Ray Liotta Dies: ‘Goodfellas’, ‘Something Wild’ Actor Was 67

Acclaimed actor Ray Liotta has passed away at the age of 67. No cause of death has been given, but Deadline reports that he passed in his sleep while in the Dominican Republic, where he was currently shooting the film Dangerous Waters, directed by John Barr, and co-starring Eric Dane, Odeya Rush, and Saffron Burrows.

Liotta has starred in a number of highly revered films, and was mostly known for his performance as Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese‘s Goodfellas, with his portrayal of the character considered to be one of the biggest (if not the biggest) Oscar snub in history.

Liotta broke out in Jonathan Demme‘s Something Wild, to which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also starred in other well-known films, such as Field of Dreams, Operation Dumbo Drop, Cop Land, Blow, Narc, John Q, and Smokin’ Aces.

His career was recently on a resurgence, having starred in Killing Them Softly, Marriage Story, No Sudden Move, and, most recently, in The Sopranos prequel titled The Many Saints of Newark in a dual role, as “Hollywood Dick” Moltisanti/Salvatore Moltisanti, alongside Alessandro Nivola‘s Dickie Moltisanti. He was next slated to appear in Every Last Secret, Elizabeth BanksCocaine Bear, and an untitled Charlie Day-directed comedy, co-starring Kate Beckinsale, Jason Sudeikis, Edie Falco, and John Malkovich.

Liotta leaves behind her daughter, Karsen, and was recently engaged to Jacy Nittolo.

Source: Deadline


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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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