Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep are among the stars flying in for this month’s Berlin Film Festival, bringing political movies to an event that promises to mix a dash of Hollywood glamour with hard-hitting, topical themes.
“The Artist,” a silent black-and- white movie about an actor past his peak, scooped seven prizes including best picture, director and actor at the British Academy Film Awards, or Baftas. Oscar victory may be next.
Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep , Grammy-award winner singer-songwriter James Taylor , and Pulitzer-prize winning author Harper Lee were among the 20 recipients of the National Medal of Arts and the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama .
Mamie Gummer merely has to point a critical finger or raise a skeptical eyebrow to send waves of recognition across the footlights to an audience. She is -- especially as she steadily improves her craft -- the image of her mother, Meryl Streep .