Andy García


Andrés Arturo García Menéndez (born April 12, 1956) is an American actor, producer, and director. He made his film debut in Blue Skies Again (1983), with Harry Hamlin, Mimi Rogers, Kenneth McMillan, Robyn Barto, Dana Elcar, and Joseph Gian. Other early films include John G. Avildsen’s A Night in Heaven (1983), with Christopher Atkins, Lesley Ann Warren, and Robert Logan; The Mean Season (1985), with Kurt Russell, Mariel Hemingway, Richard Jordan, Richard Masur, and Joe Pantoliano; and Hal Ashby’s 8 Million Ways to Die (1986), with Jeff Bridges and Rosanna Arquette.

García first rose to prominence appearing in Brian De Palma‘s The Untouchables (1987) with Kevin Costner, Charles Martin Smith, Robert De Niro, and Sean Connery. This was followed by Stand and Deliver (1988), with Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Rosanna DeSoto; American Roulette (1988), with Kitty Aldridge and Robert Stephens; and Ridley Scott‘s Black Rain (1989), with Michael Douglas, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw, Yūsaku Matsuda, and Shigeru Kōyama.

García was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Francis Ford Coppola‘s The Godfather Part III (1990), with Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, Bridget Fonda, George Hamilton, and Sofia Coppola. Other films in the early 1990s include Mike Figgis’s Internal Affairs (1990), with Richard Gere, Nancy Travis, and Laurie Metcalf; A Show of Force (1990), with Amy Irving, Phillips, Robert Duvall, and Kevin Spacey; Dead Again (1991), with Kenneth Branagh (who also directed), Emma Thompson, Derek Jacobi, Wayne Knight, and Robin Williams; Stephen Frears‘s Hero (1992), with Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Joan Cusack, and Chevy Chase (uncredited); Bruce Robinson’s Jennifer 8 (1992), with Uma Thurman, Lance Henriksen, and John Malkovich; and When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), with Meg Ryan, Tina Majorino, Mae Whitman, Ellen Burstyn, Lauren Tom, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Films in the mid to late 1990s include Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead (1995), with Christopher Lloyd, William Forsythe, Bill Nunn, Treat Williams, Jack Warden, Steve Buscemi, Fairuza Balk, Gabrielle Anwar, and Christopher Walken; Andrew Davis’s Steal Big Steal Little (1995), with Alan Arkin, Rachel Ticotin, Pantoliano, Ally Walker, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McCarthy, and Richard Bradford; Sidney Lumet’s Night Falls on Manhattan (1996), with Ian Holm, James Gandolfini, Lena Olin, Ron Leibman, Colm Feore, and Richard Dreyfuss; Bill Duke’s Hoodlum (1997), with Laurence Fishburne, Tim Roth, Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson, Chi McBride, Richard Bradford, and Clarence Williams III; Dangerous Measures (1998), with Michael Keaton, Marcia Gay Harden, and Brian Cox; and Just the Ticket (1999), with Andie MacDowell.

García is also well known for his role as Terry Benedict in Steven Soderbergh‘s Ocean’s Trilogy (2001, 2004, 2007), which collectively featured George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Elliott Gould, Casey Affleck, Bernie Mac, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Cheadle, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vincent Cassel, Pacino, and Ellen Barkin. Other films in the 2000s include Lakeboat (2000), with Charles Durning, Peter Falk, Denis Leary, and Robert Forster; The Unsaid (2001), with Vincent Kartheiser and Linda Cardellini; The Man from Elysian Fields (2001), with Mick Jagger, Olivia Williams, Julianna Margulies, and James Coburn; Confidence (2003), with Edward Burns, Rachel Weisz, Paul Giamatti, Donal Logue, Luis Guzmán, Forster, Morris Chestnut, and Hoffman; Just Like Moma (2003), with Jason Schwartzman, Chazz Palminteri, Harden, and Cameryn Manheim; Philip Kaufman’s and Twisted (2004), with Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, and David Strathairn.

He made his directorial debut and starred in The Lost City (2005), with Hoffman, Bill Murray, Inés Sastre, and Tomás Milián. Other films in the mid to late 2000s include The Lazarus Child (2005), with Frances O’Connor, Angela Bassett. Harry Eden, Geraldine McEwan, and Danielle Byrnes; Joe Carnahan’s Smokin’ Aces (2006), with Ryan Reynolds, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Common, Alicia Keys, Taraji P. Henson, Ray Liotta, Chris Pine, and Matthew Fox; The Air I Breathe (2007), with Kevin Bacon, Julie Delpy, Brendan Fraser, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Emile Hirsch, and Forest Whitaker; The Pink Panther 2 (2009), with Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Alfred Molina. Emily Mortimer, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Lily Tomlin, and John Cleese; City Island (2009), with Margulies, Steven Strait, Mortimer, Ezra Miller, Dominik Garcia-Lorido, and Arkin; and The Line (2008), with Liotta, Jordi Vilasuso, Esai Morales, Valerie Cruz, Bruce Davison, Kevin Gage, Danny Trejo, Gary Daniels, Joe Morton, and Armand Assante.

Films in the 2010s include Across the Line (2010), with Aidan Quinn, Mario Van Peebles, Luke Goss, Danny Pino, and Gina Gershon; 5 Days of War (2011), with Val Kilmer, Richard Coyle, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Rupert Friend, Johnathon Schaech, Dean Cain, Rade Šerbedžija, Antje Traue, and Heather Graham; For Greater Glory (2012), with Oscar Isaac, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Santiago Cabrera, Rubén Blades, Bruce McGill, Adrian Alonso, Eva Longoria, and Peter O’Toole; A Dark Truth (2012), with Kim Coates, Deborah Kara Unger, Longoria, and Whitaker; Open Road (2013), with Camilla Belle, Colin Egglesfield, Juliette Lewis, John Savage, and Michael King; At Middleton (2013), with Vera Farmiga, Taissa Farmiga, Spencer Lofranco, Peter Riegert, and Tom Skerritt; Let’s Be Cops (2014), with Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D’Arcy, and Keegan-Michael Key; Kill the Messenger (2014), with Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosemarie DeWitt, Liotta, Tim Blake Nelson, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, and Michael K. Williams; and Rob the Mob (2014), with Michael Pitt, Nina Arianda, Ray Romano, Aida Turturro, Frank Whaley, Michael Rispoli, and Joseph R. Gannascoli.

Films in the mid to late 2010s include Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters (2016), with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Neil Casey, Cecily Strong, and Chris Hemsworth; Passengers (2016), with Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, and Michael Sheen; Geostorm (2017), with Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Abbie Cornish, Zazie Beetz, Richard Schiff, Alexandra Maria Lara, Robert Sheehan, Daniel Wu, and Eugenio Derbez; Bent (2018), with Karl Urban, Sofía Vergara, and Vincent Spano; Book Club (2018), with Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Don Johnson, and Dreyfuss; Mama Mia! Here We Go Again (2018), with Dominic Cooper, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Jeremy Irvine, Josh Dylan, Hugh Skinner, Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa Davies, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Streep, and Cher; the HBO TV movie My Dinner with Hervé (2018), with Peter Dinklage, My Dinner with Hervé (2018), with Jamie Dornan, Mireille Enos, Oona Chaplin, Harriet Walter, and Strathairn; The Mule (2018), with Clint Eastwood (who also directed), Bradley Cooper, Fishburne, Michael Peña, and Dianne Wiest; and Against the Clock (2019), with Mark Polish (who also directed), Dianna Agron, and Justin Bartha.

Films in the early 2020s include Ana (2020), with Dafne Keen, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Lauren Vélez, and Ramón Franco; Words on Bathroom Walls (2020), with Charlie Plummer, Taylor Russell, AnnaSophia Robb, Beth Grant, Molly Parker, and Walton Goggins; Redemption Day (2021), with Gary Dourdan, Serinda Swan, Brice Bexter, Ernie Hudson, Martin Donovan, Robert Knepper, and Samy Naceri; Guy Ritchie’s Wrath of Man (2021), with Jason Statham, Holt McCallany, Jeffrey Donovan, Chris Reilly, Josh Hartnett, Laz Alonso, Raúl Castillo, DeObia Oparei, Eddie Marsan and Scott Eastwood; Big Gold Brick (2022), with Emory Cohen, Megan Fox, Lucy Hale, Shiloh Fernandez Frederick Schmidt, and Isaac.

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(**seen rereleased in theaters)

  • Blue Skies Again (1983) – directed by Richard Michaels
  • Guaguasi (1983) – directed by Jorge Ulla
  • A Night in Heaven (1983) – directed by John G. Avildsen
  • The Lonely Guy (1984) – directed by Arthur Hiller – uncredited
  • The Mean Season (1985) – directed by Phillip Borsos
  • 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) – directed by Hal Ashby
  • The Untouchables (1987) – directed by Brian De Palma
  • Stand and Deliver (1988) – directed by Ramón Menéndez
  • American Roulette (1988) – directed by Maurice Hatton
  • Clinton and Nadine (1988) – directed by Jerry Schatzberg – TV movie
  • Black Rain (1989) – directed by Ridley Scott
  • Internal Affairs (1990) – directed by Mike Figgis
  • A Show of Force (1990) – directed by Bruno Barreto
  • The Godfather Part III (1990) – directed by Francis Ford Coppola
  • Dead Again (1991) – directed by Kenneth Branagh
  • Hero (1992) – directed by Stephen Frears
  • Jennifer 8 (1992) – directed by Bruce Robinson
  • When a Man Loves a Woman (1994) – directed by Luis Mandoki
  • Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead (1995) – directed by Gary Fleder
  • Steal Big Steal Little (1995) – directed by Andrew Davis
  • Night Falls on Manhattan (1996) – directed by Sidney Lumet
  • The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (1996) – directed by Marcos Zurinaga
  • Hoodlum (1997) – directed by Bill Duke
  • Desperate Measures (1998) – directed by Barbet Schroeder
  • Just the Ticket (1999) – directed by Richard Wenk – also producer
  • Swing Vote (1999) – directed by David Anspaugh – TV movie – also executive producer
  • Lakeboat (2000) – directed by Joe Mantegna
  • For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000) – directed by Joseph Sargent – also executive producer
  • The Unsaid (2001) – directed by Tom McLoughlin – straight to video
  • The Man from Elysian Fields (2001) – directed by George Hickenlooper – also producer
  • Ocean’s Eleven (2001) – directed by Steven Soderbergh
  • Confidence (2003) – directed by James Foley
  • Just Like Mona (2003) – directed by Joe Pantoliano
  • Twisted (2004) – directed by Philip Kaufman
  • The Lazarus Child (2004) – directed by Graham Theakston
  • Modigliani (2004) – directed by Mick Davis – also executive producer
  • Ocean’s Twelve (2004) – directed by Steven Soderbergh
  • The Lost City (2005) – also director, executive producer
  • Smokin’ Aces (2006) – directed by Joe Carnahan
  • The Air I Breathe (2007) – directed by Jieho Lee
  • Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) – directed by Steven Soderbergh
  • New York, I Love You (2008) – directed by Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Randall Balsmeyer, Allen Hughes, Shunji Iwai, Jiang Wen, Shekhar Kapur, Joshua Marston, Mira Nair, Natalie Portman, & Brett Ratner – anthology
  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008) – directed by Raja Gosnell
  • The Pink Panther 2 (2009) – directed by Harald Zwart
  • City Island (2009) – directed by Raymond De Felitta – also producer
  • The Line (2009) – directed by James Cotten
  • Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010) – directed by R. Ellis Frazier
  • 5 Days of War (2011) – directed by Renny Harlin
  • For Greater Glory (2012) – directed by Dean Wright
  • A Dark Truth (2012) – directed by Damian Lee
  • Open Road (2013) – directed by Marcio Garcia
  • At Middleton (2013) – directed by Adam Rodgers
  • Christmas in Conway (2013) – directed by John Kent Harrison – TV movie
  • Rob the Mob (2014) – directed by Raymond De Felitta
  • Rio 2 (2014) – directed by Carlos Saldanha
  • Let’s Be Cops (2014) – directed by Luke Greenfield
  • Kill the Messenger (2014) – directed by Michael Cuesta
  • Ghostbusters (2016)* – directed by Paul Feig
  • Max Steel (2016) – directed by Stewart Hendler
  • True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016) – directed by Jeff Wadlow
  • Passengers (2016) – directed by Morten Tyldum
  • Geostorm (2017) – directed by Dean Devlin
  • Bent (2018) – directed by Robert Moresco
  • Book Club (2018) – directed by Bill Holderman
  • Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) – directed by Ol Parker
  • My Dinner with Hervé (2018) – directed by Sacha Gervasi – TV movie
  • The Mule (2018) – directed by Clint Eastwood
  • Against the Clock (2019) – directed by Mark Polish
  • Ana (2020) – directed by Charles McDougall
  • Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) – directed by Thor Freudenthal
  • Redemption Day (2021) – directed by Hicham Hajji
  • Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) – directed by Josh Greenbaum – uncredited
  • Wrath of Man (2021) – directed by Guy Ritchie
  • Big Gold Brick (2022) – directed by Brian Petsos
  • The Father of the Bride (2022) – directed by Gaz Alazraki
  • The Expendables 4 (2022) – directed by Scott Waugh
  • What About Love (202-) – directed by Klaus Menzel