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It’s official: Liam Neeson is America’s favorite Irish export. A list of America’s most admired famous Irish men and women saw the Antrim man win in first place.

Neeson began his climb to fame in the 1980’s after being cast as Sir Gawain in the film ‘Excalibur’ about England in the reign of King Arthur.

He then went on to win an Oscar for his performance in ‘Schindler’s List’ and is best known in Ireland for playing the part of celebrated Rebel hero Michael Collins in a movie of the same name.

Liam Neeson in Taken

Liam Neeson in Taken

Other high profile roles in the blockbuster, such as ‘Love Actually’, have cemented his profile stateside - leading pollsters E-Poll Market Research to question the US public on how they perceive him.

Participants are given 46 personality traits from which they may rank an actor and Neeson scored a perfect score of 100.

The Newsletter reported that respondents universally considered him a “man of quiet intensity and one of the best actors in Hollywood history.”

The complete list was as follows:

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson.

Liam Neeson.

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan.

Pierce Brosnan.

Bono

 

Bono.

Bono.

Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell.

Colin Farrell.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender.

Michael Fassbender.

Liam Cunningham

Liam Cunningham.

Liam Cunningham.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Jonathan Rhys Meyers photographed with his Granny and wife in Cork.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers photographed with his Granny and wife in Cork.

Chris O’Dowd

Chris O'Dowd.

Chris O'Dowd.

Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan.

Jamie Dornan.

Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy.

Cillian Murphy.

Gabriel Byrne

Gabriel Byrne.

Gabriel Byrne.

Fionnula Flanagan

Fionnula Flanagan.

Fionnula Flanagan.

Aidan Gillen

Aidan Gillen.

Aidan Gillen.

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan.

Saoirse Ronan.

Caitriona Balfe

Caitriona Balfe.

Caitriona Balfe.

Which of these Irish stars is your favorite? Tell us in the comment section. 

H/T: The Newsletter