The American Film Institute will honor Meryl Streep with its 32nd Life Achievement Award. The film organization’s board of trustees selected the 54-year-old star to receive its highest honor. Streep is set to accept the award June 10 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood in a ceremony that will air on USA Network. “Her talent, range and determination to master her craft bring out performances that sometimes border on the ethereal,” trustee chair Howard Stringer said Friday. “In that sense, she is truly peerless.” More information can be found at www.afi.com
Meryl Streep was invited by Equality Now to host their “Evening of Music and Reading”, yesterday in New York. The gala was hosted by Glamour Magazine, guests included her fellow co-star of “The Hours” and newlywed Julianne Moore and Hilary Swank
Meryl Streep served as auctioneer to help sell artwork in Fort Meyers to benefit survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. On the laser print “Jarros,” Streep sweetened the pot, saying – quote – “Maybe a kiss. Maybe a French kiss,” The bids jumped until the gavel finally fell at $3,500. Streep was good on her word, delivering an appreciative kiss to the buyer. The group raised over $296,000 in the auction. Visit this site for a full article and a photo of Meryl
It’s now officially confirmed that Meryl Streep will star in the remake of “The Manchurian Candidate” taking over the part of Mrs. Iselin, which was originally played by Angela Lansbury, Denzel Washington will co-star. Filming is stated to start this September. Thanks to Myla Kent for the info.
Speaking to graduates last Saturday at the University of New Hampshire, Streep made them laugh, offered inspiration, even sang a bit and challenged them to change the world. Pictures can be found in the Image Library, Meryl’s inspiring and funny speech is below.
Good morning, Governor Benson, President Hart, members of the Board of Trustees, distinguished faculty, proud parents and you, almost alumni. I’m very pleased to be here today to address you on this day, your last day of wearing your tassels on the left. I have agonized over this speech, mostly because I don’t usually give speeches, or when I do, it’s at my house, and nobody listens. I have thought long and hard about how to advise you, inspire you, thrill and excite you over multiple speakers that repeat each word-erd-erd in that sonic-onic-onic Doppler-oppler-oppler effect-ect-ect that makes you want to go to sleep-eep-eep. Meryl Streep-eep-eep put me to sleep-eep-eep.Continue Reading
Meryl Streep joined Claire Danes, Liev Schreiber and others to read poetry from “Staying Alive” at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art on May 21. Visit their website for further information.
It wasn’t really a surprise when Catherine Zeta-Jones was announced in the Best Supporting Actress category for which Meryl has won her 13th nomination for “Adaptation”. Later in the show, she presented the Lifetime Achivement Award to Peter O’Toole. Nicole Kidman won the trophy for “The Hours”, so did Chris Cooper for “Adaptation”.
Meryl Streep was named Commander in the Order of the Arts and Letters by French Culture Minister Jean-Jacques Aillagon today at the Culture Ministry in Paris. Streep is to attend later the Cesars ceremony of French cinema awards.
Altough she lost to Catherine Zeta-Jones in the Best Supporting Actress category, Meryl Streep entered the stage at the British Academy Awards for giving perhaps the evening’s best moment – Streep read aloud Kaufman’s “faxed” acceptance speech, which was as funny as Adaptation and even funnier read by Streep. Kaufman won for Best Adapted Screenplay, Nicole Kidman was named Best Actress for “The Hours”.
Meryl Streep will receive an honorary Cesar, France’s answer to the Academy Award, at a ceremony in Paris on Saturday, French film sources say. The actress is a surprise addition to the lineup, announced by the French Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques earlier this month.