American actors Ray Liotta, Robert de Niro, Paul Sorvino and Joe Pesci on the set of Goodfellas written and directed by Martin Scorsese. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
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Explains The
Reason He Never
Worked With
Ray Liotta Again
In May, Ray Liotta passed away at the age of 67 and many would agree that Liotta's career-defining role was as wiseguy Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas." The film went on to become a classic film, but even after creating movie magic together Scorsese and Liotta never worked together again.
In a recent heartwarming tribute, Martin Scorsese revealed that while he and Ray Liotta never worked together again, it wasn't for lack of trying. The director wrote, "We had many plans to work together again but the timing was always off, or the project wasn't quite right. I regret that now."
Furthermore, it appears Scorsese still admired Liotta’s work stating, "When I watched Ray as the divorce lawyer in Marriage Story – he's genuinely scary in the role." Scorsese gushed, "which is precisely why he's so funny – I remember feeling that I wanted to work with him again at this point in his life, to explore the gravity in his presence, so different from the young, sprightly actor he was when I met him."
Regardless of the projects that never came to pass, Scorsese added some kind words for the star at the center of one of his greatest works, from one goodfella to another: "I wish I'd had the chance to see him just once more, too – to tell him just how much the work we did together meant to me. But maybe he knew that. I hope so."