Liam Neeson

Born Jun 7, 1952

Liam John Neeson OBE is an Irish-American actor, who has been nominated for an Oscar, a BAFTA and three Golden Globe Awards.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Liam Neeson.


1952 Birth Born in 1952.


1971 19 Years Old In 1971, Neeson was enrolled as a physics and computer science student at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, before leaving to work for the Guinness Brewery. … Read More


1976 24 Years Old In 1976, Neeson joined the Lyric Players' Theatre in Belfast where he performed for two years.
1977 25 Years Old He got his first film experience in 1977, playing Jesus Christ and Evangelist in the religious film Pilgrim's Progress.
1978 26 Years Old Neeson moved to Dublin in 1978 after he was offered a part in Ron Hutchinson's Says I, Says He, a drama about The Troubles, at the Project Arts Centre. … Read More


1982 30 Years Old Between 1982 and 1987, Neeson starred in five films; most notably alongside Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins in 1984's The Bounty and Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons in 1986's The Mission.
1986 34 Years Old Neeson guest-starred in the third season of the television series Miami Vice in 1986 and moved to Hollywood to star in more high-profile roles in the next year. … Read More
1988 36 Years Old In 1988 he starred alongside Clint Eastwood in the fifth Dirty Harry film "The Dead Pool" in the role of Peter Swan, a horror film director.
1990 38 Years Old In 1990, he followed this with a starring role in Sam Raimi's Darkman. … Read More


1992 40 Years Old Director Steven Spielberg offered Neeson the role of Oskar Schindler in the film about the Holocaust, Schindler's List, after seeing him in Anna Christie on Broadway. Even with Kevin Costner, Mel Gibson and Warren Beatty all expressing interest in portraying Schindler, (the last auditioning), Neeson was cast in December 1992 after formally auditioning for the role. … Read More
1993 41 Years Old 1 More Event
He rose to prominence when he starred in the title role in Steven Spielberg's 1993 Oscar winner Schindler's List. … Read More
1994 - 1999 3 More Events
2000 48 Years Old Neeson was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in her 2000 New Year Honours. … Read More
2001 49 Years Old Neeson narrated the 2001 documentaries Journey into Amazing Caves, a short film about two scientists who travel around the world to search for material for potential cures, and The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Adventure. … Read More


2002 - 2004 2 More Events
2005 53 Years Old In 2005, Neeson played Godfrey of Ibelin in Ridley Scott's epic adventure Kingdom of Heaven, Ra's al Ghul, one of the main villains in Batman Begins, and Father Bernard in Neil Jordan's adaptation of Patrick McCabe's novel, Breakfast on Pluto. … Read More
2007 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, he starred in the American Civil War epic Seraphim Falls. … Read More
2008 56 Years Old He starred in the action film Taken in 2008, a French-produced film also starring Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace. … Read More
2009 57 Years Old 1 More Event
He also provided a voice for Hayao Miyazaki's anime film Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, which received an August 2009 release.
In 2010, Neeson played Zeus in the remake of the 1981 film, Clash of the Titans. … Read More
2011 59 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, he played himself, in BBC2's series Life's Too Short.


2012 60 Years Old In 2012, Neeson starred as John Ottway in Joe Carnahan's The Grey. … Read More
2013 61 Years Old …  Subsequently, on 28 January 2013, Neeson received the Freedom of the Borough from Ballymena Borough Council at a ceremony in the town.
On 31 January 2014, it was reported that Neeson would work with director Martin Scorsese again in an adaptation of the novel Silence. … Read More
2016 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2016 Neeson narrated the RTÉ One three-part documentary on the Easter Rising, 1916. … Read More
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