Liam Neeson


Highest Rated: 97% Schindler's List (1993)
Lowest Rated: 11% The Nut Job (2014)
Birthday: Jun 7, 1952
Birthplace: Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Standing a burly 6'4", Liam Neeson was once described by a theatre critic as a "towering sequoia of sex." To say that he has undeniable charisma is certainly accurate, but it is a charisma composed as much of impressive talent as of broken-nosed physical appeal. Bearing both versatility and quiet forcefulness, Neeson has been touted as one of the most compelling actors of the late 20th century.Born June 7, 1952, in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, Neeson had an upbringing partially defined by his involvement in boxing. He became active in the sport as a teenager, earning his distinctive broken nose in the process; he stayed with boxing until he began experiencing black-outs from repeated blows to the head. Initially interested in a career as a teacher, Neeson attended Belfast's Queens College, but he aborted his studies after developing a desire to act. In 1976, he joined Belfast's Lyric Theatre, and two years later he began performing the classics at Dublin's famed Abbey Theatre. While he was with the Abbey, Neeson was discovered by director John Boorman, who cast him as Gawain in 1981's Excalibur. Following his part in that action fantasy, Neeson had 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). He got his first starring vehicle in 1990 with Sam Raimi's Darkman; unfortunately, the film was a relative disappointment. Neeson continued to do starring work in such films as Big Man (1991), which featured him as a boxer, Ethan Frome (1992), and Under Suspicion (1992), but ironically, it was his work on the stage that led to his true screen breakthrough. In 1992, the actor was turning in a Tony-nominated performance in Anna Christie opposite Natasha Richardson (whom he would marry in 1994) on Broadway. His work attracted the notice of Steven Spielberg, who was so impressed with what he saw that he cast Neeson as 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.More high-profile work followed for Neeson, who went on to star in such films as Nell (1994), Rob Roy (1995), and Michael Collins (1996). However acclaimed his previous work had been, none of it received the hype of one of Neeson's 1999 projects, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Although the film, which starred Neeson as a Jedi master, ultimately earned a galaxy's worth of negative reviews, it mined box office millions. Its success further enhanced Neeson's status as one of the world's most visible actors, and it even helped to downplay the disappointment of The Haunting, his other film that year.Neeson would enter the new millennium with a variety of projects on his to-do list, appearing in the Martin Scorsese period piece Gangs of New York in 2002, and the extremely popular romantic comedy Love Actually in 2003. The following year would find him tackling a meatier role, however, as he singed on to portray pioneering scientist and researcher on human sexuality Alfred Kinsey in the biopic Kinsey. The part would earn Neeson a Golden Globe nomination, and Neeson would follow its success with performances in Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven, as well as one in the blockbuster superhero reboot Batman Begins in 2005. He would also sign on to provide the voice of lion king Aslan in the Chronicles of Narnia fantasy franchise.In 2008, Neeson starred in the thriller Taken, portraying a former CIA officer who employs his brutal skills learned on the job to find his kidnapped daughter. Audiences weren't accustomed to seeing the actor hold down the lead in an action film, but Neeson succeeded and the film was a categorical success. Sadly, the following year, Liam's wife actress Natasha Richardson died suddenly after suffering a severe head injury during a skiing acc

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Cold Pursuit
  • Nels Coxman
$NaN 2019
No Score Yet Hard Powder
  • Nels
$NaN 2019
90% Widows
  • Harry Rawlins
$NaN 2018
92% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Actor
$NaN 2018
No Score Yet The Last Horsemen of New York
  • Actor
$NaN 2018
57% The Commuter
  • Michael MacCauley
$NaN 2018
No Score Yet In Order of Disappearance
  • Actor
$NaN 2018
36% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House
  • Mark Felt
$NaN 2017
83% Silence
  • Father Ferreira
$NaN 2017
86% A Monster Calls
  • The Monster
$NaN 2017
No Score Yet In the Name of Peace: John Hume In America
  • Narrator
$NaN 2017
No Score Yet Red Nose Day Actually
  • Actor
$NaN 2017
33% Operation Chromite
  • Douglas MacArthur
$NaN 2016
30% Love Thy Nature
  • Sapiens Narrator
$NaN 2016
No Score Yet A Willing Patriot
  • Actor
$NaN 2016
66% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
  • Mustafa
$NaN 2015
46% Ted 2
  • Customer
$NaN 2015
33% Entourage
  • Himself
$NaN 2015
59% Run All Night
  • Jimmy Conlon
$NaN 2015
25% Manny
  • Actor
$NaN 2015
12% Taken 3
  • Bryan Mills
$NaN 2015
No Score Yet 1916: The Irish Rebellion
  • Actor
$NaN 2015
66% A Walk Among the Tombstones
  • Matt Scudder
$NaN 2014
25% Third Person
  • Michael
$NaN 2014
80% Road
  • Actor
$NaN 2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Clinch
$NaN 2014
60% Non-Stop
  • Bill Marks
$NaN 2014
96% The LEGO Movie
  • Bad Cop/Good Cop
$NaN 2014
11% The Nut Job
  • Raccoon
$NaN 2014
44% Khumba
  • Phango
$NaN 2013
No Score Yet The War Of The Worlds - Alive On Stage!
  • Actor
$NaN 2013
89% Girl Rising
  • Narrator
$NaN 2013
22% Taken 2
  • Bryan Mills
$NaN 2012
87% The Dark Knight Rises
  • Ra's al Ghul
$NaN 2012
34% Battleship
  • Admiral Shane
$NaN 2012
26% Wrath of the Titans
  • Zeus
$NaN 2012
79% The Grey
  • Ottway
$NaN 2012
No Score Yet Dynamic Earth
  • Actor
$NaN 2012
55% Unknown
  • Dr. Martin Harris
$NaN 2011
50% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  • Aslan
$NaN 2010
50% The Next Three Days
  • Damon Pennington
$NaN 2010
77% The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest
  • Narrator
$NaN 2010
48% The A-Team
  • Hannibal Smith
$NaN 2010
25% After.Life
  • Eliot Deacon
$NaN 2010
27% Clash of the Titans
  • Zeus
$NaN 2010
51% Chloe
  • David Stewart
$NaN 2010
No Score Yet Black Holes
  • Actor
$NaN 2010
91% Ponyo
  • Fujimoto
$NaN 2009
58% Taken
  • Bryan
$NaN 2009
75% Five Minutes of Heaven
  • Alistair
$NaN 2009
15% The Other Man
  • Peter
$NaN 2008
67% The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • Voice of Aslan
$NaN 2008
83% Trumbo
  • Actor
$NaN 2007
55% Seraphim Falls
  • Carver
$NaN 2007
No Score Yet Fly Fishing - The World
  • Actor
$NaN 2007
No Score Yet Andrew T. Miller: The Birth of Christ
  • Actor
$NaN 2007
No Score Yet Xavier: Missionary & Saint
  • Narrator
$NaN 2006
76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
  • Aslan
$NaN 2005
56% Breakfast on Pluto
  • Father Bernard
$NaN 2005
84% Batman Begins
  • Henri Ducard
$NaN 2005
39% Kingdom of Heaven
  • Godfrey
$NaN 2005
No Score Yet Riverdance: The Ten Years
  • Actor
$NaN 2005
No Score Yet Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde
  • Actor
$NaN 2004
90% Kinsey
  • Alfred Kinsey
$NaN 2004
No Score Yet Patrick
  • Narrator
$NaN 2004
91% Coral Reef Adventure
  • Narrator
$NaN 2004
63% Love Actually
  • Daniel
$NaN 2003
74% Gangs of New York
  • "Priest" Vallon
$NaN 2002
60% K-19: The Widowmaker
  • Capt. Polenin
$NaN 2002
No Score Yet Evolution
  • Actor
$NaN 2002
95% The Endurance
  • Actor
$NaN 2001
80% Journey Into Amazing Caves
  • Narrator
$NaN 2001
No Score Yet The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
  • Narrator
$NaN 2001
24% Gun Shy
  • Charlie
$NaN 2000
16% The Haunting
  • Dr. David Marrow
$NaN 1999
54% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
  • Qui-Gon Jinn
$NaN 1999
No Score Yet Greeks: Crucible Of Civilization
  • Actor
$NaN 1999
No Score Yet The Stars of Star Wars: Interviews from the Cast
  • Actor
$NaN 1999
74% Les Miserables
  • Jean Valjean
$NaN 1998
93% Everest
  • Narrator
$NaN 1998
76% Michael Collins
  • Michael Collins
$NaN 1996
32% Before and After
  • Ben Ryan
$NaN 1996
73% Rob Roy
  • Rob Roy
$NaN 1995
55% Nell
  • Jerome Lovell
$NaN 1994
No Score Yet Out of Ireland
  • Actor
$NaN 1994
97% Schindler's List
  • Oskar Schindler
$NaN 1993
No Score Yet Ruby Cairo
  • Actor
$NaN 1993
No Score Yet Deception
  • Dr. Fergus Lamb
$NaN 1993
55% Ethan Frome
  • Ethan Frome
$NaN 1993
60% Leap of Faith
  • Sheriff Will Braverman
$NaN 1992
93% Husbands and Wives
  • Michael
$NaN 1992
44% Shining Through
  • Dietrich
$NaN 1992
25% Under Suspicion
  • Tony
$NaN 1991
20% Crossing the Line
  • Danny
$NaN 1990
84% Darkman
  • Peyton Westlake/Darkman
$NaN 1990
56% Next of Kin
  • Briar Gates
$NaN 1989
29% High Spirits
  • Martin Brogan
$NaN 1988
55% The Good Mother (The Price of Passion)
  • Leo
$NaN 1988
57% The Dead Pool
  • Peter Swan
$NaN 1988
No Score Yet Satisfaction
  • Martin Falcon
$NaN 1988
69% Suspect
  • Carl Wayne Anderson
$NaN 1987
56% A Prayer for the Dying
  • Liam Docherty
$NaN 1987
No Score Yet Sworn to Silence
  • Vincent Cauley
$NaN 1987
No Score Yet Lamb
  • Michael Lamb
$NaN 1986
63% The Mission
  • Fielding
$NaN 1986
No Score Yet Hold the Dream
  • Blackie O'Neill
$NaN 1986
No Score Yet Duet for One
  • Totter
$NaN 1986
No Score Yet Arthur the King (Merlin & the Sword)
  • Grak
$NaN 1985
No Score Yet A Woman of Substance
  • Blackie
$NaN 1984
82% The Bounty
  • Churchill
$NaN 1984
33% Krull
  • Kegan
$NaN 1983
No Score Yet Across the Water
  • Actor
$NaN 1983
79% Excalibur
  • Gawain
$NaN 1981
No Score Yet Christiana
  • Actor
$NaN 1979
No Score Yet Pilgrim's Progress
  • Evangelist
$NaN 1977
No Score Yet Taken 2 UNCUT
  • Actor
$NaN

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
  • Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
  • Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2007
No Score Yet Today
2017
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
85% Inside Amy Schumer
2013-2016
  • Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Saving My Tomorrow
2014
  • Voice
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2000
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
  • Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2009
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994
  • Guest
  • 2012
53% Life's Too Short
2011
  • Himself
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Appearing
  • Performer
  • 2012
  • 2004
68% The Big C
2010-2013
  • The Bee Man
  • 2010
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Appearing
  • 2006
84% The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2005
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
  • Sean Carroon
  • 1986
No Score Yet If Tomorrow Comes
1986
  • Insp. Andre Trignant

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