Gangster movie star Ray Leota has died. ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘Hannibal’ star Ray Leota has died at the age of 67
Actor and producer Ray Leota, who became famous after starring in Martin Scorsese’s gangster drama The Goodfellas, has died at the age of 67. Thursday, May 26, wrote Deadline.
Leota is reported to have died in the Dominican Republic, where they are filming “Dangerous Water” with her participation. The Goodfellas and Hannibal star died in his sleep. The details of what happened are not yet known.
Roy Leotta was born in Newark on December 16, 1954, and his biological parents left him at the door of an orphanage, growing up in a foster family. After graduating from the acting department at the University of Miami, she began appearing in television series in 1978 and made her film debut in 1981 with The Single Lady. She played her first major role in Jonathan Dame’s The Wild Thing, for which the artist was nominated for a Golden Globe. In the late 1980’s, Leota also appeared in the hit film Field of Wonders, where she played the ghost of baseball legend Barefoot Joe Jackson.
Leota became an international star in the lead role in Martin Scorsese’s 1990 cult crime drama The Goodfells, in which the actor played the role of real-life gangster Henry Hill. Lioter’s partners in the film were Robert De Niro and Joe Pacey, and he himself, according to the deadline, was ideally suited for the role of the notorious criminal who, along with his accomplices, was able to hijack a Lufthansa plane carrying huge sums of money and jewelry. In 1978 at New York Airport. Goodfellas was nominated for six Oscars and one for Joe Pesky.
In 1992, Ray Liota was nominated for an MTV Award for Best Villain for Thriller Attack. He acted throughout the decade and received critical acclaim for his role as a remorseful officer in Phoenix and a gambling-obsessed cop in Phoenix.