Liam Neeson, center, waves to photographers as he and his family arrived at St. Peter's Church in Lithgow, N.Y., for the funeral of his late wife Natasha Richardson on March 22, 2009. Richardson died March 18 after sustaining a traumatic head injury while skiing at the Mont Tremblant Resort in Quebec, Canada.
Liam Neeson poses during a photo call in London for the film "Taken," in which he plays a father trying to retrieve his daughter from kidnappers, on Sept. 24, 2008. In real life, Neeson has two children of his own, Micheal and Daniel, from his marriage to the late Natasha Richardson.
Liam Neeson arrives at the New York premiere of "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" on May 7, 2008. He lent his voice to the venerable lion Aslan for the film.
Liam Neeson stops for photographers as he arrives at the Young Collector's Council's 2006 Artists' Ball at New York's Guggenheim museum on Dec. 14, 2006. Originally from Ireland, Neeson now lives in Millford, NY.
Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson pose for photographers at the premiere of her film "Asylum" in New York on Aug. 9, 2005. In addition to their film careers, both actors have ties to the theater and even starred together in a 1993 production of the play "Anna Christie."
Samuel L. Jackson, left, and Liam Neeson, right, pose with the character Chewbacca during the New York premiere of "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" on May 12, 2005. Neeson had starred in the first installment of the series, "The Phantom Menace," as Jedi master Qui-Gon Jinn.
Liam Neeson speaks at the Academy of American Poets' "Poetry and the Creative Mind" event in New York on April 5, 2005. In addition to his work with philanthropies, Neeson was also awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1999 for his contributions to drama.
Actress Laura Linney laughs while Liam Neeson responds to a question at a press conference in Toronto for their 2004 film, "Kinsey," on Sept. 13 2004.This was not the first time the pair had worked together -- they also starred in the 2003 film "Love Actually," as well as in a Broadway revival of "The Crucible."
Liam Neeson poses with his late wife, Natasha Richardson, in New York on Nov. 6, 2003, at the premiere of his film "Love Actually." Richardson, the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave, died on March 18, 2009, after sustaining a severe head injury while skiing at the Mont Tremblant resort in Quebec, Canada.
The storied film career of Liam Neeson began when he played an evangelist in the 1973 film "Pilgrim's Progress." Since then he's gone on to star in such films as "Schindler's List" and "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace."