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RayLiotta has died.

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grannydarkhair Thu 26-May-22 18:37:01

He was the lead role in Goodfellas, one of my favourite films. He was in lots of other films, none anywhere as good imo. I last saw him on-screen in The Many Saints of Newark last year. He was only 67, the same age as myself.

MiniMoon Thu 26-May-22 18:42:56

I am sorry to hear this. He played Shoeless Joe Jackson in my favourite film, Field of Dreams.

HowVeryDareYou Thu 26-May-22 18:44:24

I loved him in Goodfellas - a cracking film. 67 is no age.

TerriBull Thu 26-May-22 18:48:53

I've just been speaking to my son and told him Ray Liotta had died to which he replied "oh no! not Ray Liotta out of Goodfellas" also one of his favourite films. There's only one Ray Liotta as far as I know! .

Yes a shame he was only 67, no great age these days.

Grandmabatty Thu 26-May-22 18:49:14

It's very sad. Gone far too young.

grannydarkhair Thu 26-May-22 18:51:22

MiniMoon I like Field of Dreams, watched it more than once. RL’s part in it was very different from a lot of his roles. Such a good looking man when he was young, he really didn’t age well imo. Still acted his socks off in the film last year.

BlueSky Thu 26-May-22 19:19:10

Sorry to hear although 67 is not ‘far too young’. I’ve become very realistic nowadays. sad RIP

Georgesgran Thu 26-May-22 19:22:04

DD2 is ‘gutted’ according to the text she sent earlier.

Grandmabatty Thu 26-May-22 19:25:02

We'll have to agree to disagree then Bluesky. As the average age is 80+ I think 67 is far too young.

nexus63 Thu 26-May-22 19:27:24

i fell in love with him in the film corrina corrina, i thought he was gorgeous. so sad that he has died at a young age, i read that he died in his sleep in the dominican republic while filming.

BlueSky Thu 26-May-22 19:28:01

Yes Grandmabatty I agree in theory.

volver Thu 26-May-22 19:36:18

Aw, such sad news. I'm going to have to watch Field of Dreams again. I'd forgotten he was in that. He was beautiful when he was young.

BlueBelle Thu 26-May-22 19:51:54

I ve never heard of this man seems I m the only person who hasn’t 😀

Lark123 Thu 26-May-22 19:55:00

BlueBelle

I ve never heard of this man seems I m the only person who hasn’t 😀

No, I haven't heard of him either...

Bellanonna Thu 26-May-22 19:56:48

No, blueBelle, you are not!

BlueBelle Thu 26-May-22 20:34:59

👍🏼 I have company hooray

Namsnanny Thu 26-May-22 20:48:31

He was in a Silvester Stallon film called Cop Land, he was very good too.

Oopsadaisy1 Thu 26-May-22 21:03:44

Watched a film he was in last night, I liked him.

volver Thu 26-May-22 21:05:46

Ray Liotta

www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/ray-liotta-goodfellas-actor-dead-obit-1358948/

FannyCornforth Fri 27-May-22 07:56:39

Goodfellas was my absolute favourite film too.
Scorsese’s finest imo.
Liotta missed out on the Best Actor Oscar; while Pesci won Best Supporting.

Spinnaker Fri 27-May-22 08:12:43

Goodfellas was an absolute favourite film of ours.

I remember many years ago being in a trivia quiz and the question was "How many times was the F word used in the opening scene of the film Goodfellas ?" I can't remember the answer now but I'm going to have to watch the film again today smile

RIP Ray Liotta flowers

FannyCornforth Fri 27-May-22 08:17:13

I love the scene when Henry and Karen are taken through the night club into the kitchens.
Such breathtaking cinematography.

(I’m not a fan of Field of Dreams though blush)

grannydarkhair Fri 27-May-22 08:34:04

FannyCornforth I’d argue that Raging Bull is Scorsese’s finest film but only because of De Niro’s performance in it. I’ve only watched it twice whereas I’ve watched Goodfellas several times and enjoy it just as much each time.

FannyCornforth Fri 27-May-22 08:41:47

Gdh I know that it’s not a popular choice, but I adore Gangs of New York.
It’s so over the top and atmospheric. Day Lewis at his wonderful, terrifyingly best.
But Cameron Diaz is so miscast, it nearly spoils it for me

FannyCornforth Fri 27-May-22 08:43:53

It’s sort of ‘official’ that Raging Bill is the best, isn’t it
De Niro was so utterly brilliant, and now seems to be doing a belting job of trashing his own legacy sad