sprogs to account for. But the bustling streets of Rio isn’t a great place to bring up kids – all three of them, played by Rachel Crow, Pierce Gagnon and Amandla Stenberg – and besides, Jewel thinks it’s about time to discover her roots.

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“We’re not people, Blu. We’re birds,” Jewell explains.

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