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Liam Neeson Announces He’s Retiring From Action Movies

September 13, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Liam Neeson

Sky News reports that Liam Neeson that he is retiring from starring in action thrillers because of his age. He’s had success in action films like Taken, The Grey and A Walk Among The Tombstones. While at the Toronto International Film Festival, he added that the sudden surge of his action roles was “”all a pure accident”.

He said: “They’re still throwing serious money at me to do that stuff. I’m like: ‘Guy’s I’m sixty-f******-five.’ Audiences are eventually going to go: ‘Come on.’

While he’s not taking any more action roles, he still has two films of that variety coming up. The first is Hard Powder, in which he plays a snowplow driver fighting drug dealers. The other is The Commuter, in which he re-teams with director Jaume Collet-Serra.

He’s taking more dramatic roles now, including the upcoming Watergate film Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House. Felt was a former FBI official with the nickname Deep Throat, and was The Washington Post‘s source in the scandal that took down President Richard Nixon. After that, he’ll appear in Widows from director Steve McQueen.

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