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For Inspiration: “If You Build It, He Will Come” from Field of Dreams

“Field of Dreams” is one of my all-time favorite movies, and Ray Liotta was great in it.

Ray Liotta, the intense actor from New Jersey best known for his turn as the hustler turned mob rat Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s GoodFellas, has died. He was 67.

According to his representative who confirmed the news, the actor died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic while shooting his latest film Dangerous Waters alongside Saffron Burrows.

Ray Liotta played real-life MLB star Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” opposite Kevin Costner in the seminal baseball film. The film also earned three Oscar nominations, including a best picture nod, and has gone down as one of the most beloved sports movies in history.

Kevin Costner went on social media to pay tribute to his Field of Dreams co-star Ray Liotta. The Oscar winner, who tried out for his Cal State Fullerton team and went on to star in several baseball-themed movies, recalled the scene when his Ray Kinsella pitches batting practice to Liotta’s Shoeless Joe Jackson.

“Field of Dreams” is one of my all-time favorite movies, and Ray Liotta was great in it. I was surprised to learn that he never watched the movie because his mother died right after he finished shooting, so the movie — emotionally — became associated with this dark place in his life.

R.I.P. Ray Liotta

“If You Build It, He Will Come” from Field of Dreams

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By Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Director of Design Strategy at SAP.

Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, The United Arab Emirates, United States, Hong Kong) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles.

During his 7 years in China, he promoted the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai.

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