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Ray Liotta Quotes

As soon as I became proactive in producing my own stuff, I started getting other roles.

I didn't like some of the movies that were coming into me.

I just finished Narc, which was a really heavy duty, raw, independent.

I know when I go to a movie I want to experience something, whether to laugh, to cry, to feel bad.

I think drug movies free the director to make intense films.

I think people like watching edgy things.

I think that if you can achieve a balance, then you appease a lot of yourself and your career and what it takes to maintain in this business for a while.

I was looking to become more proactive with my career because I wasn't crazy with some of the scripts I was getting - this was before Blow and Hannibal - so I decided to start my own production company.

I was on a soap opera before that for three years, where I was the nicest guy on earth.

I've only been in one fight in my whole life... in 7th grade, yet everyone thinks I'm a maniac.

In college, I started out doing musicals and Shakespeare.

My wife read Narc as well and was really into it.

Not like Chinese food, where you eat it and then you feel hungry an hour later.

So I decided to form a production company with my wife and our partner Diane.

So, you need to balance it out with bigger and smaller movies.

Suddenly playing the charming bad guy was my thing.

The first script I got was Narc and I really responded to it; it reminded me of a '70s type movie, I really liked the characters, I didn't anticipate the ending.

The Rat Pack was the piece that really kicked me out of that little funk that I was in and then Ted called me up and asked me if I wanted to be the dad in Blow.

Today some actors get a little full of themselves about what they're doing.

Well, for Blow I had to age from 20 to 60, starting out in shape and then later putting on fat pads.