The best Liam Neeson Movies and Bio!

The tall man from Ireland.

BIO-Liam Neeson was born June 7, 1952, on the Emerald Island (the northern tip) . In his younger years, he worked for Guinness as a forklift operator, truck driver, and an assistant architect. He also was an amateur boxer ( and got his nose broken on his way to the Ireland Youth Championship , that he won), which explains the current shape of his nose. After a match he had a fainting spell, and decided to hang up his gloves.

Later, he decided to become a teacher and enrolled in St. Mary's, Belfast Ir. However in 1976, he joined the Belfast Lyric Player's Theater, and thus his journey to stardom began! He starred in "the Risen People" and two years later moved to the Dublin Abbey Theater. There, while performing the classics, he was discovered by director John Boorman, who cast him in "Excalibur", 1981. After that he starred in a number of unknown films and mini series, until he played a mute, in "Suspect" in 1987. From there a star was born. Liam went on to take lead roles in many block busters right up until this year, when he anchored the thriller, "The Grey".

He and his wife Natasha Richardson met in 1993 in Broadway's "Annie Christie". Later they co-starred in Nell. After having two children together, Natasha was killed in a skiing accident, in 2009. Liam left the filming of Clhoe to be by her side in the Hospital.

Movies he appeared in-

And now for my Top Ten list!


12. The A-team- I thought he was a mis-cast, and was sure I would not like this movie at all. Actually, he was great in it, and I loved it. The action and acting blew audiences away more than show ever could!

11. Clash of the Titans- A great remake that casted Neeson as Zeus, the almighty. He handled the role well and helped carry this action packed flick!

10. Rob Roy- Though boring in parts, this was a good story with an outstanding cast. Tim Roth, John Hurt, Eric Stoltz, and many others make Rob Roy an enjoyable movie. Jessica Lange and Liam are great together.

9. Kingdom of Heaven- Though he did not spend a lot of time on the screen in this one, it was an epic film and his contribution was unforgettable.

8. Clash of the Titans-

7. Nell- He played a conservative Dr. and cared greatly for Jodi Foster's character.

6. Batman Begins- As the sinister and clever Ra,s al Ghul, Liam played a key role in a great super hero classic.

5. The Grey- His newest and most unique film since Taken, this one had an unforgettable ending. Liam played this role perfectly and like no other could.

4. Les Miserables-

3. The Darkman- This was Liam's first leading role, and it was a great action flick. Many will disagree with me placing it this high, and some won't think it belongs on the list, but I do. This was original and it launched several careers, including his. The sequels were terrible because Neeson was not in them. I loved this one!

2. Taken- "They will take you". enough said.

Since you have not seen it on this list, you know which is number one. Nominated for several Academy Awards, this modern day classic will never be forgotten!

1. Schindler's List- Liam was excellent as Schindler. this was hard to watch but was amazing. As he wowed movie goers, his stock in Hollywood hit new highs! Liam came to America and made his mark in Silver Screen history!

Thank you for reading and check out one of his great movies soon!

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American View 4 years ago from Plano, Texas

Good hub, Great actor. I disagree with your top ten, but I bet many of us would not agree on a top ten. He was in many good movies


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MikeSyrSutton 4 years ago from An uncharted galaxy Author

Thank you for your input! What movies would you have added and what ones would you have left out?


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Robwrite 4 years ago from Bay Ridge Brooklyn NY

Great hub. I'm a big Liam Neeson fan. I have "Rob Roy" on DVD and I think it's my favorite Neeson performance. I love that film. It came in the shadow of the more action-oriented "Brave heart" but I preferred "Rob Roy" because it was a more character oriented story.

"Schindler's List" was a great performance by Neeson but it's not the kind of film I could ever watch more than once. Too depressing.

While I liked the "A-Team" film in general, I have to say I wasn't sold on Neeson's interpretation of Hannibal. I know it's a new interpretation, but I'm a big fan of the original "A-Team" series, and I loved George Peppard's smiling, fun-loving version of the character, so I had a hard time adjusting to Neeson's more intense version.

I think he has become the modern Harrison Ford and he's probably the best action star around these days. I've enjoyed watching his career make the circle from action to drama and back to action again. I've yet to see "the Grey" but I'll get to it soon.

Very enjoyable hub.

Rob


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MikeSyrSutton 4 years ago from An uncharted galaxy Author

Thank you as always Rob!

I agree, and think I would have liked Rob Roy more if it did not appear in the shadow of Brave heart.

I must say that though I thought he was a big mistake in the A-team, before I saw it, I liked him a lot afterwards.

And as good as it is, I agree that Schindler's list is very tough to watch.

Thanks again!


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Seafarer Mama 3 years ago from New England

Love Liam Neeson as an actor. Loved him as Oscar Schindler and Michael Collins. Also enjoyed him as Qui-Gon Jinn in "The Phantom Menace."

Sort of agree with RobWrite that Neeson is a "modern" Harrison Ford...another actor whose movies I have enjoyed for years.

The one movie you did not list was his 1998 portrayal of Hugo's Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables." Uma Thurman was Fantine, Claire Danes as Cosette, and Geoffrey Rush as Javert.

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