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Liam Neeson

Actor / Voice actor / Producer

Nissen was born in Northern Ireland to academics and teachers. Nissen had worked as a forklift operator for Guinness, truck driver, assistant architect and amateur boxer. He also worked to become a teacher in St Belfast

Two years later, he went on to perform classics at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. There, he was discovered by Director John Johan Paumann and starred in the first film, "the Dark Ages" (Excalibur, 1981) . As the film was released, it appeared in a variety of roles in more than 20 films, including Mel and Antony Hopkinsville's rebel cruise (1984) . He won the Evening Standard Drama Award for his portrayal of a clergyman tormented by doubts about his faith. Liam Nissen went on to win acclaim for his courtroom drama "iron tender" (1989) , in which he played a deaf and dumb Vietnam War veteran, and his co-star Dian Cleiton Mendes dos Santos's "good mother" (1989) , in which he played an avid sculptor And the sci-fi Thriller Darkman (1990) , which stars a scientist who is forced into seclusion after being accidentally disfigured. And then, his performances in the Leap of Faith (1992) and Husbands and Wives (1992) earned Nissen the role of Oscar Schindler in Stephen Spielberg's Schindler's List (1993) . The film earned Nissen both a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination.