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History Creator / LiamNeeson

22nd Apr '16 7:08:00 PM Anicomicgeek
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He's been getting cast as either [[Film/{{Taken}} brutal antiheroes]] or outright [[Film/BatmanBegins villains]] recently. Of course, he's known in real life as being one of the sweetest men in the world.



* PlayingAgainstType: A mild version -- in the fact-based drama ''Five Minutes of Heaven'', the Roman Catholic Neeson played a Protestant killer (and the Protestant James Nesbitt played the Catholic brother of his victim). Both actors are actually from Northern Ireland.
** Also, any time he plays the villain. It's not very common. [[spoiler:This is specifically why he was chosen to be [[BigBad Ra's al Ghul]] in ''Film/BatmanBegins'', because they thought it would shock fans that Liam was the true villain]].
** In ''The LEGO Movie'', he plays Bad Cop/Good Cop. He usually isn't as mean as the former, and not as nice and wimpy as the latter. He still pulls it off, though.



* TypeCasting: He has a vocation for TheMentor -- ''ThePhantomMenace'' (where he's TheObiWan for Obi-Wan Kenobi himself!), ''Film/BatmanBegins, Film/KingdomOfHeaven, Film/GangsOfNewYork, Film/ClashOfTheTitans, Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia''...
* WhatMightHaveBeen: He turned down the role of Film/JamesBond... [[HilariousInHindsight because he didn't want to be typecast as an action star]].
** He was the original choice for the title role in ''Film/{{Lincoln}}'', until he lost interest during its DevelopmentHell.
** He's expressed interest reprising the role of [[spoiler: Ra's al Ghul]] in ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' before Matt Nable was cast.
1st Apr '16 10:12:32 PM nombretomado
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-->-- ''TheDrewCareyShow'', first episode

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-->-- ''TheDrewCareyShow'', ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', first episode
19th Mar '16 3:27:49 AM Hossmeister
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17th Mar '16 10:46:37 AM Prfnoff
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'''Liam John Neeson''' (born 7 June 1952) is a multi-award winning actor originally from [[UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland Stroke Country]]. Has a long and multi-faceted career, from serious drama (as Oskar Schindler in ''Film/SchindlersList'') to fantasy (the voice of Aslan in ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'') to action (Bryan Mills in ''Film/{{Taken}}'') to Sci-Fi (Qui-Gon Jinn in ''Franchise/StarWars Episode 1: Film/ThePhantomMenace''), to historical film (''Film/RobRoy'', ''Film/MichaelCollins''). Animated characters that Neeson voiced include Fujimoto, the dad of the eponymous character in ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'', and Bad Cop/Good Cop, in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''. Also said to have been the inspiration behind Captain Carrot of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fame.

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'''Liam John Neeson''' (born 7 June 1952) is a multi-award winning actor originally from [[UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland Stroke Country]]. Has a long and multi-faceted career, from serious drama (as Oskar Schindler in ''Film/SchindlersList'') to fantasy (the (Zeus in the ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' remake and the voice of Aslan in ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'') to action (Bryan Mills in ''Film/{{Taken}}'') to Sci-Fi (Qui-Gon Jinn in ''Franchise/StarWars Episode 1: Film/ThePhantomMenace''), to historical film (''Film/RobRoy'', ''Film/MichaelCollins''). Animated characters that Neeson voiced include Fujimoto, the dad of the eponymous character in ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'', and Bad Cop/Good Cop, in ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''. Also said to have been the inspiration behind Captain Carrot of ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fame.
27th Nov '15 11:52:44 AM nombretomado
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** Such as the ''SaturdayNightLive'' sketch, "Ya Call This A House, Do Ya?" in which he played a drunken, churlish Irishman. Of course, in this case, it was [[PlayedForLaughs meant to be funny]].

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** Such as the ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch, "Ya Call This A House, Do Ya?" in which he played a drunken, churlish Irishman. Of course, in this case, it was [[PlayedForLaughs meant to be funny]].



** ...and on ''TheSimpsons'' episode "The Father, The Son, and the Holy Guest Star," where he played a Catholic priest who was a former alcoholic brawler (fighting with his own father, no less).

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** ...and on ''TheSimpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "The Father, The Son, and the Holy Guest Star," where he played a Catholic priest who was a former alcoholic brawler (fighting with his own father, no less).
30th Aug '15 7:38:24 PM randomtroper89
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* PapaWolf: His role in ''Film/{{Taken}}'' was a quite brutal version of the trope, in which an ex CIA agent goes to ''huge'' extremes to save his kidnapped daughter from being sold into prostitution.

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* PapaWolf: PapaWolf:
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His role in ''Film/{{Taken}}'' was a quite brutal version of the trope, in which an ex CIA agent goes to ''huge'' extremes to save his kidnapped daughter from being sold into prostitution.



** He's also the closest to a father figure for Anakin in ''Film/StarWarsThePhantomMenace'', and in TheDarkKnightSaga [[spoiler:this is inverted as his ''daughter'' raises bloody hellfire in his name.]]

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** He's also the closest to a father figure for Anakin in ''Film/StarWarsThePhantomMenace'', and in TheDarkKnightSaga ''Film/StarWarsThePhantomMenace''.
** In ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy''
[[spoiler:this is inverted as his ''daughter'' raises bloody hellfire in his name.]]
1st Aug '15 8:22:43 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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* {{Badass}}: Has played quite a few of them, most notably Qui Gon Jinn in ''The Phantom Menace'' and Bryan Mills in ''Film/{{Taken}}''. Henri Ducard[[spoiler: /Ra's Al Ghul]] from ''Film/BatmanBegins'' counts as well.

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* {{Badass}}: Has played quite a few of them, most notably Qui Gon Jinn in ''The Phantom Menace'' and Bryan Mills in ''Film/{{Taken}}''. Henri Ducard[[spoiler: /Ra's Ducard[[spoiler:/Ra's Al Ghul]] from ''Film/BatmanBegins'' counts as well.
20th Jun '15 11:26:57 AM Hawaii_Knut
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* CoolOldGuy: He gets cooler and cooler by the years, from playing increasingly [[{{Badass}} hardassed]] characters to performing comical skits in talk shows.
17th Jun '15 5:28:34 AM Kitch
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Neeson was married to Creator/NatashaRichardson between 1994 and 2009, when she died in a tragic skiing accident.

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Neeson was married to Creator/NatashaRichardson between 1994 and 2009, when she died in a tragic skiing accident.
accident. They had two sons.
26th May '15 4:26:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheBigGuy: He's 6'4", and often towers over most of his castmates. Appropriately, he was cast as Michael Collins in the [[MichaelCollins film of the same name]]-Collins was called "the Big Fellow" for his height. In fact, he's so tall that [[Franchise/StarWars Qui-Gon Jinn]] action figures almost throw the other figures out of scale. As Qui-Gon, he's also the only Jedi whose robe has a seam down the back. Because of his height, they couldn't make the robe out of one piece of fabric because bolts of cloth don't come that wide.

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* TheBigGuy: He's 6'4", and often towers over most of his castmates. Appropriately, he was cast as Michael Collins in the [[MichaelCollins [[Film/MichaelCollins film of the same name]]-Collins was called "the Big Fellow" for his height. In fact, he's so tall that [[Franchise/StarWars Qui-Gon Jinn]] action figures almost throw the other figures out of scale. As Qui-Gon, he's also the only Jedi whose robe has a seam down the back. Because of his height, they couldn't make the robe out of one piece of fabric because bolts of cloth don't come that wide.
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