‘Goodfellas’ Star Ray Liotta Dead at 67

Ray Liotta, who starred in the Martin Scorsese mafia classic Goodfellas In addition to roles in cop country and field of dreamsHe died at the age of 67. Liotta’s spokesman confirmed his death to the Hollywood reporter.

Over her 40-year career, Liotta has specialized in portraying hard-headed, no-nonsense characters, often involved in the criminal underworld, or light-hearted comedy variations of that character.

After honing his craft on musicals and soap operas, Liotta first made his name on the big screen in 1986’s dark comedy Something wild, where he played Melanie Griffith’s psychotic ex-boyfriend. The role led to a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor for Liotta, who was soon cast as the ghost of blacklisted baseball player “Shoeless” Joe Jackson in the 1989 fantasy drama field of dreams.

Liotta then landed his most memorable and impressive role, portraying real-life gangster Henry Hill Goodfellas.

In the decades that followed, Liotta slipped into and appeared in the role of an all-star character actor Narc, John Q, blow, smoking pigs, Observe and report, Sin City: A Lady to Kill and Kill the messenger and a long time in the TV series shades of blue.

In recent years, Liotta has become an elder-statesman of crime films, appearing in No sudden movement and The sopranos precursor The Many Saints of Newark; The titular city of New Jersey was also Liotta’s birthplace, although he was abandoned soon after his birth and raised in Union, New Jersey. The actor was also praised for his role as a confrontational divorce attorney in 2019 history of marriage.

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https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/ray-liotta-goodfellas-actor-dead-obit-1358948/ ‘Goodfellas’ Star Ray Liotta Dead at 67

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