Northern Ireland actor Liam Neeson was this week honored by the Savannah Film Festival.

Neeson, who has worked on more than a dozen movies since his wife's skiing accident last year, was presented with the Achievement in Cinema Award at Tuesday night's Trustees Theater.

After the award cermony Neeson said he is still very grounded.

"Some mornings you wake up and think, gee I look handsome today," he has said.

"Other days I think, what am I doing in the movies? I wanna go back to Ireland and drive a forklift."

Neeson, 59, has been nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and a BAFTA.

He has starred in a number of notable roles including Oskar Schindler in Schindler's List, Michael Collins in Michael Collins, Alfred Kinsey in Kinsey, and the voice of Aslan in The Chronicles of Narnia film series.

Neeson was born in Co. Antrim and attended Queen's University Belfast before moving to Dublin to pursue his acting career.

There he joined the Abbey Theatre.

He moved to the U.S. in the early 1990's.

He currently lives in New York with his two sons.