Sad news today. One of my favourite modern American actors had died suddenly, at a relatively young age.
He was the star of ‘Goodfellas’, one of my favourite films, which featured in my all-time Top Ten.
Many of his other performances were memorable too, including ‘Sin City’, the underrated ‘Narc’, the marvellous ‘Copland’, and ‘Hannibal’. He was in ‘Field of Dreams’, ‘Unlawful Entry’, ‘Phoenix’, ‘Revolver’, and many more.
He was not a ‘thespian’, far from it. But his engaging smile, good looks in his youth, and tough-guy persona often lifted a film that he was in.
I will miss him. But we will always have ‘Goodfellas’.
RIP, Ray Liotta.