He has a particular set of skills, but it seems like this will be the last time he will have to use them.
Speaking with USA Today on Thursday, Liam Neeson talked about the third movie in the Taken franchise, renamed Tak3n, and what kind of action was ahead for his character.
"I have to go on the run, I'll put it that way, from the not-so-lawful types and the lawful authorities," Neeson said. "Bryan Mills served his country faithfully, but now even they are after him. They must not like me."
He added that his character, Mills, was not afraid to beat up whoever got into his way.
"Bryan Mills wants to fight quick, using the dirtiest moves possible to finish," Neeson said. "It's not like, 'Put your fists up, fellow!' Why fight like that when you can kick someone in the kneecap and be done with it?"
New co-star Forest Whitaker talked about Neeson's work and what made his character so likable by audiences who have come to see the first two movies.
"People are attracted to quiet heroes," Whitaker said. "Liam's presence has that. He gives people a sense of comfort and security. And he's an excellent actor. There's no big fight between us, which I would have loved. That will have to wait until Taken 4."
While Whitaker is ready for a fourth movie, it seems like Neeson is ready to hang up the skills and put the franchise to rest after this movie.
"It's a rollicking good story but I think this is the end," Neeson said. "If I feel audiences saying, 'Come on, he's 62, enough is enough,' I'm very sensitive to that and if I pick up that vibe it will all stop. And I'll start playing dads or grandfathers but I keep myself pretty fit and my knees are still great. And it's fun."
Tak3n is set to open in theaters on January 9, 2015.