Sir Sean Connery has been selected by the American Film
Institute's Board of Trustees to receive the 34th AFI Life Achievement
Award, the highest honor for a career in film.
"Sir Sean Connery is an international film icon. Though best
remembered for creating one of the great film heroes of all time, his
talents transcend typecasting, and his body of work not only stands the
test of time, but illuminates a career more extraordinary than James
Bond himself. Sir Sean is an artist of the highest order, and AFI is
honored to present him with its 34th Life Achievement Award."
Sir Howard Stringer, chair, AFI Board of Trustees
The award will be presented to Connery at a gala tribute in Los
Angeles on June 8, 2006. USA Network will broadcast the 34th AFI Life
Achievement Award tribute later in June.