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The actor Liam Neeson, the name that has become quite the sensation thanks to his roles in movies such as Taken and Schindler’s List complete with the power packed dialogues makes this actor more than merely versatile as he fondly remembered or the spectacular roles that he played so far. Neeson earned more than some men who made the Celebrity 100, like Ben Affleck and Will Smith, but he didn’t have their fame numbers. Liam Neeson was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Liam Neeson Net Worth $75 Million
There’s a funny story behind how he got interested in acting. It is said so that his English teacher had offered him a lead role in a school play, which he accepted because the girl he was attracted to was starring in it. And this accidental foray leads him to his now amazing career.
Liam who first started off by doing some odd-jobs to support himself before he got some meaty roles. He worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and an amateur boxer, during which he decided to take up teaching as a career. In course of teaching, he got interested in acting and debuted in the play, ‘The Risen People.’ Developing this interest, as he acted in the Abbey Theater at Dublin, he was spotted and cast into the role of Sir Gawain in the movie, ‘Excalibur’ by John Boorman. There was no looking back after that as Neeson made appearances in several movies and UK television shows. He continued acting through high school before briefly enrolling in Queen’s University Belfast to study computer science. He eventually left college to work at the Guinness Brewery. But acting was still calling his name. Liam made his feature film debut in 1978′s Pilgrim’s Progress. 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, giving a stiff competition to the seasoned actors like Mel Gibson and Warren Beatty. His role in this movie created quite the waves as he was nominated for Best Actor for the Oscars that year, along with the BAFTA and the Golden Globe Awards. His role earned more than just action roles, but some thrilling roles that made quite an impression with the audience. Later he went on to act in the Star Wars series, Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York, Kinsey and The Grey.
Liam Neeson also went onto narrate documentaries like Journey into Amazing Caves, The Endurance: Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure which managed to bag the most prestigious awards, Chicago Film Critics Association and the National Board of Review. Not just his acting but his voice over capabilities received acclaim and earned him quite a few movies like Chronicles of Narnia, The Wildest Dream, Coral Reef Adventure and Everest. He also lent his voice to a couple of television series like The Simpsons and Star Wars. Neeson’s voice was also featured in the video game Fallout 3 as the main character’s father, James. Fallout 3, the third game in the Fallout series, was extremely well received by critics and shipped 4.7 million copies by the end of 2008, the year it was released. Here’s a brief account of the big cash that has been coming his way since he decided to turn to the cinema industry, with breaking records at all possible box offices by making dozens of movies since then, grossing $5.7 billion at the box office. Back in 2006, he was said to be earning £5m-£9m a film. Liam’s biggest career pay day by far has not surprisingly come from the surprise hit Taken trilogy. The highest paycheck Liam has ever received is the $20 million he is set to make for Taken 3. He made $5 million for Taken 1 and $15 million for Taken 2. Although, he is still remembered for his role as Xeus in the 2010 movie Clash of the Titans, which went on to become a huge box office hit, grossing $475 million worldwide.
A few weeks prior to his wedding, Liam bought a beautiful house in Millbrrok, Duchess County, New York. Unfortunately, his wife passed away in this very house.The home is currently valued at $3.71 million. The country home in colonial style was built in 1810. The home is surrounded by a large estate with the actor acquiring another 16 acres next to the already existing 37 acres. Liam has always been big on charities and standing up for a cause, to the extent that he agreed to go naked to raise funds for a charity. The event was hugely successful and managed to raise about $20,000. All these activities held in the Ellen DeGeneres Show were part of fundraising events held by the TV channel in support of the “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”. In 2011, Liam Neeson was appointed the GoodWill ambassador for UNICEF. Liam has also been extensively involved with the NGO ONE CAMPAIGN, which is fighting against crippling poverty and preventable diseases, particularly in African Nations.