Ray Liotta, Star Of Goodfellas & The Many Saints Of Newark, Dies At 67

Ray Liotta, the actor best known for his work in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas, has passed away at the age of 67 while shooting a new film.

Ray Liotta, Star Of Goodfellas The Many Saints Of Newark, Dies At 67

Ray Liotta, the actor best known for his work in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas, has passed away at the age of 67 while shooting a new film.

 

Primetime Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe actor Ray Liotta, star of Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas, has died at 67. After starting off as a bartender in New York, Liotta got his start in acting with the soap opera Another World before heading to Los Angeles in the early '80s in the hopes of breaking out in the film industry. He would quickly find his hopes coming true as he landed work in a number of films, including 1986's Something Wild, which earned him his first Golden Globe nomination.

 

 

After appearing in Field of Dreams as iconic baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson, Liotta would land his most acclaimed role to date in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas, in which he starred as mobster Henry Hill. In the years that followed, his star profile would continue to rise with well-received roles in James Mangold's Cop Land, Ridley Scott's Hannibal, Killing Them Softly and The Place Beyond the Pines. Liotta has even expanded his footprint away from film and television by portraying Tommy Vercetti in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and starring in Call of Duty: Black Ops II's Mob of the Dead expansion.

 

 

Deadline has brought the sad news that Ray Liotta has passed away at the age of 67. The Goodfellas star reportedly died in his sleep while filming a new movie, Dangerous Waters, in the Dominican Republic. At the time of writing, no official statement from Liotta's family or representatives has been released about his passing.

 

 

After having taken a few years off from making movies to star in the Jennifer Lopez-led Shades of Blue series, Liotta was enjoying a film resurgence the past few years. His first major film role back was starring in Marriage Story as the lawyer for Adam Driver's Charlie during the divorce, with the Noah Baumbach-helmed drama earning six Oscar nominations. Liotta would follow it up with Adam Sandler's Hubie Halloween, which earned the best reviews of Sandler's Netflix efforts, Steven Soderbergh's No Sudden Move and the Sopranos prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark.

 

Prior to his passing, Ray Liotta completed work on the horror film Cocaine Bear directed by Elizabeth Banks and an untitled comedy movie written and directed by Charlie Day in his feature directorial debut. Liotta was also in the midst of filming the thriller Dangerous Waters in the Dominican Republic, where he was reported to have been found dead in his sleep, and was attached to star in The Substance alongside Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley. Having only been 67 years old, only time will tell in the coming weeks the cause of Liotta's passing and how the filmmakers adjust.

 


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