Five Favorite Films with Andy Garcia
The star of City Island also discusses working with his daughter and his friendship with Al Pacino.
Andy Garcia is truly a modern renaissance man. The Oscar-nominated actor is best known for his roles in such movies as The Godfather Part III, When a Man Loves a Woman, the Ocean's franchise, and The Untouchables, but Garcia also produces, writes, directs, and even composes music for film. As a lifelong music lover, he's also produced Grammy-winning albums for and toured with the band of the legendary Cuban musician Israel "Cachao" Lopez, about whom he also directed a feature-length documentary.
Garcia's latest film is City Island, a dramedy in which he plays the patriarch of a dysfunctional New York family whose propensity for keeping secrets hurtles them (sadly, but often humorously) towards an inevitable confrontation. Andy was kind enough to take some time out of his schedule to chat with RT about his Five Favorite Films, his ongoing friendship with Al Pacino, his acting process, and what it's like to have children in the industry. Like many before him, Garcia admitted that his Five Favorites often rotate: "These are the ones that came to me today; you know, tomorrow, the list might change. Probably three out of the five might not change, but the list can kind of change, depending on what you remember." Read on for the full interview!
Being There (1979, 95% Tomatometer)
Serpico (1973, 92% Tomatometer)
The General (1927, 92% Tomatometer)
Next, Garcia talks about his Marlon Brando impersonation, his acting process, and working alongside his real life daughter.