Actor Ray Liotta, star of Martin Scorsese’s popular film Goodfellas, has died

Actor Ray Liotta, star of Martin Scorsese’s popular film Goodfellas, has died

At the age of 67, actor Ray Liotta died in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming the movie Dangerous Waters. So far the reason for his death is not known, but they reported that it was while he was sleeping.

A piece of news that surprised many and caught so many others off guard: Ray Liotta He died at the age of 67. Famous for his leading role in the popular Goodfellas (1990) of Martin Scorsesethe American actor was in the Dominican Republic to record the film Dangerous Waters. At the moment the reason for his death is unknown, but it is known that it occurred while he was sleeping, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Yes ok Ray Liotta It had a peak of fame in the 90s, in this last time it was in a great resurgence. Some of the recent movies he was in are: The Many Saints of Newark, Marriage Story Y Not Sudden Move. I had finished recording Cocaine Beardirected by elizabeth banksand was to star in the film Working Title The Substancebeside Demi Moore Y Margaret Qualey.

Ray Liotta

Although he has more recognition for his roles in films, liotta He also had several roles on the small screen. The actor was with Taron Egerton in the series of Apple TV+ Blackbirdin Hanna from Prime Videoalso starred in the crime drama CBS Smith Y Shades of Blue from NBCbeside Jennifer Lopez. In 2005 he went on to win a prime time emmy as best guest actor in television drama ER and was nominated twice for the SAG for the miniseries Texas Rising Y The Rat Pack.

Ray Liotta He also appeared as a guest on popular television series such as The Simpsons, SpongeBob SquarePants, Family Guy, Hannah Montana, Just Shoot Me! and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Additionally, he narrated the 2015 docuseries The Making of the Mob and gave voice to Tommy Vercettithe main character of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

And their roles and participation in series continue. One of her earliest screen roles was Joey Perrini in Another Worldprogram of NBC. A few years later, in the early 1980s, liotta participated as a guest in St Elsewhere before co-starring White Housea short prequel series to the classic film.

Before landing his first major role in a movie, liotta He was in The Lonely Lady (1983) and, years later, began to gain more popularity thanks to something wild (1987), film starring Melanie Griffith Y Jeff Daniels which earned him a nomination for Golden Globe. Then he was in Dominick and Eugene (1988), where he acted alongside Tom Hulce Y Jamie Lee Curtisand in Field of Dreams (1989) with Kevin Costner Y James Earl Jones.

However, world fame came in 1990 with the call of Martin Scorsese to join the legendary criminal delivery: Goodfellas. In this film, which was nominated for six awards Oscar, Ray Liotta played the gangster Henry Hill and was accompanied by Robert DeNiro Y Joe Pesci.

Ray Liotta - Goodfellas

After that success, the actor became a regular on the big screen during the 1990s. He starred in movies like Unlawful Entry (1992), Don’t Escape (1994), Corrina, Corrina (1994), Operation Dumbo Drop (nineteen ninety five), Unforgettable (nineteen ninety six), turbulence (1997) and Cop Land (1997).

In the 2000s, liotta continued adding films to his already extensive career, some like Hannibal (2001), the sequel to Silence of the Lambs starring Anthony Hopkins; Blow (2001), with Johnny Depp Y Penelope Cruz; narc (2002), Identity (2003), Smokin’ Aces (2007), Wild Hogs (2007), among several others.

As for the most recent and outstanding thing that the actor did, we have his role as a lawyer in Marriage Story (2019) of Netflix, movie directed by Noah Baumbach which received six nominations for OscarY there would be halloween (2020). Also, last year, Ray Liotta returned to the mafia genre with No Sudden Movedirected by Steven Soderbergh, Y The Many Saints Of Newarkseries prequel The Sopranos.

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Recently, he was also named executive producer of the documentary series Five Families from A&E, about the dramatic rise and fall of families Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo Y Lucchese of the New York mob.

Actor Ray Liotta, star of Martin Scorsese's popular film Goodfellas, has died

A Ray Liotta he is often associated with tough guy roles. However, in several interviews, the actor mentioned that, thanks to those roles, many people thought that he really was like that. “I’m not like that, I mean, me personally, I’ve never been in a fight in my life and yet here, now, I’m typecast as a tough guy.”

“It’s not that I prefer the dark guys, they just offer them to me. I’ve done about 80 movies and most of them were good guys, but people seem to only remember the bad guys. It happens to most actors, the villains seem to stand out even if the actor has done both“, had said liotta in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El País.

Ray Liotta Actor Ray Liotta, star of Martin Scorsese's popular film Goodfellas, has died

When this tragedy became known, many actors and actresses and people who knew him and worked with him began to share messages. From the co-star of liotta in Goodfellas, Lorraine Braccountil Jamie Lee Curtis, Viola Davis, Rosanna Arquette, Jeffrey Wrightfilm director james mangold and more: