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Liam Neeson is a Santa with a particular set of skills

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Liam Neeson auditions to be Santa Claus on The Late Show. (CBS/YouTube photo) Liam Neeson auditions to be Santa Claus on The Late Show. (CBS/YouTube photo)
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Movie goers have gotten used to Liam Neeson being, for lack of a better description, a bad ass in his movies.

His most recent role on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is no exception.

Neeson took on the persona of a man auditioning to be Santa Claus.

In his trademark deep, no-nonsense tone he said "I've seen you when you're sleeping, I know when you're awake."

Off camera, the director can be heard asking Neeson to be a little more jolly.

In the next cut, he forces an awkward smile but it instantly turns into a scowl.

With every take, Neeson seems to get more and more hilariously agitated.

"Do you understand what Santa is saying here?" he asked. "He's making a list. Naughty. Nice. It's detailed."

He called Santa an eye in the sky bringing swift judgment.

Check out the skit here.

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