Meryl Streep Golden Bear – Meryl Streep will be given the highest honor from the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany, a Golden Bear for a life time achievement award.
Since 1951 the festival has awarded only the best motion picture of the year and for life time achievements. Silver Bears are awarded for all other sub-categories such as best actor and actress.
“We are delighted to be able to award the Honorary Golden Bear to such a terrific artist and world star. Meryl Streep is a brilliant, versatile performer who moves with ease between dramatic and comedic roles,” said film festival director Dieter Kosslick.
The 62 year-old Streep has been in over 50 movies and several television shows over a span of 40 years.
Her latest film she plays the former Prime Minister of England Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady.”
The film will be shown at the festival after Streep receives her award. Meryl had also received the lifetime achievement award in 2004 from the American Film Institute.
She has also won two Academy Awards and seven Golden Globes.
Other American actors who have received the Golden Bear award for a life time achievement include, James Stewart, Dustin Hoffman, and Kirk Douglas.