AFI to honour Sir Sean

LONDON: Movie legend Sir Sean Connery is to be awarded the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award.

According to, he will be the 34th person to be presented with such an award. It is regarded as the highest honour for a film career. The award will be presented to Connery at a gala tribute in Los Angeles in June 2006.

The chair of the AFI board of trustees said, “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 honoured to present him with its 34th Life Achievement Award.”