“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.
This is an excellent honor for Sir Sean Connery and rightfully deserved. He is my favorite James Bond (followed closely by Pierece Brosnan). Other great Connery films include: Robin and Marian, The Man Who Would Be King, A Bridge Too Far, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, and the film for which he won an Academy Award, The Untouchables.