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‘Goodfellas’ Actor Dies at Age 67

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‘Goodfellas’ Actor Dies at Age 67

A heartbreaking loss. Ray Liotta is dead at the age of 67, Deadline studies.

The actor was performing on the movie Hazardous Waters in the Dominican Republic when he died in his slumber, his publicist advised NBC News. He is survived by his 23-12 months-previous daughter, Karsen, whom he shares with ex-spouse Michelle Grace. He was engaged to Jacy Nittolo.

The New Jersey indigenous is greatest recognised for his function as Henry Hill in 1990’s Goodfellas. In September 2021, Liotta seemed back again on the motion picture that assisted skyrocket his career, telling The Guardian that he in no way planned on getting to be an actor until finally a lady he was intrigued in explained to him to audition for school performs. “I thought I’d be in construction,” he confessed.

‘Goodfellas’ Actor Dies at Age 67
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Even though his checklist of credits is prolonged, Liotta knew he couldn’t shake his Goodfellas legacy. “If you received 1 motion picture that folks don’t forget, that is terrific. If you received two, that’s amazing,” he instructed the outlet, joking that his daughter could be the only person who didn’t adore his efficiency. “Well, she was not into my voiceover so considerably. She was like, ‘Oh Father, will you shut up previously?’”

The legendary criminal offense drama was directed by Martin Scorsese, who Liotta never collaborated with again right after the Oscar-nominated flick. “I really don’t know [why], you’d have to check with him,” the Field of Desires star stated. “But I’d enjoy to.”

Just before Goodfellas, Liotta been given a Golden Globe nomination for participating in Ray Sinclair in 1986’s A little something Wild. Far more recently, he appeared in Noah Baumbach‘s Relationship Tale and starred together with Jennifer Lopez in the NBC drama Shades of Blue. The law enforcement procedural ran for three seasons among 2016 and 2018.

“I was in movies [and] when I started, if you ended up doing a tv display or commercials or anything, you were being at the conclusion of the line,” Liotta instructed IndieWire at the 2018 ATX Festival, reflecting on how he landed on the modest display screen. “The movies have been drying up and these people today starting going into [TV]. Karl Malden — an unbelievable actor who was in On the Waterfront — he’s accomplishing Streets of San Francisco, but it was towards the conclude of his profession.”

The Place Outside of the Pines actor claimed it was greatly thought receiving a gig on Television right after doing the job in film meant “your vocation was in excess of,” but he “loved” the experience. “I’m hungry to do another 13-episode form issue,” he mentioned at the time. “I’m truly, definitely gonna skip carrying out it mainly because it was a wonderful, excellent character.”

Liotta starred as Matt Wozniak, a lieutenant who is the key focus on in an FBI anti-corruption investigation. Lopez, 52, performed Harlee Santos, a corrupt detective functioning as an FBI informant. The Hannibal actor was endlessly amazed with the Grammy nominee, teasing at ATX that it was “f–ked up” the exhibit was coming to an stop.

Ahead of his loss of life, Liotta starred in 2021’s The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel to The Sopranos. He recently wrapped generation on the Elizabeth Banks-directed film Cocaine Bear and was established to star along with Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley in an impending horror movie with the performing title The Compound.

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