Liam Neeson Announces Retirement From Action Films


Following a decade of kicking ass in roughly a dozen action films, Liam Neeson insists he's retiring his particular set of roughhousing skills.

While attending the Toronto International Film Festival, the 65-year-old actor announced that although Hollywood still has plenty of interest in more projects, it felt like the proper time to leave action behind. "They're still throwing serious money at me to do that stuff," Neeson said. "I'm like, 'Guys, I'm sixty-fucking-five.' Audiences are eventually going to go, 'Come on.'"

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The actor, whose career underwent a resurgence when Taken revealed his flair for the genre, looks to be staying true to his 2015 prediction, that he had, "Maybe two more years [of action films]. If God spares me and I’m healthy."

Riding the momentum of the Taken franchise, Neeson starred in several other high-octane thrillers, including The A-Team, The GreyNon-Stop and Run All Night.

Before he officially rides off into the genre sunset, however, the actor does have two unreleased action movies: Hard Powder, in which he plays a snowplow driver desperate for revenge following the death of his son, and The Commuter, in which he's a man caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his commute home. Both films are slated for release in 2018.

(via Sky News)

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