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Unquestionably Ray Liotta's most iconic role, the actor played mobster Henry Hill in Scorsese's 1990 classic "Goodfellas".
Liotta brought life and energy to the epic story of the rise and fall of a low level member of the mafia, opposite Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro and Lorraine Bracco.
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In James Mangold's ensemble 1997 crime drama "Cop Land", Liotta starred alongside Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro, playing one of the shady police officers caught up in some serious corruption.
'Field Of Dreams'
Liotta brought a baseball legend to life in 1989's "Field of Dreams", playing the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson, one of the players at the centre of the Chicago Black Sox scandal, who is redeemed, along with his teammates, when Kevin Costner builds a baseball diamond in a cornfield.
In Ted Demme's 2001 film "Blow", Liotta played Fred Jung, the working-class father of George Jung, who became a cocaine smuggler through the '60s, '70s and '80s.
Liotta brought pathos to the role of the struggling father, just trying to make ends meet, alongside Rachel Griffith as his wife Ermine.
In Jonathan Demme's 1986 road comedy "Something Wild", Ray Liotta memorably played the violent ex-convict husband of Melanie Griffith's Audrey, who tails his wife on her trip in a nasty effort to get her back.
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In 1994, Liotta took the lead in the sci-fi action film "No Escape", directed by Martin Campbell.
Set in a dystopian 2022, Liotta played an ex-Marine imprisoned for life in a corporate penal colony, attempting to survive amid the clashing groups of convicts, all while attempting to escape to the outside world.
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Liotta delivered a surprising performance as hard-nosed divorce lawyer Jay Marotta in the emotional 2019 drama "Marriage Story".
The actor won acclaim for his work in the film, in which his character argues on behalf of his client, played by Adam Driver, in court against Laura Dern, as Scarlett Johansson's lawyer.
'The Place Beyond The Pines'
The character of Peter Deluca was developed with Liotta in mind by "The Place Beyond the Pines" director Derek Cianfrance.
Deluca is one of the corrupt cops targeted for investigation by Bradley Cooper's cop-turned-lawyer character Avery Cross in the decades-spanning crime epic.
Liotta teamed up with Jason Patric in the 2002 crime drama "Narc", about a pair of narcotics officers who go undercover to target the dark world of drug dealing.
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Few scenes in Liotta's career are as memorable as being fed pieces of his own brain in by the devious Hannibal Lecter in Ridley Scott's 2001 sequel "Hannibal".
Liotta played Justice Department official Paul Krendler, who takes a bribe in order to get FBI agent Clarice Starling suspended.