'Taken' Star Liam Neeson Is Done With Action Movies

Danny Woods
September 13, 2017

Just recently, the actor announced his retirement from action movies, marking an end to the adrenalin-fueled phase of his illustrious acting career.

However, he now says he wants to focus on more serious roles after the "pure accident" that was his run of thrillers.

"They're still throwing some serious money at me to do that stuff", said Neeson of working on action films, according to Sky News. "I'm like, 'Guy's I'm sixty-f-king-five.' Audiences are eventually going to go, 'Come on'". In Hard Powder, Neeson plays a snowplough driver who fights drug dealers whereas in The Commuter, Neeson plays an insurance salesman who unwittingly gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

After a brief sojourn with Blake Lively, a giant shark, and a humorously-named seagull in last year's The Shallows, Spanish filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra has returned to his one true muse, Liam Neeson, for his newest film.

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Those of you distraught that Neeson won't be wielding a gun on-screen again can take comfort in the fact that he's already shot two revenge thrillers that are yet to be released. The latest installment of the franchise - Taken 3 - arrived in theaters in 2015.

When asked about the current political climate in the US, Neeson told The Hollywood Reporter: "Democracy works and no man - and certainly not the President - is above the law". He plays the high-ranking Federal Bureau of Investigation official who was the Washington Post's "Deep Throat" source in the scandal.

The actor also has a supporting role in Widows, a heist-thriller directed by Academy Award-winner Steve McQueen. It's one that has proven to be hugely profitable, as all three "Taken" films have grossed $929.5 million at the box office.

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