Liam Neeson Retiring From Action Films

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Liam Neeson is setting aside his special set of skills in favor of more traditional pastures. The veteran Irish actor who has seen prominence in recent years starring in action thrillers like the Taken franchise, Non-Stop, Run All Night and The Grey. 

Neeson who turned 65 this past June cited age as a major factor in this decision. For those of you starving for some more Neeson action however, he is still slated to star in two action films set for release next year. In Hard Powder Neeson will play a snow plough driver with a score to settle and in The Commuter he will portray a  businessman caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home (I swear these are real).

Shifting away from the action genre should allow Neeson to return to his more dramatic roots where he first gained notoriety in films like Schindler’s List and Love Actually. For now, fictional kidnappers, terrorists and corrupt government officials around the world can breathe a sigh of relief  (they should keep an eye out for Jackie Chan though).

What is your favorite action movie starring Liam Neeson? Let us know via social media or in the comments below!

Nate Lam
Nate Lam
Editor-in-chief of Before The Cyborgs. Part-time filmmaker and occasional short story author. One day he hopes to be as cool as Bill Murray.



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