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January 16, 2021 | 8:05 am
Liam Neeson has announced that he will be retiring from the action genre soon after finishing with “a few more” films already in the works. The 68-year-old actor, who enjoyed a career rebirth after starring in the action thriller “Taken,” told Entertainment Tonight that after this year he plans to quit acting …
Liam Neeson has announced that he will be retiring from the action film genre soon after finishing with “a few other” films already in the works.
The 68-year-old actor, who enjoyed a career rebirth after starring in the action thriller “Taken,” told Entertainment Tonight that after this year he plans to stop making action films. .
âI’m 68 and a half – 69 this year. There are a few other things I’m going to be doing this year – hopefully COVID lets us do that – there are a few in the pipeline and, so I think they probably will. Well, unless I’m on a Zimmer frame or something.
In his latest film, “The Marksman”, Neeson plays an ex-Marine turned recluse breeder who must protect an 11-year-old boy from drug cartel assassins.
âI love doing them. I love beating guys half my age, âhe said, though he admitted to having some sort of eye-opening while filming his next movie, Blacklight.
âI just finished one in Australia and had a fight scene with a kid – a sweet, sweet actor called Taylor – and halfway through the fight I looked up, I was in. breathless and it didn’t cost him a dime, and I said, ‘Taylor, how old are you?’ He said “25”. Neeson laughs, âI said, ‘This is my oldest son’s age! “”
Neeson had also told ET that he was done with superhero movies. âI don’t feel like going to the gym three hours a day to pump myself up and slip into a velcro jumpsuit with a cape,â he said.
ET reported that fans are campaigning for him to reprise his role as Zeus from Clash of the Titans in Wonder Woman 3.
âI guess so, of course. I mean, I am very flattered! He said, before denying, âI didn’t know the ancient Greek gods appeared in Wonder Woman. I have to say, much to my regret, that I haven’t seen the Wonder Woman genre of movies. When he was informed that indeed they were doing it and that Zeus was the father of Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, he smiled, “I’ll call my agent!” “
Born Liam John Neeson, Neeson has been nominated for several awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Drama. He is one of the highest grossing players of all time.