The American actor and film producer Ray Liotta, who had as one of the main roles in his career that he played in the film “Goodfellas” (“All Good Guys”), died this Thursday at the age of 67.
According to american pressthe actor died in his sleep, in the Dominican Republic, where he was participating in the filming of the movie “Dangerous Waters”.
Ray Liotta has been engaged to businesswoman Jacy Nittolo since September. He had a daughter, also actress Karsen Liotta.
It was in the film “All Good Guys”, directed by Martin Scorcese in 1990, that the actor reached a peak of popularity. Liotta took on the lead role of Henry Hill, a thug who falls in love with the Italian-American mafia, and celebrated a laugh that would become eternal in Hollywood.
In an award-winning career spanning more than four decades, his participation in films such as “Field of Dreams” (1989), by Phil Alden Robinson, and “Cop Land- Exclusive Zone” (1997), by James Mangold, or in the series “ER: Emergency Service”, which won him an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
The actor had recently returned to the limelight, participating in projects such as the prequel to “The Sopranos”, “The Many Saints of Newark”, in which he played two roles.
Liotta also stood out in Noah Baumbach’s film “Marriage Story” (1989), with Julia Greer and Adam Driver, among others.
Ray Liotta was born in New Jersey on December 18, 1954, and was adopted at six months after being left in an orphanage.
The actor still lived in New York, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a film career as an actor. He made his debut in 1983 in Peter Sasdy’s “The Lonely Lady”, but became known when he was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1986 for his performance in Jonathan Demme’s “Wild and Dangerous”.