RIP: ‘Goodfellas’ Star Ray Liotta Dead At 67

In stunning news that just came out of nowhere, Goodfellas and Field of Dreams actor Ray Liotta has died at the age of 67.

Liotta was always one of those actors who made every film he was in better. Of course, his biggest break would come as mobster Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. He’s been associated with the mob drama ever since, including recently in The Many Saints of Newark.

However, Liotta’s career was so much deeper than that. He also played Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams, Ray Sinclair in 1986’s Something Wild, a role that earned him a Golden Globe nomination, Gary “Figgsy” Figgis in Cop Land. His resume was vast and he was seemingly most comfortable playing morally bankrupt men. I’ll never forget his performance in Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly as the doomed mobster Markie Trattman. He gave a powerhouse performance opposite Jason Patric in Joe Carnahan’s underrated 2002 film, Narc.

Liotta is going to be missed. He’s one of those actors who I think everyone appreciated, but he never got the accolades reserved for others.

We here at Punch Drunk Critics send our condolences to Liotta’s friends and family.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.