Credit Brian De Palma's crime-drama The Untouchables for bringing Andy García a major break. The film, which centers on the efforts to bring gang leader Al Capone to justice during the Prohibition era, helped the Cuban-born actor get noticed and ultimately land the role of Vincent Mancini, the illegitimate son of Sonny Corleone, in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Part III. García’s performance earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination. He was the only actor in the film to earn Academy Award recognition, including Al Pacino, who’d earned Oscar nods in the previous two Godfather films.
Best Supporting Actor, The Godfather: Part III, 63rd Academy Awards, Nominated