Rade Serbedzija is Croatian from Serbian descent and plays an Albanian in the sequel.
In the sequel there is not a single Albanian, because they found the movie to be offensive and disregarded the old and sacred revenge tradition. All the Albanians are played by Kurds, because even the Turks did not want to take place in it.
Not to mention Michael Collins, an Irish hero during the War Of Independence. Yes, somebody has done a brief recut using the dialogue from Taken. And yes, it is awesome.
How has NOBODY mentioned that Liam Neeson was Oskar Schindler?? The whole time I was watching, that thing, y'know, about how "Whoever saves one life saves the world entire", was echoing in my head in a mean way.