Despite the fact that one of roles for which actor Ray Liotta will be most remembered It is the protagonist of the film Goodfellas by Martin Scorsese, the director has confessed to Variety that there was a moment in which the actor was almost rejected to play this character because he was not too convinced as Henry Hill.
“We were among several actors to play Henry Hill and one of them was Ray Liotta. But I was worried about this choice because, although he knew that he was capable of facing a role like this, he was not entirely convinced that he had all the necessary qualities. Since he had to be authoritarian, but innocent and charming to counterbalance all the violence.”
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So, yeahcorsese experienced a situation that convinced him that Liotta was the perfect actor to play Henry Hill. While he was at the Venice Festival, the director had to hire private security to avoid having problems with all the controversy that had been generated with the premiere of his film The Last Temptation of Christ.
Once at his hotel, Liotta wanted to approach Scorsese to greet him but the security prevented him in a bad way, however, the actor handled the situation “so politely and calmly” that the director realized that he had the perfect characteristics to be the protagonist of Goodfellas.
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Ray Liotta receives his star of fame
On February 25, Ray Liotta received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame posthumously, after having died last May at the age of 67 while filming a film in the Dominican Republic.
During the ceremony, theThe daughter of Ray Liotta was accompanied by actor Taron Egerton, who worked alongside the interpreter on the Apple TV+ series, Black Bird, and by director Elizabeth Banks, who directed Liotta in the film Vicious Bear.
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