Sir Sean Connery has been selected by the American Film Institute's (AFI) board of trustees to receive the 34th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor given by the organization for a career in film, it was announced today by Sir Howard Stringer, chair of the AFI board of trustees. The award will be presented to Connery at a gala tribute in Los Angeles on June 8, 2006. "Sir Sean Connery is an international film icon," said Stringer in a statement. "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." USA Network will broadcast the 34th AFI Life Achievement Award tribute. [Brian Brooks]