Soon, he was headed out to Hollywood. His first break came as a gang member on the very first episode of the popular TV series "Hill Street Blues" (1981). His credits include 8 Million Ways to Die (1986), The Untouchables (1987), Black Rain (1989), with Richard Gere in Internal Affairs (1990), The Godfather: Part III (1990). His performance in this last film earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and secured him international stardom and a place in cinematic history. Now a leading man, he starred in such films as Jennifer 8 (1992), Hero (1992), When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995), Night Falls on Manhattan (1996), Desperate Measures (1998), Ocean's Eleven (2001), and his portrayal of renowned Cuban trumpet player Arturo Sandoval in "For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story" (2000).
[Mr. García will accept his 2015 HOLA Award via video.]
The 2015 HOLA Awards will be on Monday, October 12, 2015 at the Battery Gardens, in Battery Park at the southernmost tip of Manhattan, in New York City.