The European FilmAcademy announced that it will present its 2005 lifetime achievement award toSir Sean Connery.

The academy citedthe acting legend's "impressive dedication to the world of film,"appearing in more than 70 films in his lengthy career. Last year's recipientwas Spanish director Carlos Saura.

This year'sEuropean Film Awards will be held on December 3 in Berlin. Sir Sean and LadyConnery are expected to attend the ceremony, where 18 other awards will begiven.

As announced recently, theEuropean Film Academy will produce the awards itself this year, marking a splitwith DDA Productions.