Ten fun facts about Andy Garcia

Fact 1
Andy was born Andres Arturo Garcia Menendez was born on April 12, 1956 in Havana, Cuba.

Fact 2
Andy Garcia has played some of the most iconic characters on film but despite the fact that he acts he is one of the most private and guarded actors of the time.

Fact 3
He was born into an affluent family in Cuba that fled to Miami Florida when Fidel Castro came to power.

Fact 4
His family struggled after their move but eventually started a fairly successful fragrance company that made over one million dollars.

Fact 5
When he was in high school he was an athlete and very popular, but contracted mononucleosis and hepatitis and was unable to play sports after this. This is the time in which Andy decided to spend more attention with acting.

Fact 6
Andy Garcia started going to college at Florida International University but ended up heading to Hollywood where he got his first break in 1981 on “Hill Street Blues.”

Fact 7
Andy has played in a number of popular and successful films including “8 Million Ways to Die,” “The Untouchables,” and “The Godfather Part III.” He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting actor for his portrayal of Vincent Mancini in the Godfather.

Fact 8
Andy acted in all three “Ocean” sequels - “Ocean’s Eleven”, “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Ocean’s Thirteen”. All three movies were huge box office hits.

Fact 9
Another huge hit movie that Andy has starred in is “When A Man Loves A Women’, which he co-starred with Meg Ryan.

Fact 10
Andy is known for the quote: “Freedom Is Not Negotiable.”

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Short about Andy Garcia
Is a well known, very charismatic Cuban American actor.

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