Kevin Costner is touching on his late co-star, Ray Liotta, who played the farmer in the 1989 sports dramaField of Dreams. Costner, who starred in the film as a farmer who has inhabited the field of famous past players, looked back on Liotta''s role as Shoeless Joe Jackson in the movie.
Costner provided a video fromField of Dreams, which he shared to Twitter on Thursday after the news of Liottas'' death broke. On Thursday, the actor died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming the filmDangerous Waters.
Costner wrote on Twitter that while he leaves an incredible legacy, hell always be Shoeless Joe Jackson in my heart. What happened when we saw Ray in the film was real. Now God has Ray.
I am depreciated to hear Ray Liotta''s passing. While he leaves an incredible legacy, hell always be Shoeless Joe Jackson in my heart. What happened that moment in the film was real. God gave us that feat. Now God has Ray. pic.twitter.com/JQmk1PsuSK
Costner and Liotta practice at night in the field, while Costner quietly stating that he is pitching to Shoeless Joe Jackson, then throwing him a curveball, which nearly knocks him out when Liotta sends it hurtling back to him.
As Costner laughs while he falls to the pitchers mound, Liotta does not return his smile, and on his next hit, he knocks the ball out into the field, sending it far beyond their heads. Man, this game was great, Liotta says.
A few of Liotta''s favorite film roles included Field of Dreams, including The Rat Pack, Smokin Aces, Unlawful Entry, Cop Land, and NarcandSomething Wild. In the last years, he also starred in the Netflix drama Marriage Story and The Sopranos'' prequel filmThe Many Saints of Newark.
Costner also shared their shock goodbyes with dozens of other actors and industry professionals who mourned Liottas'' loss on social media yesterday. Lorraine Bracco, James Caan, Jamie Lee Curtis, and others all shared their grief about his passing with their own touching tributes.