Liam Neeson Before His Acting Career

Celebrity Q&A, Featured Article, Movies
on March 1, 2013
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I’m curious what one of my favorites, Liam Neeson, did before getting into acting.
—Betty Fielding, Graham, Texas

The Irish-born Neeson, 60, who has almost 90 movie and TV roles to his credit stretching back to 1979, worked as a forklift operator, truck driver, assistant architect and amateur boxer before getting bitten by the acting bug. Many moviegoers likely spotted him in numerous projects throughout the 1980s, but his big breakthrough came with an Oscar-nominated lead performance in director Steven Spielberg’s 1993 holocaust epic Shindler’s List, commemorating its 20th anniversary this month with a bonus-loaded Blu-ray release.