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Recognized as one of today's most talented and versatile actors, ANDY GARCIA (Stanley Locke) has also established himself as a director, producer, composer and musician.

Marking his feature directorial debut, Garcia has completed The Lost City, a project he had been developing for 17 years. The Lost City was produced in association with his own production company, CineSon Productions. Garcia stars alongside Dustin Hoffman and Bill Murray and composed four songs for the film, distributed by Magnolia Pictures. The soundtrack, which Garcia produced, will be released on Univision Records. It includes six Grammy Award-winning artists, along with legends of the Cuban music world. For his work, Garcia earned a Best Director Award as well as Best Film Award from the 2006 Imagen Awards.

Prior to The Lost City, Garcia starred in numerous memorable films including Modigliani, Ocean's 11 and Ocean's 12. He is currently in production on Ocean's 13. Garcia recently finished production on the independent crime drama The Air I Breathe, which also stars Brendan Fraser, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Kevin Bacon. He received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his starring role as the legendary Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval in HBO's 2000 biopic For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story. Garcia was executive producer of the film and also produced the soundtrack, along with the Emmy Award-winning score. Additionally, the film received Emmy nominations for Outstanding Made for Television Movie or Miniseries and Outstanding Cinematography; the film also won two ALMA Awards for Outstanding Made-for-TV Movie or Miniseries and for Outstanding Latino Cast in a Made-for-TV Movie or Miniseries; finally, it was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Made for TV Movie or Miniseries.

Garcia received Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations for his supporting role in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather: Part III.

He formed CineSon Productions in 1991. Under the CineSon banner, Garcia made his directorial debut and produced Cachao...Como Su Ritmo No Hay Dos (Like His Rhythm There Is No Other), a feature-length documentary concert film about the co-creator of the Mambo, Israel "Cachao” Lopez.

In addition, Garcia produced and performed on Volumes I and II of "Cachao— Master Sessions” (Crescent Moon/Sony); the first was a 1994 Grammy Award winner and the latter a 1995 Grammy Award nominee. "Cachao—Cuba Linda” (EMI Latin) was produced by Garcia's CineSon record label and was nominated for a 2001 Grammy and 2000 Latin Grammy Award. Garcia composed four songs for the soundtrack to the film The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca. He also produced, wrote and performed several songs for the Just the Ticket soundtrack, a film in which he starred and also produced.

In 2005, for his latest collaboration with the legendary musician Israel "Cachao” Lopez, Garcia won his second Grammy Award. Garcia and Cachao reteamed to record the CD "¡Ahora Sí!” (Univision), their fourth record under his CineSon label. He won a 2005 Latin Grammy for the album.

Born in Havana, Garcia was only five when his family fled to Florida after Fidel Castro's takeover of his homeland. Garcia performed in community theater productions and variety shows and attended Florida International University as a theater major. He performed in regional theater productions in the Miami area before moving to Los Angeles in the late 1970s to pursue a film career. Among his other films are Jennifer 8, Hero, Black Rain, The Untouchables, Internal Affairs, When a Man Loves a Woman, Desperate Measures, 8 Million Ways to Die, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead and Night Falls on Manhattan.

Garcia has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Star of the Year Award from the National Association of Theatre Owners, a Prism Award,

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