Liam Neeson Won’t Retire from Action Movies As He Said

Liam Neeson says he’s now “unretired” from action movies.


According to Variety, Neeson was asked on the red carpet for the premiere of Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House about his “retirement” from the genre, the actor responded with a laugh:

“It’s not true, look at me! You’re talking in the past tense. I’m going to be doing action movies until they bury me in the ground. I’m unretired.”

In March 2015, the Taken and Non-Stop star said he would likely retire from making action films within two years time. “If God spares me and I’m healthy,” Neeson responded when asked how much longer he could star in action films. “But after that, I’ll stop [the action] I think.”

“I’m in a very, career-wise, great place,” Neeson added in the 2015 chat with The Guardian. “The success of certainly the Taken films, Hollywood seems to see me in a different light. I get sent quite a few action-oriented scripts, which is great. I’m not knocking it. It’s very flattering. But there is a limit, of course.”

And just a couple of weeks ago, Liam told reporters that he felt he was getting too old to lead films where he’s knocking out bad guys and engaging in large-scale battles, despite how lucrative the opportunities are.

“The thrillers, that was all a pure accident,” he said. “They’re still throwing serious money at me to do that stuff. I’m like, ‘Guys, I’m sixty-f—ing-five.’ Audiences are eventually going to go, ‘Come on.’”

For those who want to see more quality Liam Neeson movies of this sort, his comments to Variety are good to hear. The really good news is that he’s already got a couple of these movies on the way. The Commuter, which was directed Jaume Collet-Serra, who Neeson worked with on Non-Stop, Unknown and Run All Night, and is set to hit theaters on January 12 and is an action/thriller that takes place on a train. He also has Hard Powder coming up. That movie sees him as an angry snowplow driver who is seeking revenge on drug dealers who he thinks killed his son. Why retire when more movies like that can still happen?

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  1. The Best Movies Starring Jeff Conway
    Actor Jeff Conway died in 2011 with many speculating that it was a drug overdose. However, infamous television doctor, Dr. Drew, came to the man’s defense in the media stating it was not caused by a drug overdose. Jeff Conway and Dr. Drew worked together as Jeff cried his way through a season of Dr. Drew’s “Celebrity Rehab,” show on VH1. Jeff was a familiar face in a lot of spaces on television shows throughout his career, but many are first to point out one of his movie roles as the “legacy” piece for the body of work that was his career. I decided to look into what movies Jeff Conway appeared in, many are features lost in the direct to home video market, but here are the top four standouts as I see them.
    4. “Jawbreaker” – This is far from being a “good” movie, about spoiled teen girls who accidentally kill another girl via a prank that involves shoving a jawbreaker into her throat. Jeff Conway played the father to one of the girl characters played by actress Julie Benz. This is exactly a large role, but when an actor is in a movie with loads of other recognizable actors that doesn’t hurt the ole resume. Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Judy Greer, Tatyana Ali, Pam Grier, PJ Soles, The Donnas, and even Marilyn Manson made appearances in the flick.

    3. “Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark” – Elvria is a mega horror hostess icon and this movie has what many successful movies cannot even boats of: a cult following. Well, anything Elvira does I mean to say. Jeff Conway got himself a credit on this movie as “Travis,” though I’m not familiar enough with the flick myself to tell you who, what, or how long Travis appeared, if at all.

    2. “Grease” – THIS is the movie that most people immediately associate Jeff Conway with. He played the character known as “Kenickie.” “Grease” is a musical that defies the odds every year and remains relevant to the fan base. I remember having to endure the movie over and over again as a little kid being babysat by female cousins who were obsessed with the movie. I am betting the majority of folks would have “Grease” listed as the best movie Jeff Conway was ever in, however, I am not a fan of musicals, if there is to be singing it best be coming out of cartoon characters.

    1. “Pete’s Dragon”- A Walt Disney movie about an orphan boy who befriends a dragon, Jeff Conway played the role of “Willie.” This movie was part live action and part animation as the dragon himself was a cartoon dragon. This movie gets top billing because as a kid I was a fan of dinosaurs and dragons were close enough for me, thus I watched “Pete’s Dragon,” many times and enjoyed it.


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