Ray Liotta's best (and worst) movies and TV shows

Goodbye to Ray Liotta
Unexpected death
A terrific filmography
Goodfellas (1990)
Marriage Story (2019)
John Q (2002)
Field of Dreams (1989)
Identity (2003)
Shades of Blue (2016-2018)
Cop Land (1997)
Something Wild (1986)
The Rat Pack (1998)
Unlawful Entry (1992)
No Escape (1994)
Blow (2001)
The Many Saints of Newark (2021)
Goodbye to Ray Liotta

As everyone in Hollywood is saying… one of our goodfellas has gone. Ray Liotta passed away at 67 years old.

Unexpected death

As reported by ‘Deadline’, the actor passed away in his sleep while shooting his new film ‘Dangerous Waters’ in Dominican Republic.

A terrific filmography

The actor leaves but his terrific cinema and TV legacy will last forever. These are the best (and worse) roles which have made of Ray Liotta a contemporary acting icon.

Goodfellas (1990)

An absolute film noir masterpiece. The story of three Mafia criminals told throughout three different decades. Ray Liotta played the memorable Henry Hill and as co-stars, two titans of the big screen: Joe Pesci and Robert de Niro.

Marriage Story (2019)

Jay Moratta is the feisty and dishonest lawyer that encourages Adam Driver to go ‘all in’ against his wife, Scarlett Johansson, in a divorce that is the main plot point of this remarkable movie.

John Q (2002)

Denzel Washington played the desperate father who can’t afford the treatments to save his son’s life so he decides to take the hospital hostage. Ray Liotta was Gus Monroe, the chief police officer in charge of dealing with the delicate situation.

Field of Dreams (1989)

Kevin Costner played the farmer who, after a revelation, decides to build a baseball field in his backyard cornfield. This decision will lead him to meet the baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson, played by Ray Liotta.

Identity (2003)

The thriller, based loosely on an Agatha Christie novel, tells the story of ten strangers trapped in a remote hotel where one by one begin to die. A classic ‘Who Done It’ in which Ray Liotta shares screen with John Cusack, Amanda Peet or Alfred Molina.

Shades of Blue (2016-2018)

This was the longest Liotta has been in a series. He was in a total of 36 episodes in which he starred in as Lieutenant Matt Wozniak along with Jennifer López.

Cop Land (1997)

Its incredible cast — Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Rapaport, Annabella Sciorra and Noah Emmerich — and his passion for gangster movies made of 'Cop Land' a film he couldn’t say no to. A must.

 

Something Wild (1986)

One of his firsts and most shocking roles was the one of Ray Sinclair, a dangerous and unstable ex-convict who interferes in the relationship of his ex-girlfriend, Audrey (Melanie Griffith), and Charles Driggs (Jeff Daniels).

The Rat Pack (1998)

Ray Liotta recreated the life of Frank Sinatra when the singer was the king of the world along with Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Peter Lawford. In the cast, and in the same order, we have actors Joe Mantegna, Don Cheadle and Angus Macfadyen.

Unlawful Entry (1992)

It looks like a TV drama and it’s definitely a TV drama. The actor played a police officer who helps a couple after an attempted robbery and becomes obsessed with the wife -played by Madeleine Stowe. Kurt Russel is the husband who sees how his marriage and life are in danger.

No Escape (1994)

An action and sci-fi movie that cannot be more 90’s. A major box office fail that, with the years, has earned more fans. Ray Liotta played the ex-marine John Robbins who is incarcerated and transferred to an island prison called Absolom. There, the worst criminals of the world are locked up and only the strongest ones will survive.

Blow (2001)

Not many people remember that Ray Liotta was once the fictional dad of Johnny Depp. In ‘Blow’, he was Fred Jung, a retired small business owner that only wants to live a peaceful life, while his son, George Jung, becomes a drug dealer for the Medellin Cartel in the United States in the 70’s and 80’s.

 

The Many Saints of Newark (2021)

More recently, the actor participated in ‘The Sopranos’ prequel and played a double role of the Montisaldi twins. It’s no surprise that one of the last roles Ray Liotta ever played was related to the Mafia… And that’s why, he’ll always be our goodfella.

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