Ten fun facts about Liam Neeson


Fact 1
His full name is William John Neeson. He shortened the name to make it stand-out more when auditioning for roles.

Fact 2
Liam Neeson is known for playing roles wherein his character is a mentor. Some of these films include “Batman Begins”, “Kingdom of Heaven”, and “Gangs of New York”.

Fact 3
Is a versatile actor who has played a variety of roles portraying real life people. These characters have included Oskar Schindler, Alfred Kinsey, and Rob Roy.


Fact 4
Is an avid fly fisherman when he is not acting.

Fact 5
Liam Neeson was a boxer as a teenager. However, after blacking out during one of the boxing matches he was involved in he quit the sport.

Fact 6
In 1998 he sued several newspapers that claimed that he and his wife were having problems. He won the lawsuits.

Fact 7
In 1995 Liam Neeson was considered for the iconic role of James Bond in “GoldenEye”.

Fact 8
Nominated for a Tony Award in 2002. It was for the lead role in “The Crucible”. He also has also been nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards, an Oscar and a BAFTA award.

Fact 9
In 1992 Liam Neeson avidly fought for the role of Van Helsing in “Dracula”. He was about to be offered the role when Anthony Hopkins expressed his interest. The studio chose Hopkins over Neeson.

Fact 10
Liam Neeson took a role in “Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace” without even reading the screenplay.


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