Liam Neeson has played thoughtful and sensitive in movies like Kinsey, or romantic in Love Actually but we love him best when he's slinging swords or kicking butt.
Since he's reprising his role of ex-CIA man Bryan Mills in this week's rip-roaring sequel Taken 2, we thought we'd refresh your memory on just how big of a badass this 60-year-old Irishman really is before you watch him blow away Albanians for two hours.
Note: Due to badass violence, badass language, and general badassery, viewer discretion is advised.
9. 'Darkman' (1990)
Before Sam Raimi enabled Tobey Maguire to swing between buildings as Spider-Man, he got Neeson to dangle himself via helicopter for the climactic chase scene in this twisted revenge tale. The actor imbued a delightful theatricality to the eponymous superhero who can change faces… because his done burnt off! He's part Batman, part Phantom of the Opera, and all-Neeson.