Liam Neeson – Batman Role

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Liam Neeson is one of the most successful Hollywood stars at the moment. The actor was born in June, 1952, in Ballymena, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland. Liam began his acting career in 1973. Throughout the years, Liam Neeson was cast in numerous movies. He remains best known for his roles in Schindler’s List, but also in Star Wars and Batman Begins. Actually, Liam Neeson’s performance in Batman is absolutely spectacular.

In Batman Begins, Liam Neeson portrayed the role of Ra’s al Ghul/ Henri Ducard. The actor was also featured in the third movie from the series, The Dark Knight Rises, reprising the same role. In the first Batman movie, Ra’s al Ghul is Batman’s mentor. He teaches Bruce Wayne all he needs to know to become powerful. In this movie, Liam Neeson is presented as a great mentor and teacher of the future superhero, under the name of Henri Ducard. Later, he will become the worst enemy of Batman, trying to destroy Gotham with the League of Shadows. Naturally, Batman will try to prevent that from happening.

If you are going to watch the entire Batman series, you will also find out that Ra’s al Ghul was actually the father of Bruce’s later romantic interest and also foe, Talia al Ghul. In The Dark Knight Rises, fans will also be able to find out the story of Ra’s al Ghul. In his youthful days, he has been a mercenary working for a powerful warlord. However, he unfortunately felt in love with the warlord’s daughter. The two had a child together, but once the warlord found out about the affair, he decided to condemn him to the Pit prison, a place from where no one has ever escaped. Still, the warlord’s daughter managed to convince her father to let Ra’s al Ghul go and she would take his place inside the prison.

Once he was free, the mercenary joined the League of Shadows. Talia, his daughter was born inside the prison, but managed to escape with the help of another prisoner, Bane. Talia and her father returned to the Pit to rescue Bane, who had become mutilated being beaten for helping Talia escape the prison.

Liam Neeson had an extremely interesting role in Batman, although it wasn’t a positive one. And the actor has definitely managed to impress with his skills. Liam performed in an amazing manner a difficult role and he surely deserves all credit for that. Thanks to his great performance, as well as to the amazing work of all the other actors, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises have all been amazingly successful.

Non-Stop Filming Starts In New York

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Non-Stop is the newest and one of the most expected movies at the moment, staring famous actor Liam Neeson. The upcoming movie has just began to be filmed in New York City. Non-Stop is expected to be released in 2013.


Non-Stop stars Liam Neeson, Michelle Dockery, Julianne Moore, Anson Mount, Scoot McNairy, Corey Stoll, Linus Roache, Nate Parker and Bar Paly. Naturally, the main stars of Non-Stop are going to be Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore.

Non-Stop is produced by Joel Silver, Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman. The movie is centered on the adventures of a federal air marshal, whose role is naturally played by Liam Neeson. The character will have to survive a great challenge coming from a strange enemy, who threatens the lives of all passengers in the plane. Julianne Moore will play the role of this character’s love interest. She is a passenger in the plane as well, being a skilled technician in electronics.


This is not the first time when Neeson and Moore share the big screen. The two have previously played the role of a married couple in the 2009 movie, Chloe. However, the performances that Neeson and Moore are expected to achieve in this movie are surely great. The two actors are known to be some of the most successful Hollywood stars at the moment. For instance, Julianne has recently won an Emmy Award for portraying Sarah Palin in Game Change.


If Non-Stop will really turn out to be a success or not is something we are most likely going to find out next year when the movie is expected to be out. Till then, Liam Neeson’s fans can enjoy the four successful films that the star has released in 2012. They are Taken 2, The Dark Knight Rises, Battleship and Wrath of the Titans.

Liam Neeson’s Latest Movies

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Liam Neeson is a very successful American actor. The star began his acting career in 1973, but throughout the years Liam has been cast in numerous successful movies. Below you can find a list of some of the latest movies in which Liam starred. All these movies were released in 2012.

1. Taken 2

Taken 2 is a successful movie released in 2012. The movie is directed by Olivier Megaton and stars Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Framke Janssen and Rade Serbedzija. Taken 2 had a budget of $40 million and grossed no less than $337 million at the Box Office. This movie is a sequel to the 2008 film, Taken. Both movies have been quite successful, Liam Neeson managing to achieve impressive performances.

2. The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises probably was the most expected movie of the year. This film was released in July, 2012. It is directed by Christopher Nolan and it stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson. Even though in this movie Liam is not interpreting one of the main characters, his performance is really spectacular. The Dark Knight Rises grossed more than $1 billion at the Box Office. The success of this movie cannot be denied.

3. Battleship

Battleship is another popular movie released in 2012. The movie is directed by Peter Berg and stars Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna and Liam Neeson. Battleship is an American science fiction action movie, inspired by a board game. The movie was set to be released in 2011, but unfortunately fans had to expect until 2012 to be able to watch it.

4. Wrath of the Titans

Wrath of the Titans was released in March 2012. The movie is directed by Jonathan Liebesman and it stars Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fienns. Wrath of the Titans is an American fantasy movie, a sequel to Clash of the Titans, a movie released in 2010. The performance that Liam managed to achieve in this movie, too, is really impressive, so you just have to watch it.

5. The Grey

The Grey is a movie released in January 2012. This is an adventure drama directed by Joe Carnahan. It stars Liam Neeson, in the main role, as well as Frank Grillo and Dermot Mulroney. The movie is based on Ghost Walker, a short story written by Ian MacKenzie Jeffers. In The Grey, Liam plays the role of John Ralph Ottway, who works in Alaska.

Naturally, the aforementioned films are just five of the most important movies in which Liam Neeson starred. These are the movies released in 2012, in which the famous actor managed to achieve quite unique performances. Which of these performances is the best and which Liam Neeson movie you consider to be the greatest one? You can now tell us your opinions by accessing the Forum on this page.

Liam Neeson in Taken 2

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Liam Neeson officially became an onscreen action movie badass with the slow-burn success of the 2008/2009 French produced movie Taken. The actor plays a retired CIA agent (Bryan Mills) whose teenage daughter Kim (portrayed by Maggie Grace) is kidnapped for sexual slavery while traveling through Europe. The desperate father sets about tracking her down and manages to rescue her from the hands of sex-trafficking underworld. Taken was a huge international success, grossing nearly $240 million worldwide.


Taken 2, the sequel to Taken, was released on October 3, 2012. Starring the same Liam Neeson and Maggie Grace, this action thriller film is already one of the box-office favorites. In the first movie, the retired CIA operative Bryan Mills stopped at nothing to save his daughter from Albanian kidnappers. The father of one of the kidnappers killed by Mills sworn revenge, though, and takes Mills and his ex wife hostage while they are on a European vacation. Meanwhile, Mills is trying, once again, to save his daughter.


The sequel grossed $50 million in the United States during the premiere weekend, making it the best October launch in the recent years for a movie with an indulgent of PG13 (children under 13 are only allowed to see it with parental consent). Taken 2 grossed $55 million more outside the United States.

Even though critics did not rush in praising Taken 2, the action thriller in which Neeson’s character goes through tense moments was well received by the audience, who made it box office royalty. One can hardly find a sequel that’s better than the original. But Liam Neeson’s Taken 2 has already proved itself to be more than the original’s equal by doubling its debut haul.


Liam Neeson remains the most dangerous dad in the world and proves that at the respectable age of 60, he is still a hero and manages to destroy his enemies without blinking. Here is a great interview in which Liam Neeson talks about Taken 2.

Bryan, at this stage of his journey, he is genuinely sick of killing. He has physically become a machine when he gets into the mindset of taking out these bad guys. I think this big worry is that the machine may take over from the human being. For the sake of his daughter, his ex wife and his own soul, he wants to stop”, said Liam Neeson about his character, Bryan Mills, and the changes he goes through in the acclaimed Taken sequel.

The actor also revealed that he loved reuniting with Taken‘s stunt crew for the new film, which was directed by Olivier Megaton. Cast members include:

  • Maggie Grace as Kim
  • Famke Janssen as Lenore
  • Laland Oscar as Sam
  • Jon Gries as Casey
  • D.B. Sweeney as Bernie
  • Luke Grimes as Jamie
  • Rade Serbedzija as Murad Krasniqi

Here is the official trailer of Taken 2. It’s sure worth a shot, especially if you are a fan of Liam Neeson and the Taken franchise.

Liam Neeson’s Best Movies

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Liam Neeson is a very talented actor, whose roles have been diverse and complex. Standing a burly 6’4”, Liam Neeson was once described by a theatre critic as a “towering sequoia of sex”. To say that he has undeniable charisma is certainly accurate, but it is a charisma composed as much of impressive talent as of broken-nosed physical appeal. He has starred in many blockbuster movies that have earned him Academy Awards,Golden Globes, BAFTA, and many other. Here are the best movies starring Liam Neeson.

1. Schindler’s List (1993)

Based on a true story, Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List stars Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, a German businessman in Poland who sees in an opportunity to make money from the Nazis’ rise to power. He starts a company to make cookware and utensils, using flattery and bribes to win military contracts. He realises that his factory is the only thing preventing his staff from being shipped to the death camps and starts bribing Nazi leaders to keep Jews on his employee list. Thus, he manages to save 1200 lives. The movie won seven Academy awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

2. Husbands and Wives (1992)

This is one of Woody Allen’s seemingly biographical films. The movie opens with upper middle class Manhattan couple Sally (Judy Davis) and Jack (Syndey Pollack) announcing to their best friends that they are splitting up. Gabe Roth (Woody Allen) and his wife Judy (Mia Farrow) are taken aback by their revelation. While Jack begins dating his dim, but sexy aerobics instructor, Sally starts up a tentative romance with Michael (Liam Neeson). The plot of the movie twists and turns and is somehow reminiscent of Ingmar Berman’s Scenes from a Marriage.

3. Batman Begins (2005)

The origins of the Caped Crusader of Gotham City are finally brought to the big screen in this new adaptation of the comic book series. Several years after the death of his parents, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) decides to flee the country and meets Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), a mysterious man. Ducard guides him in the study of martial arts, and the ways in which an ordinary man can hone his senses to an almost superhuman acuity. Batman Begins also stars Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, and Cillian Murphy.

4. Gangs of New York (2002)

The violent rise of gangland power in New York City at a time of massive political corruption and the city’s evolution into a cultural melting pot set the stage for this lavish historical epic, which director Martin Scorsese finally brought to screen almost 30 years after he first began the project. Liam Neeson plays the head of one of the Irish gangs, called The Dead Rabbits and is known as “Priest” Vallon. It’s a thrilling movie, with many twists and turns.

Liam Neeson was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 1999 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for his accomplishments in film and television. He is an extremely talented and dedicated actor.