Liam Neeson Plans to Keep Making Action Movies Until He Dies

Liam Neeson Plans to Keep Making Action Movies Until He Dies

"Someone asked me what the definition of patriotism is and I think it's being able to stand up and remind this country what it's doing wrong", the actor said at a premiere of 'Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House' - a film, in which he stars as the Federal Bureau of Investigation associate director, who handed over critical information on the Watergate scandal to the Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein back in 1974.

"It's not true. I'm going to be doing action movies until they bury me in the ground".

It's hard to say whether Neeson's initial quote about hanging up his action career was overblown, simply because he has a legitimate point about what should be the cut-off point for actors when it comes to suspending an audience's disbelief.

Less than two weeks ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, Neeson had spoken about his retirement, joking that audiences don't want to see someone his age starring in action films.

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In Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, Neeson plays the whistleblower nicknamed Deep Throat who released the Watergate tapes. "He figured at sixty-f*cking-five" he was getting too old for it.

Neeson took a turn towards action fairly late in his career, especially after Taken in 2008.

Following Taken, Liam Neeson starred in a ton of action movies over the course of the last several years.

Mark Felt will release in theaters on September 29, with two Neeson-starring action movies (Hard Powder and The Commuter) coming in 2018.

"Governments have to be kept in check, the freedom of the press is [paramount], our leaders have to be truthful with us, it's a shame they're not most of the time", the 65-year-old said. "But after that, I'll stop [the action], I think". Action is not his exclusive focus, though, as he's playing Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Mark Felt in the new Ridley Scott produced film about the Watergate scandal. That film will open on January 12, 2018.

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