Starting with his role in 2008’s “Taken,” actor Liam Neeson became a standard leading man in a number of action films with a similar dynamic: one man, his character, against the world.
But now that he’s halfway through his sixties, Neeson says he’s ready to stop fighting mobs of faceless assailants and focus on more serious roles, according to a Sky News report on the Toronto International Film Festival.
“They’re still throwing serious money at me to do that stuff,” Neeson said of potential action roles. “I’m like: ‘Guys, I’m sixty-f—ing-five.’ Audiences are eventually going to go: ‘Come on.'”
The Irish actor, who earned an Oscar nomination for his role in the 1993 film “Schindler’s List,” said his late-career turn toward becoming an action star was “all a pure accident.”
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