Liam Neeson announces retirement from action films

Liam Neeson says his thriller days are over

Liam Neeson says his thriller days are over

Neeson said in a new interview that he plans to stop even though it's hard to turn down the lucrative offers he gets thanks to his box-office success in the three "Taken" films, as well as other thrillers.

"I'm like: Guys, I'm sixty-fucking five", Neeson reportedly said. The actor has been steadily pumping out action hits for nearly a decade post-"Taken" (including two sequels to that flick), and now has two more in the pipeline ("Hard Powder" and "The Commuter"). "Audiences are eventually going to go: 'Come on'".

Irish actor Liam Neeson has revealed that despite Hollywood studios "throwing money" at him to make more Taken-style movies, he's done with action films. He continued: "I've shot one that's going to come out in January sometime. That's it. But not Taken, none of that franchise stuff". That's according to Sky, which says Neeson expressed his growing disinterest in action movies during an appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival. But, if this means that the critically acclaimed actor will return to heavy dramatic roles, such as his beloved performance as Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List, then his retirement from the action genre is a bittersweet cause for celebration.

Liam Neeson and Jaume Collet-Serra are at it again with The Commuter.

Outside the action arcana, Neeson will next be seen in Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, portraying Watergate leaker Mark Felt, better known by his alias "Deep Throat".

In it, he plays the Federal Bureau of Investigation official nicknamed Deep Throat - the Washington Post's source in the scandal.

The actor also has a supporting role in Widows, a heist-thriller directed by Academy Award-winner Steve McQueen.

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