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Ray Liotta

Ray Liotta is an American actor who portrayed  Joey Canelli in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For .

Biography

Ray Liotta studied acting at the University of Miami, where he became friends with Steven Bauer (Scarface (1983), Thief of Hearts (1984)). He spent his first years acting in TV: Another World (1964), a TV movie and several short-lived series. He broke into movies with the black comedy Something Wild (1986), which garnered him rave reviews. Originally unable to get a reading, he was recommended for the part by Melanie Griffith (then married to Bauer). After the success of "Something Wild" he received more offers in the "psycho" vein, but refused them to avoid being typecast. Instead, he made "little movies" like Dominick and Eugene (1988) (which earned him standing as an actor's actor) and Field of Dreams (1989) (whose success still surprises him). When he heard that Martin Scorsese was casting Goodfellas (1990), he lobbied hard for the part of Henry Hill. The film's huge success brought him wide popularity and enabled him to get star billing in future films (Article 99 (1992), Unlawful Entry (1992), Unforgettable (1996)).

Trivia

  • Was Tim Burton's first choice to play Harvey Dent in Batman (1989), but turned it down to do Goodfellas (1990) instead.
  • Has a nephew who is also named Ray Liotta who plays on a farm team for the Kansas City Royals.
  • Claims that he only did Operation Dumbo Drop (1995) for the money.
  • Was the original choice for the role of Dignam in The Departed (2006), however had to reluctantly decline due to other commitments.
  • Lives in Pacific Palisades, California.

Sources

Cast and Crew
Crew Robert Rodriguez - Frank Miller - Elizabeth Avellan - Graeme Revell - John Debney - Carl Thiel - Quentin Tarantino
Cast Alan Rackley - Alexa PenaVega - Alexis Bledel - Arie Verveen - Benicio del Toro - Brittany Murphy - Bruce Willis - Carla Gugino - Christopher Lloyd - Christopher Meloni - Clark Middleton - Clive Owen - Dennis Haysbert - Devon Aoki - Elijah Wood - Eloise DeJoria - Emmy Robbin - Eva Green - Helen Kirk - Jaime King - Jamie Chung - Jason Douglas - Jason McDonald - Jeremy Piven - Jesse De Luna - Jessica Alba - Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Josh Brolin - Josh Hartnett - Jude Ciccolella - Julia Garner - Juno Temple - Kimberly Cox - Lady Gaga - Lawrence Varnado - Lisa Marie Newmyer - Lucina Paquet - Makenzie Vega - Marley Shelton - Marton Csokas - Michael Clarke Duncan - Michael Madsen - Mickey Rourke - Nick Offerman - Nick Stahl - Nicky Katt - Patricia Vonne - Powers Boothe - Ray Liotta - Rick Gomez - Rosario Dawson - Rutger Hauer - Ryan Rutledge - Samantha Inoue Harte - Stacy Keach - Tommy Flanagan - Tommy Nix

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