Liam Neeson still tough at 63 as birthday boy lifts 'Biggest Ass Kicker' award
Liam Neeson has been handed an unexpected birthday present - a gong honouring him as America's favourite big-screen action hero.
The Ballymena actor turned 63 yesterday, but hours earlier he accepted the 'Biggest Ass Kicker' award at the 2015 Spike TV Guy's Choice Awards in California.
Neeson said recently he was contemplating retirement from bruising action movies like Taken.
But before that, he is set to play a CIA agent in A Willing Patriot, an international thriller where he plays cat-and-mouse with a terrorist planning an attack.
Last week, he admitted he wasn't in the mood for celebrating.
"I'm going to be 63 - nobody wants to be 63. I'm getting old. What I want more than anything is for it to be ignored. I just hate it and it makes me feel vulnerable," he said.
"I had a wee splash for my 60th - Bono's a pal, he came - but even that was borderline 'I wanna get the f*** out of here'."