Liam Neeson confirms retiring from action films at the age of 68 after he completes a couple more that are in pipeline


Liam Neeson says he will retire from action movies after this year.

"I'm 68 and a half - 69 this year. There's a couple more (action films) I'm going to do this year -- hopefully, COVID allowing us - there's a couple in the pipeline and, then I think that will probably be it. Well, unless I'm on a Zimmer frame or something," Neeson said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, according to a report. He jokingly added that he would need a walker to continue.

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Neeson has been acting since the mid-1970s but he shot to fame playing Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg's much-feted 1993 hit, Schindler's List. Global superstardom as an action star came with the 2008 release Taken.

In his latest action film The Marksman, he plays a former Marine turned rancher who must leave his life of solitude to protect an 11-year-old boy from drug cartel assassins.