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The Many Faces of… Liam Neeson

Overview of the roles of actor Liam Neeson movies

Liam Neeson was born on 7 June 1952 in Northern Ireland. When he was growing up he started boxing at the age of nine and eventually became an amateur senior boxing champion. His acting started when he was given the lead role in a school play at age eleven. He liked it and kept acting. He eventually went to Queen’s University Belfast to study physics and computer science, but left and worked for the Guinness Brewery.

He joined a theater in 1976 and had his first movie role in 1977 in Pilgrim’s Progress. He moved to Hollywood in 1987 where he appeared in Suspect. His first big starring role was in Darkman, he since appeared in movies which had a lot of success like Schindler’s List, The Phantom Menace, Taken and the Batman movies.

Overview of roles of actor Liam Neeson in his movies

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From left to right:
Pilgrim’s Progress, Nailed, Excalibur, Krull, The Bounty, A Woman of Substance, Lamb, If Tomorrow Never Comes, Miami Vice, Hold the Dream, Duet for One, A Prayer for the Dying, Suspect, Satisfaction, The Dead Pool, The Good Mother, High Spirits, Next of Kin, Darkman, The Big Man, Under Suspicion, Revolver, Shining Through, Husbands and Wives, Leap of Faith, Ethan Frome, Ruby Cairo, Schindler’s List, Nell, Rob Roy, Before and After, Michael Collins, Les Misérables, Star Wars: Episode I, The Haunting, Gun Shy, K-19: The Widowmaker, Gangs of New York, Love Actually, Kinsey, Kingdom of Heaven, he Simpsons, Batman Begins, Breakfast on Pluto, The Chronicles of Narnia, Seraphim Falls, Taken, Ponyo, The Other Man, Fallout 3, Five Minutes of Heaven, Chloe, After.Life, Clash of the Titans, The A-Team, The Big C, The Next Three Days, Unknown, The Grey, Battleship, The Third Person

Picking out my favorites I’d probably choose Taken and Schindler’s list.

What is your favorite Liam Neeson role?

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  • ckckred says:

    Schindler’s List. I’m not a big fan of Neeson, but he was great in that. Nice post.

    November 16, 2012 at 5:25 am
    • Nostra says:

      Thanks, yeah he was great in Schindler’s List.

      November 16, 2012 at 9:56 am
  • Austin 'BishopReview' says:

    I love Liam Neeson, he’s not the greatest actor, but he’s sort of grown in popularity in recent years.

    November 16, 2012 at 5:54 am
    • Nostra says:

      Yeah, he really has become popular in recent years. I think Taken is a very important reason for that.

      November 16, 2012 at 9:56 am
  • નિરવ ની નજરે . . ! says:

    Schindler’s List .

    November 16, 2012 at 6:28 am
    • Nostra says:

      Good choice.

      November 16, 2012 at 9:56 am
  • sydneyaaliyah says:

    I loved Michael Collins and he was a great Hannibal in the A team – “I love it when a plan comes together.”

    November 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Nice choices.

      November 19, 2012 at 9:22 am
  • Caz says:

    I have to admit that I loved his role in Love Actually, such a different side to him!

    November 16, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Don’t think I’ve seen it…

      November 19, 2012 at 9:22 am
  • Jade says:

    He was brilliant in both Schindler’s List and Batman Begins.

    November 16, 2012 at 6:04 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Agree with you Jade!

      November 19, 2012 at 9:22 am
  • fernandorafael says:

    Great post. Favorite Neeson roles: Schindler’s List, Love Actually and Batman.

    November 17, 2012 at 9:11 am
    • Nostra says:

      Thanks Fernando!

      November 19, 2012 at 9:23 am
  • prashlive says:

    Taken is my all time favorite of Liam Neeson,

    November 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Understand why it would be :)

      November 19, 2012 at 9:23 am
  • Novroz says:

    One of my favorite Irish :)

    November 18, 2012 at 7:29 am
  • ruth says:

    I like Liam but I think the type of ‘faces’ he’ll be having the past few years have been pretty much the same. I think I read this wknd that he just signed on to yet another Taken-type of actions flicks [sigh]

    November 19, 2012 at 5:10 pm
    • Nostra says:

      Yeah, the studios have seen he can make money as an action star so they try to put him in those type of movies. I can understand that. As you know I’m a fan of action movies so I don’t mind if he would do more of them…

      November 19, 2012 at 10:15 pm
  • ilovethatfilm says:

    He elevated The Grey beyond belief! It’s all about Schindler though.

    November 21, 2012 at 10:48 am

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