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May. 13, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

Movie Jail

This is Movie Jail, a unique maximum security prison that houses some of the worst writers, directors, actors and producers from Hollywood and beyond. Their crimes? The offenses vary from convict to convict but most of these inmates have contributed negatively to the film world to some capacity and his or her misdeeds have covered a long enough period of time that the authorities had to intervene. In each column a defendant is put on trial, arguments are made, and then it is up to YOU, the jury, to decide if the person is guilty or not guilty of crimes against cinema. Their lives are in your hands, dude.

The Defendant

Ray Liotta

The Case

The Prosecution: Turbulence, Operation Dumbo Drop, The Son of No One, Wild Hogs, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, Street Kings: Motor City, Youth in Revolt, Date Night, All Things Fall Apart, The Entitled

Ladies and gentleman of the jury, Raymond Allen Liotta has a reputation for playing intense, smoldering characters but the prosecution feels that the actor has taken on tough guy roles with similar traits one too many times in his career. It's been twenty-three years since Mr. Liotta was Henry Hill in Goodfellas and since then he has been the go to actor for any movie that needs a mob boss or wise guy. And if he's not playing a member of the criminal underworld Mr. Liotta usually stars as a cop, like in Cop Land or a cop in John Q, or a cop in...well you get the picture. Hell, in the film Identity (SPOILER ALERT) Mr. Liotta played a criminal masquerading as a cop. Even in comedies Mr. Liotta ends up playing a cop or mobster, like in Youth in Revolt and Date Night.

The prosecution believes that Mr. Liotta is in fact too talented to be stuck playing the same character over and over again. At this time the prosecution isn't sure if it's because those are the only scripts Mr. Liotta receives or if he's lazy and/or he's only appearing in the film for a paycheck. The prosecution understands that actors need to pay their bills so films like Operation Dumbo Drop and In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale may end up on an actor's filmography, but some of his most recent movies have been real bottom of the barrel stuff such as All Things Fall Apart, The Entitled and The Son of No One. In closing, the prosecution feels Mr. Liotta should spend some time in Movie Jail to re-evaluate his career, especially his decision to appear in an Uwe Boll film.

Ray Liotta

The Defense: Something Wild, Field of Dreams, Goodfellas, Cop Land, Identity, Narc, Blow, Observe and Report, Killing Them Softly

Ladies and Gentleman, these charges against my client are ridiculous and personally the defense believes that Mr. Liotta work in Goodfellas alone should be enough to keep him out of Movie Jail. Being typecast isn't Mr. Liotta's fault and in his defense the actor has definitely proven that he can take on roles outside of the mob and cop genre. Who can forget him as Shoeless Joe Jackson in Field of Dreams or George Jung's father in Blow? And the prosecution may claim that Mr. Liotta plays the same character too often but there are few actors today that can pull off intense and crazy like my client has in films such as Something Wild or Narc. 

Yes, my client tends to play cops and mobsters in his movies but he's not playing the exact same character in every film. Mr. Liotta was fantastic in Observe and Report, which was pretty much a send-up to the cop roles he's had in the past. And in Killing Them Softly (one of his most recent films) although he played a mob boss Mr. Liotta's character was the one receiving the threats and beatings instead of dishing them out, evidence that even though Mr. Liotta might play similar characters in his films he has more than enough talent to make each role he's in unique and different.

The defense would also like to note that at this point most people are aware that Uwe Boll must have a magic charm that hypnotizes and confuses good actors into appearing in the director's films. It happens to the best of them, Burt Reynolds and Ben Kingsley included.

Ray Liotta

IN CLOSING...

So what is to be done with Raymond Allen Liotta? Is he guilty of playing the same character over and over again or does he just play those type of characters very well? Should Mr. Liotta go to Movie Jail or are there other actors/actresses more worthy of spending time in the slammer? We ask you the jury: is Ray Liotta GUILTY or NOT GUILTY?

As always, share your verdict below in the STRIKE BACK.

*The cases for and against a defendant going to Movie Jail by the author are not necessarily his views and opinions but they are some of the beliefs that one would use to effectively make an argument for both sides. Not quite a devil's advocate but you get the point. Anyways, this is all in fun so don't take it too seriously. We have a separate jail for those people called "Troll Tower" and believe me you do NOT want to go there.

WHAT SAY YOU, GUILTY OR NOT?

Ray Liotta

LAST WEEK'S VERDICT

Charlize Theron

The jury had a field day with last week's trial against Charlize Theron, overwhelmingly declaring that the actress was NOT GUILTY of all charges. The jury was confused and angered by the prosecution's decision to bring Miss Theron to court when there are so many other people that belong in Movie Jail. Many members of the jury felt that even if a film starring Miss Theron was bad that the actress still delivered and was usually the best part of the movie, citing films such as Young Adult, Aeon Flux and Snow White and the Huntsman. Also to please the public, the prosecution is now required to submit to a full drug test before he can file charges against any actor or actress.

PREVIOUS VERDICTS

GUILTY Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Vince Vaughn, Tim Burton, The Farrelly Brothers, Michael Bay, Jessica Alba, Ice Cube, Gerard Butler, Halle Berry, Marlon Wayans, Julia Roberts, M. Night Shyamalan , Katherine Heigl , Cuba Gooding, Jr. , Tyler Perry , Cameron Diaz

NOT GUILTY Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Nic Cage, John Travolta, Oliver Stone, Ben Stiller, Jim Carrey, Wes Craven, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Rodriguez, Kristen Stewart, Roland Emmerich, Kevin Costner, Sandra Bullock, Hilary Swank, Al Pacino, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Smith, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Aniston, Owen Wilson, Anna Faris, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron

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3:38PM on 07/30/2013
Not guilty.

'Turbulence' is part of the prosecution? ARE YOU INSANE?! That movie is so bad it is AWESOME! A crazy Ray Liotta murdering all the crew and passengers on a plane without anyone noticing? That is the thing cinematic legends are made of.
Not guilty.

'Turbulence' is part of the prosecution? ARE YOU INSANE?! That movie is so bad it is AWESOME! A crazy Ray Liotta murdering all the crew and passengers on a plane without anyone noticing? That is the thing cinematic legends are made of.
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9:12AM on 05/14/2013

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Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.
Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on.
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10:46PM on 05/14/2013
Well that was random.
Well that was random.
12:19AM on 05/14/2013
I was going to say not guilty, 2 years ago i would have said guilty for sure but with roles like Beyond the Pines, Iceman, Killing Them Softly i thought he was making a comeback, then i just IMDB'ed him. Does accepting every role you have offered to you make you guilty by default? Then yes he is guilty.
I was going to say not guilty, 2 years ago i would have said guilty for sure but with roles like Beyond the Pines, Iceman, Killing Them Softly i thought he was making a comeback, then i just IMDB'ed him. Does accepting every role you have offered to you make you guilty by default? Then yes he is guilty.
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11:08PM on 05/13/2013

Guilty.

Yes, we all know Goodfellas was awesome. Narc was good also. However, I just feel like Liotta's only really capable of playing the one note.
Yes, we all know Goodfellas was awesome. Narc was good also. However, I just feel like Liotta's only really capable of playing the one note.
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7:43PM on 05/13/2013

Not Guilty

He's like John Travolta. Both had a huge hit (Pulp Fiction and Goodfellas) and despite doing decent work over the next several years was never able to find that right project to keep them on the A-List. It's been a long run of decent small roles in good films or larger roles in bad films. But if Travolta was found not guilty, than I say the same goes for Liotta.
He's like John Travolta. Both had a huge hit (Pulp Fiction and Goodfellas) and despite doing decent work over the next several years was never able to find that right project to keep them on the A-List. It's been a long run of decent small roles in good films or larger roles in bad films. But if Travolta was found not guilty, than I say the same goes for Liotta.
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11:11PM on 05/13/2013
I hate to point out what should be blatantly obvious, but the flaw in your argument is that John Travolta had an absolutely enormous career waaaaaay before Pulp Fiction propelled him back into the limelight.
I hate to point out what should be blatantly obvious, but the flaw in your argument is that John Travolta had an absolutely enormous career waaaaaay before Pulp Fiction propelled him back into the limelight.
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7:32PM on 05/13/2013

NOT Guilty

Well the guy has had a very interesting carrier, and i like a lot of movies he's been in, but he is doing a lot of B flick movies lately and i hope he gets more serious and stops chasing the paycheck. Also i have to point out the movies that are chosen for defense are the best line-up ever in Movie Jail's history. Just Perfect.
Well the guy has had a very interesting carrier, and i like a lot of movies he's been in, but he is doing a lot of B flick movies lately and i hope he gets more serious and stops chasing the paycheck. Also i have to point out the movies that are chosen for defense are the best line-up ever in Movie Jail's history. Just Perfect.
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6:52PM on 05/13/2013

Place Beyond the Pines

Add that one to the Defense. He definitely treads water in straight-to-DVD land at times but when he does reappear in a strong supporting role, it's almost a reminder of how convincing he can be, usually at playing scumbags.
Add that one to the Defense. He definitely treads water in straight-to-DVD land at times but when he does reappear in a strong supporting role, it's almost a reminder of how convincing he can be, usually at playing scumbags.
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6:40PM on 05/13/2013

Not Guilty

No way is he guilty. I mean, Toshiro Mifune was typecast too--it's always too bad when it happens, but it doesn't mean he's not a great actor.
No way is he guilty. I mean, Toshiro Mifune was typecast too--it's always too bad when it happens, but it doesn't mean he's not a great actor.
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6:33PM on 05/13/2013

Guilty

I love Goodfellas as much as the next guy, and i'll admit to not seeing all his films since then (he's done a lot). But of what i have seen it just seems to be the same character over and over again. He's either a cop that no one likes or a gangster that no one likes. He never plays a like able character. None of his characters ever stand out. I would almost pass him off as an average side character if it werent for his great performance in Goodfellas and him constantly getting top billing
I love Goodfellas as much as the next guy, and i'll admit to not seeing all his films since then (he's done a lot). But of what i have seen it just seems to be the same character over and over again. He's either a cop that no one likes or a gangster that no one likes. He never plays a like able character. None of his characters ever stand out. I would almost pass him off as an average side character if it werent for his great performance in Goodfellas and him constantly getting top billing because of it. Since he's often a side character, his performance doesnt sway my opinion of the movies he's in much. I love Smokin Aces and Identity, but his role in those movies is a fairly small one and easily replaceable with any actor.

i purposely left out mentioning a few movies he was in because i didnt like those movies, even though they may appear on the defense. He really needs a role out of his comfort zone to redeem himself in my eyes.

next defendant: Ivan Reitman
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6:27PM on 05/13/2013

Not Guilty

Ray Liotta is a good actor, definitely not an A-lister...but more of a solid B/C list actor. He always seems to give most of his roles, good intensity, focus and direction.You can argue that he has typecast himself into roles of Cops, Mafia members, and tough guys, but really if he played something else it wouldnt seem quite right,,,why? because he plays those roles very well.
Therefore I contest that Mr. Ray Loitta is NOT GUILTY but could use some movie counselling , in hopes of getting
Ray Liotta is a good actor, definitely not an A-lister...but more of a solid B/C list actor. He always seems to give most of his roles, good intensity, focus and direction.You can argue that he has typecast himself into roles of Cops, Mafia members, and tough guys, but really if he played something else it wouldnt seem quite right,,,why? because he plays those roles very well.
Therefore I contest that Mr. Ray Loitta is NOT GUILTY but could use some movie counselling , in hopes of getting roles in better movies (since he has dipped into the direct to DVD world )
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5:33PM on 05/13/2013

Not guilty

I don't have a reason other than he was in Goodfellas. Haha. He was great in Blow, Cop Land and also decent in Smokin' Aces.
I don't have a reason other than he was in Goodfellas. Haha. He was great in Blow, Cop Land and also decent in Smokin' Aces.
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4:34PM on 05/13/2013

Not Guilty!

I don't see how he even belongs among actors like Vince Vaughn, Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz, Anna Faris, and other actors who have been "tried." Sure, he is in serious need of a good project, but Ray Liotta is one of the greats. Glad to see Blow in his list of good [link] movie, and he was great in it.
I don't see how he even belongs among actors like Vince Vaughn, Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz, Anna Faris, and other actors who have been "tried." Sure, he is in serious need of a good project, but Ray Liotta is one of the greats. Glad to see Blow in his list of good [link] movie, and he was great in it.
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2:59PM on 05/13/2013

Not guilty

Specifically, he was THE only redeeming part of "Snoozefest in Longest Political Ad Ever" which was renamed for release to Killing Them Softly seriously, what was the point of including the financial crisis stuff, no sense. Besides making me wish Tony Soprano's misadventures were still on HBO, Mr. Liotta is the only character I enjoyed on screen more than .003435 seconds.
Specifically, he was THE only redeeming part of "Snoozefest in Longest Political Ad Ever" which was renamed for release to Killing Them Softly seriously, what was the point of including the financial crisis stuff, no sense. Besides making me wish Tony Soprano's misadventures were still on HBO, Mr. Liotta is the only character I enjoyed on screen more than .003435 seconds.
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2:46PM on 05/13/2013
Not guilty

Goodfellas, Narc, Cop Land, Observe and Report, and Killing Them Softly are enough to keep him out. He is a good actor and is usually good in whatever he does.
Not guilty

Goodfellas, Narc, Cop Land, Observe and Report, and Killing Them Softly are enough to keep him out. He is a good actor and is usually good in whatever he does.
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2:09PM on 05/13/2013

Killing Them Softly

NOT even close to guilty.
NOT even close to guilty.
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2:04PM on 05/13/2013

Guilty

I really enjoy his work, but looking at the majority of what he has done in the last 8-10 years, I'd like to see him take a step back and evaluate things. Movies like River Murders, Street Kings 2 and Charlie St. Cloud, just aren't acceptable for his level of ability and talent.
I really enjoy his work, but looking at the majority of what he has done in the last 8-10 years, I'd like to see him take a step back and evaluate things. Movies like River Murders, Street Kings 2 and Charlie St. Cloud, just aren't acceptable for his level of ability and talent.
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1:13PM on 05/13/2013

Not guilty!

No way! Some more movie to his defense: Unlawful Entry, No Escape, Unforgettable, la linea, Phoenix, Smokin Aces... And hes been pretty funny in movies like Date Night and Heartbreakers. So whats his crime again? A Uwe Boll movie and being typecast (which happens to every character actor in Hollywood reaching a certain age)?
No way! Some more movie to his defense: Unlawful Entry, No Escape, Unforgettable, la linea, Phoenix, Smokin Aces... And hes been pretty funny in movies like Date Night and Heartbreakers. So whats his crime again? A Uwe Boll movie and being typecast (which happens to every character actor in Hollywood reaching a certain age)?
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12:52PM on 05/13/2013

You know what, not guilty.

Tough one, and a year ago I'd've said guilty (even though for some reason every time I see his name pop up in a film anymore I have to laugh as if it's a seal of un-approval, so that's good for something)... but Place Beyond the Pines and Killing Them Softly (and hopefully Iceman) have put him back in good ENOUGH graces that I'm gonna take this one easy.
Tough one, and a year ago I'd've said guilty (even though for some reason every time I see his name pop up in a film anymore I have to laugh as if it's a seal of un-approval, so that's good for something)... but Place Beyond the Pines and Killing Them Softly (and hopefully Iceman) have put him back in good ENOUGH graces that I'm gonna take this one easy.
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12:48PM on 05/13/2013

Not Guilty

Ray Liotta does play a lot of the same kind of characters, but it seems to me that A) those are the only roles floating his way and B) who else can play those underworld types with the same intensity?

Usually I am all for actors to be challenging themselves and doing different roles as much but Mr. Liotta has proven that with his earlier roles, and whenever they cast a seedy role, and it's not him, I question why it isn't.
Ray Liotta does play a lot of the same kind of characters, but it seems to me that A) those are the only roles floating his way and B) who else can play those underworld types with the same intensity?

Usually I am all for actors to be challenging themselves and doing different roles as much but Mr. Liotta has proven that with his earlier roles, and whenever they cast a seedy role, and it's not him, I question why it isn't.
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12:34PM on 05/13/2013

Movie Jail writer is smoking crack. No doubt.

Not guilty. Goodfellas alone basically gives him a pass for life, not to mention he has a great body of work anyways. Ray is the man and you should retire or hand over the article to someone else. Poor choice again. You will recieve many angry responses to this choice again I'm afraid.
Not guilty. Goodfellas alone basically gives him a pass for life, not to mention he has a great body of work anyways. Ray is the man and you should retire or hand over the article to someone else. Poor choice again. You will recieve many angry responses to this choice again I'm afraid.
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12:32PM on 05/13/2013

Guilty

Observe and Report, just one of many repetitive cameos for this 2 dimensional actor.
Observe and Report, just one of many repetitive cameos for this 2 dimensional actor.
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12:30PM on 05/13/2013

Not Guilty!

His performance in The Place Beyond the Pines was astounding and reminded me that he is just as great of an actor now as he was in Goodfellas. He just picks some... unfortunate roles, to say the least.
His performance in The Place Beyond the Pines was astounding and reminded me that he is just as great of an actor now as he was in Goodfellas. He just picks some... unfortunate roles, to say the least.
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12:28PM on 05/13/2013

Not Guilty

I actually didn't think Wild Hogs was that bad, but for all the bad movies he has been in Goodfellas negates all of them haha.
I actually didn't think Wild Hogs was that bad, but for all the bad movies he has been in Goodfellas negates all of them haha.
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11:58AM on 05/13/2013

Not Guilty

For every crappy movie he makes, he then makes a good one He was great in last year's Killing Them Softly!
For every crappy movie he makes, he then makes a good one He was great in last year's Killing Them Softly!
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11:45AM on 05/13/2013

guilty!

put jason statham on the stand next!
put jason statham on the stand next!
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12:50PM on 05/13/2013
I agree.
I agree.
12:51PM on 05/13/2013
About putting Statham on the stand next.
About putting Statham on the stand next.
2:17PM on 05/13/2013
I'd be for that.
I'd be for that.
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11:41AM on 05/13/2013

Not Guilty

One of the most intense actors in Hollywood. Ah hell no does this guy belong in jail.
One of the most intense actors in Hollywood. Ah hell no does this guy belong in jail.
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11:18AM on 05/13/2013

Not Guilty

This guy is a legend and usually at least once a year he is in a great movie. This is getting really absurd.
This guy is a legend and usually at least once a year he is in a great movie. This is getting really absurd.
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10:55AM on 05/13/2013

Not guilty

Turbulence and Date Night are good movies.
Turbulence and Date Night are good movies.
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10:44AM on 05/13/2013

Killing Them Softly

Of course not guilty. He's fantastic. However, you did you guys see killing them softly? SPOILER! He takes a beating that was one of the most brutal things i've seen in awhile. it made me squirm in my seat.
Of course not guilty. He's fantastic. However, you did you guys see killing them softly? SPOILER! He takes a beating that was one of the most brutal things i've seen in awhile. it made me squirm in my seat.
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10:31AM on 05/13/2013

Not Guilty

Just saw 'Place beyond the Pines' it was great.
Just saw 'Place beyond the Pines' it was great.
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10:29AM on 05/13/2013

HELL NO!!!!

No way in hell does Liotta deserve movie jail! Granted he's been in a few stinkers. But that's just because he never became as big a star as he deserves to be. Besides that, every now and then he still appears in actual good movies and more than that he ALWAYS delivers a great performance. He's usually the best thing about a shitty movie and even in good films he's often the best actor in it, like in the recent Killing them Softly. So not guilty, without a doubt.

P.S. anyone out there know
No way in hell does Liotta deserve movie jail! Granted he's been in a few stinkers. But that's just because he never became as big a star as he deserves to be. Besides that, every now and then he still appears in actual good movies and more than that he ALWAYS delivers a great performance. He's usually the best thing about a shitty movie and even in good films he's often the best actor in it, like in the recent Killing them Softly. So not guilty, without a doubt.

P.S. anyone out there know what happened between Joblo and Jim Law and Johnny Moreno?
cause by now it's painfully obvious something bad has happened between the site and the (fired)guys.
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10:24AM on 05/13/2013

Guilty

While Ray has done some really great things in the past, he is long overdue for a film that is great because of him. He hasn't really enhanced any films, and he is extremely typecast. he can't believably play a character out of type. So his acting is suspect. I think he is a good actor for certain roles. His memorable role was in Goodfellas. In the Name of the King a Dungeon Siege was so bad, so incredibly terrible he needs a stretch in movie jail to re-evaluate if he is going to be a
While Ray has done some really great things in the past, he is long overdue for a film that is great because of him. He hasn't really enhanced any films, and he is extremely typecast. he can't believably play a character out of type. So his acting is suspect. I think he is a good actor for certain roles. His memorable role was in Goodfellas. In the Name of the King a Dungeon Siege was so bad, so incredibly terrible he needs a stretch in movie jail to re-evaluate if he is going to be a good actor or not.
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10:12AM on 05/13/2013

Not guilty

He's the only good part in Killing Them Softly.
He's a great actor trapped in so so movies.
He's the only good part in Killing Them Softly.
He's a great actor trapped in so so movies.
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9:35AM on 05/13/2013
I have nothing meaningful to contribute to this trial, but I just want to ask - what's up with the perma-eye shadow?
I have nothing meaningful to contribute to this trial, but I just want to ask - what's up with the perma-eye shadow?
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9:34AM on 05/13/2013

Not guilty.

The defense here actually says pretty much exactly my opinion. If he was a star instead of a character actor, I might give him more shit. He was actually my favorite part of "Killing Them Softly." And "Observe and Report" wouldn't be nearly as good without his character to remind us just how nutty Ronnie really is.
The defense here actually says pretty much exactly my opinion. If he was a star instead of a character actor, I might give him more shit. He was actually my favorite part of "Killing Them Softly." And "Observe and Report" wouldn't be nearly as good without his character to remind us just how nutty Ronnie really is.
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9:27AM on 05/13/2013

Guilty

This seemed like a no-brainer when I saw it from the front page. Im kind of surprised there are so many votes for not guilty. For every Goodfellas, there's 3-4 In the Name of the Kings or some other direct-to-video movie.
This seemed like a no-brainer when I saw it from the front page. Im kind of surprised there are so many votes for not guilty. For every Goodfellas, there's 3-4 In the Name of the Kings or some other direct-to-video movie.
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8:57AM on 05/13/2013

NOT GUILTY

He's also acquits himself well in comedy. He was hilarious in heartbreakers.
He's also acquits himself well in comedy. He was hilarious in heartbreakers.
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8:27AM on 05/13/2013

Not Guilty

His performance in movies is always good. I'm assuming he just isn't getting the script offers.
His performance in movies is always good. I'm assuming he just isn't getting the script offers.
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8:21AM on 05/13/2013
Not guilty at all.
Not guilty at all.
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8:07AM on 05/13/2013

Not Guilty

Anyone else think he was going to murder Kevin Costner and his family when he shows up on the baseball diamond...eh probably just me.
You forgot to add hannibal and Unlawful Entry for the defense.

Next Defendant Wesley Snipes
Anyone else think he was going to murder Kevin Costner and his family when he shows up on the baseball diamond...eh probably just me.
You forgot to add hannibal and Unlawful Entry for the defense.

Next Defendant Wesley Snipes
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7:47AM on 05/13/2013

not guilty.

No way.
No way.
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7:42AM on 05/13/2013

Not Guilty.

When this guy is on form, he's superb. Nobody loses his shit on screen quite like Liotta. He has made some bad choices, but his talent is consistently great even if his movies aren't.
When this guy is on form, he's superb. Nobody loses his shit on screen quite like Liotta. He has made some bad choices, but his talent is consistently great even if his movies aren't.
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7:40AM on 05/13/2013

Not Guilty

Totally agree with the guys below me. Not Guilty, but barely.
I think he really tries to branch out, but always goes back to what made him popular and familiar, the crime/mob flicks.
Totally agree with the guys below me. Not Guilty, but barely.
I think he really tries to branch out, but always goes back to what made him popular and familiar, the crime/mob flicks.
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7:16AM on 05/13/2013

Not Guilty

The guy has done alot of shitty films throughout his career, but when he does pick the right role, the guy is great.

Him also being in my favorite movie this year (The Place Beyond The Pines) also helps too. The guy was great in Goodfellas, Blow, Smokin' Aces, Narc, Observe and Report, and The Place Beyond The Pines.

So no, not guilty.
The guy has done alot of shitty films throughout his career, but when he does pick the right role, the guy is great.

Him also being in my favorite movie this year (The Place Beyond The Pines) also helps too. The guy was great in Goodfellas, Blow, Smokin' Aces, Narc, Observe and Report, and The Place Beyond The Pines.

So no, not guilty.
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6:48AM on 05/13/2013
Goodfellas alone should keep him out of movie jail. He gave that movie a warmth and humanity. Casino is Goodfellas without Ray Liotta and both films feel so different.

He also provided fantastic voice in GTA: Vice City.

Fun fact: Ray Liotta was offered to play the Joker before Jack Nicholson.
Goodfellas alone should keep him out of movie jail. He gave that movie a warmth and humanity. Casino is Goodfellas without Ray Liotta and both films feel so different.

He also provided fantastic voice in GTA: Vice City.

Fun fact: Ray Liotta was offered to play the Joker before Jack Nicholson.
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6:36AM on 05/13/2013
The man was in Goodfellas . . . enough said. He was probably the worst thing about Goodfellas and yet the movie remains awesome because there's not a bad thing to say about Goodfellas. Throw in some other good flicks like Narc, Copland, and Field of Dreams and you've got a pretty good resume. The bad stuff he's done is easily forgettable and doesn't outweigh the good stuff he's done.

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The man was in Goodfellas . . . enough said. He was probably the worst thing about Goodfellas and yet the movie remains awesome because there's not a bad thing to say about Goodfellas. Throw in some other good flicks like Narc, Copland, and Field of Dreams and you've got a pretty good resume. The bad stuff he's done is easily forgettable and doesn't outweigh the good stuff he's done.

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6:36AM on 05/13/2013

Not guilty...barely.

Ray is very likeable but he basically plays the same guy every time. I actually think he was the weakest part of GOODFELLAS. I still like the guy though and he doesn't make films worse so I'm going to say not guilty but only by a hair.
Ray is very likeable but he basically plays the same guy every time. I actually think he was the weakest part of GOODFELLAS. I still like the guy though and he doesn't make films worse so I'm going to say not guilty but only by a hair.
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