Liam Neeson is a talented Irish actor, being considered one of the best actors in Hollywood at the moment. He was born on June 7, 1952, in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, to a cook and a caretaker. At the early age of 11, he stepped on stage for the very first time, as a teacher gave him the lead in a school play. He instantly fell in love with the stage and continued acting in school productions in the following years. In 1977, after graduating from college, he got his first movie part, in the religious movie Pilgrim’s Progress. And the rest is history. Some of the most notable movies Liam is renowned for nowadays include Schindler’s List, Taken, Kinsey, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises, The Chronicles of Narnia, Love Actually, Unknown, Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans, and many others. While his career has always been on the spotlight, there are still many interesting facts that people do not know about Liam.
Especially for his fans, here are some of them. Many people will agree that Liam is not the most handsome man in the world. However, he has a great attitude that got him ranked as one of the sexiest movie stars for many years and by many publications worldwide, including Empire magazine. He also has a great sense of humor. When asked what he thinks about he looks, Liam replied: “I never think of myself as handsome--terribly attractive, yes, but not handsome”. And he sure is right! Having in mind that he was even considered for the role of James Bond in GoldenEye, he clearly has the looks.
Liam Neeson has the looks, the talent and the brains. He is not fond of tabloids and even sued several trials against newspapers claiming that his marriage was in trouble back in 1998. 2009 was a hard year for Liam, since it marked the death of his beloved wife Natasha Richardson. Few people know this, but Liam was a boxer in his teenage years. He even broke his nose at the age of 15 and blacked out after one of his fights, which caused him to give up this passion. Regarding his hobbies, Liam loves fly-fishing. He suffers from acrophobia and is a National Goodwill Ambassador to Ireland. As you can see, there is so much more to Liam Neeson than his looks and talent. He truly is a role model.