Liam Neeson Quotes
- Mini Bio
- Name: Liam John Neeson
- Born: 7th June 1952, Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
- Alma Mater: Queen's University Belfast
- Occupation: Actor
- Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)
- Sport: He was an amateur boxer from the age of 9 until his last fight at the age of 17
- Drama school: He graduated from Dublins Gaiety School of Drama
- Big break: John Boorman spotted him performing at Dublins Abbey theatre and offered him the role of Sir Gawain in the 1981 movie Excalibur
- Trivia: Neeson made his professional acting debut at the Belfast Lyric Players' Theatre in 1976 in a play called The Risen People
"I don't do my own stunts, but I do my own fighting. I don't consider fighting to be a stunt"
"I'm not hunting. I'm the opposite of a - what would a male cougar be? Is there such a thing? Whatever it is, I'm not that"
"I've learned to hang the character on the coat-peg at the end of the day... And I had to work at that because the other way lies a strange sort of madness"
"In Los Angeles, it's like they jog for two hours a day and then they think they're morally right. That's when you want to choke people, you know"
"I don't get obsessed with acting. Because in the past when I have got obsessed about it, it really got in the way of the creative process"
"I have to be truthful, whether I’m wielding a lightsabre or talking to a bank manager, I don’t like to add bells and bows to my acting"
"Acting is invigorating. But I don't analyze it too much. It's like a dog smelling where it's going to do its toilet in the morning"
"I am attracted to characters who are loners, who operate by themselves. There's something mysterious, manly and stoic about them"
"Northern Ireland is the world’s best kept secret, both in the character of its people and its scenery"
"Being Irish and a citizen of the world, has made me truly appreciate Irish culture, music and history"
"I never did think of myself as handsome, terribly attractive, yes, but not handsome"
"It was great to work with Steven Spielberg: I formed a close relationship with him"
"You are not what you were born, but what you have it in yourself to be"
"I'm a big believer in acts of kindness, no matter how small"
"Your compassion is a weakness your enemies will not share"
"I don’t go to bed dreaming and sleeping the character"
"Men fear most what they cannot see"
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Liam Neeson Biography
The road to fame for Liam Neeson was one of gradual procession from the theatres of Belfast and Dublin where eventually his acting prowess was spotted by the director John Boorman who offered him a role in his upcoming 1981 movie "Excalibur" and the stage was set for the boy from Ballymena to act his way to the top of his profession as a leading man in Hollywood.
Neesons list of big box office movies is impressive from his nominated academy award role in "Schindler's List" to the star studded "Gangs Of New York" with a galactic trip in "Star Wars" all the way to his "Taken" trilogy it has shown the versatility of this talented actor.
His distinctive gravelly voice is much in demand as a narrator and for animated characters where he played the voice of Aslan in the "Narnia" film series.
Great actors also crack some great one liners and when they are at the top of their game their words are given extra meaning as everyone wants to hear what they have to say. So here is my compilation of 17 of the best Liam Neeson quotes
Quotes About Liam Neeson
The actress Helen Mirren looked back on their relationship with fond memories:
"We didn’t date, we lived together for four years. We were a serious item for a while. Lucky me!"
Neeson once called U.S. gun laws a "disgrace" which prompted a U.S. gun manufacturer to issue this statement:
"We will no longer provide firearms for use in films starring Liam Neeson and ask that our friends and partners in Hollywood refrain from associating our brand and products with his projects"