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Ray Liotta Called Clint Eastwood Overrated, Here’s Why

Actors, directors, fans, family and friends have continued to pay homage to award-winning star Ray Liotta, whose unexpected death last week sent shock waves across the film industry. Before he passed away, the famous actor was planning to get married to his fiancée Jacy Nittolo, who he first met in 2019.

Nittolo led the way with a beautiful tribute to her fallen lover, saying in an Instagram post that ‘he was the most beautiful person inside and out that I’ve ever known… and even that is an understatement.’

Director Martin Scorsese also eulogized Liotta, calling him a ‘uniquely gifted’ and ‘courageous’ performer. The pair worked together in what is arguably the actor’s greatest ever performance – in the 1990 biographical crime drama film, Goodfellas.

Apart from that smash hit, Liotta also leaves a legacy of an impressive portfolio of many other great movies, including Field of Dreams, Wild Hogs and Hannibal, among others. He will also be remembered as a straight shooter who meant what he said and said what he meant.

A perfect example of that was on 2017, when he called one legendary star ‘the most overrated actor of the ’80s and the ’90s.’

Ray Liotta Called Clint Eastwood ‘The Most Overrated Actor Of The ’80s And The ’90s’

Ray Liotta was featuring in an episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen when the question of the most overrated actor of the ’80s and the ’90s was put to him. Host Andy Cohen also gave the disclaimer that Liotta could not pick himself.

The Goodfellas star barely took time to ponder the question, before naming Unforgiven actor Clint Eastwood as his pick. So unfazed was Liotta with the choice, that when people in the studio started laughing at it, he turned around and retorted, “I don’t give a sh*t!”

Liotta was appearing on Watch What Happens Live alongside Jennifer Lopez, his co-star from the NBC crime drama series, Shades of Blue. Cohen had them playing a game called ‘Plead the Fifth,’ where he would take turns to ask them tough questions about their personal or professional lives.

Liotta was also asked who among all the leading ladies that he had worked with was the worst kisser. Once again, he so nonchalantly revealed his answer: Sigourney Weaver, who he starred alongside in the 2001 romantic crime comedy, Heartbreakers.

Did Ray Liotta Ever Work With Clint Eastwood?

When he met his untimely death on May 26, Ray Liotta was in the Dominican Republic, working on one of a number of movies that he had coming up, which was titled Dangerous Waters.

In November last year, he also finished filming for April 29, 1992, a movie by The Iceman director Ariel Vromen which is currently in post-production. According to IMDb, the picture tells the story of ‘a shopkeeper [who] must save his son from an angry mob during the 1992 L.A. uprising after the Rodney King verdict.’

April 29, 1992 has an impressive cast line-up alongside Liotta, including O’Shea Jackson Jr. and his father, Ice Cube, as well as Fast & Furious star Tyrese Gibson. Also in the cast in a major role is Clint Eastwood’s son, Scott.

Liotta’s comments on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen were seemingly made in jest, and definitely did not prevent him from working with Scott Eastwood. However, he never got to work on any major projects with Clint Eastwood himself.

Did J.Lo Have To Answer Any Tough Questions On ‘Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen’?

Jennifer Lopez was not spared from the uncomfortable questions by Andy Cohen. “Jennifer, you said in an interview that you were proposed to five times in your life,” Cohen posed. “Name someone who you turned down.”

At the time of the interview, it was almost three years to the day when J.Lo’s divorce to her third husband, Marc Anthony was finalized in June 2014. She had also been once engaged to fellow actor Ben Affleck in 2002, but ended that relationship in January 2004.

No one knew who the mystery fifth man was, and Ray Liotta added to the excitement of the question by suggesting: “Drake, right?” Unlike her co-star, however, the singer was unable to be forthright, and instead chose to plead the fifth. J.Lo has of course been engaged twice since, including currently to Affleck once again, after they rekindled their romance two decades later.

Following Liotta’s passing, she penned a heartfelt tribute to him on her Twitter account, saying she felt lucky to have had the opportunity to ‘work with and learn from him.’

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Clint Eastwood tells of the terrible fire of November 10, but he still has to work.

Clint Eastwood wasn’t going to let a wildfire keep him from getting to work.The 91-year-old actor/director told Ellen on Monday’s episode of how he drove toward a Southern California wildfire last month that was encroaching the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California, where his office has been for 40 years.

Ellen described the November 10 blaze, known as the Barham brush fire, as a ‘really bad fire that came really close to the lot,’ adding that ‘air quality was so bad that everyone evacuated’ – but not Clint!’I was coming back down to do some work at a sound stage and I saw all this smoke going,’ the screen legend said, adding he noticed the smoke plumes emanated from the Warner Bros. lot.

The Tinseltown staple continued: ‘And I’m getting closer and closer and its Warner Bros. and its smoke and I got almost up there and I thought, the whole studio’s burning down, maybe I’ll go in and see if I can retrieve something.’The filmmaker of classics such as Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River and Unforgiven said that the Warner Bros.

Studio was spared of any damage, as the blaze was contained to a nearby hill.’So we went on the sound stage and started working and we forgot about it and … everybody said, “The studio’s been evacuated! And I said, “We’re not evacuated, we’re here working!”‘

The office neighbors where Ellen works out of, and she describes Eastwood as ‘a good neighbor’ who never complains. Ellen showed that she and her staff had helped decorate Eastwood’s office with holiday decor, which Clint called ‘pretty nice.’

He added: ‘A lot better than some of the things she has done. One time she called up and said somebody made a pinata of her and said you have to go out there and take a baseball bat and beat the hell out of it.’Eastwood was on to promote his latest film Richard Jewell, which hits theaters Friday .

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Clint Eastwood’s special dating history with Hollywood beauties .

Actor Clint Eastwood is one lucky guy! He’s dated a lot of gorgeous women in Hollywood, including his ex-wives Maggie Johnson and Dina Eastwood (née Ruiz). But no woman could ever make him feel as incredible as his current girlfriend, Christina Sandera, does.“He’s truly happy with her,” an insider exclusively told Closer Weekly in May 2020. “She’s fun, easygoing and his kids like her too. She’s on an even keel like he is.”

Christina came into the Gran Torino star’s life after Dina filed for divorce from Clint in October 2013. Two months after she sent in the paperwork, the reporter went on Bethenny Frankel’s former eponymous TV show to dish about her separation.“I don’t’ think we will be getting back together,” Dina said at the time. “That is why I filed for divorce. I think maybe a part of me was holding out, like ‘What are we doing here?’

Then there have been some definite signs that we’re not going to get back together so let’s move on amicably is my opinion, but I think there is a mental chokehold on you when you don’t have something in place that shows you are definitely apart.”Although the pair decided to call it quits, Dina explained she has no bad feelings towards Clint. In fact, she said he’s “probably the sweetest guy” she’s ever met. “He is a loving, kind, low-key person, so my intuition was still great on marrying a good person,” the journalist gushed.

By December 2014, Clint and Dina’s divorce was finalized. The Dirty Harry star moved on with Christina and they made their first red carpet appearance together at t he 2015 Oscars. It wasn’t long until the Academy Award winner moved his beloved into the same Carmel, California, home he used to share with Dina.“The first time I saw the place I thought it was terrific,” Clint gushed to Architectural Digest about his beautiful estate in August 2016. “Visually it was something else, and I thought it was the place I’d like to call home.”

Maggie Johnson : Maggie is Clint’s first wife. In 1953, they tied the knot and welcomed two kids together: daughter Alison Eastwood and son Kyle Eastwood. The two lovebirds stayed together for 31 years until they got divorced in 1984.//Roxanne Tunis : In 1959, Clint romanced stuntwoman Roxanne after they met on the set of the western TV show Rawhide. In June 1964, their daughter Kimber arrived in the world.

Sondra Locke : Sondra was in a relationship with Clint in the 1970s. The two actors have starred in many movies together such as The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Gauntlet and Sudden Impact. She died in November 2018 from cardiac arrest. // Jacelyn Reeves : Jacelyn and Clint had a brief fling in 1984. The duo are proud parents to their two kids — Scott Eastwood and Kathryn Eastwood.

Frances Fisher : Clint and Frances were dating from 1990 to 1995. In August 1993, they welcomed daughter Francesca Eastwood into the world. //Dina Ruiz : Clint and Dina were married from 1996 to 2014, and during that time, the couple welcomed a beautiful daughter named Morgan. After they got divorced, Dina went on to marry former basketball player Scott Fisher in 2016.///Erica Tomlinson-Fisher : Although there are no photos of Erica, the Mule star briefly dated her when he broke off his marriage to Dina, per reports. However, their love didn’t last long because Clint settled down with Christina shortly after.

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Why Tom Hanks likens the Clint Eastwood style to entwined horses ?

Veteran actor Tom Hanks has likened Clint Eastwood’s directorial style to wrangling animals. Hanks worked with Eastwood for the first time on Sully, the story of a real-life feat of heroism in which his character, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, safely landed an endangered plane New York’s Hudson river in 2009.

Hanks told the Graham Norton Show: “You certainly don’t want one of those Eastwood looks. “He treats his actors like horses because when he did the 60s series Rawhide, the director would shout ‘Action!’ and all the horses bolted. So when he’s in charge, he says in a really quiet soft voice, ‘All right, go ahead,’ and instead of shouting ‘Cut!’ he says ‘That’s enough of that.’ It’s intimidating as hell!”

Hanks also said that the real Sullenberger made for a strong presence on set, even criticizing Eastwood for his lack of punctuality when he was 20 minutes late. “Sully was very particular about how we portrayed the procedure and the emotions,” said Hanks. “He pulled out this dog-eared, stapled and notated script that he had read. Postits, stapled index cards all over it – I’m sure his wife had even written ‘No’ across it in lipstick! We went through every page and every moment, every beat had been commented on. He had opinions.”

Hanks and Eastwood campaigned for different sides during the recent US presidential campaign. The actor – who was even mooted by documentary-maker Michael Moore as a future Democrat candidate – was a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton, frequently speaking of his lack of faith in her rival, Donald Trump, whom he described as a “self-involved” gas bags”.

Eastwood, meanwhile, came out for Trump in August, saying the Republican was “on to something, because everybody’s secretly getting tired of political correctness”. “That’s the kiss-ass generation we’re in right now,” he said. “We’re really in a pussy generation.” Eastwood also said he thought a lot of the backlash to Trump was misplaced.

“We see people people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist. “Everybody, the press and everybody’s going, ‘Oh, well, that’s racist’ and they’re making a big hoodoo out of it. Just fucking get over it. It’s a sad time in history.”Following Trump’s earlier , Hanks election to reassure his fellow Clinton supporters about the future. “We are going to be all right,” he told an audience in New York. “We will move forward, because if we do not move forward, what is to be said about us?”

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