The epic fantasy movie Excalibur helped launch the career of Liam Neeson when it was released in theaters four decades ago, and Neeson is looking back at his breakout movie 40 years later. Written and directed by John Boorman, the movie retells the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Neeson plays Sir Gawain, one of the knights who duels Sir Lancelot (Nicholas Clay) in one of the more memorable scenes.
Liam Neeson has certainly come a long way since appearing in Excalibur, but for the accomplished actor, it still doesn’t quite feel like it’s already been 40 years. Reflecting on the movie’s imminent 40-year anniversary, Neeson fondly remembered his Excalibur experience in a new interview with ComingSoon.net.
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“It seems like three years ago, in one sense. It was 1980, I think, we did it. The film was released in ’81, but we actually shot