In 1990, director Martin Scorsese introduced audiences to one of the greatest gangster films of all time—"Goodfellas." "Goodfellas" tells the story of the rise and fall of mobster Henry Hill and was based on the 1985 true crime book, "Wiseguy: Life in the Mafia Family" by Nicholas Pileggi. Pileggi adapted his book into a screenplay alongside Scorsese and actors Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci were cast as gangsters Jimmy Conway, Henry Hill and Tommy DeVito respectively.
De Niro had already established himself as another famous gangster in 1974's "The Godfather Part II," playing a young Vito Corleone—which won him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. De Niro and Pesci had worked with Scorsese on earlier films, with De Niro starring in 1976's "Taxi Driver," 1977's "New York, New York" and 1980's "Raging Bull," with Pesci appearing in the latter. Both De Niro and Pesci would go on to appear in a number of other Scorsese crime films together, including 1995's "Casino" and 2019's "The Irishman."
In honor of the 30 year anniversary of "Goodfellas," take a look at 20 of our favorite tattoos inspired by this legendary crime film in the gallery below. Then let us know your favorite Martin Scorsese film in the comments section on social media.