Actor Liam Neeson said he was nervous when he received a royal honor from Queen Elizabeth II.
"I've not been so nervous since I met Muhammad Ali," said the 50-year-old actor, who received his Order of the British Empire, or OBE, from the queen Tuesday at Buckingham Palace.
"I really was weak-kneed," he said after the ceremony. "She asked me if the award was for theater or films, and I said I thought it was for both. She said, 'That's nice.' "
"It's been famine and feast," said Neeson, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role in 1993's "Schindler's List." "Now, I get a lot of scripts to choose from."
Neeson's films also include "Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace."