Liam Neeson turns 64 today. With his gruff voice and exceptional acting skills, he is still on top of his game, reinventing himself as a action hero. An Irishman, with films like Schindler’s List and Michael Collins to his credit, he chose acting because he was inspired by a local minister, whose church he used to sneak in, and his ability to create a stir with the way he quoted from the Bible. When he was only nine, Neeson began taking boxing lessons. He eventually became a boxing champion in his province and even met the legendary Muhammad Ali twice in his life and expressed his love and admiration for him at both meetings.
This actor, who is famous for his Taken trilogy and the dialogue "I will find you and I will kill you” has brutally killed baddies in his most of his action movies, offering fierce competition to the Game Of Thrones series. It is said that he killed almost 35 people in the first installment of Taken. Let’s take a look at the ways he has put his enemies to rest.
Taken – Electrocution
In this movie, retired CIA field operative Bryan Mills (played by Liam Neeson) tracks down his daughter’s abductor Marko, and electrocutes him to so that he blurts out information about his daughter who is sold in the Albanian sex market. Once he reveals the buyer’s identity, he is left to die electrocuted.
Kingdom Of Heaven – Sword play
Although not a meaty role in this movie, being Liam Neeson, he had to go for a kill. He played Baron Godfrey in this historical drama and in one of the action scenes, he chases his attacker and aims the sword right at the back on his head, exactly how you try to break a coconut.
Taken 2 – Pinning to a clothes hook
To avenge his son Marko’s death, terrorist Murad Hoxha, comes into the picture this time. When Bryan (Neeson) and Murad confront each other in the climax of the movie, Bryan offers to let him walk if he agrees to return home and ceases his desire for revenge, but realizing that Murad won’t stop, Bryan pins him to a clothes hook. Neat.
Unknown – Mirror attack
Following a deadly accident, Martin (Neeson), a biochemist, loses his memory. In his attempt to find his true identity, one of the assassins hunting for him is stabbed by Neeson with a piece of mirror in his neck.
Darkman – Open manhole
In this film, Liam plays a scientist named Dr. Peyton Westlake, who plots revenge against a group of men, who burn his face with acid and rig the lab with explosives. Peyton survives and yearns for revenge. One unfortunate victim of Peyton is held up above an open manhole and dies when a car runs over his face.
Bloody eh? On his birthday though, we wish happier stuff for Liam Neeson. Here’s to a good one.