How much is Andy Garcia worth?
|Net Worth:||$25 Million|
|Date of Birth:||April 12, 1956|
About Andy Garcia
Andy Garcia, whose full name is Andres Arturo Garcia Menendez, is an American film and television actor, director, and producer. He became famous after his appearance on the 1987 classic “The Untouchables”, where he worked with Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, and Sean Connery. Over the course of his booming career in the industry, he has taken part in other classics such as “Stand and Deliver”, “Internal Affairs”, and “The Godfather III” to name a few.
How Did Andy Garcia Get So Rich?
Being an actor and director is the reason why this television star become a millionaire in such short amount of time. After a few brief and supporting roles in television series, in 1983, Andy finally made his film debut in the comedy “Blue Skies Again”. That year, he also partook in “Guaguasi” and “A Night in Heaven” that earned him a little over $1.500 in total. He continued to work in films such as “The Mean Season” and “8 Million Ways to Die” which boosted his fame and helped him make more than $5.000.
In 1987, Andy Garcia landed his breakthrough role in Brian De Palma’s crime film “The Untouchables”. Playing the role of Agent George Stone Giuseppe Petri not only earned him his first Academy Award nomination but also earned him approximately $20.000. Throughout the 1990s, he finally began receiving main and leading roles in films such as “American Roulette”, “Black Rain” and “Internal Affairs”. Another show-stealing performance of Garcia is in “The Godfather Part III” from 1990, where he played the character, Vincent Mancini. By the end of the decade, he was already making more than $500.000 per year.
Why is he so famous?
Andy Garcia became famous when he joined the star cast of “The Untouchables”. He was born on April 12, 1956, in Havana, Cuba to Rene and Amelie Menendez. His father was an attorney in Cuba and avocado farmer that later owned his own fragrance business in America, while his mother was an English teacher. Andy has an older brother Rene and an older sister Tessi. When he was five years old, during the Bay of Pigs Invasion, his family decided to move to Miami, Florida.
He attended the Miami Beach Senior High School, and after his graduation in 1974, he enrolled at the Florida International University from which he earned a degree in arts. Around that time, he decided to become an actor and began taking drama classes to further improve his skills. He began acting in his university and soon after that went to Hollywood. His first appearance on television came in the series “Que Past, USA?” in 1978. He then went on to appear on the likes of “Archie Bunker’s Place”, “Hill Street Blues”, and “For Love and Honor” that helped him gain some recognition.
What Makes Him So Successful?
What makes Andy Garcia so successful are his many transformations in the entertainment business. In the 1990s, while acting in films and television series, he became a director and producer. Both his directing and producer debut came in the 1993 documentary “Cachao Como Su Ritmo No Hay Dos”. He then directed the likes of “Ahora Is”, “The Lost City”, “George Lopez” and “Cold Case”. Among some of the projects that he produced are “Modigliani”, “City Island”, “American Masters”, “A Dark Truth”, and “Santurce”.
Even now, at the age of 64, Garcia continues to star in many television, direct-to-video and independent films. In the early 2000s, he continued his momentum when he joined Steven Soderbergh’s heist comedy “Ocean’s Eleven”. He reprised his role of Terry Benedict in the sequels “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Ocean’s Thirteen”. Among some of his most recent and notable roles are in the films “New York, I Love You”, “City Island”, “Kill the Messenger”, “Mamma Mia!”, and “My Dinner with Herve”.
Andy Garcia is a prosperous Hollywood actor and director that began his career in the late 1970s while he was still attending the Florida International University. Since then, he has directed, produced and starred in more than 100 films and television series, including “The Untouchables” and “The Godfather Part III”. In addition to gaining more than $30 million for the past few decades, he has also earned himself nominations for many prestigious awards such as two Golden Globes, two Primetime Emmys, and one Academy Award.