Liam Neeson Announces Retirement

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Liam Neeson Announces Retirement

Legendary actor Liam Neeson has announced that he is retiring...from action films.

The Taken star has announced that due to his age, 65, he wants to hang up his action boots and focus on more serious roles.

Speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival, Neeson stated that he wants to play different types of characters, not just the same action hero he usually portrays.

"The thrillers, that was all pure accident. They're still throwing serious money at me to do that stuff," Neeson said.

"I'm like, 'Guys, I'm sixty-fucking-five.' Audiences are eventually going to go, 'Come on.'"


Neeson was at the Toronto International Film Festival for his role in the Watergate drama:Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House.

We still haven't seen the last of his action rolls just yet though, with two movies slated for release early next year.

Hard Powder will see Neeson play a snow plow driver who faces off against drug dealers, while The Commuter will see him play an insurance salesman contacted by a stranger to find a passenger on a train.