Liam Neeson To Quit Action Movies… In Two Years

Liam Neeson has a particular set of skills that make him into a badass action star. Those skills begin to diminish with age, and the actor now says he may only have two years worth of action star quality left in him.

In a recent interview with The Guardian the actor said, “Maybe two more years — if God spares me, and I’m healthy. But after that, I’ll stop [the action], I think.”

Earlier this year, Liam Neeson reprised his iconic role of Bryan Mills in Taken 3, and he can soon be seen in Run All Night, opening Friday. Perhaps with the end of his action career on the horizon, the movie star realized that packing in as many kicks and punches as possible would allow him to go out on top.

Neeson is also set to appear in this summer’s blockbuster movie Ted 2, and director J.A. Bayona’s (The Orphanage) drama A Monster Calls and the Martin Scorsese-helmed Silence.

His previous titles include such non-action smash hits as Schindler’s List and Love Actually.

Liam Neeson may be leaving the action movie scene, but it’s highly unlikely his days in Hollywood are over.

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