Neeson Calls It Quits

Screen star Liam Neeson (“Schindler’s List”) has shocked the movie industry. The Irish-born actor told reporters in New York that he will never make another film and is quitting Hollywood in disgust after being treated like a “puppet.” The surprise announcement comes as Neeson’s role in “Star Wars — Episode I: The Phantom Menace” looks certain to propel the 46-year-old star to even greater fame. (Neeson stars as Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in the prequel, which opens May 19.) Neeson says he plans to perform in just one play a year and devote the rest of his time to his family (he is married to actress Natasha Richardson) and fly-fishing.

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