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.