Goodfellas

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Goodfellas
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Produced by Irwin Winkler
Written by Martin Scorsese
Nicholas Pileggi
Starring Robert De Niro
Ray Liotta
Joe Pesci
Cinematography Michael Ballhaus
Editing by Thelma Schoonmaker
Release date(s) September 19, 1990
Running time 146 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $25,000,000
Money made $46,836,394

Goodfellas is a 1990 American biographical crime movie directed by Martin Scorsese. It is about life in the Mafia.

It gained six nominations for Oscars. It won one (for Joe Pesci's role). Many people thought the movie was great.

It is set in New York City. The movie is based on the life of mafioso Henry Hill (1943-2012) from 1955 - 1980. Goodfellas uses information from New York crime reporter Nicholas Pileggi's book Wiseguy. Scorsese and Pileggi worked together to write the movie.

Goodfellas was first shown at the 1990 Venice Film Festival. Scorsese received the Silver Lion award for Best Director.[1]

Director David Chase said the movie made him want to make the HBO television series The Sopranos.

Cast[change | change source]

Actor Role Based on
Ray Liotta Henry Hill Henry Hill
Robert De Niro Jimmy Conway Jimmy Burke
Joe Pesci Tommy DeVito Thomas DeSimone
Lorraine Bracco Karen Hill Karen Hill (née Friedman)
Paul Sorvino Paul Cicero Paul Vario
Frank Sivero Frankie Carbone Angelo Sepe
Frank Vincent Billy Batts William "Billy Batts" Devino
Tony Darrow Sonny Bunz Angelo McConnach
Mike Starr Frenchy Robert "Frenchy" McMahon
Chuck Low Morrie Kessler Martin Krugman
Frank DiLeo Tuddy Cicero Vito "Tuddy" Vario
Johnny Williams Johnny Roastbeef Louis Cafora
Samuel L. Jackson Parnell "Stacks" Edwards Parnell Steven "Stacks" Edwards
Frank Adonis Anthony Stabile Anthony Stabile
Catherine Scorsese Tommy DeVito's Mother Thomas DeSimone's Grandmother
Gina Mastrogiacomo Janice Rossi Linda Coppociano
Debi Mazar Sandy Robin Cooperman
Margo Winkler Belle Kessler Fran Krugman
Welker White Lois Byrd Judy Wicks
Julie Garfield Mickey Conway Mickey Burke
Paul Herman Dealer Paul Mazzei
Detective Ed Deacy Himself Himself
Christopher Serrone Henry Hill (Youth) Henry Hill (Youth)
Charles Scorsese Vinnie Thomas Agro
Michael Vivalo Nicky Eyes Himself
Michael Imperioli "Spider" Michael "Spider" Gianco
Frank Pellegrino Johnny Dio Johnny Dio
Tony Ellis Bridal Shop Owner Jerome Asaro
Elizabeth Whitcraft Tommy's Girlfriend Theresa Ferrara
Illeana Douglas Tommy's Other Girlfriend Rosie
Anthony Powers Jimmy Two-Times Clyde Brooks
Assistant U.S. Attorney Ed McDonald Himself Himself
Tony Lip Frankie The Wop Francesco Manzo
Joseph Bono Mikey Franzese Michael Franzese
Kevin Corrigan Michael Hill Michael Hill

Awards[change | change source]

Award Category Nominee Result
63rd Academy Awards Best Picture[2] Martin Scorsese and Irwin Winkler Nominated
Best Director[2] Martin Scorsese Nominated
Best Film Editing[2] Thelma Schoonmaker Nominated
Best Adapted Screenplay[2] Martin Scorsese, Nicholas Pileggi Nominated
Best Supporting Actor[2] Joe Pesci Won
Best Supporting Actress[2] Lorraine Bracco Nominated
48th Golden Globe Awards Best Motion Picture – Drama[3] Martin Scorsese and Irwin Winkler Nominated
Best Director[3] Martin Scorsese Nominated
Best Supporting Actor[3] Joe Pesci Nominated
Best Supporting Actress[3] Lorraine Bracco Nominated
Best Screenplay[3] Martin Scorsese and Nicholas Pileggi Nominated
44th British Academy Film Awards Best Film Martin Scorsese and Irwin Winkler Won
Best Director Martin Scorsese Won
Best Adapted Screenplay Martin Scorsese and Nicholas Pileggi Won
Best Actor Robert De Niro Nominated
Best Editing Thelma Schoonmaker Won
Best Cinematography Michael Ballhaus Nominated
Best Costume Design Richard Bruno Won
1990 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Film Martin Scorsese and Irwin Winkler Won
Best Director Martin Scorsese Won
Best Actor Robert De Niro Won
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 1990 Best Film Martin Scorsese and Irwin Winkler Won
Best Director Martin Scorsese Won
Best Supporting Actor Joe Pesci Won
Best Supporting Actress Lorraine Bracco Won
Best Cinematography Michael Ballhaus Won
National Board of Review Awards 1990 Best Supporting Actor Joe Pesci Won
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 1990 Best Film Martin Scorsese and Irwin Winkler Won
Best Director Martin Scorsese Won
Best Supporting Actor Joe Pesci Won
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 1990 Best Film Martin Scorsese and Irwin Winkler Won
Best Director Martin Scorsese Won
Best Supporting Actor Joe Pesci Won
Best Supporting Actress Lorraine Bracco Won
Best Screenplay Martin Scorsese and Nicholas Pileggi Won
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 1990 Best Film Martin Scorsese and Irwin Winkler Won
Best Director Martin Scorsese Won
Best Supporting Actor Joe Pesci Won
National Society of Film Critics Awards 1990 Best Film Martin Scorsese and Irwin Winkler Won
Best Director Martin Scorsese Won
Silver Lion Silver Lion for Best Director Martin Scorsese Won
Bodil Award for Best Non-European Film Martin Scorsese and Irwin Winkler Won

References[change | change source]

  1. Malcolm, Derek (September 17, 1990). "The Venice Film Festival ends in uproar". The Guardian.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 . http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/legacy/ceremony/63rd.html.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 . http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/film/24169.

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