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Liam Neeson is glad he wasn't a famous teen

Liam Neeson is glad he wasn't a famous teen

Feb 22 2014, 2:26pm CST | by

Liam Neeson is glad he wasn't famous as a teenager. The 'Non-Stop' star, who has sons, Michael, 19, and Daniel, 18, with his late wife Natasha Richardson, believes he has managed to avoid battles...

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Liam Neeson is glad he wasn't a famous teen

Feb 22 2014, 2:26pm CST | by

Liam Neeson is glad he wasn't famous as a teenager.

The 'Non-Stop' star, who has sons, Michael, 19, and Daniel, 18, with his late wife Natasha Richardson, believes he has managed to avoid battles with drugs and alcohol, unlike many of his peers, because he only found fame when he was in his thirties.

The 61-year-old star told the UK's Daily Telegraph newspaper: "I didn't come out to Hollywood until I was 35. I wasn't 16 or 17 and I was never on the booze or into the drug culture. I had a little bit of maturity."

Liam, who grew up in Ballymena in County Antrim, still feels a strong connection to Ireland despite moving to New York City in 1987 and becoming an American citizen.

He said: "There's an old expression that says you can take the Irishman out of the bog but you can't take the bog out of the Irishman. I'm very much from that school and although America's my home and where I'm raising my kids, Ireland is still a spiritual home."

The 'Taken 2' star has recently carved out a career as an action hero but admits he would like to return to his theatre roots soon.

He said: "I love being where I am at the moment and I feel very blessed. But I'm very proud of my theatre roots because I think they gave me a physical discipline and the training for repetition. Some directors like to do numerous takes, which I am not a fan of, but if it comes to it I can do it because that's what you do in the theatre, eight times a week. And I miss it. I would like to get back on stage again.

"But it's nice to beat up people in movies, mind you. It's satisfying."

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Movie Review: ‘The Equalizer’

Sep 26 2014 2:39am CDT | Source: CBS Philly

By Bill Wine KYW Newsradio 1060 PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s brutal, it’s grisly, and it’s kind of ridiculous. But y’know what? Denzel Washington makes it work. (2½ stars out of 4) All things being equalized, The Equalizer could have used a more grounded technical advisor. But the leading man needs no help. The Equalizer is a restored-justice thriller based on the action-adventure television series with the same title that ran from 1 ...
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Sep 25 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Scandalist

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Maze Runner’ Finds Its Way Into First Place

Sep 22 2014 2:36am CDT | Source: CBS Philly

By Bill Wine PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Multiplex box office picked up a bit following several consecutive slow-slower-slowest weekends. The youth-oriented science fiction thriller, The Maze Runner, claimed first place, earning an estimated $33-million on its weekend debut. Second place belonged to the debuting Liam Neeson thriller, A Walk Among the Tombstones, which took in $13-million. In third was the weekend’s other new mainstream release, the comedy-drama, This Is Where I Leave You, with Jason B ...
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'The Maze Runner' Races to Top of Weekend Box Office, Sequel Gets 2015 Release Date!

Sep 21 2014 11:30am CDT | Source: Just Jared

Dylan O’Brien came out swinging as his new movie The Maze Runner topped this weekend’s box office with a whopping $32.5 million! According to THR, the film adaptation of James Dashner‘s book did so well that the sequel, Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, already scored a release date of Sept. 18, 2015! Coming in at No. 2 was Liam Neeson‘s A Walk Among the Tombstones, which fell below expectations with a $13.1 million gross. Taking the third spot was the star-studded adult dramedy ...
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The Maze Runner at the Friday Box Office

Sep 20 2014 1:08pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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Aug 30 2014 12:26pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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Movie Review: ‘The November Man’

Aug 29 2014 4:24am CDT | Source: CBS Philly

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Group Protests Horse-Drawn Carriages Outside Gracie Mansion

Aug 26 2014 7:17pm CDT | Source: CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Opponents of horse-drawn carriages are not letting Mayor Bill de Blasio forget his campaign promise. As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, a protester playing the bagpipes while wearing a horse head mask has joined dozens of others with a message for Mayor de Blasio outside his Upper East Side home Tuesday. Group Protests Horse-Drawn Carriages Outside Gracie MansionMonica Miller reportsplaypausejQue ...
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Mystery Writer Evokes The Sights, Sound And Grime Of 1970s New York

Aug 7 2014 2:23am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Crime fiction writer Lawrence Block lives in New York's West Village, in a stately art deco building overlooking Abingdon Square. He bought an apartment there decades before actress Jennifer Aniston did. (She sold hers shortly thereafter.) Block is 76, silver-haired and keen-eyed; and in his pastel shirt and khakis, he looks decidedly more Hamptons than downtown. Sitting on a park bench in Abingdon Square, Block points out a building ...
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