Refresh for update …Today, after the shocking announcement of his death at the age of 67, a flood of tributes has begun to pay tribute to the beloved actor Ray Leota — not only for his artistic gifts, but also for his character, and for his conflicting dealings with the most iconic characters.
“I am shocked and saddened to hear of Ray Leota’s death,” wrote R. Ford vs. Ferrari Filmmaker James Mangold. “Outside of the tough guy externally and the strongly wounded emotion of his signature characters, he was a sweet, witty and enthusiastic collaborator and brilliant actor. Rip. “
“Ray Leota. People. Last year I met a friend for the first time. Great actor, “he wrote Westworld Star Jeffrey Wright. “It simply came to our notice then. Rip. “
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“Ray Leota is dead. His work as an actor has shown his complexity as a human being, ”he wrote Everything Everything is at AtOf Jamie Lee Curtis. “A gentleman. I’m sorry to hear that.”
Time has heard that Leota has gone to the Dominican Republic in her sleep, where she was shooting the film. Dangerous waters. We’ll share more feedback as they arrive …
Shocked and saddened by the news of Ray Leota’s death. Outside of the tough guy externally and the strongly wounded emotion of his signature character, he was a sweet, witty and passionate collaborator and brilliant actor. RIP pic.twitter.com/O5tueLlBMP
– Mangold (@ mang0ld) May 26, 2022
Ray Leota. People. Last year I met a friend for the first time. Great actor. Nice to meet you. RIP
– Jeffrey Wright (jfreewright) May 26, 2022
Ray Leota is dead. His work as an actor showed his complexity as a man. A gentleman. Feeling we have ‘Run out of gas’ emotionally.
– Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) May 26, 2022
I’m really sorry to hear Ray Leota is dead. He had a friend that day and it was very sad. We laughed a lot Rest in Peace my friend.
– ানাRoArquette May 26, 2022
RIP Ray Leota, 6.
Brilliant actor, loved him in Goodfellas. Sad news. pic.twitter.com/TV9BO419MM
– Pierce Morgan (@PearsMorgan) May 26, 2022
Tear off Goodfella Ray Leotta. I used to caress you. I would love to know you so many years ago. 3
– Christine Chenoweth (CKChenoweth) May 26, 2022
When I was 19 I did a Q&A screening for NARC at Arclight. Ray Leota was incredibly kind to everyone, even the star-stroke kid (me) who couldn’t help but talk awkwardly to one of his favorite actors. The man is a legend and has a long legacy of incredible performances. RIP
– Peter Atencio (atencio) May 26, 2022
RIP Ray Leota
– J. Baruchel (@BaruchelNDG) May 26, 2022
I will never forget how terrible it is #Railiota Something was wild, the first time I saw him. A few years later I directed him to Family Guy and he was very sweet, almost shy. An extraordinary actor. RIP
– David Zuckerman (David_Zuckerman) May 26, 2022
I try not to RIP but Ray Leota was really one of my favorites. His performances have this magnetic attraction, which is part of the reason Godfelles is tied to the aliens as my favorite movie (s).
This one bites more than usual.
– Devon Saawa (DevonESawa) May 26, 2022
We are very sorry to hear the news of Ray Leo’s death.
RIP Ray pic.twitter.com/Q40Z13tTvq
– Edinburgh Film Fest (edfilmfest) May 26, 2022
RIP Ray Leota (1954-2022). pic.twitter.com/ALlMy2Saal
– Moving Image Museum (oMovingImageNYC) May 26, 2022
We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of actor Ray Leotta, who has starred in Goodfellas, Hannibal and Marriage Story whose career spans over 5 decades. pic.twitter.com/fwUyibtsub
– BFI (FBFI) May 26, 2022