Liam Neeson To Receive New Award

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Liam Neeson received a new award this weekend. It seems that the famous actor has just received the Belfast Ambassador Award, for the first time. During a visit in New York City, the famous actor received this great honor.

Why Liam Neeson? “No-one has been a greater ambassador for the arts and culture of Belfast, highlighting its burgeoning theatre scene and its new film-making fame,” the new Lord Mayor of Belfast, Marin O Muilleoir, claimed. “Liam Neeson has also been a tireless ally of the peace process and a standard-bearer for the transformation Belfast has undergone,” he added.


Liam Neeson is one of the most famous and talented actors in the world. The star has recently turned 60 and it seems that he received another gift from the city of Belfast. And the Irish-born actor is more successful than ever with his latest roles.

Liam Neeson remains most famous for his roles in Schindler’s List, Before and After, Star Wars: Episode 1, Grands of New York, Batman Begins, the Dark Knight Rises and The Phantom Menance. There are numerous other movies in which Neeson has starred until today. He is set to release Run All Night, A Million Ways to Die in the West, as well as The Lego Movie, in 2014. Third Person, A Walk Among the Tombstones and Non-Stop are still in the filming process.

Liam Neeson: Tidbits and Trivia

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Hailing from Northern Ireland, this Irish actor is not only famous in the Irish community but is also famous in Germany, Denmark, and in fact, in the whole world. His charisma and charm captivated plenty of action fans and even the hearts of women. Whether you are updated with Neeson’s activities or are simply a fan of the actor, here are some tidbits about Neeson you may have missed:

Memetic mutation

Arguably, the popularity of memes may have been attributed to the rise of the website 9gag. In fact, over the years, the memes have grown rapidly. From the Overly Attached Girlfriend, Good Guy Greg, Bad Luck Brian, and even the Derp and Derpina, 9gag has it. And of course, there is also that famous Liam Neeson meme highlighting a legendary line in the film Taken, which says “I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.” The specific scene was shortened to the now famous meme “I don’t know you are but I will find you and kill you.” Ask any place in Europe be it Denmark or Norway and you’ll find that the meme is popular hit.

If Neeson were James Bond

Liam Neeson fans would probably have loved the famed celebrity even more if he had not turned down the role of James Bond in the 1995 film, Goldeneye. Ironically, Neeson reportedly refused to play the role because he was not interested in starring in action movies. But you see, he would later change his decision and has in fact been more notable in the action film genre as evidenced by the iconic film Taken. Neeson could have perfectly fit the 007 character. Imagine if he played in the 1995 Goldeneye film or if he was chosen over Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, or Skyfall. He would be a perfect protagonist paired up with the lovely Eva Green. and yes, Eva Green’s character was also the one kidnapped. Bond’s incredible dexterity and skill in strategic thinking is a product of both practice and luck. Something you might be able to acquire on online card or board gaming sites like Armed with the perfect suit and an expertise in strategic wit, Liam Neeson fans could fulfil the 007 role that the Northern Irish star rejected.

Liam Neeson To Star In Gang Story

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Liam Neeson surely is one of the most famous and talented actors in Hollywood. So, there is no shock when this star is cast in a new movie. Now, reports indicate that Liam Neeson will take the lead role in upcoming movie Gang Story. The movie is directed by David Espinosa, who became famous for his work in Safe House, a very successful project and a much appreciated movie.

So, with this movie, fans will be able to see Liam Neeson is another role except for action and fight scenes. The story focuses on the life of Edmond “Mormon” Vidal, who became well known for his armed robberies back in the 1970s. Even though Edmond had given up that life, leaving everything behind, an unexpected event will take place to change it all. Edmond, who is 60 years old, will be contacted by an old friend, Serge Suttel, a notorious robber, who will manage to get him into trouble. The story actually shows how the past comes back to hunt Edmond, who seems to be unable to leave it all behind him.

Gang Story actually is the remake of a French movie, which was released in 2011. The movie, Les Lyonnais, also focused on the story of a former bank robber. Below you can watch the trailer for the original movie, directed by Olivier Marchal.

Filming for the new movie will probably occupy some of Liam Neeson’s time, even though the actor is expected to also work at Taken 3: Taken Not Stirred. Well, if Taken 3 will be released after all and when will this happen is something we are about to see. The future of this squeal has been put in incertitude, based on the limited success that Taken 2 has registered.

Which of these movies will be better and which one will be more successful is something we will surely find out soon. However, it is all a well known fact that Liam Neeson is an amazing actor, so his performances are expected to be great, regardless of the story we may be referring to.

Liam Neeson Worldwide Fame

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As well as many others, Liam Neeson had totally different jobs before becoming a famous actor. He was born 7 June 1952 and is one of the best actors in the world, known for his great and difficult roles. Liam is an Irish actor who was nominated many times and also received numerous important awards during his career. He acted in many films, but the most known and valuable are Schindler’s List, Taken, Star Wars, Kinsey, Batman Begins, Michael Collins, Excalibur, Nell, as well as Les Miserables, The Haunting, Love Actually. Nonetheless, he later acted in many other films which contributed to his amazing worldwide fame.

Liam was passionate about football, but he also worked at a famous brewery before becoming an actor. After graduating university, he had several jobs, but in 1976 he joined the Lyric Players’ Theatre in Belfast and performed there for two years. Later, he decided to move to Hollywood in order to pursue an acting career and he succeeded. His first important role was in Darkman that also brought his name to public attention, so that was a very important moment for his career. Steven Spielberg wad impressed by his performance in Nell, so he offered him the leading role in the film Schindler’s List, which was about Holocaust. This incredible film, which  was nominated for BAFTA and Golden Globes, as well as for Oscar, brought him international recognition.

Liam Neeson continued his acting career with great films such as Star Wars, Taken, Unknown and he also voiced for many video games and animations. He also hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live, so his career is very complex and filled with a lot of incredible things. Liam Neeson is also famous for the role he had in the film Before and After, in which he played along with Meryl Streep. He also played himself in Life’s Too Short. His latest projects are The Next Three Days, Unknown and in 2012, he will act in The Grey. He has a lot of fans all around the world, being one of the best actors in the world, known for his great acting skills and incredible personality, but also for the roles he had in Schindler’s List and Nell.