How much is Andy Garcia worth?
|Net Worth:||$15 Million|
|Date of Birth:||April 12, 1956 (age 66)
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
“You have to love the guy that you play, even if you play the villain, you’ve got to love him.” Andy Garcia
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.
Andy Garcia became famous when he joined the star cast of The Untouchables (1987). 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.
“I’m not the type of person who goes through all this effort for a movie, and then doesn’t care if anybody sees it. I want them to see it, and I want them to see it on the big screen.” Andy Garcia
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.
“I started in comedy when I first started as an actor on stage and doing improvisational theater and stuff like that. So a lot of people who know me know that sort of side of me. But I got the roles that I got as an young actor kind of steered me in a different direction, which were, at times, darker characters. And so comedy was not something that came easy for people to think of my in those terms,” Andy Garcia has said.
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 (1979), Hill Street Blues (1981), and For Love and Honor (1983) that helped him gain some recognition.
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 an estimated $45,000 after tax. He became recognized early on when he developed one of the best voices in the industry and the bottom line is, he knew how to act.
He continued to work in films such as The Mean Season (1985) and 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) which boosted his fame and helped him add an estimated $55,000 to his net worth. In 1986, Andy Garcia landed his breakthrough role in Brian De Palma’s crime film The Untouchables (1987). Playing the role of Agent George Stone Giuseppe Petri not only earned him his first Academy Award nomination but also earned him an estimated $90,000. By 1988, Andy Garcia is estimated to have earned a net worth of about $100 thousand dollars.
“It’s better not to work than to work in something you don’t want to be working in.” Andy Garcia
Throughout the 1980s, he finally began receiving main and leading roles in films such as American Roulette (1988), Black Rain (1989) and Internal Affairs (1990). Another show-stealing performance of Garcia is in The Godfather Part III from 1990, where he played the character, Vincent Mancini. He continued through the 90s appearing in 16 movies in total, including When a Man Loves a Woman (1994) and Night Falls on Manhattan (1996). By the year 2000, Andy Garcia may have earned a net worth as high as $6 million.
In the 1990s, while acting in films and television series, he also became a director and producer. Both his directing and producer debut came in the 1993 documentary Cachao Como Su Ritmo No Hay Dos. He later directed the likes of ¡Ahora sí! (2003), The Lost City (2005), George Lopez (2007) and Cold Case (2007). Among some of the projects that he produced are Modigliani (2004), City Island (2009), American Masters (2010), A Dark Truth (2012), and Santurce (2019) and Father of the Bride (2022).
Andy Garcia earned a net worth of about $10 million, by 2010. The remainder of his estimated $15 million dollar net worth was realized through his continuous work in acting and producing. Even now, in his mid 60s, Garcia continues to star in many television, direct-to-video and independent films, as well is still deeply involved in producing.
In the early 2000s, he continued his momentum when he joined Steven Soderbergh’s heist comedy Ocean’s Eleven (2001). He reprised his role of Terry Benedict in the sequels Ocean’s Twelve (2004) and Ocean’s Thirteen (2007). Among some of his most recent and notable roles are in the films New York, I Love You (2008), City Island (2009), Kill the Messenger (2014), Mamma Mia! (2008), and My Dinner with Herve (2018).
While Garcia hasn’t been appearing in as many lead roles in recent years, he has been heavily involved in producing. He maintains his style, and his celebrity, despite not being front and center of the show anymore. “My grandfather was a very elegant individual. My father also. He was a lawyer and farmer in Cuba. In Miami, he had to go to work wherever he could. But whenever it was time to go out, you saw how they cared for how they looked,” he has said.
Garcia’s Total Net Worth
Andy Garcia may appear to have a relatively small net worth considering his contributions to cinema, however earning money in the movie business is not as easy as one may think. It takes years being paid very small sums as a way to demonstrate the skills of any actor. Still more years before these skills are recognized and lead to a big break.
While some point to his role as George Stone in the The Untouchables (1987) as his big break, the role was not substantial enough for that to happen. In many ways, Sean Connery stole the show. No, for Garcia, his big break was his role of Vincent Mancini in The Godfather Part III (1990). Don’t expect that to have brought substantial sums of money for him, however. Al Pacino who was reprising his role for a third time in the franchise was only paid $2.5 million, Diane Keaton $1.05 million. It is estimated that Andy Garcia’s compensation was only about $300,000, however; throughout the 90s he earned far greater sums for appearances in movies like When a Man Loves a Woman (1994) and Night Falls on Manhattan (1996). That is how he earned a net worth close to $5 million, by the year 2000.
After that his career was on the up and up, as Garcia turned his hand to directing and producing. He had directed Cachao Como Su Ritmo No Hay Dos (1993) however it wasn’t until the 00s that he invested more of his efforts into it. In producing, Garcias continues to this day with the likes of Father of the Bride, that was released in 2022. When one combines Garcia’s earnings from producing with his earnings from his acting appearances, after deducting taxes and so on, his net worth is about $15 million.
What makes Andy Garcia so successful are his many transformations in the movie business. Despite tough beginnings and going through a semi-break that didn’t pay much The Untouchables (1987), he continued and in 1990 realized his real breakthrough into becoming a genuine Hollywood star, with The Godfather Part III (1990).
“Everything I do in my life is very instinctual and in the moment. If I’m attracted to something, that’s it. If I have reservations, those don’t change till they’re resolved. My first impression is how I go,” Garcia has said. It seems that he is a natural talent at acting, and as it turns out, producing too. Garcia has known his strengths and weaknesses early on, he has said “It’s better not to work than to work in something you don’t want to be working in,” which demonstrates that he is a fully fledged thespian. He has developed his skills in the field, gone through the dip that any successful person will first experience and made life pay the price he asked by demanding higher salaries after his big break.
Despite times where he has lost his temper and so on, Garcia returns to his values. “I’ve had my moments of insanity. But there is a certain responsibility to set proper examples for your children, and that influences your choices in every aspect of your life,” he has said. Developing and possessing good values that one returns to, especially in trying times, is a key reason for success in any field.He also has confidence, he has stage presence and he has had what it takes, the grit, to make it through.
“It’s important, when going after a goal, to never lose sight of the integrity of the journey,” Andy Garcia has said.
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 (1987) and The Godfather Part III (1990).
In addition to earning a net worth of an estimated $15 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.