Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Bryan Mills No More: Liam Neeson Set To Retire From Action Movies

Bryan Mills No More: Liam Neeson Set To Retire From Action Movies

The film sees director Jaume Collet-Serra reuniting with Liam Neeson for their fourth collaboration and also stars Vera Farmiga, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern, Jonathan Banks, and Patrick Wilson; watch it below...

Liam Neeson has been one of Hollywood's best regarded leading men for almost three decades, but in recent years has been known for popular action movies such as Taken, Non-Stop, and Run All Night. The Commuter retains the basic shape of their previous projects, and that dolly zoom at the 1:45 mark indicates to me that Collet-Serra's approach to genre filmmaking - namely, to treat his pulpy plots with deadly seriousness while still managing to let us in on the fact that he knows what he's making is a little silly - has remained intact.

"I'm like: 'Guy's I'm sixty-f******-five.' Audiences are eventually going to go: 'Come on'".

It was 2008's Taken that kickstarted Neeson's action career.

Neeson's debut as an older action star was in the 2008 hit Taken, where he played a former U.S. government operative trying to find his kidnapped daughter....

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Neeson will wrap up his action-packed days in Hard Powder and The Commuter. "That's it. But not Taken, none of that franchise stuff".

Due to his age, Neeson has opted to retire from any future action-thriller roles and instead focus on more serious roles, such as his turn in Martin Scorsese's historical drama Silence.

His latest movie, Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, is a biopic about Mark Felt, the F.B.I. agent whose leaks to journalists helped bring down President Richard Nixon.

He plays the character nicknamed Deep Throat - an Federal Bureau of Investigation official and Washington Post's source in the 1972 political scandal.

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