Ray Liotta, 1954-2022

Ray Liotta, one of my very favorite actors, passed away on Thursday. Liotta was 67 years old, and leaves behind a daughter and a fiancée.

Ray Liotta, the blue-eyed actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died.

Liotta’s publicist, Jen Allen, said he was in the Dominican Republic shooting a new movie and didn’t wake up Thursday morning. Police in the Dominican Republic said they received a call just before 6 a.m. Thursday at a hotel where Liotta was staying with his fiancee and found the actor dead.

This may be an unpopular opinion, but I think Liotta’s best work was in Cop Land. Sure Goodfellas and Field of Dreams are great films, but Liotta’s performance in Cop Land is outstanding.

Another “Goodfellas” star, Lorraine Bracco, who played Henry’s wife Karen Hill, tweeted Thursday that she could be “anywhere in the world & people will come up & tell me their favorite movie is Goodfellas. They always ask what was the best part of making that movie. My response has always been the same… Ray Liotta.”

Thank you for the entertainment, Ray. You will be sorely missed.

Thanks to The Daley Gator for the link.

7 thoughts on “Ray Liotta, 1954-2022

  1. MelP – Always a good looking guy, and really knew how to act.

    RG – There’s a Guy Ritchie film called Revolver. It’s not a great film, but Liotta is the villain in it, and he’s fantastic.

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  2. Great actor.

    Loved Goodfellas. Example: The nightclub scene where he and Karen skip the line and walk through the kitchen to get front row seats on the floor was amazing, and was shot in one single continuous take. That was magic.

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