Tag Archives: Andy Garcia

Andy Garcia: I’m No Mimbo—So Don’t Ask Me to Strip!

CAPTION: Oscar champ Jeff Bridges "set a great example for me in showing me the way," a buttoned-up Andy (above) tells us.

Jeff Bridges "set a great example for me in showing me the way," a buttoned-up Andy (above) tells us.

Latin hunk or no Latin hunk, Andy Garcia doesn’t like being asked to bare his pecs—at least not before being cast.

Interviewed today at 1pm ET on Milling About, the Oceans Eleven (and Twelve and Thirteen) star recalls an incident early in his career that soured him on, ah, curious casting directors.

When host Robin Milling inquires about Andy’s all-time worst audition, he says:

“They asked me to take my shirt off and I said, ‘You first.’ And then I walked out.

“I don’t think that person is in the business anymore. It was for one of those silly Continue reading

Armand Assante to Tinseltown: Don’t Dispose of Distinguished Directors

Armand Assante is standing up for cinematic talent of a certain age.

Interviewed tonight at 10 p.m. ET on Movie Geeks United!, the screen idol – who turns 60 in October – rips Hollywood studio heads for turning their backs on directors who’ve graduated out of the coveted 18- to 35-year-old demo.

CAPTION: "To me, it's all about how much a person has lived," Armand (above) tells us of how he values behind-the-camera talent.

To me, it's all about how much a person has lived," Armand (above) tells us of what he values in behind-the-camera talent.

“I always am a little disillusioned that in Hollywood they’re knockin’ guys out of the loop once they’re in their 40s and 50s,” he tells hosts Jamie DuVall and Jerry Dennis.

“When in fact, Continue reading