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The Surprising Roles Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant Regret They Didn't Get

10 August 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

She's been nominated for an Oscar 19 times - and won three - but even with a track record like that, Meryl Streep says she still missed out on a role she really wanted. When the actress heard that English director Karel Reisz, whom she had previously worked with on The French Lieutenant's Woman, was coming to America in 1985 to direct a film about Patsy Cline, she was very eager to get the role. "Karel was a friend of mine who I adored, and he was making a film about Patsy Cline who is a singer I adored," Streep tells People. »

- Mia McNiece

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The Surprising Roles Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant Regret They Didn't Get

10 August 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

She's been nominated for an Oscar 19 times - and won three - but even with a track record like that, Meryl Streep says she still missed out on a role she really wanted. When the actress heard that English director Karel Reisz, whom she had previously worked with on The French Lieutenant's Woman, was coming to America in 1985 to direct a film about Patsy Cline, she was very eager to get the role. "Karel was a friend of mine who I adored, and he was making a film about Patsy Cline who is a singer I adored," Streep tells People. »

- Mia McNiece

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Meryl Streep Reveals 1 of Her Least Favorite Acting Performances

19 April 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Meryl Streep expressed regret about one of her most lauded performances. The revered three-time Oscar winner played coy before eventually revealing dissatisfaction with her performance in 1981’s “The French Lieutenant’s Woman.” “I’m giving myself an out, but part of it was the structure of it,” Streep told titular host Graham Norton on his U.K.–based show. “It was sort of artificial because I was the actress playing ‘The French Lieutenant's Woman.’ At the same time, I was an American actress playing a British woman.” Streep starred opposite Jeremy Irons as an actor in a movie within a movie. Streep may not have been a fan of her own performance, but she still won a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and a Los Angeles Film Critics Award for her dual performances as Sarah and Anna. She eventually lost the Oscar to Katharine Hepburn’s turn in “On Golden Pond. »

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Who did Hugh Grant make cry & Meryl's most dubious

18 April 2016 8:46 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Murtada here. Graham Norton always manages to coax stories out of his visiting guests that somehow they never divulge on this side of the Atlantic.This week his guests included Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, selling Florence Foster Jenkins. Norton brings up a recent interview in which Grant claimed all his co-stars hated him. Julianne Moore, Rachel Weisz, Emma Thompson, Sandra Bullock and Drew Barrymore are name checked. Clearly the Music and Lyrics (2007) set was not a happy one as this is what Grant said about Barrymore:

She made the mistake of giving me notes. How would you take that?

Meryl's response is perfect and gets the biggest laugh. Deservedly. She knows how to land a line!

Meryl divulges the one movie in her oeuvre she isn’t happy with. I thought it would be Still of the Night (1982) which she has spoken about before. But it’s actually The French Lieutenant's Woman »

- Murtada Elfadl

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Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs. Kramer: the On-Set Drama Behind the Landmark Oscar-Winning Film

29 March 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actors have difficult moments making films all the time, but news that Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman feuded on the set of Kramer vs. Kramer is a far bigger deal. We're talking about two of the most respected actors of their generations, with 26 Oscar nominations between them (her: 19; him: 7). When you're dealing with two Hollywood and Broadway heavyweights of that caliber, it sounds like a real-life clash of the titans. But it's important to remember that in 1978, it just wasn't that way. In the adaptation of his upcoming biography, Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep, published by Vanity Fair, author Michael Schulman »

- Alynda Wheat, @AlyndaWheat

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Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs. Kramer: the On-Set Drama Behind the Landmark Oscar-Winning Film

29 March 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Actors have difficult moments making films all the time, but news that Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman feuded on the set of Kramer vs. Kramer is a far bigger deal. We're talking about two of the most respected actors of their generations, with 26 Oscar nominations between them (her: 19; him: 7). When you're dealing with two Hollywood and Broadway heavyweights of that caliber, it sounds like a real-life clash of the titans. But it's important to remember that in 1978, it just wasn't that way. In the adaptation of his upcoming biography, Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep, published by Vanity Fair, author Michael Schulman »

- Alynda Wheat, @AlyndaWheat

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Remembering National Society of Film Critics Award-Winning Brazilian Superstar Pêra

10 February 2016 7:28 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Marília Pêra: Actress starred in Brazilian movie classic 'Pixote.' Marília Pêra: Brazilian film, TV and stage star Remembering Brazilian stage, television, and film star Marília Pêra, whose acting and singing career spanned more than five decades. Pêra died of lung cancer on Dec. 5, '15, in Rio de Janeiro. Born Marília Soares Pêra on Jan. 22, 1943, in Rio, she was 72 years old. 'Pixote' prostitute Internationally, Marília Pêra is best known as the loud, vulgar prostitute Sueli, who becomes acquainted with São Paulo street kid Fernando Ramos da Silva in Hector Babenco's well-received social drama Pixote / Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco (1981),[1] a fierce indictment of Brazilian society's utter disregard for its disadvantaged members. In one pivotal – and widely talked about scene – she lets the titular character (da Silva, at the time 12 years old)[2] suckle her breast. In another, she pulls down her panties and sits in »

- Andre Soares

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