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Neeson: I’m done with biopics

Liam Neeson says he’s done with biopics, because shooting action movies is “much more fun”.

The 62-year-old actor, who originally made a name for himself in movies such as Schindler’s List, is now more famous for his roles in action films like Taken.

And Liam said he much prefers parts nowadays that give him the chance to flex his action man muscles.

“I think I’ve done it with the biopics,” he stated during an interview on The One Show. “I’m playing these action guys now – it’s much more fun. Hollywood is still selling me these action scripts which is amazing – I’m 62 years old.”

Liam also revealed he doesn’t think he will ever make another film during his career that had such an effect on the world as Schindler’s List did.

The 1993 movie, directed by Steven Spielberg, is set in Poland during the Second World War.

“I think when the film came out it profoundly affected Steven Spielberg too,” Liam noted.

“Steven had made a lot of films, entertainment films, but when the film came out I think he was profoundly affected by the power of cinema. It really did have an effect on a lot of people and it’s still shown at a lot of schools and colleges.”

However, while Liam received a Best Actor Academy Award nod for his role as Oskar Schindler in the film, the star admits he wasn’t completely happy with his performance.

The thespian explained he was particularly dissatisfied with the movie’s final scene and still can’t watch it to this day.

“It was a night shoot, it was the very last scene of the whole complete shoot,” Liam explained. “I wanted to do it a different way, I didn’t want Schindler to be standing in a crowd of his Jewish friends making the speech. I thought he should be cringing up against the side of a car.

“I can’t look at that scene. I love the film, I think it’s great but that scene I can’t.”

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