It’s hard to think of a more iconic role in movie history than Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas. You know, the guy who casually pistol whips a guy in the face and looks mega cool doing it, and is so powerful that he gets to cut the line at the Copacabana.
Yes, Scorsese has a knack for writing effortlessly cool characters, but Hill wouldn’t be the movie legend he is today without the help of Liotta, who delivers his lines with a wry, punchy funniness, and brings an air of vulnerable sensitivity to a badass character. He’s also just full of swagger — the kind that will make every little kid want to grow up to be a gangster (for a little while).
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