While there are plenty of techniques that can be taught, every successful actor brings their own personal style and motivation to the craft. For Meryl Streep, the most-honored actress of our generation, a lot of that motivation comes from stepping outside of her comfort zone, and not being afraid to be afraid! (Click on the media bar below to hear Meryl Streep)
Meryl Streep earned an astonishing 21st Oscar nomination for her role in The Post, which is still playing in theaters everywhere.
When we look back at Meryl Streep’s career, we see the defining actress of a generation. She earned the first of her 21 first Oscar nomination for 1978’s The Deer Hunter and has won three times — a feat surpassed by only one actor in the history of Hollywood. Streep can tie Katharine Hepburn if she wins her fourth, since she’s nominated again for her role in Steven Spielberg’sThe Post. Having seen the way things have changed over the last four decades, Streep is glad she started her career in the ’70s, because she thinks today’s young actresses face much more pressure than she did, thanks to the Internet. (Click on the media bar below to hear Meryl Streep)
There are two universally accepted truths about Tom Hanks: 1) He’s one of the most talented actors in Hollywood and 2) He’s one of the nicest men in the business. (We can attest to that personally, having spoken to him many times over the course of his Oscar-winning career.) As if we needed any more confirmation of those statements, three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, who just worked with Hanks on Steven Spielberg’sThe Post, told us he’s all those things and more! (Click on the media bar below to hear Meryl Steep)
Streep and Hanks lead a fantastic ensemble cast that also includes Bradley Whitford, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, David Cross and Alison Brie. The Post is currently playing in selected markets, but will open nationwide on January 12.
Considering the fact that Tom Hanks is a two-time Oscar winner and generally regarded as one of the best actors of our time, you would think it would be difficult to outshine him in a movie. But if there’s someone who could do it, it would be three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep. They star together in Steven Spielberg’s political thriller The Post, and Hanks says there are definitely moments where Streep steals the show. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tom Hanks)
The Post is currently playing in selected markets, but will open nationwide on January 12.
Willem Dafoe will receive the Icon Award at the 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) for his work in The Florida Project. The Film Awards Gala takes place at the Palm Springs Convention Center January 2 and will be hosted by Mary Hart.
Dafoe’s previous movie credits include The Last Temptation of Christ, What Happened to Monday, and Affliction. “Willem Dafoe is a versatile actor who has appeared in over one hundred films in his stellar career,” said fest Chairman Harold Matzner. “In The Florida Project, Dafoe delivers a career defining performance as a hotel manager overseeing his sometimes unruly residents, which has received numerous critical accolades. The Palm Springs International Film Festival is honored to present this year’s Icon Award to Willem Dafoe.”
Dafoe has received two Oscar nominations (Platoon, Shadow of the Vampire). Previous recipients of the Icon Award include Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival runs January 2-2018.