Liam Neeson's New Film 'A Definite Homage to Mr. Hitchcock'

The "Non Stop" actor discusses his career and being an action star at 61.
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Transcript for Liam Neeson's New Film 'A Definite Homage to Mr. Hitchcock'
Could you threaten me. Can you turn the lights down or off. Yeah, definitely. Before this night is over, I will kill you. But before I kill you, I will make you suffer pain so unimaginable you will wake. Liam Neeson having fun on jimmy Kimmel back with a new thriller in "Non-stop" he plays a federal air marshal on a transatlantic flight terrorized by a secret killer but is that killer Nissen's character. My daughter was diagnosed with acute leukemia at the age of 5 and spent my days at work instead of being at home looking after her because I was afraid of was she going to die. I'm not a good father, I'm not a good man. I'm not hijacking this plane. I'm trying to save it. Liam Neeson here this morning. Thank you. Welcome. You know, this is a different kind of action movie. It's much more about the suspense. Yeah, there's a definite homage to Mr. Hitchcock, George, I would say, yeah. And, you know, a lot are so acutely intelligent, especially the teenagers, they get it so we try to keep one or two steps ahead of them in the guessing game of who the bad guy might be. You keep it right up until the end but it gets into the whole idea and see it in that scene we just played about what makes someone rise to the moment and actually become a hero. I know. It's the unfathomable question because we don't know how we're going to respond, do we in an emergency, in a dangerous situation like that. We all like to think we would be heroes, you know, but it's always a special -- Real-life situations here all the time and invariably when someone truly is a hero they deny it. Yeah, and it's usually the least, you know, if he you had a group you'd pick the fittest or handsomest you know what I mean because we're so conditioned by the movies but it's usually not. No. You can be surprised. We got a whole bunch of questions coming in on Facebook for you. And so many around this same theme, Melissa wanted to know because you've done so much in your career. Did you ever see yourself as an action hero? No, never in a month of Sunday, never, never, this is like a great -- I'm 61 years of age ended the first take and when I was 55 so that became very successful. I'll say. You're about to do another one. Film another one. We'll do "Taken 3." And we start in a month's time or so. You know, another question came in from Jennifer martin. Gets into what we were seeing up there when you were with Kimmel. And I was surprised. You didn't know that was coming on Kimmel. Is there anything special you do to get into the zone before doing a scene like that? Just acting, George. That's it. You know what I mean? It's just acting. Well, you did it on a moment's notice there in Kimmel and you had such a great group of people to work with in "Non-stop." Julianne Moore. Yes. Was here yesterday. Lupita nyong'o, may get an academy award. Up on Sunday night. She's fantastic. Michelle Dockery from "Down P ton abbey." We know who you're rooting for Sunday. You better believe it. Liam Neeson, thanks for coming in. Opens nationwide tomorrow.

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