A Career in Pictures – Deadline
Hollywood mourns Ray Liotta, the Freedmen star and key field of dreams actor who died on May 26 at the age of 67. Click through a photo gallery of her memorable roles above.
Liotta rose from a starring role on the popular NBC soap Another world to become a leading man on the big screen alongside some of showbiz’s finest talent for acclaimed filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, James Mangold, Jonathan Demme, Nick Cassavetes, Derek Cianfrance, Joe Carnahan, Noah Baumbach and Paul Schrader.
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The New Jersey native has also appeared in recent films such as The Many Saints of Newark, Marriage Story and no sudden movement, as well as big-screen spins in images ranging from SSomething wild, no escape and cop lands at Hannibal, Blow, John Q and Smokin’ Aces. He also honored less serious tariffs, including Operation Dumbo Drop, the most wanted Muppets and A romantic date.
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In addition to her many big-screen credits, Liotta was a regular television presence, starring Jennifer Lopez in the NBC crime drama. shades of blue and most recently against Taron Egerton in a limited series Black bird, which premieres July 8 on Apple TV+.
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But the rugged and handsome blue-eyed actor is best known for his back-to-back roles some 30 years ago in field of dreams, playing blackball baseball legend Shoeless Joe Jackson opposite Kevin Costner and James Earl Jones – “Man, I loved that game,” says Jackson – and playing mobster Henry Hill in Scorsese’s genre classic Freedmen. Who can forget his tense back and forth with Pesci’s Tommy DeVito: “I’m funny as a clown – I amuse you?”
So take a look back at Liotta’s storied career in the gallery above, which features more than three dozen images.
Ray Liotta Dies at 67: Deadline Coverage