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Kevin Costner pays tribute to Ray Liotta during MLB game

Major League Baseball held its annual Field of Dreams game on Thursday, which included a special tribute to the late Ray Liotta. field of dreams co-stars Kevin Costner. During the game, Fox aired a tribute that featured Costner speaking about Liotta—who played Shoeless Joe Jackson in the film—impact and his legacy, calling the actor “special” and that he “we need it.” Helped to show that when dreams come from the heart, they can really come true.”

,field of dreams It’s about faith and those rare moments when the magic becomes real,” Costner said in the tribute that you can watch below. “And it doesn’t work until Shoeless which is worth the wait, unless that it is not special. And Ray Liotta was special.”

He continued, “When Ray died in May, I remembered how our batting practice moment together wasn’t a stunt. It was real, and it happened as you saw it. I said God gave us that. The stunt was delivered that night, and now God has Ray. And though he may be gone, that’s the beauty of a game like baseball and like a movie field of dreams: Whenever he steps out of that corn field, he is forever alive in our hearts. He has become eternal. Long live Shoeless Joe, and long live Ray, who helped show us that when dreams come from the heart, they really can come true.”

Liotta tragically died in his sleep in May while in the Dominican Republic shooting the film dangerous water, He was 67 years old. After Liotta’s death, Costner took to Twitter to remember the actor, writing that he was “devastated to hear the news of Ray Liotta’s passing. While he leaves an incredible legacy, he will always be in my heart.” ‘Shoeless Joe Jackson’ will remain. What happened in that moment was real in the film. God gave us that stunt. Now God has Ray.”

Apart from his role in field of dreamsLiotta was known for roles in goodfellas, something wild, Hannibal, and many more. Most recently, that’s Apple TV+’s . appeared in Black Bear With Taron Egerton who told comicbook.com It came back in July that the series is an incredible testament to the actor’s talent.

“It was an incredible experience for me as an actor. You know, I have been fortunate to have worked with some of the greatest and heavy actors who have worked in the industry over my years and Ray was especially special to me. were,” Egerton said. “I was very real and very invested in that relationship with a real sense of history, because that’s the heart of the show. The tenderness of the relationship between the character Jimmy is the engine of why Jimmy takes such a big risk.”

He continued, “And I was so extraordinarily blessed that an actor of Ray’s pride, ability, magnitude, you know, decided to take on the role and we had a really, really special relationship. And we kept in touch. Well, actually, because it was a special experience, I believe for him too. And of course, it’s very… it’s a great shame that he won’t be here to celebrate the show’s release. But it’s an incredible testament to his talent. And, of course, you know, what happens to his character takes on an added poignancy, I guess, in the wake of his demise. So, It’s somewhat sad, but my overwhelming feeling is that of pride.”



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Reference from comicbook.com

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