Liam Neeson Donates Symbolic Sum Toward Korea Reunification

David Lee, Dec. 24, 2015, 9:29 a.m.

Liam Neeson is donating US$1,515 to a fund preparing for Korean reunification (US$1=W1,177). The Hollywood star, who is to play Gen. Douglas Macarthur in a patriotic movie about the Korean War, worked out the sum as $915 from Sept. 15, the date of the amphibious Incheon Landing in 1953, and US$10 per month for the next five years, by which time he believes reunification will be achieved.

Neeson joins the cast of the Korean production "Operation Chromite" here in early January. In a letter pledging the money, the actor described the film as a drama about "the blood, sweat, and tears of every soldier [and] civilian... wishing and praying for [Korean reunification]."  Neeson closed the letter by wishing all his Korean fans and supporters a happy holiday season.


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