A Career Overview Of Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson, an Irish born and a height of 6 feet and 4 inches, once described by a theatre critic as a “"towering sequoia of sex" meaning that he has an undeniable charisma that he puts into his performance perfectly blended with his character so well that no one can stay without becoming a fan of his. Liam Neeson has done some pretty amazing work in his career as an actor and put his talents in other showbiz fields as well.
Born June 7, 1952, in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, Liam Neeson (Irish born) had a brought up partially defined by his involvement in boxing. He was into sports as a teenager which resulted in a broken nose during a round of boxing. He was still in to boxing even after the accident until he started having black-outs from repeated blows from the head. For a little while he was interested in the career of teaching but he soon gave up that idea and went for acting. In 1976, he joined Belfast's Lyric Theatre, and two years after that he was performing in the classics at Dublin's famed Abbey Theatre. While he was working with Abbey Theatre he was soon discovered by director John Boorman, who cast him as Gawain in 1981's Excalibur. Following his part in that action fantasy, Liam Neeson got the nudge he needed to make his name in this showbiz and was cast in supporting roles in such films as The Mission (1986), and he was featured in leads opposite Cher in Suspect (1987) and Diane Keaton in The Good Mother (1988).


In 1992, the actor was turning in a Tony-nominated performance in Anna Christie opposite Natasha Richardson, whom he ended up marrying in 1994, on Broadway. His award winning performance attracted Steven Spielberg, a talented and brilliant director of Hollywood. He was rapidly so impressed by the acting of Liam Neeson that he offered to give him the leading role of Oskar Schindler in his landmark Holocaust drama Schindler's List (1993). Neeson received Best Actor Oscar and British Academy Award nominations for his performance, and he subsequently didn't have to worry about finding work in Hollywood, or elsewhere, again.


Liam Neesom starred in some amazing famous movies like epic adventure Kingdom of Heaven, Henri Ducard in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins and as Father Bernard in Neil Jordan's adaptation of Patrick McCabe's novel, Breakfast on Pluto. Also in 2005, he voiced the role of a kindly priest on The Simpsons, who converted Bart and Homer to Catholics. That same year, he gave his voice to the Aslam, the Lion, in the blockbuster fantasy film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
In 2007, Liam Neeson starred in the American Civil War epic Seraphim Falls alongside Pierce Brosnan and Angelica Huston. He is also set to star as Abraham Lincoln in a film directed by Steven Spielberg which is expected to release in 2008. In preparation for the role, Liam Neeson visited Washington, D.C. and read Lincoln's personal letters. He also visited Ford's Theatre, where the President was shot. He will again give his voice to Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008). Neeson's voice will also be featured in the upcoming video game, Fallout 3. The executive producer of the game, Todd Howard’s exact words were "This role was written with Liam in mind, and provides the dramatic tone for the entire game". This is Neeson's second time voicing a video game character; his first was as Henri Ducard in the movie Batman Begins (2005).


The following website has photo galleries and his career related information:
http://www.the-movie-times.com/thrsdir/actors/actorProfiles.mv?lneeson
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