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Stars Who Have Tragically Lost Their Significant Others Through the Years: Michelle Williams, Liam Neeson and More

Gone too soon. Michelle Williams, Lea Michele and more stars have opened up about dealing with their grief following unexpected deaths in their personal lives. The Dawson’s Creek alum met Heath Ledger after they played husband and wife in Brokeback Mountain in 2004. The couple welcomed daughter Matilda the following year. Williams and Ledger called it quits in 2007, just months before the actor died of an accidental overdose at 28 years old.
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Teaching Batman To Fight On A Frozen Lake Was A Frightening Time For Liam Neeson

This isn't just where the movie begins, but where the shoot did too; the very first scene to be shot was a mock sword fight between Bruce and Ducard on top of a frozen lake. The scene wasn't quite shot on location, with Iceland standing in for Bhutan; however, the frozen lake and glacier were totally real. Bruce and Ducard were fearless — but Christian Bale and Liam Neeson? Not so much.

Liam Neeson “didn’t want anyone else playing Qui-Gon Jinn”

A couple of months back, actor Liam Neeson said he was open to returning to the role of Qui-Gon Jinn, which he played years ago in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, under one condition: he wanted to appear in a movie, not a TV show. “I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to TV, I must admit, I just like the big screen, you know?”

Why 'The Grey' Is Liam Neeson At His Best

With a career spanning decades, Liam Neeson is arguably one of the hardest working actors working in Hollywood today, and quite rightly often considered one of Ireland’s best exports. With an incredible body of work, including Steven Spielberg’s 1993 hit Schindler’s List and Neil Jordan’s 1996 biopic Michael Collins, Neeson has continued to step into uncharted territory over the years, consistently reinventing himself as he goes along. And while audiences of a certain age may tend to remember him for his more dramatic performances, younger cinephiles have come to know him as one of the world’s biggest action stars. Thanks to starring roles Pierre Morel’s Taken and its subsequent sequels, as well as his frequent collaborations with filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra, the actor spectacularly redesigned himself once again. However, in between all the knockout punches and deadly gunfire, he quietly delivered what is possibly the performance of his life. After working together on 2010’s The A-Team, Neeson and director Joe Carnahan re-teamed in 2011 for survival drama The Grey. While considerably less action-packed than what millennials may be used to seeing from him, the film demonstrates just how effectively the Irish star is able to shed old skin and become something new entirely.

Liam Neeson Never Expected Taken To Define His Career

Liam Neeson might have a very particular set of skills, but he's definitely not clairvoyant. The rough-and-tumble star of the balls-to-the-wall "Taken" franchise readily admits he had no idea the first movie would blow up, or that it would spawn subsequent movies and jettison him straight into the hallowed halls of action hero stardom. According to Neeson, it was all a huge surprise, a surprise that would rake in hundreds of millions of dollars. Which is really the best kind of surprise.

Darkman's Punishing Makeup Process Meant Little Sleep For Liam Neeson

While Sam Raimi's rambunctious 1990 film "Darkman" is often categorized as a superhero film — it plays more or less like a comic book origin story — it has just as much in common with a Universal monster movie. That's fitting, since "Darkman" is a Universal picture. In it, Liam Neeson plays a doctor who has discovered a way to construct synthetic skin, with the caveat that the skin will degrade when exposed to light. Thanks to some elaborate political malfeasance, he is attacked by a team of gangsters, is hideously burned and scarred, and left for dead. He will eventually awaken in the hospital, unidentified because of his facial scars, and set up an elaborate plan of revenge. In true Raimi fashion, "Darkman" is wildly energetic, features many scenes of cartoonishly ghoulish violence, and will end with a cameo from Bruce Campbell.

Liam Neeson Opens Up About ‘Agonizing’ Pain From Leg Cramps

Liam Neeson is opening up about some health issues he has faced. He said that a few years ago, he was getting really bad leg cramps. Liam said, “I was getting shooting pains in my leg, cramps in the middle of the night. The pain made me cry it was agonising. A friend of mine set me up with this massage therapist who does all the dancers on Broadway and he worked on me.”

Famous birthdays for June 7: Liam Neeson, Tom Jones

June 7 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. -- British fashion plate George "Beau" Brummell in 1778. -- French post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin in 1848. -- Actor Jessica Tandy in 1909. -- Actor/singer Dean Martin in 1917. -- Gwendolyn Brooks, the first black...

Liam Neeson Said He’s a ‘Snob’ About TV, but He’s Voicing Qui-Gon on Yet Another ‘Star Wars’ Series

Click here to read the full article. Liam Neeson is returning to a galaxy far, far away. At least for one episode. Lucasfilm has been announcing new projects left and right at this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, one of which is “Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi.” The animated anthology, which is set to stream on Disney+ this fall, will consist of one-off episodes exploring the backstories of beloved characters from the “Star Wars” franchise. Featured characters will include Count Dooku, Mace Windu, Anakin Skywalker, and Ahsoka. One particularly high profile episode will focus on Qui-Gon Jinn, the Jedi...