Ray Liotta, 'Goodfellas' and 'Field of Dreams' Star, Dies

5/26/2022 9:33:00 PM

Ray Liotta, 'Goodfellas' and 'Field of Dreams' Star, dies

Ray Liotta, 'Goodfellas' and 'Field of Dreams' Star, dies

Liotta, who died in his sleep, was in the Dominican Republic to film a new movie.

Field of Dreams ,” has died.People magazine.People magazine.Ray Liotta has died aged 67 (Picture: AP/Rex) Goodfellas legend Ray Liotta has died aged 67.

He was 67.A source at the Dominican Republic’s National Forensic Science Institute who was not authorized to speak to the media confirmed the death of Ray Liotta and said his body was taken to the Cristo Redentor morgue.And then when I finally met my birth mom in my forties, by then, I wasn’t as angry about it.The Hollywood Reporter and NBC News cited representatives for Liotta who said he died in his sleep Wednesday night.It’s just another journey.He was in the Dominican Republic to film a new movie.” After small roles in TV and a small role in 1983’s The Lonely Lady, Liotta received a Golden Globe nomination for 1986’s Something Wild.The Newark, New Jersey, native was born in 1954 and adopted at age six months out of an orphanage by a township clerk and an auto parts owner.In 1996, Liotta starred in the sci-fi/thriller Unforgettable, before earning critical praise for his appearance in James Mangold’s 1997 film Cop Land.

Though he mostly grew up playing sports, including baseball, during his senior year of high school, the drama teacher at the school asked him if he wanted to be in a play, which he agreed to on a lark.“If you got one movie that people remember, that’s great.“If you got one movie that people remember, that’s great.And it stuck: He’d go on to study acting at the University of Miami.After graduation, he got his first big break on the soap opera “Another World.The 1990s also saw him star in thriller Unlawful Entry alongside Kurt Russell, Cop Land with Robert De Niro and family drama Corrina, Corrina with Whoopi Goldberg.” Liotta’s first big film role was in Jonathan Demme’s “Something Wild” as Melanie Griffith’s character’s hotheaded ex-convict husband Ray.He also received a Screen Actors Guild nomination for playing Frank Sinatra in 1998 TV movie The Rat Pack.The turn earned him a Golden Globe nomination.Ray Liotta and Lorraine Bracco in Goodfellas Photograph: Warner Bros/Sportsphoto/Allstar The following decade included roles in Ridley Scott’s Hannibal, Joe Carnahan’s Narc and an Emmy for a guest appearance on ER.Liotta appeared as himself in a range of shows, including Saturday Night Live, Phineas and Ferb, and Modern Family in 2017.

A few years later, he would get the memorable role of the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams.” His most iconic role, as real life mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas,” came shortly after.“I didn’t want to do another mafia thing, and I was shooting Hannibal,” he said to the Guardian.“I didn’t want to do another mafia thing, and I was shooting Hannibal,” he said to the Guardian.He, and Scorsese, had to fight for it though, with multiple auditions and pleas to the studio to cast the still relative unknown.More Must-Read Stories From TIME.” He later starred in Sopranos prequel movie The Many Saints of Newark in 2021.

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GildaHirst Loved Ray Liotta he was born to be a gangsta actor so believable everytime a new movie came out and Ray was in it, I would watch it❤ R.I.P. 🤧 💧 💙 Goodfellas is still one of my all time favorites. Bon Voyage Ray. Ah man...RIP 🙏 RIP Ray and my condolences to his family and friends 💔 i like talking Jesus eternal life big boy pants

Damn, RIP. Gone to soon. Thanks for the inspiration Ray Liotta. Great actor gone too soon LEGENDS LIVE FOREVER and you are legendary RIP 😢

Ray Liotta, star of Goodfellas and Field of Dreams, dies aged 67The actor, whose films also include Something Wild and Hannibal, died in his sleep while shooting his latest project in the Dominican Republic oh shit mrjamesob 😢 sad news Too young

Great actor. Starred in a few gems and one of the greatest movies of all time. He will be missed. rayliotta GoodFellas RIP Ray. MilitiAismyname WHAAAAAT?!?! JennJefferys 😢 RIP rayliotta 1954-2022 👏🏾👼🏾👏🏾 🕊🌹👁🌹🙏🏽💯😊👏🏾👼🏾👏🏾🕊👀🕊👏🏾👼🏾👏🏾🕊💔 RIP rayliotta 1954-2022 👏🏾👼🏾👏🏾 🕊🌹👁🌹🙏🏽💯😊👏🏾👼🏾👏🏾🕊👀🕊👏🏾👼🏾👏🏾🕊💔

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Ray Liotta, star of Goodfellas and Field of Dreams, dies aged 67The actor, whose films also include Something Wild and Hannibal, died in his sleep while shooting his latest project in the Dominican Republic Shame was a brilliant actor rest in peace. Finally the Bees can rest easy! many movies will be less

yaredxkiflai NOOOOOO Rest in Peace Goodfella.. This gots too be the suckiest year ever!!!!! RIP Thanks Great one Rip legend ❤️ such an inspiration Fuck. How how did he die RIP :( 😔 Gutted! Goodfellas is up ther with the greats!

Goodfellas star Ray Liotta dies in his sleep aged 67Goodfellas legend Ray Liotta has died aged 67. The actor, who was best known for his leading role in Martin Scorsese’s crime film, in which he starred alongside Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic. Ugh Rip - condolences to his family

He will be missed. Shocked at the early death of Ray Liotta 😢 RIP legend🤍 johneffkay 😩😩😩 Ready liotta had some of the best quotes of all time. 'As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster' 'F u, pay me' And most relevant today.. 'Karen!!' Rip So sad - loved him in Goodfellas 🫠 Life really seems like a game of musical chairs all of a sudden, when iconic tough guys like Ray Liotta, with his machine-gun laugh, fall... you suddenly get to thinking, what hope is there for me? When the music stops, and there 'ain't no chair. 🤝

🙏 R I P Ray

Goodfellas Star Ray Liotta Has Died, Aged 67Ray was best known for his performance in films like Goodfellas, Field Of Dreams and Something Wild. mrjamesob - I thought you needed to know this. SophiaSleigh Sad 😢 was an amazing actor He had a dangerous, unpredictable quality in 'Something Wild' that immediately stood out.

🎬🙏🏿✌️Respect The Man🎬🙏🏿 May his Wings Fly with his Spirit I enjoy his movies on Planet Earth✌️🌻 Such desperately sad news - an absolute legendary actor has left us. His performance in Goodfellas will stand out for the rest of time… RIP 🙏🏽 'We always called each other Goodfellas.' 😨 Shit... 💔 R.I.P

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Goodfellas star Ray Liotta dies at the age of 67Actor Ray Liotta has passed away at the age of 67 👇 Oh dear

Goodfellas star Ray Liotta dies aged 67Ray Liotta, the actor best known for starring in the classic Mafia film Goodfellas, has died aged 67.Liotta died in his sleep while visiting the Dominican Rep Great actor! 🙏🏻 RIP. RIP 🙏 🪦