Liam Neeson has retired from action films – we'll miss his particular set of skills

The Taken actor has announced his departure from the genre after a decade of gleefully schlocky thrillers, but also one stone-cold classic

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So that’s it. Liam Neeson is no longer an action movie star. His retirement from action films, announced yesterday (“I’m sixty-fucking-five. Audiences are eventually going to go: ‘Come on,’” he said at the Toronto film festival), forms the conclusion of perhaps the most unlikely career jag in cinema history.

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