Too old for an Action hero? Liam Neeson (65) ended his career – at least as a movie-stoick. The actor has now announced at the film festival in Toronto.
For 35 years, the Irish actor is now in front of the camera. His breakthrough came when he celebrated 41 years of age as Oskar Schindler in the Holocaust Drama “Schindler’s list” (1993). About 20 years later, he was finally the night for the critically-acclaimed Action Star.
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He draws a line
The American news Agency “Associated Press” revealed Neeson, in Toronto, that his Drift was in the Thriller Genre a “pure accident”. Nevertheless, he celebrated with movies like the “Taken”trilogy or “Non Stop” a huge success.
“Guys, I’m 65 years old,” Neeson justified now in his decision. He felt now just too old for these movies. Although he would have thrown in the money literally from behind, so he can “do this stuff”. For it is now however, time to devote himself to more serious roles. Neesons latest challenge: The biographical Drama “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House”.
Two action films to follow
Neeson Fans can breathe a sigh of relief. In spite of its surprising announcement that the actor will be seen in two other action films. Already in January 2018, The Commuter “Germany is running” far in the cinemas. And also the Thriller “Hard Powder” is already in the starting holes. The 65-Year-old embodies a vindictive snow plow driver, the mess with shady drug dealers.