How they did it: A chat with visual effects artist Doug Chiang, then starting his ILM career, now a VP and executive creative director at Lucasfilm.
A timely film about the vital role of the press in keeping government honest is coming together with a powerhouse cast. Steven Spielberg just said yes to direct Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep in The Post, the spec script by Liz Hannah bought last fall by Amy Pascal’s Pascal Pictures. The deals are being negotiated. The film is a drama about the Washington Post’s role in exposing the Pentagon Papers in 1971, and how the Post’s editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham challenged the federal government over their right to publish them.
If that picture of Ryan Gosling encapsulated how people felt on stage at the Oscars, this one of shows how it must have felt in the audience. Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps look on, aghast and open-mouthed. Mel Gibson is probably just happy to have been invited back.
Madame Tussauds has give ‘overrated actress’ Meryl Streep’s waxwork a bit of a makeover ahead of this year’s Oscars. But the results are… really rather creepy. Now sporting what appears to be a cross between an evil grin and a look of slight confusion, Streep’s worrying new look was unveiled yesterday at the Hollywood branch of Tussauds. Harper’s Bazaar has called the model ‘nothing short of terrifying’. It came complete with a replica of the golden gown she wore for the 2012 Oscars, at which she won the Best Actress going for her turn as Margaret Thatcher in ‘The Iron Lady’. ...
Meryl Streep has been on the Trump war path again, this time at the Human Rights Campaign gala. Meryl Streep makes a stand at the gala. It was only last month when the multi Oscar-winner made a powerful speech against the new President when she took to the stage at the Golden Globes – much to Trump’s disapproval as his retaliatory Tweet showed.
Filming on the long-awaited ‘Mary Poppins’ sequel has begun! The Walt Disney Studios confirmed principal photography on ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ is now underway at London’s Shepperton Studios in a press release loaded with piles of new supercalifragilisticexpialidocious information. Most excitingly perhaps is the news that Meryl Streep is confirmed to be playing Topsy, Mary’s “eccentric cousin”, while Dick Van Dyke’s role has been revealed to be Mr. Dawes Jr., “the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank”, who we presume is the son of the secondary character he played in the 1964 original. ...
The current political climate is so tribal and partisan that it has encouraged Hollywood’s finest to use the platform awards season affords them to voice their views. If recent speeches at the Golden Globes and SAG awards are anything to go by, anti-Trump sentiments are likely to pepper the upcoming BAFTA Awards on February 12, and it’s now been revealed that organisers are deeply concerned about the potential deluge of protests.
Robert De Niro once expressed his desire to punch Donald Trump in the face, so it stands to reason that he would wholeheartedly approve of his old chum Meryl Streep’s message during her Golden Globes speech on Sunday night. In fact, De Niro sent Streep a letter following her withering takedown of the president-elect’s behaviour, as she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award – a gong De Niro himself won in 2011.
Ben Affleck has come out in defence of Meryl Streep, following her stunning Golden Globes speech, in which the iconic actress took on President-elect Donald Trump.
Donald Trump isn’t the only one who isn’t happy about Meryl Streep’s barnstorming Golden Globes speech… fans of mixed martial arts are bit upset too. On Sunday night, in a broadside against the president-elect’s anti-immigration rhetoric, the actress warned that if the US starts expelling foreigners, all that will be left to watch will be ‘football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts’. #MerylStreep is a gifted actor, but to deny mixed martial artists are both gifted athletes AND artists is naive and offensive.
Donald Trump didn’t always thing Meryl Streep is overrated. In fact, as recently as 2015, the president-elect thought she was brilliant, it’s emerged, thanks to an interview unearthed from The Hollywood Reporter. The Donald yesterday damned the actress in a series of tweets after she took the billionaire businessman to task during a speech at the Golden Globes for, among many other things, mimicking Serge Kovaleski, a reporter for the New York Times who has arthrogryposis.
George Clooney supported Meryl Streep’s politically charged Golden Globes speech tonight at an event he hosted in London with his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, to fete the release of Netflix documentary short The White Helmets . As he celebrated the work of the titular Syrian volunteer group who fight to rescue victims of the bombing campaigns of governments and terrorists in the country, he told Deadline that the fear of immigrants that fueled last year’s…
Not content with describing Meryl Streep as a “Hillary lover” late on Sunday after the actress blasted the president-elect in her Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, Donald Trump hit up Twitter in the early hours of Monday to lash out further. Across three tweets, he described the multi-Oscar winner as “one of most over-rated actresses in Hollywood,” saying she was a “Hillary flunk who lost big” and that she had “attacked” him without merit over claims he had ridiculed a disabled reporter. Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn’t know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes.
Meryl Streep has battered Donald Trump in a furious speech at the Golden Globes, as she picked up the Cecil B. DeMille award for her outstanding contribution to entertainment. Urging the press to ‘hold power to account, and safeguard the truth’, she did not name Trump, but her intent was clear, using the whole of her time on stage to slam his behaviour. To a silent room, she also spoke of, in her opinion, ‘the most powerful performance of the year’, when Trump mocked disabled New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski on stage during a rally.
The left needs Donald Trump to go away yesterday, while the right feels the same about Hillary Clinton. Someone like… Oprah Winfrey or Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? “Everyone keeps talking about The Rock for president,” said Scott Eastwood (Snowden).
From her earliest roles in the 1970s, Meryl Streep has been a force on screen. The 67-year-old, 19-time Oscar nominee is now earning raves for her latest role, as the tuneless title character in Florence Foster Jenkins, which hits theaters this weekend. Here’s a look back at the acting icon’s red carpet moments over the past four decades.