And he just won the American Film Institute’s highest career honor: Connery Given Lifetime Achievement Award.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Hollywood’s elite gathered to pay tribute to Sean Connery, who received The American Film Institute’s annual lifetime achievement award.
Directors Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and actors Harrison Ford, Andy Garcia and Mike Myers were among the stars who cheered on the legendary actor Thursday at the ceremony at the Kodak Theatre.
Myers wore a tuxedo jacket and a kilt to honor the Scottish actor.
“Men want to be him, women want him, and in my case I both want to be him and want him,” Myers joked.
“He’s extremely professional, very talented and has an amazingly strong presence on the screen,” Lucas said from the red carpet.
That’s why, over 30 years after being “retired” from the 007 role, Connery stil remains the best Bond; he is one of the finest actors in our time.