Berlin honors Streep for lifetime achievement

Actress will receive Golden Bear

This year’s Berlin Film Festival Homage is dedicated to Oscar winner Meryl Streep. Today, Steep will be awarded the Honorary Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement at a screening of her latest work, “The Iron Lady,” at the Berlinale Palast.

Streep has appeared in more than 40 films. She has received more than 100 awards nominations; she won Oscars in 1982 for her leading actress role in “Sophie’s Choice” and in 1979 for supporting actress in “Kramer vs. Kramer.” Streep previously was honored at the Berlin Film Festival with a Silver Bear for best actress in “The Hours” (2002) and the Berlinale Camera Award (1999).

“We are delighted to be able to award the Honorary Golden Bear to such a terrific artist and world star,” said fest director Dieter Kosslick. “Meryl Streep is a brilliant, versatile performer who moves with ease between dramatic and comedic roles.”

During the Homage series, the festival will screen a selection of Streep’s films (schedule at right).

“Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979)
Directed by Robert Benton; co-starring Dustin Hoffman, Justin Henry
Screenings: 6 p.m. today at Zeughauskino
4 p.m. Saturday at Cinemaxx 8

“Sophie’s Choice” (1982)
Directed by Alan J. Pakula; co-starring Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol, Gunther Maria Halmer
Screenings: 4 p.m. Thursday at Cinemaxx (E)
6:30 p.m. Friday at Zeughauskino (E)

“Silkwood” (1983)
Directed by Mike Nichols; co-starring Kurt Russell, Cher
Screenings: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cinemaxx 8 (D, F), 6 p.m. Saturday at Zeughauskino (D, F)

“Out of Africa” (1985)
Directed by Sidney Pollack; co-starring Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer
Screenings: 2:30 p.m. today at Cinemaxx 8
6 p.m. Thursday at Zeughauskino

“The Bridges of Madison County” (1995)
Directed by Clint Eastwood; co-starring Eastwood, Victor Slezak
Screenings: 6 p.m. Wednesday at Zeughauskino
4 p.m. Sunday at Cinemaxx 8

“A Prairie Home Companion” (2006)
Directed by Robert Altman; co-starring Woody Harrelson, Kevin Kline, John C. Reilly
Screenings: 4 p.m. Friday at Cinemaxx 8 (D)
6:30 p.m. Sunday at Zeughauskino (D)

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