RAY LIOTTA TRIBUTE
- By J. COOK
Dear Ray — thank you for all the memories. For being a goodfella, for popping up shoeless in our field of dreams, then accepting the mantle and starring as Tommy Vercetti in one of the most successful video games of all time, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. For the man that said, “As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster,” it was great to see you join the cast of The Many Saints of Newark (The Sopranos prequel film), in what felt like a Brando-esque return to mob life. You were so good, you left us seeing double. You became iconic while playing icons, including Frank Sinatra in The Rat Pack (HBO). You wound up with two SAG Award nominations, a Golden Globe nomination, and a Primetime Emmy Award! Bravo! You were a tough guy onscreen with a soft heart for all who knew you. You will be missed. A lot. RIP.
“I’ve done movies with the Muppets. I did Sinatra. I did good guys and bad guys. I did a movie with an elephant. I decided that I was here to try different parts and do different things. That’s what it’s really all about. That’s what a career should be.” – Ray Liotta
Raymond Allen Liotta, December 18, 1954 – May 26, 2022