Liam Neeson Is A Talented and Versatile Actor

Filed under: Uncategorized - 11 May 2012  | Spread the word !

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Ever since I saw Schindler’s List, I just fell in love with Liam Neeson. He is one of my favourite Hollywood actors, who definitely knows how to portray a wide range of characters. Although nowadays Liam Neeson is one of the most respected and well known actors in Hollywood, he actually wanted to be a teacher. Liam Neeson was born in Northern Ireland and worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and amateur boxer. Who would have thought that he would later join the Belfast Lyric Players Heater, where he made his debut. It was here that Liam Neeson was spotted by director John Boorman and was cast in the film Excalibur, 1981, which dealt with the Arthurian legend.

In the early stages of his career, Liam Neeson played various role in low budget movies, until he was noticed by director Steven Spielberg. Spielberg was so impressed by his performance in Nell, opposite Jodie Foster, that he offered him the role that would establish him as a wonderful actor, Oskar Schindler, from Schindler’s List. Liam Neeson was critically acclaimed for his performance and it later earned him a nomination for a Best Actor Oscar. Liam Neeson garnered BAFTA and Golden Globes nominations for Schindler’s List. The movie, thus, established him as a very sought after actor. Liam Neeson went on to star, opposite John Malcovich, as Jean Valjean in the 1998 adaptation of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables.

Here is some interesting information about Liam Neeson that you probably do not know. In his career’s recent years, Liam Neeson has often taken roles in which he is a mentor, trainer, father figure to a younger man, as in Batman Begins, Kingdom of Heaven, Gangs of New York and Star Wars Episode I --  The Phantom Menace. His character often must die early in the movie so that the young man can apply the Neeson character’s lessons to his ongoing struggle. Moreover, Liam Neeson frequently portrays characters based on real people, such as Rob Roy, Oskar Schindler, Michael Collins or Alfred Kinsey. Regardless of the role, Liam Neeson is a wonderful actor who can play in almost any role and receive positive critics.

Liam Neeson Personal Life

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Liam Neeson is one of the most talented and appreciated actors at the moment. With a long time career in the movie industry, Liam Neeson is considered to be a complex star. Nominated for his work in various award ceremonies, Liam Neeson has won many trophies, as a recognition for his high quality performances and impressive projects. Liam Neeson has mostly achieved worldwide fame with his role in Schindler’s List. Still, the actor is well known for his great parts in many other movies, including Suspect, Michael Collins, Love Actually, Kinsey, Five Minutes of Heaven and also Taken.

Liam Neeson has managed to always remain committed to his career, staying away of all kind of scandals when it comes to his personal life. He first married in June 1994. Unfortunately, Liam Neeson had to overcome a tragic event, the star loosing his wife in 2009. She died because of a head injury during a skiing accident. This moment seems to have deeply marked Liam Neeson, as he declared in many interviews. The actor and his wife had two sons together, Michael and Daniel. After the death of his wife, Liam Neeson decided to quit smoking, although he has been a smoker for a long period of time.

Starting with the year 2011, Liam Neeson has been given a great honor. The actor was named a UNICEF Ambassador for Goodwill. A controversy raised around Liam Neeson’s decisions linked to his personal life when the star publicly announced that he wanted to leave catholicism and convert to Islam. It seems that the star’s decision was taken after the period of time he spend in Turkey, while filming in Istanbul. Reports on this last news broke in January 2012, but no confirmation was issued by the actor. Anyway, despite the choices and events in his personal life, Liam Neeson has always been committed to his acting career. And all the performances he achieved until now have been really appreciated by fans and critics equally. Liam Neeson is without a doubt a great star and one of the most talented actors in the world.

Liam Neeson Is Very Gifted

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Liam Neeson proved so many times, through the difficult roles he portrayed over the years, that he is a very gifted actor. During is career, Liam Neeson received many awards and nominations, having many fans all over the world. His contribution to entertainment industry was huge and was also rewarded with important awards. Before becoming an actor, Liam Neeson had many jobs, but had nothing to do with acting. He was a lift operator, as well as a truck diver. Nonetheless, Liam Neeson never gave up to his dream of becoming an actor.

Perhaps one of the best thing that he did for his career, was to move to Hollywood where Liam Neeson had many chances to be discovered by someone and become an actor. Fortunately, Liam Neeson was lucky and that was the first important step in his career. The main films of Liam Neeson are Mice and Men, Excalibur, Nell, The Bounty, The Mission, Star Wars, Taken, After Life, Chloe, as well as Schindler’s List. The latter was the most important film because it catapulted his career and made  Liam Neeson  famous and it was also the time when he became known as a great actor.

Regarding his personal life, Liam Neeson was always a discrete man. He stayed always from tabloids and scandals, trying, in his free time, to stay as much as possible with his family and relax. Each role portrayed by Liam Neeson is a a success. He has his own style of making the character authentic. Liam Neeson is also an UNICEF ambassador, trying to give back. Ireland, the country where he was born, offered him an important award named the Performing Arts Award from the American Ireland Fund. It is an important distinction and also a proof that the actor is very appreciated for his talent. The most recent film in which he acts is named Unknown, a thriller. He also has important plans for 2012. As the Performing Arts Award from the American Ireland Fund is one of the moist important actors in the world, you should watch a film in which he play to observe his great talent.

Liam Neeson Nominations And Awards

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Liam Neeson has been given numerous honors over the course of his career for his amazing talent and his great contribution to the entertainment industry. He has been featured in many blockbuster films, the most famous ones of them all being: Schindler’s List, Star Wars, Batman Begins and Chronicles of Narnia. The reputation that Liam Neeson constructed throughout the years has provided him the title of one of the best actors in the field and with many roles that showcased his great talent.

In the film industry, the roles that Liam Neeson interpreted managed to provide him with a series of nominations and awards. In 1990, Liam Neeson was nominated at the Saturn Award for the Best Actor category, for his interpretation in Darkman. In 1993, the part of Oskar Schindler, in the film Schindler’s List, got him four nominations (London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor -- Motion Picture Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Academy Award for Best Actor) and a trophy from the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for the Best Actor category. In 1996, his interpretation in Michael Collins gave Liam Neeson the opportunity to receive another award from Evening Standard British Film, for the Best Actor Volpi Cup. In addition to this, he was also nominated for a Golden Globe and a Chicago Film Critics Association Award. The role of Qui-Gon Jinn, from Star Wars, provided Liam Neeson with a nomination for Best Actor at the Saturn Awards. Playing Alfred Kinsey, in the film Kinsey, gained another long series of nominations for Liam Neeson, in 2004, and several awards, one of them being for Best Actor at the Irish Film Awards.

In addition to the numerous awards that Liam Neeson had received for his outstanding career, he also was given several honors for his charitable actions and his strong values that have influenced many people. One of the most important honors of this kind was the Order of the British Empire given at the 1999 New Year Honors, by Queen Elizabeth II.

Liam Neeson Success And Personality

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Liam Neeson is one of my favorite actors. Liam Neeson was born on 7 June, 1952 and it has Irish origin. He obtained American citizenship and before becoming an actor, he had jobs that were not at all related to that. Among his previous jobs were a lift operator and a truck driver, but it seems that Liam Neeson followed his dream of becoming an actor and he managed. Perhaps this proofs that if you wish something very much, in the end it will happen. The same thing happened with Liam Neeson, too. To manage that, Liam Neeson moved to Hollywood to have more chances to become an actor and he was lucky. One of his first roles were in Of Mice and Men, Excalibur, Nell, The Bounty, The Mission.

He also followed Queen’s University Belfast and played a lot of football, but never had the chance to be part from a great team although he was very talented. Other roles that he portrayed were in films such as Star Wars, Taken, After Life, Chloe. It seems that with each film, his success were getting higher and higher and his career  was more and more in the spotlight. I also like that he was not involved in scandals, but he oriented only toward his career and  family. His personal life remained private and he does not like to give too many details about that. Liam Neeson is a discrete person that built his career due to his fame and not through scandals  and as the main subject of the tabloids. In a world where image is very important and people do anything for that, it seems that Liam Neeson is the exception, but a nice one.

Each film in which Liam Neeson acts, will certainly be a success and people go to cinema only when they find out he is one of the main actors, which is a proof that his popularity has not disappeared. Even today he is pretty old, Liam Neeson did not give up to another artistic projects. His talent has been awarded many times.

Liam Neeson – A Great Actor

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Liam Neeson is one of the greatest actors in Hollywood. He is best known for his roles from Schindler’s List, Star Wars, Love Actually and Clash of the Titans. Liam Neeson was born June 7, 1952, in Northern Ireland. At the age of eleven, Liam Neeson stepped on stage for the first time. His English teacher gave him the lead role in a school play, which he accepted because the girl he was attracted to was starring too. From then on, Liam Neeson kept on acting. Liam Neeson’s first acting break came in 1980, when the director John Boorman saw him on stage. He starred in five films in the 1980s, alongside Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins.

Director Steven Spielberg was very impressed with Liam Neeson’s role in Nell and consequently offered him the coveted role of Oskar Schindler in the Holocaust movie, Schindler’s List. Liam Neeson was critically acclaimed and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In my opinion, this role was one of the best of his career. Schindler’s List established Liam Neeson as a widely sought-after leading actor. The role of Oskar Schindler was perfectly calibrated by Liam Neeson. He transforms the character from a careless man, to a man who dedicates himself to saving more than 1000 lives. The selfishness imprinted on his face is so complete and unyielding that the audience immediately understands the extent to which Schindler is without scruples.

The facial expression of Liam Neeson hardly ever changes until he notices the liquidation of the ghetto.The way Liam Neeson calmly navigates Schindler through the encounters with Amon Goeth, masterfully interpreted by Ralph Fiennes, resembles a benefactor hiding under the guise of a businessman. Liam Neeson understood that Oskar Schindler was not a superhuman, he was just a man who had the vision to see the right thing in times of suffocating darkness, and to do the right thing when the opportunity arises. One thing is for sure, Liam Neeson is a wonderful and talented actor that conveys originality and a lot of feeling to his every role.

Liam Neeson – A Huge Talent

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Liam John Neeson or better known as Liam Neeson is an Irish actor and is one of my favorite. Born on 7 June, 1952,  Liam Neeson received several awards during his career and he portrayed difficult characters in several famous and amazing films. The most popular and successful films in which  Liam Neeson acted are “Star Wars”, “Schindler’s List”, “The Chronicals Of Narnia”, “Excalibur” and many others. One of the amazing films that brought him a lot of fame is called “Nell”. It was a difficult role, but  Liam Neeson was successful and very talented. 

“Nell” is a drama film from 1994 in which Liam Neeson acted along with Jodie Foster. The film is about an isolated young woman who lived in a cabin and she has huge difficulties in socializing with people. Liam Neeson is doctor Jerry Lovell. He finds the young woman and he observes that she can hardly speak and that she has her own language. The “wild child” is helped and she finally recovers. After five years, the two doctors come back to Nell’s home with their own daughter and she is now able to talk with people. It is an interesting story that captured not only my attention, but impressed a lot of people, too. Liam Neeson is very talented and he played different roles during his career, so he is very versatile, this is why I appreciate him so much. 

He is one of the best paid actors from Hollywood and each film in which he acts, will certainly be a success. Before becoming an actors, Liam Neeson was a driver and it took him a while to work in an artistic field, but he did not give up and the results are wonderful. He quit smoking and he became an UNICEF ambassador, fighting for good causes. You must watch one of his films in case you have not seen one yet. You will surely be impressed by his talents, so pay attention to how he acts. This actor is very valuable for American films history, so you must watch at least one of his films!

Liam Neeson – A Great Actor

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Liam Neeson is an Irish actor, with American citizenship, born on 7th June 1952. During his acting career, Liam Neeson has been nominated several times for important awards. Liam Neeson is a talented actor that had difficult roles to portray, but he always succeeded. His mother was a cook and his father a caretaker at the Catholic boys’ primary school. Liam is the Irish correspondent for William. Liam Nesson took boxing lessons, but later, when he was 11, he stepped for the first time on a scene. Since then, he continued to participate in the school productions.

He followed Queen’s University Belfast. Later, he played football, but without having the possibility of clenching a contract. After this, Liam Neeson worked as a truck driver and as a lift operator at Guinness. Then, he performed theater for two years. “Pilgrim’s Progress”, “Excalibur”, “Of Mice And Men” are one of his first movies. Liam Neeson decided to move to Hollywood to increase his chances and this was an excellent choice. His first Hollywood film was “Suspect”. After his main role in “Nell”, Steven Spielberg considered him great for the film “Schindler’s List” that was a major success. “Schindler’s List” film made Liam Neeson a famous and very important actor.

Liam Neeson continued with roles in “Star Wars”, “Taken”. “After.Life”, “Chloe”, “Unknown” and others. The roles that Liam Neeson played were based on real people and were also very complex. Until 2009, he was married to the English actress Natasha Richardson, when she died by a head injury while she was taking skiing lessons in Canada. She and her husband, Liam, have two sons. Liam Neeson is a UNICEF ambassador and at present he lives in New York. He was raised as a Roman Catholic and he raised his sons the same way. Queen Elisabeth  offered him the title of Officer Of The Order Of The British Empire. Actor Liam Neeson received the Performing Arts Award from the American Ireland Fund. Liam Neeson movies are captivating and only a very talented actor as he is could portray them. Today, he is one of the most important and talented actors from Hollywood.

Liam Neeson Movies from 2010-2012

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Although Liam Neeson is almost sixty years old, he is by no means letting his age slow him down. On the contrary, Neeson’s career continues to be on the rise. Not only was 2010 a busy year for him, but 2011 and 2012 look to be just as active. If you’re a fan of Liam, there are and will be plenty of great new movies for you to enjoy.

While he didn’t appear in the movie, Liam lent his voice to The Wildest Dream. This is an amazing movie about a Mount Everest climber. Neeson’s first onscreen appearance of 2010 came in Clash of the Titans. If you’re looking for an awesome action movie, you won’t be disappointed by Liam’s portrayal of Zeus. His next 2010 movie was also an exciting action flick. He played Hannibal in The A-Team movie. After guest roles in two TV shows, his next movie was The Next Three Days. If you’re also a fan of Russell Crowe and Elizatbeth Banks, you will have a great time watching this movie. Neeson ended 2010 with another voice role as Aslan in the latest The Chronicles of Narnia movie.

Neeson’s big role in 2011 was as Dr. Martin Harris in the mysterious thriller Unknown. If you like movies that keep you on your toes, you will thoroughly like this movie. As an added bonus, Neeson’s co-star is the always lovely January Jones.

Liam currently has three big projects slated for 2012. These include The Grey, Battleship and Wrath of the Titans. In the last of these projects, he will be resuming his role as the powerful Zeus. One perk of performing in so many major blockbuster movies is the chance to be immortalized as a toy. Liam’s characters of Zeus, Hannibal and Aflan all have action figures crafted in their image. None have been as popular as Neeson’s role as the Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn in the Phantom Menace.

Also upcoming is the sequel to Taken. The original film showed us the skills, assets and determination of the lead character, Bryan Mills. Filmed in Los Angeles, Taken 2 is sure to have as much action as the original. Neeson stars once again as CIA operative Bryan Mills and must rescue his ex-wife this time around. An expert in asset management software, Mills must rely on his skills again to save his family. The film is scheduled to be released in October 2012.

Liam Neeson – Star Wars, The Phantom Menace

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Liam Neeson has played the roles of many characters during his long career as an actor and will no doubt play the role of more in his future. One particular role that he was seen in was viewed by millions of Star Wars fans that watched Liam Neeson play the role of Qui-Gon Jinn in the first episode called the Phantom Menace.

The first episode of Star Wars even though it was the forth to be released starts the story off of how the intergalactic war began. In the beginning it was seen as a trade war however this was just the front for something more sinister. Two delegates from the Jedi Council were asked to negotiate with the traders however the blockage that is enforced around a planet destroys the Jedi Knight’s star ship and this begins the war.

Qui-Gon Jinn is the master Jedi who takes his young apprentice with him to learn the ways of the Jedi force. Liam Neeson plays the role perfectly as the leader of his duo and takes on the role of master and leader very well. Together the two Jedi manage to get back to the planet surface where they face an oncoming army. Their only hope is to establish communications with the Jedi Council and plead for help before it is too late.

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