Liam Neeson Announces His Retirement From Action Movies, Which is a Damn Shame

Sorry everyone, but Taken 4 is definitely never, ever happening.

Liam Neeson said this week that his days as an action movie star are over. He was a well-respected actor, even earned a Best Actor nomination in 1993 for his role in Schindler’s List, when he accidently became an overnight action hit by staring in 2008’s Taken, a film about a former CIA operative who is faced with rescuing his teenage daughter from kidnappers.

He followed that up with appearances in a variety of action and/or thriller movies, including two more Taken sequels.

“I’m like: ‘Guy’s I’m sixty-f******-five.’ Audiences are eventually going to go: ‘Come on,” Neeson said at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, according to “They’re still throwing serious money at me to do that stuff.”

Neeson has two more unreleased action movies still, so audiences will get one last taste of him as an action hero. The Commuter is a British action-thriller about a deadly mystery on a train, set to be released in January 2018. Hard Powder stars Neeson as a snowplough driver who ends up feuding with local drug dealers. It also is scheduled to hit theaters sometime in 2018.

Neeson was in Toronto for the premiere of Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, where he plays the once-anonymous source known as “Deep Throat,” the man who broke open the Watergate scandal.

Devon Taylor (@DevonTaylor113)

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