Liam Neeson is a much braver man than I am. I already knew he was a little more of a badass (it was close - 74 to 68 on the judges' scorecards), but today he upped his game.
Qui-Gon Jinn stripped down to little more than his lightsabre yesterday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Appearing at first in a fuzzy pink bathrobe, Liam agreed to sit in a dunk tank where an audience member would have the chance to douse him. The audience member was a breast cancer survivor who was thrilled when her name was called, rushing up to hug the movie star.
If she knocked Neeson in, Ellen would donate $10,000 to her charity. However, for Neeson that was not enough.
“If I take this off,” he asked, indicating his robe, "Does the $10,000 become $20,000?”
The crowd roared its approval and he stripped down to, offering to take off his pink neon briefs as well.
"We get fined if you take those off," Ellen cracked.
A man of his word, he stripped down and showed off his action-star figure.
“Oh my god, if someone’s just tuning in, you look naked in there,” Ellen said, as the audience roared with approval.
Neeson rules. He always has. I know that an entire generation met him for the first time in Phantom Menace, but he has so many amazing performances before his Wars days.
That guy is SIXTY. When I'm sixty I'm gonna look like the Crypt Keeper.