By Ernesto Perez on May 17th, 2023 at 5:10 pm.
Liam Neeson is a famous Hollywood actor as he has given life to very important characters in the world of cinema.
One of his most prominent roles was that of Qui-Gon Jinn, Jedi who is Obi-Wan Kenobi’s teacher in episode 1 of the plot.
Liam Neeson, from boxer to Jedi
In addition, he is remembered in films such as “Excalibur”, “Schindler’s List”, “Michael Collins” or “Kinsey”, a position that makes him one of the most recognizable characters in show business.
He has participated in television as well as theatre, So he is a complete actor, able to mold into any role.
At 70, Liam is content with his journey in the world of show business. However, before that profession he had another passion in life; Specifically, sports.
The actor comes from a humble family, Well, his father was a watchman in an institute while his mother was a cook.
At age 11, Neeson showed an aptitude for sports; In particular, boxing was one of the subjects that caught his attention the most.
Not many people know, but Liam had excellent distance management, Also a powerful hit, which is why some of his teachers saw merit in doing it professionally.
the actor could be a professional boxer
During his boxing career, the actor was a three-time Northern Ireland Junior Champion, with a future in the ring ahead of him.
painted everything so that the game of gloves was his profession, But at the age of 16, his life took a 180-degree turn.
A stroke sidelined him, so he retired after 40 bouts, in which he had 30 wins.
That blow put him out of action, and it was at that moment that he decided to walk away from the ring, Because he didn’t want to be hurt or battered.
,I had a concussion as soon as I came out of the ring, I knew it because my trainer told me to go down and I didn’t know what it was. It went on for a few minutes, but I remember thinking, ‘I’ve got to get out of this. I’m not comfortable here anymore’, and I did it”, he explained in an interview for ESPN.
Soon after, he decided to follow a path in football, but he later found acting, the path that brought him fame.