In an upcoming film the actor stars as Mark Felt, the Federal Bureau of Investigation associate director who earned the code-name Deep Throat as he helped journalists unravel the Watergate scandal that led to Richard Nixon's demise as US President.
Fortunately, Neeson has returned today to clarify, with another tossed-off comment to a room full of reporters, that he has not retired from making action movies, and will in fact "be doing action movies until they bury me in the ground". "You're talking in the past tense".
"I think that whoever that Mark Felt is who can feel comfortable with doing that, then they should do it and have reason to... a justification, of course", he told the Press Association on Tuesday.
We suspected this supposed action retirement announcement should be taken with a pinch of salt, though. Neeson said while appearing on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert". "She can't get taken again!"
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Turns out Liam Neeson isn't ready to stop kicking butt on the big screen after all. I'm like: "'Guys, I'm sixty-f-cking-five.' Audiences are eventually going to go: "'Come on'".
Despite being 65, Neeson is still considered "young" compared to the likes of Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger who despite being in their 70s are still starring in action films as if they were still in their prime. "I'm like", Neeson stated.
Last year, he made it clear that he is done with "Taken" movies. Liam John Neeson OBE is an actor from Northern Ireland. The magazine Vanity Fair had just revealed Felt's identity as the whistleblower who had been known for decades only as "Deep Throat".