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Action hero days are over, says Liam Neeson

Action hero days are over, says Liam Neeson
From CBC - September 12, 2017

Special set of skills or not, Liam Neeson says he's finished making thrillers.

In an interview, Neeson said that he plans to stop even though it's hard to turn down the lucrative offers he gets thanks to his box-office success in the three Takenfilms, as well as other thrillers. Neeson believes he's simply getting too old to be an action hero.

"The thrillers, that was all a pure accident," said Neeson.

"They are still throwing serious money at me to do that stuff. I am like, 'Guys I am sixty-f--king-five.' Audiences are eventually going to go, 'Come on."'

Neeson still has two upcoming revenge thrillers he's already shot: Hard Powder,in which he plays a snowplow driver who faces off with drug dealers, and The Commuter,with director Jaume Collet-Serra, who also directed Neeson in Unknown,Non-Stopand Run All Night.

But, Neeson said, those will be his last.

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