[Luxus Magazine] Meryl Streep, the papess of cinema

From Journey to the Edge of Hell to the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Meryl Streep has conquered the world of cinema to become an icon. Here’s a look back at the career of this American actress, whose successes are countless.

 

At the 77th Cannes Film Festival, after more than three decades of not attending the ceremony, Meryl Streep finally made the trip on Tuesday evening (15 May) to receive the honorary Palme d’Or. The actress received the award from Juliette Binoche, who gave a very moving speech. The applause from the audience lasted over 2 minutes 30 seconds, confirming her reputation. Meryl Streep will be able to place this distinction alongside her three Oscars (21 nominations), eight Golden Globe awards (33 nominations) and two BAFTA awards.

 

© Festival de Cannes 2024

Early career and first successes

 

Born in New Jersey in 1949, Meryl Streep studied drama at Yale University and obtained a Master of Arts, before joining the Phoenix Repertory Theatre in New York. In 1977, she landed her first film role in Fred Zinneman’s Julia, starring Jane Fonda.

Spotted by Robert de Niro, whom she greatly admired, she played his girlfriend in Voyage au bout de l’enfer in 1978, a film about the Vietnam War. Shortly afterwards, she flew to Austria and Germany to star in the mini-series Holocaust, about the Shoah.

 

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Featured photo : © Festival de Cannes 2024

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