Liam Neeson Is A No-Bullshit Kinda Guy

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"You don't get actors like that who cut the bullshit," said director Joe Carnahan admiringly of his star Liam Neeson at their TimesTalk last night.

"You get a lot of ego. You get a lot of hubris.

"It's quality of life, and I don't want to work with people like that -- who have a ridiculous relationship with fame and entitlement."

Neeson -- who was very soft-spoken throughout the talk -- returned the compliment, saying he liked working with Carnahan on The A Team so he was glad to do the new film The Grey with him.

"I like my director to be a leader," said Neeson.

"[Joe] takes control. He's in charge.

"There was no 'I wonder where to put the camera.'"

With The Grey -- about a sharpshooter stranded in wolf-laden Alaska -- you pretty much just aimed it at the actors and let them rip as quickly as possible, thanks to 30-below temperatures and a 40-day shoot time.

But that wasn't the end of the sharpshooting.

Carnahan says he's gotten letters from alleged animal activists threatening, "You people are headed for a PR nightmare -- unless you invite me to the premiere."

It's a way better approach than mine: "I'm press. Can I come and cover it in my inimitable way?"


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V. Redgrave
V. Redgrave

I wonder if he's no bullshit enough to address the rumors that, after the tragic death of Natasha Richardson, he found solace by hiring rent boys to take care of his "needs"?  It's his own business, but if he indeed goes both ways, he could do a lot to dispel stereotypes by coming out.

Ribs
Ribs

You wish.

J. North
J. North

Nope.  Wasn't he a BI in one Musto's columns in this regard?  Or was it Ted Casablanca?  

dsmith
dsmith

I don't think I want to watch a First Dude Palin character killing wolves for two hours.

Redondo
Redondo

He may be "no bullshit" but he allegedly has a gigantic thingie between his legs. Sharpshooter indeed.

Ulu
Ulu

Woof. That bandage makes Liam look even hotter.

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