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Whilst undeniably in his element as troubled air marshal Bill Marks, there is more to Neeson than the action tough guy that he has become so well-loved for following thrillers such as Taken and Unknown.
The Northern Irish actor has a back catalogue heaving with strong films and has played such a diverse variety of characters you can be forgiven for forgetting it's him on screen.
To help jog your memory, we at Digital Spy have picked Liam Neeson's five best movie roles below:
Schindler's List (1993)
Neeson took on the lead role of Oskar Schindler in perhaps one of the most acclaimed films of all time. Known to reduce even the toughest soul to tears, Schindler's List explores the true story of Schindler, »
Liam Neeson brings old school heroism as air marshal fighting onboard bombers in pulpy action movie "Non-Stop." Liam Neeson may point to blockbuster dramas like Schindler’s List and Michael Collins as the highlights of his acting career but to the delight of week in/week out moviegoers he’s become the most dependable action star around. Neeson continues to polish his tough guy rep; at the youthful age of 61 no less, headlining silly, entertaining Non-Stop as U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks; a struggling alcoholic battling onboard bombers holding a transatlantic jet hostage and setting up Marks as the culprit. Director Jaume Collet-Serra (Orphan, House of Wax) launches the in-flight action early in the movie and keeps the thrills flowing fast enough for Neeson to bulldoze his way through any and all moments of narrative disbelief involving poison darts, ringing mobile phones and little girls »
Who stops Liam Neeson? No one stops Liam Neeson. Liam Neeson is Non-Stop. He won.t stop, he can.t stop. He.s in Non-Stop and he.s Non-Stop because you can.t stop him, he.s unstoppable. Why would you stop watching Liam Neeson kicking ass Non-Stop when you could see him delivering beatdowns Non-Stop? He.s unstoppable, and you deserve some Non-Stop Liam Neeson before Non-Stop hits theaters and you can.t stop watching Non Stop on a non-stop loop. We.ve compiled your ideal 24-hour marathon of Liam Neeson thrillers, all action pictures where Neeson pummels and batters villains. It makes sense you.d be a little excited for the 61-year-old actor to take down fools one more time, so why not a full day.s worth of the towering blue-eyed Irish-accented star of such prestige fare as Schindler.s List, Michael Collins and Ethan Frome? Let's »
Since 2009's surprise hit "Taken," Liam Neeson, an actor formerly known for his serious performances in things like "Schindler's List" and "Michael Collins," has taken up residence as a go-to action icon. In the last few years he's been "Taken" twice (with a third installment on the way), battled a nasty nest of aquatic aliens in "Battleship," and been mercilessly hunted by a pack of wild wolves in the admirably grim "The Grey." With his massive frame and his gravelly voice that sounds like he's continually just finished off several dozen cigarettes, he's the rare action star who actually seems like he could handle the preposterous situations he's dealt. And in his latest thriller, "Non-Stop," that situation is pretty preposterous indeed: this time the star is cast as an alcoholic air marshal accused of hijacking a transatlantic flight. Thankfully, no wolves are on the plane. When "Non-Stop" starts, Neeson's Bill Marks »
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Top 10 Simon Brew 14 Feb 2014 - 06:13
Because we are human beings who like things that are good, it goes without saying that we love Alan Rickman. One of the finest British screen actors of his generation - and a few others too - he's had a varied career, taking in memorable Hollywood villains to smaller independent fare. But what amongst his film roles (and we've focused on films that got a cinema release) are our favourites? Glad you asked...
Kevin Smith's fourth film in some ways remains his most ambitious. In casting terms certainly, and the involvement of Alan Rickman led to the writer-director warning long time collaborator Jason Mewes that he "didn't want to piss off that Rickman dude".
Wearing 100-pound wings and »
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