After short stints as a truck driver, a football player and forklift operator at the Guiness brewery, Irish eyeful Liam Neeson got his first major film role when he was cast as the gallant Sir Gawain in the 1980 sword and sorcery flick Excalibur. We’d pull your Excalibur any day, Liam!
After appearances in movies like the 1987 courtroom drama Suspect and the 1990 superhero flick Darkman, Liam was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his performance as Nazi-sabotaging Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg Academy Award-winning fact-based drama Schindler's List.
In 1995 and 1996, he portrayed the titular freedom fighters Rob Roy and Michael Collins in their respective biopics and starred as Jean Valjean in the 1998 adaptation of Les Misérables. That’s a lot of costume dramas for a guy who looks best without a costume!
With his strong jawline and piercing blue eyes, Liam is frequently cast as a sexy, slightly mystical warrior-philosopher like Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, mentor of Obi-Wan Kenobe, in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999). And he had us wanting to take a trip to the Batcave when he played Ra's al Ghul, Batman’s mentor-turned-nemesis in Batman Begins (2005). And in 2004, we won acclaim when he played the world’s most famous sex researcher in Kinsey. Hey Liam, feel like experimenting?