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RAY LIOTTA (Rhodes) has managed to burn indelible images into moviegoers' minds since the beginning of his feature film career.  These performances--from the demonic to the heroic--span the spectrum of human emotions and behavior. I.D. marks a reunion with director James Mangold with the pair first having worked together on "Copland" which also starred Sylvester Stalline, Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel.

Known for his versatility, Liotta went from sensitive and vulnerable in Corrina, Corrina to ballistically vicious in his feature film debut Something Wild, for which he was chosen as Best Actor from the Boston Film Critics Awards and received a Golden Globe nomination.

In his next role, he starred with Tom Hulce in Dominick and Eugene, followed by the soul-searching ghost 'Shoeless Joe Jackson' in the 1989 Academy Award-nominated Field of Dreams.  When Robert DeNiro suggested the actor for a starring role in Goodfellas, Martin Scorsese cast him as the half-Irish, half-Sicilian 'Henry Hill' opposite DeNiro and Joe Pesci.  Liotta's "splendidly mercurial" performance and the film's Academy Award nomination for Best Picture fueled his ascent into the ranks of his generation's most highly respected and sought after actors.

Liotta, already notorious for his tremendous diligence in researching and developing his characters, went undercover with the LAPD to create the over-the-edge-cop, 'Officer Pete Davis', in Largo's 1992 hit Unlawful Entry, opposite Kurt Russell and Madeline Stowe.

In addition to his very busy film schedule, Liotta has also received acclaim for his work on the small screen. His portrayal of Frank Sinatra in HBO's "The Rat Pack" garnered Liotta a Screen Actors Guild nomination. He has also appeared as himself on NBC's "Just Shoot Me."

In his diverse and extensive career, Liotta has developed a list of film credits that includes Hannibal, John Q., Blow, Rumor of Angels, Heartbreakers, Turbulence, Unforgettable, Operation Dumbo Drop, No Escape and Article 99.

Now Liotta is adding a new skill to his resume: that of producer. Tiara Blu Productions, that Liotta runs with his wife, actress Michelle Grace, and producing partner Diane Nabatoff, recently premiered "Narc" at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

Written and directed by Joe Carnahan, "Narc" stars Liotta and Jason Patric as Detroit narcotics detectives. Liotta is on the trail of the killer of his slain detective and he isn't scared to use any means necessary to find out. The New York Times characterized "Narc" as having "the velocity of a hot slug from the barrel of a gun." Daily Variety adds that the film "shuns the studio slickness of comparable recent thrillers like ‘Training Day' for an edgier, rougher and more viscerally violent style" and Liotta's performance as "his most arresting in years." Lions Gate Films will be releasing the film in the fall of 2002.


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