Liam Neeson

Highest Rated: 97% Schindler's List (1993)
Lowest Rated: 12% Taken 3 (2015)
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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
23% Men in Black International Actor 2019
69% Cold Pursuit Nels 2019
No Score Yet Kylmä kosto Nels Coxman Nels 2019
No Score Yet Schindler's List 25th Anniversary Actor 2018
91% Widows Harry Rawlins 2018
91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Actor 2018
No Score Yet The Last Horsemen of New York Actor 2018
57% The Commuter Michael MacCauley $36.3M 2018
35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House Mark Felt $0.8M 2017
83% Silence Father Ferreira $7.1M 2017
86% A Monster Calls The Monster $3.8M 2017
No Score Yet In the Name of Peace: John Hume In America Narrator 2017
No Score Yet Red Nose Day Actually Actor 2017
33% Operation Chromite Douglas MacArthur $1M 2016
30% Love Thy Nature Sapiens Narrator 2016
No Score Yet A Willing Patriot Actor 2016
66% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet Mustafa $0.3M 2015
46% Ted 2 Customer $63.9M 2015
33% Entourage Himself 2015
59% Run All Night Jimmy Conlon 2015
25% Manny Actor 2015
12% Taken 3 Bryan Mills 2015
No Score Yet 1916: The Irish Rebellion Actor 2015
67% A Walk Among the Tombstones Matt Scudder 2014
26% Third Person Michael $0.7M 2014
82% Road Actor 2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West Clinch $37.4M 2014
61% Non-Stop Bill Marks $80.5M 2014
95% The LEGO Movie Bad Cop/Good Cop $244.9M 2014
12% The Nut Job Raccoon 2014
44% Khumba Phango $91K 2013
No Score Yet The War Of The Worlds - Alive On Stage! Actor 2013
89% Girl Rising Narrator $0.9M 2013
22% Taken 2 Bryan Mills $139.9M 2012
87% The Dark Knight Rises Ra's al Ghul $448.2M 2012
34% Battleship Admiral Shane $65.2M 2012
26% Wrath of the Titans Zeus $83.7M 2012
79% The Grey Ottway $51.6M 2012
No Score Yet Dynamic Earth Actor 2012
55% Unknown Dr. Martin Harris $63.7M 2011
49% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Aslan $104.4M 2010
51% The Next Three Days Damon Pennington $21.2M 2010
77% The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest Narrator $0.9M 2010
48% The A-Team Hannibal Smith $77.3M 2010
25% After.Life Eliot Deacon 2010
27% Clash of the Titans Zeus $163.2M 2010
51% Chloe David Stewart $31.1M 2010
No Score Yet Black Holes Actor 2010
92% Ponyo Fujimoto $15.2M 2009
58% Taken Bryan $145M 2009
75% Five Minutes of Heaven Alistair 2009
15% The Other Man Peter 2008
66% The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Voice of Aslan $141.7M 2008
83% Trumbo Actor $28.6K 2007
55% Seraphim Falls Carver $0.3M 2007
No Score Yet Fly Fishing - The World Actor 2007
No Score Yet Andrew T. Miller: The Birth of Christ Actor 2007
No Score Yet Xavier: Missionary & Saint Narrator 2006
76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Aslan $291.7M 2005
56% Breakfast on Pluto Father Bernard $0.8M 2005
84% Batman Begins Henri Ducard $204.2M 2005
39% Kingdom of Heaven Godfrey $47.3M 2005
No Score Yet Riverdance: The Ten Years Actor 2005
No Score Yet Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde Actor 2004
90% Kinsey Alfred Kinsey $10.3M 2004
No Score Yet Patrick Narrator 2004
91% Coral Reef Adventure Narrator 2004
63% Love Actually Daniel $59.4M 2003
74% Gangs of New York "Priest" Vallon $77.7M 2002
61% K-19: The Widowmaker Capt. Polenin $35.2M 2002
No Score Yet Evolution Actor 2002
95% The Endurance Actor $2.1M 2001
80% Journey Into Amazing Caves Narrator 2001
No Score Yet The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition Narrator 2001
24% Gun Shy Charlie 2000
16% The Haunting Dr. David Marrow 1999
54% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Qui-Gon Jinn $431.1M 1999
No Score Yet Greeks: Crucible Of Civilization Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Stars of Star Wars: Interviews from the Cast Actor 1999
74% Les Miserables Jean Valjean 1998
93% Everest Narrator 1998
77% Michael Collins Michael Collins 1996
32% Before and After Ben Ryan 1996
73% Rob Roy Rob Roy 1995
55% Nell Jerome Lovell 1994
No Score Yet Out of Ireland Actor 1994
97% Schindler's List Oskar Schindler 1993
No Score Yet Ruby Cairo Actor 1993
No Score Yet Deception Dr. Fergus Lamb 1993
55% Ethan Frome Ethan Frome 1993
60% Leap of Faith Sheriff Will Braverman 1992
93% Husbands and Wives Michael 1992
44% Shining Through Dietrich 1992
25% Under Suspicion Tony 1991
20% Crossing the Line Danny 1990
84% Darkman Peyton Westlake/Darkman 1990
60% Next of Kin Briar Gates 1989
29% High Spirits Martin Brogan 1988
55% The Good Mother (The Price of Passion) Leo 1988
57% The Dead Pool Peter Swan 1988
No Score Yet Satisfaction Martin Falcon 1988
69% Suspect Carl Wayne Anderson 1987
56% A Prayer for the Dying Liam Docherty 1987
No Score Yet Sworn to Silence Vincent Cauley 1987
No Score Yet Lamb Michael Lamb 1986
63% The Mission Fielding 1986
No Score Yet Hold the Dream Blackie O'Neill 1986
No Score Yet Duet for One Totter 1986
No Score Yet Arthur the King (Merlin & the Sword) Grak 1985
No Score Yet A Woman of Substance Blackie 1984
78% The Bounty Churchill 1984
32% Krull Kegan 1983
No Score Yet Across the Water Actor 1983
79% Excalibur Gawain 1981
No Score Yet Christiana Actor 1979
No Score Yet Pilgrim's Progress Evangelist 1977
No Score Yet Taken 2 UNCUT Actor

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
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
86% 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
70% 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
1994-2018
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
Performer Host Appearing
  • 2012
  • 2004
55% The Big C
2010-2013
The Bee Man
  • 2010
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Appearing
  • 2006
85% 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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