Goodfellas star Ray Liotta has died on the age of 67, his consultant has confirmed to the PA information company.
His publicist Jennifer Allen, from Viewpoint, mentioned the actor died in his sleep within the Dominican Republic, the place he was filming his newest film Harmful Waters.
Liotta’s fiancee Jacy Nittolo was on location on the time of his dying, Ms Allen mentioned.
Liotta discovered fame enjoying ex-con Ray Sinclair in 1986 black comedy One thing Wild, for which he acquired a Golden Globe nomination.
He went on to star as Shoeless Joe Jackson within the 1989 movie Discipline Of Desires and is finest recognized for his portrayal of Henry Hill in Goodfellas reverse Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci and directed by Martin Scorsese.
Liotta was the adopted son of a city clerk and auto-parts store proprietor, who insisted he by no means contemplated performing whereas rising up in Newark, New Jersey.
After graduating he moved to New York Metropolis and labored as a barman till he was solid in cleaning soap opera One other World in 1980.
After his function in One thing Wild, Liotta resisted the numerous psychopathic roles he was supplied following the movie’s success, and as a substitute starred within the acclaimed drama Dominick And Eugene, a couple of advanced relationship between twin brothers.
In the course of the Nineteen Nineties Liotta starred in Illegal Entry, Cop Land and Corrina alongside Whoopi Goldberg.
In 2016 he informed the PA information company about regrets he had in the best way he dealt with his profession, together with turning down the prospect to audition for Tim Burton’s Batman film.
“I want I’d dealt with my profession otherwise however, you recognize, hindsight…” he mentioned on the time.
“After I did my first film, Tim Burton was on the point of do Batman and he was keen on me as a result of he needed it to be edgy and actual. I assumed, ‘Batman? That’s a silly concept’, despite the fact that he had simply carried out considered one of my favorite films of all time, Beetlejuice. So sure, I remorse not auditioning for that.”
He loved a different profession, additionally showing as Frank Sinatra within the 1998 TV film The Rat Pack.
In 2004, Liotta made his Broadway debut in dramatic comedy Match and appeared on the large display in comedies comparable to 2010’s Date Night time and two Muppets films, and dramas together with 2012’s The Iceman and 2014’s Sin Metropolis: A Dame To Kill For.
Regardless of his immensely different profession, Henry Hill remains to be a personality audiences continued to affiliate him with. But it surely was an affiliation the actor didn’t thoughts, telling PA: “Folks ask if I’m bothered by that however no, Goodfellas can be a high 10 film for years and years, it appears.
“I’ve youngsters coming as much as me just like the film’s simply come out that week… That and Discipline Of Desires. I get quite a lot of Discipline Of Desires lovers too.”
Lately Liotta appeared in Marriage Story and No Sudden Transfer and starred alongside Taron Egerton within the upcoming Apple TV collection Black Chicken.
He additionally starred in Sky’s Shades Of Blue, a criminal offense drama set in New York which starred Jennifer Lopez as a detective and single mom of a teenage daughter who faces a tough predicament when the FBI catches her in an incriminating place.
In 2021 Liotta starred within the Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints Of Newark, after turning down a job within the authentic movie.
He just lately completed filming Cocaine Bear, a movie directed by Elizabeth Banks which is scheduled to be launched in February subsequent yr.
The New Jersey-born actor was additionally reportedly as a consequence of star in The Substance alongside Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley.
Along with his performing roles, Liotta was additionally the narrator of documentary collection The Making Of The Mob, and starred in a lot of music movies together with for David Guetta’s track Lovers On The Solar.
Liotta leaves behind his daughter Karsen, whom he shares together with his ex-wife Michelle Grace, and his fiancee Nittolo.