What a year for Liam Neeson. Liam Neeson has been in six movies this year. He’s the Irish born actor who rose to prominence with his acclaimed role in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 Oscar winning Best Picture as Oscar Schindler. He has also starred as Darkman,and Qui Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace among a whole slew of other movie characters. In 2008 he finally got his franchise even though nobody saw it coming – including him. Taken came out that year and spawned a sequel in 2012 where he rescues his daughter who has been taken on 2 different occasions. The second sequel has just released some photos this week. Lately Liam has dove into the comedy genre with the news he has been cast in Ted 2.
In January, Liam was in the animated movies about squirrels trying to find a food source was lost. Neeson’s character is Raccoon in The Nut Job.
In February, Liam Neeson starred in two movies. The first was The Lego Movie where he voiced the characters Good Cop and Bad Cop – 2 sides of the same character. The second was Non-Stop a movie about an air marshal accused of trying to extort millions of dollars. In Non-Stop he plays Bill Marks the air marshal who is tasked with saving a doomed flight while also trying to prove his innocence.
In May, Liam stars as the villain in the news movie from Seth McFarlane’s “A Million Ways to Die in the West”. A western where Seth plays Albert a week willed man who steals his girlfriend Anna played by Charlize Theron.
In July, Neeson plays Micheal a writer man having an a affair with a younger women, Anna, portrayed by Olivia Wilde. The Third Person is the latest puzzle of a movie by writer/director Paul Haggis.
Last week the the most recent movie from Liam Neeson came when “A Walk Among the Tombstones” premiered with little acclaim. As Matthew Scudder, a retired police detective, he gets hired to find a drug dealers wife, Dan Stevens, and gets embroiled in a kidnapping ring and finds a new little friend.44
In this year alone, Liam Neeson’s movies have grossed 896.2 million dollars, approaching a billion dollars. Mr. Neeson has proven to be a box-office star. a man who gets the exclusive 20 million dollars a picture. One thing is for sure when you cast Liam Neeson in a movie whether it be an animated movie like The Nut Job, The Lego Movie, an action drama like A Walk Among the Tombstones, or even a comedy, he continues to make movies that make money at the box-office. Taken 3 and Ted 2 will be movies that are no different when they come out next year.
-Dan Skip Allen