Actor and producer Ray Liotta, who became famous after starring in Martin Scorsese's gangster drama The Goodfellas, has died at the age of 67
Gangster movie star Ray Liotta dies. 'Goodfellas' and 'Hannibal star Ray Liotta dies at 67
Actor and producer Ray Liotta, who became famous after starring in Martin Scorsese's gangster drama The Goodfellas, has died at the age of 67. On Thursday, May 26, writes Deadline.
It is reported that Liotta died in the Dominican Republic, where they are filming the film "Dangerous Waters" with his participation. The Goodfellas and Hannibal star has died in his sleep. The details of what happened are still unknown.
Ray Liotta was born in Newark on December 18, 1954, and, left by his biological parents on the threshold of an orphanage, was brought up in a foster family. After graduating from the acting department of the University of Miami, he began appearing in television series in 1978 and made his film debut in 1981 in the film The Single Lady. He played his first significant role in Jonathan Demme's The Wild Thing, for which the artist was nominated for a Golden Globe. In the late 1980s, Liotta also appeared in the hit film Field of Wonders, where he portrayed the ghost of baseball legend Barefoot Joe Jackson.
Liotta became an international star with the lead role in Martin Scorsese's 1990 cult crime drama The Goodfellas, in which the actor played real-life gangster Henry Hill. Liotta's partners in the film were Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, and he himself, according to Deadline, ideally suited the role of the famous criminal who, together with his accomplices, managed to rob a Lufthansa plane carrying a large amount of money and jewelry in 1978 at the New York airport. The Goodfellas was nominated for six Oscars and earned a statuette for Joe Pesci.
In 1992, Ray Liotta was nominated for the MTV Awards in the Best Villain category for the thriller Invasion. He starred throughout the decade and earned critical praise for his roles as a remorseful officer in Cops and a gambling-obsessed cop in Phoenix.