The Kenblog: Remembering Ray Liotta
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some sad news. Immensely talented actor Ray Liotta passed away this week while filming a movie in the Dominican Republic. He died in his sleep and, although the cause of death hasn’t been revealed, it’s been said he had a heart condition of some kind. He was only 67 years old.
Liotta was one of most intense actors ever captured on camera. With those piercing eyes and that horizontal slash of a mouth, he could terrify and intimidate without saying a single word. His first big film was as a psychotic ex-boyfriend of Melanie Griffith who becomes gradually more and more threatening to the nice, naive guy she’s currently seeing (played to perfection by Jeff Daniels.). He later gained fame as Shoeless Joe Jackson in the Kevin Costner baseball classic “Field Of Dreams.” Then came his classic role as mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorcese’s classic “Goodfellas.” He’s front and center in a film filled with some of the greatest actors of any generation but he holds our attention with his magnetic gaze.