Liam Neeson has a "particular set of skills," but it looks like he'll be retiring them in two years.
When asked how much longer he would be kicking butt and taking names on the big screen, the 62-year-old action star said he wouldn't do it for that much longer, according to The Guardian.
"Maybe two more years — if God spares me, and I'm healthy," Neeson replied. "But after that, I'll stop [the action], I think."
Not only would that be devastating to his fans, it would also be the end of an era for Neeson, who has become best known for his role of Bryan Mills in the Taken franchise. He will also release Run All Night, another action flick, tomorrow.
"I'm in a very, career-wise, great place," Neeson said of the movies. "The success of certainly the Taken films, Hollywood seems to see me in a different light. I get sent quite a few action-oriented scripts, which is great. I'm not knocking it. It's very flattering. But there is a limit, of course."
He hasn't always been the action star that he has become in recent years. In fact he had a role in the romantic dramedy Love Actually and even appeared in Schindler's List. He's also set to appear in this summer's Ted 2, a comedy that sees few guns and punches.
He has been aware of his age for a little while now, having talked about it around the release of Taken 3. He said he had been trying to gauge audience reaction to his character.
"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," he told USA Today. "And I'll start playing dads or grandfathers. But I keep myself pretty fit and my knees are still great. And it's fun."
His Run All Night co-star, Joel Kinnaman, however, disagrees with Neeson's thoughts on retiring from action films.
"He's so physically capable, he's an old boxer. When he knocks somebody out in the movie, you believe it...Ed [Harris], Liam and Nick [Nolte]. They are people I've looked up to and revered their work. I think it's kind of cool with all these old farts kicking ass, killing people," he said.