Thursday, June 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Liam Neeson!

Warning to my husband.  I love you and only you.  Below I am gushing over another man.  I understand if you don't want to read it.  So, you don't have to.  I love you!

I really like Liam Neeson.  He has many charms. 

First of all he is Irish.  I love that rolling accent.  He also has an air of danger. 

I should tell you that danger is not appealing to me in reality.  I have never ridden on the back of a motorcycle.  I've only had one speeding ticket in twenty years of driving.  I still have the tag on my mattress.  But Liam is dangerous in a good way, a protective way.  In a way that he would disembowel a guy for bugging you.  But only if the guy didn't listen to reason first.

From "Taken"

Bryan: I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.

That is the other thing.  He is a crazy, sexy smart guy.  I am hopelessly attracted to intelligence.  (Honey, if you are still reading this, I think you are super smart!)   It is easy to buy him as a doctor or nuclear physicist.  

He can also do that earthy, blue collar guy.

And to top it all off he can act.  It is hard to believe that he's only been nominated for an Academy Award once, for "Schindler's List".

Oskar Schindler: I could have got more out. I could have got more. I don't know. If I'd just... I could have got more.
Itzhak Stern: Oskar, there are eleven hundred people who are alive because of you. Look at them.
Oskar Schindler: If I'd made more money... I threw away so much money. You have no idea. If I'd just...
Itzhak Stern: There will be generations because of what you did.
Oskar Schindler: I didn't do enough!
Itzhak Stern: You did so much.
[Schindler looks at his car]
Oskar Schindler: This car. Goeth would have bought this car. Why did I keep the car? Ten people right there. Ten people. Ten more people.
[removing Nazi pin from lapel]
Oskar Schindler: This pin. Two people. This is gold. Two more people. He would have given me two for it, at least one. One more person. A person, Stern. For this.
Oskar Schindler: I could have gotten one more person... and I didn't! And I... I didn't!

He was amazing.  I have only seen the movie once when it was in the theater but his performance still haunts me.  Unfortunately, Tom Hanks made "Philadelphia" and took home the statue.

He even elevated the Star Wars prequel, "Phantom Menace". 

So happy birthday Liam Neeson.  I can't believe you are sixty.  You look fantastic.  (Sorry honey, if you are still reading this, you look great for fifty)

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