- Awards: 6 Academy Award (Won 1) & 5 Golden Globe Nominations
Discussing this movie in the light of Ray Liotta’s recent passing is sad, but he can rest knowing he was part of one of the classic movies of this generation. People often do not know that Goodfellas was based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi. Of course, Pileggi wrote the screenplay along with Martin Scorsese. The movie itself stars Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Paul Sorvino, and many others. Gangster movies rarely work in this generation but Goodfellas found a successful formula, which others (even non-gangster) have followed since.