Liam Neeson has threatened to stop making films in which he just shoots people loads

But then who will rescue all the daughters?

Christopher Hooton
Thursday 12 March 2015 12:05

Liam Neeson, who has in recent years assumed the mantle of Hollywood go-to action guy, has said that he might quit action movies in two years.

Over the last decade, the actor has starred in Run All Night, A Walk Among the Tombstones, Non-Stop, The Grey, Taken, Taken 2 and Taken 3, but says "there is a limit" to how many pissed-off-guy-exacting-revenge roles he can take on.

Discussing his plans to retire from the genre, he told Good Morning America: "Maybe two more years. If God spares me and I'm healthy. But after that, I'll stop [the action], I think.

"I'm in a very, career-wise, great place. [After] the success of certainly the Taken films, Hollywood seems to see me in a different light.

"I get sent quite a few action-oriented scripts, which is great. I'm not knocking it. It's very flattering. But there is a limit, of course."

In his latest movie Run All Night, released 13 March, Neeson plays an aging hitman who has 24 hours to save his estranged son from a malignant mob boss.

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