Liam Neeson faced controversy following Taken 3 but it appears to have had no impact on his career.
On Sunday, Columbian reported that Neeson has found a new niche as a "likeable tough guy" in action movies.
After his appearance as the main character in all three Taken movies, it seems his appearances in Non-Stop, Unknown, and A Walk Among the Tombstones have also contributed to his success.
"He's a really good actor. A really, really, really good actor," said Jaume Collet-Serra, who directed Neeson in several of his big movies. "Liam really likes these kinds of movies. He likes shooting them, and he likes watching them. Audiences really identify with him in many different ways, and that comes from being a likable guy. Even in this character, he's really likable."
Apparently fans of the actor will flock to his movies just because he is in them. They seem to be liking the similarity in characters he has been playing.
"If audiences go to a Liam Neeson movie, they know it's going to be quality, the acting is going to be high quality and they're going to like him as a character," the director said. "That's why he's a movie star."
PARA USA provided firearms for the new movie, Taken 3, but has decided it will no longer back Liam Neeson after he made some comments about gun control.
The Blaze reported that the firearm company that provided the guns in Taken 3 regrets their decision and will never provide them for a movie Neeson is in again.
This came after Neeson made the statement that there are too many guns in America: "There's too many [expletive] guns out there...Especially in America. I think the population is like, 320 million? There's over 300 million guns. Privately owned, in America. I think it's a [expletive] disgrace. Every week now we're picking up a newspaper and seeing, 'Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.'"