5. Andy Garcia – Scarred By Conjoined
The Cuban-born, award-winning actor, who spent many of his early years sitting just outside the local Cuban bars gaining an appreciation for the culture’s music because he was too young to go in, has quite the intriguing backstory.
Andy Garcia has earned a reputation in the US by starring in such films as Hero, The Untouchables, Ocean’s Eleven, and The Godfather: Part III, and has wowed us repeatedly with powerfully inspiring performances and a strong sense of family, which has generally helped him with his preference to stay out of the limelight. There was, perhaps, one menacing detail that he simply wasn’t able to hide from inquiring minds.
By looking at him today, unless you’re able to catch a rare glimpse at his naked shoulders, you’d never guess that he was born with a softball-sized conjoined twin attached to his shoulder. Due to it having been so underdeveloped, it perished in utero and was removed shortly after he was born. He has no memory of the twin or the surgery.