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Old 10-20-2005, 12:25 AM   #1
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Liam Neeson is the shiznit.

Yes, I just said shiznit. Now get over it. Liam Neeson is one of my favorite actors of all time, despite the fact that many of my friends find him sort of one-dimensional. I will agree that he tends to take very serious roles, even in rather non-serious movies. But he plays those roles SO WELL. My personal faves

1) Oskar Schindler (Schindler's List) - did you expect anything else? I feel bad for loving this character so much... yes, he does go through the whole redemption thing by the end, but his plight is not nearly that of the people he exploits and ultimately champions. Nevertheless, the final scenes, especially with the presentation of the ring, are among the greatest cinematic triumphs.... EVER

2) Michael Collins (Michael Collins)- just saw this movie. Another character who might be a bit ambivalent, but dies doing the right thing. Neeson's shift from militant action to the call to disarm is handled with great subtlety and skill, though I'll be damned if Julia Roberts did not suck the life out of the climax.

3) Sir Gawain (Excalibur)- I know this is a bit of a small role, but I absolutley loved him here. He is arrogant and plays the perfect pawn in Morgan's attempt to expose Lancelot and Guenevere.

4) Henri Ducard (Batman Begins) - Or... well, I won't spoil it for those who haven't seen it. But the mentor/student motif is far more dynamic here than it was with Ewan McGregor in Star Wars, though Ewan is another of my favorite actors... I'd say it's the superior script. Neeson is demanding, edgy, and plays the blind idealist grippingly. Even with that goatee.

5) Dr. Kinsey (Kinsey) - I know, another recent flick, but a damn underappreciated one. And kudos on the mankissing, I think that takes a bit of chutzpah.

Honorable mention to Qui-Gon Jinn and the ghost in High Spirits... very funny role. Also, I CANNOT WAIT to hear him voicing Aslan.
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I love him too!

And heard he was at one of the MSG shows, brownie points....

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good actor

prefer him over the Hanks & the Cruises
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I love him too!

And heard he was at one of the MSG shows, brownie points....

I forgot about that.

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Don't forget Rob Roy!

Liam is one of my favorite actors. I didn't know he was voicing Aslan.
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Liam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I never saw Kinsey, who did he mankiss?
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I never saw Kinsey, who did he mankiss?
I think it was Peter Sarsgard.
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I think it was Peter Sarsgard.
I have to rent that now
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Liam Neeson had some awesome facial hair in BAtman Begins. In fact maybe it was just too awesome because I found myself staring at it more than any ting else going on in the movie.
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I just watched Batman Begins last night. He is so incredibly talented.
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his acting.
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don't forget his cameo in Gangs of NY! And in Star Wars, too!!

He's a talente man -- and I love his deep voice!!
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That picutre looks like Liam Neeson is meeting another Liam Neeson
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