Death of Ray Liotta: the mesmerizing images of his last role

A new trailer for Black Bird was unveiled on June 8 by Apple TV+. This gives a first glimpse of the last role of Ray Liotta.

This is sad news that was announced on May 26th. Actor Ray Liotta has died aged 67. Much appreciated, his disappearance has upset the world of cinema, including Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lopez. Before his death, he had filmed several projects and, among these, there was Black Bird, a mini-series which will soon be broadcast on Apple TV+. A trailer was unveiled on June 8 and fans of the actor were able to see a first glimpse of his latest role. In this one, we can therefore discover that Ray Liotta plays the role of Big Jim, a decorated former policeman whose son, Jimmy Keene played by Taron Egerton, goes from high school to prison. “I never wanted this for you. I wanted a totally different life – a stable salary, children, a family“, he says to his son. The series, available on the platform from July 8, is inspired by a true story. This one is inspired by the books In With The Devil: A Fallen Hero, A Serial Killer, and A Dangerous Bargain for Redemptionwritten by Michael R. Roskam, who directed the first three episodes.

On May 26, it was Jennifer Craig, Ray Liotta’s agent, who announced his death in a press release. While in the Dominican Republic filming his next film, Dangerous Waters, the actor was found dead in his sleepaccording to information from HollywoodReporter. Sad news for his fans. As a reminder, it was in 1983 that he took his first steps on television, in Another World and casablanca. Three years later, he distinguished himself in his first film entitled The Lonely Ladythen in Dangerous in all respects, in which he will play the role of a psychopathic husband. It is however achieved success in 1990 in the movie Freedmen by Martin Scorsese. Two years later, we were able to find him in Fatal obsession before he became a medical examiner in Suspicious memoirs. In 2001, Ray Liotta starred as an FBI agent in Hannibal and has also distinguished himself in lighter comedies. Tailor-made roles, which allowed him to have a long and memorable career.

Ray Liotta: which personalities paid tribute to him?

Ray Liotta was very appreciated and his death was a real shock for his fans but also his relatives and friends. Many people shared the screen with him and wanted to pay tribute to him. First is Dennis Lehane, creator and executive producer of black bird who called him an actor”most electric American of its generation“. There’s also Seth Rogen, who co-starred with him in 2009.”I can’t believe Ray Liotta died. Working with him has been one of the greatest joys of my career and we’ve done some of my favorite scenes. A true legend endowed with immense talent“, he wrote on his social networks. For Jamie Lee Curtis, who starred alongside him in the film Nicky and Gino, it is “his acting work which showed his complexity as a human being“. A shower of moving tributes.

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