June 7, 1952

Actor Liam Nesson was born William John Nesson on this day in 1952 in Co. Antrim. Nesson worked several jobs, such as a forklift operator for Guinness, before joining the Belfast Lyric Players’ Theater. He eventually moved to work at Dublin’s Abbey Theater, where he performed in many of the classics. After his role in Suspect (1987), Nesson began to star in many more films. He was picked to play the role of Oskar Schindler in Spielberg’s 1993 Schindler’s List. He was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. Nesson was also nominated for a Tony award. Liam Nesson has starred in several films in which he had a connection with his roots, such as Rob Roy and Michael Collins.

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