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AT MIDDLETON

ANDY GARCIA has been honored for his work not only as an actor, but also as a producer, director and composer/musician.

Most recently, Andy shot and produced the feature film At Middleton. The film centers on a once-in-a-lifetime relationship that develops between two strangers over the course of a single day. Andy Garcia plays buttoned-up heart surgeon George, who's taking his son Conrad on the same tour. Vera Farmiga portrays Edith, a free-spirited mom taking her driven daughter Audrey on a walking tour of a beautiful small college. Failing comically to connect with their respective children, George and Edith decide to play "tour hooky" together for the rest of the afternoon. The result is a surprising romance and the greatest half-day of their lives.

He recently wrapped The Truth starring opposite Forest Whitaker and Eva Longoria as well as the movie The Open Road co-starring Camilla Belle. Released in June 2012, Garcia starred in the Mexican historical drama For Greater Glory co-starring Eva Longoria and Ruben Blades.

Andy starred in and produced in association with his production company Cineson Productions, Raymond De Felitta's critically acclaimed City Island. The film, which Garcia produced and stars in alongside Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait, Emily Mortimer, Alan Arkin, Ezra Miller and his daughter Dominik Garcia-Lorido premiered and won the prestigious "Audience Award" at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. The movie won Best Comedy from the AARP "Grown Up Awards" and Garcia was nominated for Best Actor in a comedy by the International Press Academy Satellite Awards this year. Also, he was nominated for an Imagen Award as Best Actor and his daughter Dominik Garcia-Lorido won for Best Supporting Actress.

Other films include the Renny Harlin directed drama 5 Days of War with Garcia portraying President Mikheil Saakashvili. Columbia Pictures / MGM sequel The Pink Panther Deux with Steve Martin and New York, I Love You, The Air I Breathe, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and Joe Carnahan's Smokin' Aces. His other film credits also include the biographical drama Modigliani, which he also executive produced, Philip Kaufman's thriller Twisted with Ashley Judd, and Samuel L. Jackson. Additionally, Garcia joined the all-star ensemble cast of Steven Soderbergh's hit remake of

Ocean's Eleven, as well as Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen. In 2006, he made his feature film directorial debut with The Lost City, a project he had been developing for 17 years. It was produced in association with Garcia's production company, CineSon Productions. Garcia composed the original score for the film and also produced the soundtrack, which features several legends from the Cuban music world. The Lost City earned Garcia Best Director and Best Film Awards at the 2006 Imagen Awards. He also received a Best Director Award nomination at the 2007 Alma Awards.

Earlier in Garcia's career, he garnered Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather: Part III. He later received an Emmy Award nomination and his second Golden Globe Award nomination for his portrayal of legendary Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval in HBO's 2000 biopic For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story. In addition, Garcia produced the movie's soundtrack and the Emmy-winning score, featuring the music of Arturo Sandoval. The film also won two ALMA Awards.

Garcia formed the production company CineSon Productions in 1991. Under the CineSon banner, he made his directorial debut with the documentary concert film Cachao…ComoSu Ritmo No Hay Dos (Like His Rhythm There Is No Other), about the legendary co-creator of the Mambo, Israel López "Cachao." He also produced another Cachao documentary, Cachao Uno Mas that was presented at the 2009 Miami Film Festival. Among the many projects in development at CineSon is Garcia's Hemingway & Fuentes, which he as co-written with Ernest Hemingway's niece Hilary Hemingway. He is directing and co-starring as Captain Gregorio Fuentes, with Anthony Hopkins attached to star as Ernest Hemingway and Annette Benning as Mary Welsh.

On the music side, Garcia produced and performed on Volumes I and II of Cachao - Master Sessions (Crescent Moon/Sony), the first a 1994 Grammy Award winner, and the latter a 1995 Grammy Award nominee. The CD Cachao - Cuba Linda (EMI Latin), produced by Garcia's CineSon record label, was nominated for a 2001 Grammy and a 2000 Latin Grammy Award. Garcia won both Grammy and Latin Grammy awards for his latest collaboration with Israel Lopez "Cachao," from Ahora Sí! (Univision), their fourth record on the CineSon label, released in 2004. The CD/DVD also includes a one hour behind the scenes documentary directed by Garcia entitled CACHAO, Ahora Sí! A Look Inside the Legend. Additionally, Garcia composed four songs for the soundtrack of the film Steal Big, Steal Little, in which he also starred. He produced and performed several songs for the soundtrack of Just the Ticket, a film he starred in and produced.

Born in Havana, Garcia was only 5 ½ when his family fled to Florida in 1961 less than three years after Fidel Castro's takeover of Cuba. He began acting in regional theatre before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a film career. He first gained attention in Hal Ashby's 8 Million Ways to Die and later appeared in such films as Brian De Palma's The Untouchables, Ridley Scott's Black Rain, Mike Figgis' Internal Affairs, Kenneth Branagh's Dead Again, Stephen Frears' Hero, Luis Mandoki's When A Man Loves A Woman, Gary Fleder's Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, Sidney Lumet's Night Falls on Manhattan and Barbet Schroeder's Desperate Measures.

Garcia has been honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Star of the Year Award from the National Association of Theater Owners, a PRISM Award, a Harvard University Foundation Award and Hispanic Heritage Award for the Arts. He is also the recipient of an Oscar de la Hoya Foundation Champion Award, Father's Day Council Father of the Year Award and an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts Degree from St. John's University. In 2005, the UCLA Johnson Cancer Center Foundation honored Garcia with the Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award. Garcia also received the Indie Producer's highest honor for

"Outstanding Contribution to Film," and the ALMA Awards honored him with the "Anthony Quinn Award for Excellence in Motion Pictures." In June 2006, the Karlovy Vary Film Festival honored Garcia with the Crystal Globe award for artistic contribution. Garcia received the Moet-Hennessey Privilege Award at the Imagen Awards in Beverly Hills. The Covenant House honored him with the prestigious Dove Award which recognizes role models who have found the time to give back to their communities and at-risk youth. In June 2007, Garcia was honored as "Entertainer of the Year" at the Vision Awards, and served as an honorary co-chair and host of opening night at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

This year Andy was recognized as an "Outstanding American by Choice," an award that is presented by the U.S. Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services. He also gave the keynote address at the 2009 Naturalization Ceremony held at Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida. Garcia was honored at the 36th Ghent Film Festival with the Joseph Plateau Honorary Award for Career Achievement and received a lifetime achievement award for his outstanding film career at the Deauville American Film Festival both in 2009. Garcia received the Rudolph Valentino International Cinema Award, and was also honored with the Artistic Excellence Award from the Rome Fiction Fest in Rome, Italy.

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