Yesterday we learned the shocking news that Ray Liotta had passed away at the age of 67 . A sensible loss for the world of cinema, since he had managed to uncover himself as one of the interpreters with the most personality in all of Hollywood , and he has done a series of interesting jobs.
Today we take the liberty of choosing some of his most outstanding roles within his filmography, to honor his memory. Three great and transcendent films, all available in streaming , where she leaves a marked mark. Or what is the same, he manages to leave his signature in some of the most important moments of cinema.
Movies to Remember Ray Liotta
‘Something Wild’ (‘Something Wild’, 1986)
Director: Jonathan Demme. Reparto: Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, Ray Liotta, Margaret Colin, John Sayles.
It wasn’t exactly his film debut, but it was a revolution in this wonderful film by Jonathan Demme , where his appearance marks a turning point. His presence is as magnetic as it is creepy , turning this fresh dramatic film into a wacky romantic comedy. The film not only served as a big boost for him and his director, but also for leads Jeff Daniels and Melanie Griffith, who show great chemistry.
‘One of us’ (‘Goodfellas’, 1990)
Director : Martin Scorsese. Department : Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino.
But if today we speak highly of him as an actor, it is because of his masterful leading role in ‘One of Us’, Martin Scorsese ‘s definitive masterpiece and one of the best gangster films of all time . Liotta manages to rise to the occasion surrounded by titans in their own right like Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci , making one of the canonical protagonists of the Italian-American director who plunges into dark and dangerous worlds in search of prosperity and ends up mired in paranoia.
‘Story of a marriage’ (‘Marriage Story’, 2019)
Director : Noah Baumbach. Cast : Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Ray Liotta, Alan Alda.
The last years of his career pointed to an interesting resurrection, accepting notable supporting roles such as this ruthless lawyer in the Noah Baumbach film . His contribution helps to make this divorce story more heartbreaking , led by Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver , which directly became one of the best films by his director and on the Netflix platform. An exciting film, but also very sharp.