Ray Liotta in The Weinstein Company's
Taking a Beating
5. "Killing Them Softly" also features another actor who has played one of pop culture's most memorable mobsters: Ray Liotta. Though he's played an inordinate number of tough guys, 22 years after Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas" (1990), Liotta is still best remembered as the manic and macho Henry Hill. For this film, Liotta plays against type, as the guy that takes a beating instead of the one doling it out. To make his beating look believable, Liotta was determined to do his own stunts. "Like I said, before I would always give the punch, but it's a whole other thing to take the punch," said Liotta. "Stunts taught me how to do that. I was determined to do every bit of it, and in a grueling way it was fun. It was so nice receiving it rather than giving."
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