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Liam Neeson: 'I Still Have a Few Action Movies Left in Me'

Liam Neeson has clarified comments he made about retiring from action movies, insisting he still has a couple years left as a tough guy.
Sep 22, 2017 by: WENN


Liam Neeson: 'I Still Have a Few Action Movies Left in Me'

Liam Neeson has clarified comments he made about retiring from action movies, insisting he still has a couple years left as a tough guy.

The 65-year-old became an action star late in life after taking on the role of C.I.A. agent Bryan Mills in the 2008 revenge thriller Taken, which was such a hit it spawned two sequels and left Liam inundated with offers to appear in stunt-filled films.

Earlier this month he was asked about taking on more action roles and subsequently hinted his next two thrillers, The Commuter and Hard Powder, would be his last.

"They're still throwing serious money at me to do that stuff," he told The Associated Press. "I'm like, 'Guy's I'm sixty-f**king-five'. Audiences are eventually going to go, 'Come on'. I've shot one that's going to come out in January sometime. There might be another. That's it. But not Taken, none of that franchise stuff."

However, Liam is now clarifying his comments, explaining he was just in a "mood" when he answered the question.

"I was promoting (Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House) in Toronto last week and somebody asked me about action movies and I was just in one of those moods and I said, 'Come on guys, I'm 65'," he told the breakfast show Today.

"When I was in the gym this morning, I thought, 'You know, I've got two more years left'," he jokingly added.

Liam previously threatened to quit action films two years ago after appearing in a succession of thrillers, including The Grey, Non-Stop and Run All Night. Yet, in January, he indicated he still enjoyed starring in Taken-style features as he loved the stunt work.