Liam Neeson Announces That He's Retiring From Action Movies

He has a certain set of skills, but it looks like he's not going to use them anymore. While talking to Sky News, Liam Neeson announced that he's done with action movies and wants to focus on more serious roles:

At the Toronto International Film Festival, he said the unlikely turn in his career towards thrillers was "all a pure accident". Neeson added: "They're still throwing serious money at me to do that stuff. I'm like: 'Guy's I'm sixty-f******-five.' Audiences are eventually going to go: 'Come on.'"

This isn't that surprising, since Neeson is getting up there in age, and as actors get older, they generally want to get their hands on some award-level material. Neeson is an older guy who doesn't need the money that comes from these big action movies. He doesn't need the world to see him as an action star anymore to continue to be a box office draw. He's done the work, so if he wants to spend the rest of his career chilling out and going for an Oscar, then Neeson deserves it.

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