99 Facts About Liam Neeson

1. Liam Neeson reunited with director Steven Spielberg with plans to star as Abraham Lincoln in the 2012 film Lincoln.

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2. In 2004, Liam Neeson hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live.

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3. Liam Neeson moved to Dublin in 1978 after he was offered a part in Says I, Says He, a drama.

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4. In 1976, Liam Neeson joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast where he performed for 2 years.

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5. Liam Neeson received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, Queen's University of Belfast, at the British consulate on May 6, 2009, in New York.

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6. In 1971, Liam Neeson was enrolled as a physics and computer science student at Queen's University Belfast, before leaving to work for the Guinness Brewery.

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7. Liam Neeson met his future wife, actress Natasha Richardson while performing in a revival of the play Anna Christie on Broadway in 1993.

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8. In 1994, Liam Neeson married English actress Natasha Richardson, with whom he had two children.

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9. Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952, in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

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10. Liam Neeson starred in Star Wars: Episode I and Kinsey, before claiming a string of action-hero roles in flicks like Taken.

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11. Liam Neeson had his first performance on stage when he was 11 years old.

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12. Liam Neeson took part in the novel adaptation of Les Miserables.

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13. Liam Neeson played with the major actors like Robert De Niro, Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins in 1982 until 1987.

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14. Liam Neeson is a patron of Belfast based charity and film festival CineMagic, which encourages and helps young people to get involved in the movie industry.

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15. Liam Neeson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II making him both an officer AND a gentleman.

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16. Liam Neeson protested the anti-carriage horse campaign of New York City's Bill de Blasio citing the fact that the carriage trade was safe for employees, horses, and tourists, and was a source of livelihood for many immigrants.

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17. Liam Neeson narrated a video for Amnesty International in favor of legalizing abortion in Ireland which actually is a little surprising for a guy named after a priest and inspired by a minister.

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18. Liam Neeson spoke out publicly about US gun laws, calling them a "disgrace.

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19. Liam Neeson moved to Hollywood after guest starring in the third season of Miami Vice in which main character Gina falls for his character, an Irish pacifist who was actually a member of a terrorist organization.

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20. Liam Neeson credits Mirren with helping him get an agent, which, we're told, is pretty critical to getting roles.

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21. Liam Neeson met actress Helen Mirren on the set of Excalibur and lived with her in London where, apparently, he did all the cooking.

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22. Liam Neeson credits First Minister Ian Paisley, founder of the Free Presbyterian Church, with inspiring him to act.

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23. At the age of nine, Liam Neeson started taking boxing lessons at the All Saints Youth Club and became a champion in his province.

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24. Liam Neeson was born in Ballymena, Ireland, which is famous for being the birthplace of Liam Neeson.

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25. In 2013 Liam Neeson was featured in the drama Third Person as a novelist engaged in an extramarital affair.

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26. In 2009 Liam Neeson provided the voice of a sorcerer in Ponyo, the English version of Miyazaki Hayao's Gake no ue no Ponyo.

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27. Liam Neeson went on to have supporting roles, albeit important ones, in the movies Kingdom of Heaven and Batman Begins.

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28. In 1999 Liam Neeson starred as a Jedi master in Star Wars: Episode 1—The Phantom Menace, the first installment in the popular series' prequel trilogy.

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29. Liam Neeson has an estimated net worth of $75 million.

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30. In 2016, Liam Neeson reunited with director Martin Scorsese for the historical drama Silence.

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31. In 2010, Liam Neeson starred in The A-Team, an action drama based on the 1980s television series, and appeared as an escaped convict in the thriller The Next Three Days.

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32. Liam Neeson found a second surprise career as an action leading man with the release of Taken; an unexpected box office hit about a retired CIA agent attempting to rescue his daughter from being sold into prostitution; its box-office success led to sequels in 2012 and 2014.

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33. Liam Neeson claimed his first leading role in the superhero thriller Darkman.

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34. On Tuesday, Liam Neeson appeared on Good Morning America to clarify his comments.

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35. Liam Neeson was one of the first to arrive the the swanky after party at The Skylark.

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36. Liam Neeson denied he was racist during a subsequent US TV appearance on Tuesday, attributing his behaviour to "a primal urge to lash out".

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37. Liam Neeson stars as a snowplow driver in a glitzy Colorado resort town who seeks revenge when his son dies of an overdose.

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38. Liam Neeson said that the lesson of his experience was "to open up, to talk about these things", as there was still underlying "racism and bigotry" in both the United States and Northern Ireland.

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39. Liam Neeson has expressed an affection for the adhan, the Islamic call to prayer, that he grew accustomed to while filming Taken 2 in Istanbul: "By the third week, it was like I couldn't live without it.

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40. Liam Neeson holds British, Irish and American citizenship, having been naturalised as an American citizen in 2009.

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41. Liam Neeson met actress Natasha Richardson while performing in a revival of the play Anna Christie on Broadway in 1993.

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42. In January 2018, Liam Neeson raised concerns over the Me Too movement on Ireland's The Late Late Show, describing the movement as a "witch hunt", and citing Garrison Keillor's dismissal from Minnesota Public Radio.

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43. In September 2017, Liam Neeson compared the presidency of Donald Trump to the Watergate scandal of Richard Nixon, saying: "Democracy works and no man—and certainly not the President—is above the law.

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44. Liam Neeson narrated a video for Amnesty International in favour of the legalisation of abortion in Ireland, which some conservative and pro-life commentators criticised, calling it "creepy" and "anti-Catholic".

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45. Liam Neeson starred in Taken 2, a successful sequel to his 2008 blockbuster.

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46. Liam Neeson replaced Richard Burton, who had posthumously appeared in the arena production through CGI animation.

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47. Liam Neeson reunited with Steven Spielberg with plans to star as Abraham Lincoln in the 2012 film Lincoln, based on the book Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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48. In 2011, Liam Neeson starred in Unknown, a German-British-American co-production of a French book filmed in Berlin in early 2010.

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49. In 2010, Liam Neeson voiced Aslan again in the sequel The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

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50. Liam Neeson provided a voice for Hayao Miyazaki's anime film Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, which received an August 2009 release.

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51. Liam Neeson plays a retired CIA operative from the elite Special Activities Division who sets about tracking down his teenage daughter after she is kidnapped.

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52. Liam Neeson voiced the main character's father, James, in the video game Fallout 3.

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53. Liam Neeson went on to star as Jean Valjean in the 1998 adaptation of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables and in The Haunting as Dr David Marrow.

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54. Liam Neeson starred in the subsequent period pieces Rob Roy and Michael Collins (1996), the latter earning him a win for Best Starring Role at the Venice Film Festival and another Golden Globe nomination.

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55. Liam Neeson guest-starred in the third season of the television series Miami Vice in 1986 and moved to Hollywood to star in more high-profile roles in the next year.

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56. Liam Neeson acted in several other Project productions and joined the Abbey Theatre.

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57. Liam Neeson got his first film experience in 1977, playing Jesus Christ and Evangelist in the religious film Pilgrim's Progress.

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58. In 1976, Liam Neeson joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast, where he performed for two years.

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59. Liam Neeson attended teacher training college for two years in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, before again returning to his hometown.

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60. At age nine, Liam Neeson began boxing lessons at the All Saints Youth Club, going on to win a number of regional titles before discontinuing at age 17.

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61. Liam Neeson has described himself as out of touch with the politics and history of Northern Ireland until becoming aware of protests by fellow students after Bloody Sunday in 1972, during the Troubles.

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62. Liam Neeson was born on 7 June 1952 in Ballymena, County Antrim, the son of Katherine "Kitty" Neeson, a cook, and Bernard "Barney" Neeson, a caretaker at the Ballymena Boys All Saints Primary School.

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63. Liam Neeson provided the voices of Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia trilogy and the titular monster in A Monster Calls (2016).

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64. Liam Neeson landed a leading role alongside Patrick Swayze in Next of Kin.

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65. In 1976, Liam Neeson joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years.

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66. Viola Davis and Liam Neeson are ready to hit the big screen in the Steve McQueen directed piece called Widows.

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67. In the third chapter, Liam Neeson plays a traveling promoter whose sole attraction is a limbless orator who delivers soulful recitations of Shelley's "Ozymandias" and Lincoln's.

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68. Liam Neeson is reportedly filming some scenes to a movie called.

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69. Liam Neeson has lent his Hollywood magic to this year's Christmas NI Children's Hospice campaign Jingle All the Way by appearing in a short video filmed from his home in Manhattan.

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70. Liam Neeson has weighed in behind Northern Ireland Children's Hospice Jingle All the Way Christmas campaign by voicing his support in a short video filmed from his home in Manhattan.

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71. In August 2009, Liam Neeson said that he had been naturalised as a United States citizen.

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72. Liam Neeson wrote an opinion page published in The New York Times citing the carriage trade as a safe one for employees, horses and tourists and noted it was a livelihood for many immigrants.

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73. Liam Neeson stars in the 2014 film A Walk Among the Tombstones, an adaption of the best-selling novel of the same name, in which he plays former cop Matthew Scudder, a detective hired to hunt the killers of a drug dealer's wife.

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74. On 31 January 2014, it was reported that Liam Neeson would work with director Martin Scorsese again in an adaptation of the novel Silence.

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75. In late 2011, Liam Neeson was cast to play the lead character, a journalist, in a new album recording and arena production of Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds.

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76. Liam Neeson eventually declined the role, claiming he was "past his sell date" and had grown too old to play Lincoln.

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77. In 2010, Liam Neeson voiced the character Aslan again in the sequel The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

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78. Liam Neeson has stated in interviews that he believed that Taken had put some people off the idea of actually travelling to Europe.

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79. Liam Neeson narrated the 2001 documentaries Journey into Amazing Caves, a short film about two scientists who travel around the world to search for material for potential cures, and The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Adventure.

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80. Liam Neeson moved to Dublin in 1978 after he was offered a part in Ron Hutchinson's Says I, Says He, a drama about The Troubles, at the Project Arts Centre.

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81. Liam Neeson has said of Paisley: "He had a magnificent presence and it was incredible to watch him just Bible-thumping away.

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82. Liam Neeson claims horse in his upcoming film recognised him from another film.

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83. In 2017, Liam Neeson was listed by UK-based company Richtopia at number 74 in the list of 200 Most Influential Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneurs Worldwide.

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84. In 2009, at a ceremony in New York, Liam Neeson was awarded an honorary doctorate by Queen's University, Belfast.

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85. Liam Neeson is a patron of Belfast-based charity and film festival CineMagic, which encourages and helps young people to get involved in the movie industry.

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86. Liam Neeson met his future wife, actress Natasha Richardson, while performing in a revival of the play Anna Christie on Broadway in 1993.

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87. Liam Neeson lived with actress Helen Mirren during the early 1980s.

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88. In preparation for the role, Liam Neeson visited the District of Columbia and Springfield, Illinois, where Lincoln lived prior to being elected, and read Lincoln's personal letters.

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89. Liam Neeson reunited with director Steven Spielberg with plans to star as Abraham Lincoln in the 2012 film Lincoln, based on the book Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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90. In 2011, Liam Neeson starred in Unknown, a German-British-American co-production of a French book, it was filmed in Berlin in early 2010.

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91. Liam Neeson starred in Atom Egoyan's erotic thriller Chloe, theatrically released by Sony Pictures Classics on 26 March 2010.

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92. In 2010, Liam Neeson played Zeus in the remake of the 1981 film, Clash of the Titans.

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93. Soon after these accolades, Liam Neeson became an in-demand leading actor.

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94. In 1976, Liam Neeson joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast where he performed for two years.

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95. In 1971, Liam Neeson was enrolled as a physics and computer science student at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, before leaving to work for the Guinness Brewery.

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96. At age 9, Liam Neeson began boxing lessons at the All Saints Youth Club, going on to win a number of regional titles before discontinuing at age 17.

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97. In a 2009 interview, Liam Neeson said "I never stop thinking about it [The Troubles].

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98. Liam Neeson is slated to star in an honest-to-goodness comedy with Made In Italy, the directorial debut of actor James D'Arcy.

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99. Liam Neeson is—momentarily, at least—hanging up his action gloves, joining rising star Micheal Richardson for the.

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