Ray Liotta’s career has withstood the test of time. From his soap opera days on ‘Another World’ to his bad cop persona on ‘Shades of Blue,” the veteran actor’s face has been said to defy his age.
Whereas Ray Liotta has not publicly discussed any experience he has had with plastic surgery, it is highly speculated that he has had some work done to his face. Compared to ten years ago, the actor has reportedly had at least one facelift.
The Goodfellas actor’s face is said to belie his 65 years.
Ray Liotta was considered to be a good-looking man during his hey-day playing a mobster in ‘Goodfellas’.
Throughout his career, he has appeared in more than 100 movies and still has staying power in Hollywood.
These days and in most recent times, his face has sparked some controversy in one form or another and this is mostly associated with assumptions about his plastic surgery.
Comparing photos from ten years ago to now, according to pundits, the evidence of cosmetic procedures are littered all over his face.
The changes are not at all subtle, but more described as unnatural and that the surgeon might have been somewhat overzealous.
In 2014 he filed suit against skincare manufacturer, Nirium International, who apparently used his face to promote their line of age-defying creams. They had not sought his permission prior to their action hence the lawsuit.
The fact that this company thought it appropriate to use Ray Liotta’s face to promote their products shows that at 65, he is considered to look younger than his age.
Body Of Work
In addition to the supposed facelifts ascribed to Ray Liotta, he is suspected to have received botox injections and face fillers.
He is thought to have had a neck lift, as his jawline as a 60+-year-old man is not natural looking. Doctors weighing in have said that there seemed to have been some work done on his eyelids, the corners of his mouth, and his laugh lines.
All-in-all, the conjecture surrounding Ray Liotta’s plastic surgery is mostly derived from him looking quite different than what would normally be expected of a middle-aged man.
Speculators have said that Ray’s face was fine prior to his perceived surgery, however, he made the ill-advised decision for a facelift.
According to comments, he allowed the fear of getting old and the pressure of Hollywood perfection to dictate his actions, and this resulted in “bad surgery”.
In 2016 during a red carpet appearance with his daughter for the SAG Awards, Ray Liotta was spotted with a more taut face and “permanent smile”.
This left some fans “bewildered” and “shocked” wondering what happened to his face after being photographed with uncharacteristically smooth and tighter skin.
There were comments likening his face to a “well-cooked lasagne” and observations that his face was now devoid of wrinkles and appeared fuller.
A Necessary Evil
It may be considered rather common for people in the public eye to undergo some kind of procedure in order to keep their looks fresh.
After all, the jobs that actors or musicians or news anchors are able to get are inexorably linked to their looks.
How the world sees a public figure and perceives their looks does have some bearing on their earning potential as it also has implications about their star appeal.
Eventually, it comes down to whether one is ready to leave the public life behind or get less substantial roles with their natural looks.
In Hollywood fame and success is fleeting and finite. Refreshing one’s look can become a necessary evil if one is to remain relevant.
As Oscar Wilde said, “the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.”