WASHINTON, N.Y. --Happy birthday to Washington's Liam Neeson!
The actor, who lives in Washington, turns 64 Tuesday.
Liam John Neeson, born June 7, 1952 is an actor from Northern Ireland. In 1976, he joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast for two years. He then acted in the Arthurian film, "Excalibur" (1981). Between 1982-87, Neeson starred in five films, most notably alongside Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins in "The Bounty" (1984) and Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons in "The Mission" (1986). He landed a leading role alongside Patrick Swayze in "Next of Kin" (1989).
He rose to prominence when he starred in the title role in Steven Spielberg's 1993 Oscar winner "Schindler's List." He has since starred in other successful films, including the title role in the historical biopic "Michael Collins" (1996), the film adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1862 novel "Les Misérables" (1998), "Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace" (1999) as Qui-Gon Jinn, the biographical drama "Kinsey" (2004), the superhero film ":Batman Begins" (2005) as Ra's al Ghul, the action thriller series "Taken" (2008-15), the fantasy adventure film remake of "Clash of the Titans" (2010) as Zeus, the fantasy films in the "The Chronicles of Narnia" series (2005-10) and the thriller-survival film "The Grey" (2011).He has been nominated for a number of awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama.
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