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Actor Steven Seagal claims Liam Neeson 'can't fight like real action movie guys'

Freya Drohan

Published 03/06/2014 | 08:44

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Seagal (left) says Neeson (righth) can't fight like 'real action movie guys'

American actor Steven Seagal has sparked a Twitter debate over claims that Liam Neeson “can’t fight” like real action stars.

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Seagal, best remembered for his roles in Under Siege and The Patriot, made a dig at Neeson saying, “Liam’s not an action movie guy at all.“

Seagal (62) said that while Neeson (61) is a great dramatic actor, he is not a great fighter or warrior.

The fading movie star said that new technologies in the movie industry have reduced the need for authentic action heroes like himself:

“People don’t have to be an action guy or a hero or a martial artist- they get up there and let everybody spend the money and the time with special effects.”

Neeson is currently filming Taken 3, and stars in  Seth MacFarlane’s newly released ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West’ as his career continues to skyrocket.

The Ballymena, Co. Antrim native keeps fit and healthy with regular boxing sessions, having taken up the sport at the age of nine.

Neeson was once Ulster amateur boxing champion, and competed in almost 50 fights.

The widowed actor credits boxing with keeping his strength and determination up in challenging times.

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