Out of Africa (1985)
Since it's Meryl Streep's 68th birthday today, let's gawk at some behind the scenes photos. It's a good way to pay tribute since the Grand Dame of American Cinema has been working pretty much non-stop (except during the 90s when she spent a lot of time with her little children) since the world first fell for her.
Lots more after the jump including Death Becomes Her, Plenty, It's Complicated, Out of Africa, and more...
In honor of Streep’s incredible feat (which she celebrated with an epic gif of her dancing; see below), we’re looking back at the roles that got her the accolades.
(We’re just as excited as you, Meryl!)
1979: The Deer Hunter
Though she didn’t win for her turn as the girlfriend of a fallen soldier in Vietnam, the role helped establish Streep as one to watch in the awards show game,
New York-based Spanish actress Asensio (“The Afterlight”) recently dazzled with her directorial debut “Most Beautiful Island,” a winner at SXSW. She wrote and starred in it, and based it on her own experiences in New York. Currently penning her sophomore feature — a psychological thriller — Asensio likes “exploring human behavior in extreme or challenging situations where responses are more instinctual and primitive than rational,” she says.
Fernanda del Nido
Based at Setembro Films in Barcelona, Del Nido leaped into the limelight co-producing Pablo Larrain’s “Neruda,” Sebastián Lelio’s “A Fantastic Woman” and, before that, Julio Hernández Cordón’s “Dust.” She is developing “After the Storks” with the Netherlands’ Prpl and Belgium’s Savage Film, with Joost Van Ginkel directing. “I want to make difficult-to-pigeonhole cinema with a clear director’s vision that sticks in the memory,” she says.
Underrated Boxing Movie You Should See: “Streets of Gold”
In the final days of the five-week shoot of The Bridges of Madison County last fall, Meryl Streep did one of the many things she does better onscreen than anyone else: she cried. Filming an emotional scene in which her character struggles to say goodbye to her lover, the actress would show up on the set in Winterset, Iowa, at 9 in
Work is underway on a second series of The Night Manager, director Susanne Bier has revealed.
Danish director Bier told Screen’s sister publication Broadcast that a script for the follow-up to the John le Carré adaptation is “slowly being developed” for the BBC and AMC.
Oscar-winning Bier said: “We all very much want to do a season two but the thing we absolutely do not want is to do something that does not live up to the level of season one. That would be a really bad idea.”
A second series of the drama would mark the first time a le Carré adaptation has gone beyond the original text of one of the author’s books.
The script is currently being written by a “team of writers” and it’s not clear whether David Farr, who wrote the first series, is involved
The host took over after Justin Timberlake‘s upbeat opening number to rib on Hollywood’s best and brightest. Kimmel predictably harped in on his bitter “rival” Matt Damon, as he pretended to put their long-running feud behind while actually continuing to insult him.
Another highlight came at the end when he referenced President Donald Trump’s tweets calling nominee Meryl Streep “overrated.” Kimmel remarked on Streep’s long career and her record-breaking 2o nominations before asking the actress to stand
“I’m not the man to unite this country,” he said on stage, noting that there was only “one ‘Braveheart’ in the room and he’s not going to unite us either” (referring, of course, to controversial Mel Gibson).
But, he added, it can be done: “There are millions of people watching. If everyone of you took a minute to reach out and have a positive conversation – not as liberals or conservatives but as Americans, we could make America great again. It starts with us.”
From there, Kimmel quipped that it was time to bury the hatchet with his old nemesis, Matt Damon. “When I first met Matt I was the fat one,” he said, kicking off his “apology.” Damon, as a producer of “Manchester by the Sea,” could have starred in the Oscar-nominated film,
Five time male winners
John Barry (composer, Dances with Wolves, Out of Africa, Born Free, etc)
Johnny Green (composer on lots of musicals)
Fred Hynes (sound on lots of musicals)
Dennis Murren (visual fx: Terminator 2, Innerspace, The Abyss, etc)
Edward Selzer (animated short films: Speedy Gonzalez, Sylvester & Tweety shorts, etc)
Lyle Wheeler (art direction: The King and I, The Robe, The Diary of Anne Frank, etc)
John Williams (composer: Star Wars, Schindler's List, etc)
Francis Ford Coppola (writer/director/producer: The Godfather, etc)
Actoriffic-ness after the jump.
This year's Best Actress race is extremely competitive.
Some of our favourite performances couldn't secure the nomination, and it was simply because there were so many incredible female performances. We're sad that names like Annette Bening for 20th Century Women, Amy Adams for Arrival and Hailee Steinfeld for The Edge of Seventeen weren't among the nominees, but we also love the five nominated performances so much. Seriously, it was just a great year for women acting in film, and with the talent out there today, it's always going to be hard, and therefore even more of an honour, to land that Oscar nomination.
Though there's five women in the running here, the race has been pretty much narrowed down to two major threats.
Luke is part of Generation Z, the giant cohort of kids growing up right now, a cohort even bigger than the Millennials. And everyone’s scrambling to reach these kids as they head toward an even bigger role than the Millennials in shaping our dominant culture and tech. Normally, seeing a cute kid capering in a coffee shop doesn’t cartwheel my mind into the future. But I’d simultaneously been texting with a producer pal of mine, Max Gottlieb, about the fast-changing market for film and TV.
Back in October, Max premiered an ultra-low-budget movie chock full of influencers part of a promising new
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Harry Potter and Gravity producer David Heyman is developing a series adaptation of Karen Blixen's memoir, which also spawned the 1985 Robert Redford-Meryl Streep drama, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Heyman's Heyday Television — a joint venture with NBCUniversal International Studios — has acquired the rights to the book, with Oscar winner Susanne Bier (The Night Manager) attached to executive produce and direct. Heyday Television's Nancy Cotton is also on board as an executive producer.
"'I had a farm in Africa' is Blixen’s most famous line: she was...
Created by Burger Fiction, it spans the stunning silent landmark Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans all the way up to the end of Emmanuel Lubezki‘s three-peat win for The Revenant. Aside from the advancements in color and aspect ration, it’s a thrill to see some of cinema’s most iconic shots side-by-side. However, the best way to experience the evolution of the craft is by
In fact, the Hollywood Foreign Press seems to be so enamored with Streep that they’ll give her a nomination for pretty much anything (even Mamma Mia!). And now, they’re finally giving her the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures.
In honor of Streep’s incredible feat — only Jack Lemmon has even come close, with
Some may know Ron Howard better as Happy Days Richie Cunningham, and best friend of The Fonz. However, after leaving the hit show in 1980, he changed course and directed his first, low-budget film Grand Theft Auto. Since his directorial debut, Ron Howard has gone on to direct
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