Appeared in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by - Gate Theatre, Dublin (1977).
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[on performing with Ralph Fiennes
] On Clash of the Titans
(2010) we found it hard to act with each other. So I would look at his forehead and he would look at my forehead, because sometimes, if we made eye contact, it got quite silly. We were more restrained on Wrath of the Titans
(2012) because we had deeper, darker issues to act.
For a couple of years, he was the original choice to play the lead role in Lincoln
(2012), which would reunite his partnership with Steven Spielberg
after their massive success with Schindler's List
(1993). However, due to the many delays with the filming, Neeson felt he was too old for the role and he turned down, which went to Daniel Day-Lewis
, who won his third Oscar for the role.
Frequently portrays characters based on real people. (e.g. Rob Roy, Oskar Schindler, Michael Collins, Alfred Kinsey)