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Liam Neeson can't shake his "Taken" persona in an audition for Santa

Liam Neeson visits the “El Hormiguero” TV show on April 16, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

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“I see you when you’re sleeping. I know when you’re awake” takes on a whole new meaning when Liam Neeson says it in a threatening tone a la “Taken.” 

In a video for the “Late Show,” Neeson is shown “auditioning” for a job as a mall Santa. 

When the manager asks him to try again in a less intimidating way, Neeson insists he has the character down. 

“Do you do you understand what Santa is saying here?” he asks. “He’s making a list -- naughty, nice. He’s detailed. He’s singleminded. He’s an eye in the sky bringing swift judgment “

As for the reindeer who trampled over Grandma? 

“I will look for him. I will find him. I will kill him.” 

Watch to see his full audition. 

Liam Neeson Auditions For Mall Santa Claus by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on YouTube
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