1929:On May 2 this year, Eduardo Verchez Garcia, more popularly known as Eddie Garcia, was born in Sorsogon in the Bicol Region.
653: Total number of film and TV roles Eddie Garcia did as an actor, according to IMDB.
7:The titular number in Manuel Conde’s 1949 film, Siete Infantes de Lara, Eddie Garcia’s first acting gig.
1961: Eddie Garcia directs his first feature film, Karugtong ng Kahapon.
3: The number of categories awarded to Eddie Garcia in the FAMAS (Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards) Hall of Fame. He is the only person ever inducted in three categories: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Director.
110:In minutes, the total running time of the 2012 film, Bwakaw, about a lonely gay man in his 70’s named Rene, who finds himself caring for a stray dog. It was written and directed by Jun Luna, starring Eddie Garcia as Rene. It was the Philippines’ entry for Best Foreign Language Film in the 85th Academy Awards.
34:Total nominations Eddie Garcia got in the FAMAS Awards, in which he is the most nominated and awarded person in its history. He won Best Supporting Actor six times, Best Actor five times, and Best Director three times. His other awards include three Hall of Fame Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award.
55:The 55th iteration of the Asia-Pacific Film Festival saw Eddie Garcia winning Best Actor for Bwakaw in 2012. It was his first international film award, as well as the first Filipino to bag the prize.