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Liam Neeson


Born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, UK, Liam Neeson worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer. He had originally sought a career as a teacher by attending St Mary's Teaching College, Newcastle. However, in 1976, Neeson joined the Belfast Lyric Players' Theater and made his ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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His credits at Dublin's Abbey Theatre include: in Lennie in "Of Mice and Men" based on the novel by John Steinbeck (1980), "I Do Not Like Thee, Dr Fell" a new play by Bernard Farrell, "The Death of Humpty Dumpty" a new play by Graham Reid, "Juno and the Paycock" by Sean O'Casey, Shakespare's "The Winter's Tale" (all 1979), "... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 11 Interviews | 25 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 20 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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6' 4" (1.93 m)
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[on the widespread unemployment of actors and their fear of it] The truth is I love the insecurity part of it, it keeps me on my toes. I think you become bland and predictable without the stress and angst. There's a certain lethargy that sets in. See more »

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Graduated from the Gaiety School of Drama in Dublin, Ireland. See more »

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In his career's recent years, Neeson has very often taken roles in which he is a mentor/trainer/father figure to a younger man, as in, for example: Batman Begins (2005), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Gangs of New York (2002) and Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). His character often must die early in the movie and/or the student's life so that the young man can apply the Neeson ... See more »

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