where he was shooting the film. He is 67 years old. Bob Mondello of NPR presents this memory.

BOB MONDELLO, SECONDARY: Only a handful of actors were offered a better starting line 

RAY LIOTTA: (Like Henry Hill) If I remember correctly, I wanted to be a gangster. MONDELLO: Ray Liotta, 

 when he closed the trunk of what we later found, was proof of what a gangster he was - those iron-blue eyes,

the intensity that terrified him even though he was afraid - all in the first shot.

LIOTTA: (Like Henry Hill) It's better for me to be a gangster than to be president of the United States.