Of the roles Ray Liotta has played in his career, Henry Hill in Goodfellas is undoubtedly his biggest. The sleek, intimidating mobster who eventually becomes an unruly maniac is a classic character. Goodfellas itself is one of the greatest gangster movies of all time and arguably the masterpiece of Martin Scorsese’s genre.
The Golden Globe nominated actor recently gave an interview NS rich to demand Display. He told a lot about the mafia masterpiece and the things that happened during its filming.
‘Goodfellas’ tracking scene was ruined at first
during an interview NS rich to demand Display, Liotta went to length about goodfellas. He said that one of the film’s most iconic scenes was ruined on the very first take, which broke his lines.
“There’s like 100 extra, we’re going through the kitchen, we have a guy lifting the table, and all of a sudden, we’re in the center of this thing,” no sudden moves The star said according to Hollywood Reporter. “She says, ‘What do you do?’ And I say, ‘I’m in construction.’ And then it goes to Henny Youngman. And after all that, he forgot his line. He forgot his own jokes. So we had to redo it because the whole thing was one shot.”
This scene is one of the best in the entire movie. It follows Henry and Karen as they enter a restaurant from behind. Henry knows everyone and has relationships, and this scene shows just how confident and famous he is. It was all done in one shot with a stationary camera, so he had to re-film the entire sequence.
“There was no cut. It was up to us when we sat down and then to joke about Haney,” said the wisecracking actor. “He did it the second time, the third time. Everything was fine.”
Joe Pesci’s famous line was improvised
most famous line goodfellas Pesci’s “How Funny Am I?” Scene. Obviously, the whole thing was revamped, which makes it all the more impressive.
“We had two weeks of rehearsals with me, Joe, Bob, Lorraine and Martin Scorsese,” said the Broadway actor. “And Joe, because he’s a great storyteller, was just telling a story about how he was in Queens one day and he said something to a guy like we’re thinking. The man turned on Joe in a bar. “
famous scene in goodfellas Sees a group of mafia men sitting at a table in a restaurant. Pesci’s character is telling a funny story and after that, Liotta’s character says he’s a funny guy. Pesci loses it and says “How am I funny? Like a clown? I’m here to entertain you? How am I funny?” The line has probably been repeated a million times since the movie came out.
“He told that story and Marty said ‘You know what? I love that and I know a good place to put it.’ So we started kind of ad-libbing back and forth,” Liotta said. “
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