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Out of Africa

In 20th century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate but ultimately doomed love affair with a free-sprited big-game hunter.

Follows the life of Karen Blixen, who establishes a plantation in Africa. Her life is Complicated by a husband of convenience (Bror Blixen), a true love (Denys), troubles on the plantation, schooling of the natives, war, and catching VD from her husband.

Director: Sydney Pollack

Writers: Karen Blixen (book), Judith Thurman (book)

Stars: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford and Klaus Maria Brandauer

Cast

Meryl Streep ... Karen
Robert Redford ... Denys
Klaus Maria Brandauer ... Bror
Michael Kitchen ... Berkeley
Malick Bowens ... Farah
Joseph Thiaka ... Kamante
Stephen Kinyanjui ... Kinanjui
Michael Gough ... Delamere
Suzanna Hamilton ... Felicity
Rachel Kempson ... Lady Belfield
Graham Crowden ... Lord Belfield
Leslie Phillips ... Sir Joseph
Shane Rimmer ... Belknap
Mike Bugara ... Juma
Job Seda ... Kanuthia

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MORE INFO ON MERYL STREEP: Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress who has worked intheatre,television, andfilm. She is widely regarded as one of the most talented and respected movie actors of the modern era.

She made her professional stage debut in 1971's The Playboy of Seville, and her screen debut came in the made-for-television movie The Deadliest Season in 1977. In that same year, Streep made her film debut withJulia. Both critical and commercial success came soon with roles inThe Deer Hunter(1978) andKramer vs. Kramer(1979), the former giving Streep her firstOscarnomination and the latter her first win. She later won anAcademy Award for Best Actressfor her performance inSophie's Choice(1982).

Streep has received 15 Academy Award nominations and 23Golden Globenominations (winning six), more than any other person in film history. Her work has also earned her twoEmmy Awards, twoScreen Actors Guild Awards, aCannes Film Festivalaward, threeNew York Film Critics Circle Awards, fourGrammy Awardnominations, aBAFTAaward, and aTony Awardnomination.

Streep was born Mary Louise Streep inSummit, New Jersey, the daughter of Mary W. Streep, a commercial artist, and Harry William Streep, Jr., a pharmaceutical executive. Streep's mother was ofSwiss,Irish, andEnglishancestry, and her father's family was ofDutchdescent. Streep was raisedPresbyterian; the name "Streep" means "straight line" in Dutch. She has two younger brothers, Dana and Harry. Streep was raised inBernardsville, New Jersey, where she attended and graduated fromBernards High School. She received herB.A.inDramaatVassar Collegein 1971 (where she briefly received instruction fromJean Arthur) but also enrolled as an exchange student atDartmouth Collegefor a semester before that school had become coeducational. She subsequently earned anM.F.A.fromYale School of Drama.

Streep performed in several theater productions in New York after graduating fromYale School of Drama, including theNew York Shakespeare Festivalproductions of Henry V, The Taming of the Shrew withRa?l Juli?, and Measure for Measure oppositeSam WaterstonandJohn Cazale, who became her fianc?. She starred on Broadway in the Brecht/Weill musical Happy End, and won anObiefor her performance in the all-sung off-Broadway production of Alice at the Palace.

Streep began auditioning for film roles, and later recalled an unsuccessful audition forDino De Laurentiisfor the leading role inKing Kong. De Laurentiis commented to his son in Italian, "She's ugly. Why did you bring me this thing?" and was shocked when Streep replied in fluent Italian. Streep's first feature film wasJulia(1976), in which she played a small but pivotal role during a flashback scene. Streep was living inNew York Citywith John Cazale, who had been diagnosed withbone cancer. He was cast inThe Deer Hunter(1978), and Streep was delighted to secure a small role, because it allowed her to remain with Cazale for the duration of filming. She was not specifically interested in the part, commenting, "They needed a girl between the two guys and I was it."

She played a leading role in the televisionminiseries,Holocaust(1978), as anAryanwoman married to aJewishartist in Nazi eraGermany. She later explained that she had considered the material to be "unrelentingly noble", and had taken the role only because she had needed money. Streep travelled to Germany and Austria for filming while Cazale remained in New York. Upon her return, Streep found that Cazale's illness had progressed, and she nursed him until his death on March 12, 1978. She spoke of her grief and her hope that work would provide a diversion; she accepted a role inThe Seduction of Joe Tynan(1979) withAlan Alda, later commenting that she played it on "automatic pilot", and performed the role ofKateinThe Taming of the ShrewforShakespeare in the Park. With an estimated audience of 109 million, Holocaust brought a degree of public recognition to Streep, who was described in August 1978 as "on the verge of national visibility". She won thePrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress ? Miniseries or a Moviefor her performance.

The Deer Hunter(1978) was released a month later, and Streep was nominated for theAcademy Award for Best Supporting Actressfor her performance. In September, 1978 she married sculptorDon Gummer.

Streep played a supporting role inManhattan(1979), forWoody Allen, later stating that she had not seen a complete script and was given only the six pages of her own scenes, and that she had not been permitted to improvise a word of her dialogue. Asked to comment on the script forKramer vs. Kramer(1979), in a meeting with the producer Stan Jaffee, directorRobert Bentonand starDustin Hoffman, Streep insisted that the female character was representative of many real women who faced marriage breakdown and child custody battles, and was written as "too evil". Jaffee, Benton and Hoffman agreed with Streep, and the script was revised. In preparing for the part, Streep spoke to her own mother about her life as a mother and housewife with a career, and frequented theUpper East Sideneighborhood in which the film was set. Benton allowed Streep to write her dialogue in two of her key scenes, despite some objection from Hoffman. Jaffee and Hoffman later spoke of Streep's tirelessness, with Hoffman commenting, "She's extraordinarily hardworking, to the extent that she's obsessive. I think that she thinks about nothing else but what she's doing."

Streep drew critical acclaim for her performance in each of her three films released in 1979, theromantic comedyManhattan, the political drama, The Seduction of Joe Tynan and thecourtroom drama, Kramer vs. Kramer. She was awarded theLos Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress,National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting ActressandNational Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actressfor her collective work in the three films. Among the awards won for Kramer vs. Kramer were the Academy Award andGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.

After prominent supporting roles in two of the 1970s most successful films, the consecutive winners of theAcademy Award for Best Picture, The Deer Hunter and Kramer vs. Kramer, and praise for her versatility in several supporting roles, Streep progressed to leading roles. Her first wasThe French Lieutenant's Woman(1981). Astory within a storydrama, the film paired Streep withJeremy Ironsas contemporary actors, telling their modern story as well as theVictorian eradrama they were performing. ANew York Magazinearticle commented that while many female stars of the past had cultivated a singular identity in their films, Streep was a "chameleon", willing to play any type of role. Streep was awarded her firstBAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Rolefor her work.

Her next film, thepsychological thriller,Still of the Night(1982) reunited her withRobert Benton, the director of Kramer vs. Kramer, and co-starredRoy ScheiderandJessica Tandy.Vincent Canby, writing for theNew York Timesnoted that the film was an homage to the works ofAlfred Hitchcock, but that one of its main weaknesses was a lack of chemistry between Streep and Scheider, concluding that Streep "is stunning, but she's not on screen anywhere near long enough".

As thePolishholocaust survivorinSophie's Choice(1982), Streep's emotional dramatic performance and her apparent mastery of a Polish accent drew praise.William Styronwrote the novel withUrsula Andressin mind for the part of Sophie, but Streep was very determined to get the role. After she obtained a pirated copy of the script, she went toAlan J. Pakulaand threw herself on the ground begging him to give her the part. Streep filmed the "choice" scene in one take and refused to do it again, as she found shooting the scene extremely painful and emotionally draining. Among several notable acting awards, Streep won theAcademy Award for Best Actressfor her performance. She followed this success with a biographical film,Silkwood(1983), in which she played her first real-life character, theunion activist,Karen Silkwood. She discussed her preparation for the role in an interview withRoger Ebertand said that she had met with people close to Silkwood to learn more about her, and in doing so realized that each person saw a different aspect of Silkwood. Streep therefore concentrated on the events of Silkwood's life and concluded, "I didn't try to turn myself into Karen. I just tried to look at what she did. I put together every piece of information I could find about her ... What I finally did was look at the events in her life, and try to understand her from the inside."
Her next films were aromantic comedy,Falling in Love(1984), oppositeRobert De Niroand a British drama,Plenty(1985). Roger Ebert said of Streep's performance inPlenty, that she conveyed "great subtlety; it is hard to play an unbalanced, neurotic, self-destructive woman, and do it with such gentleness and charm ... Streep creates a whole character around a woman who could have simply been a catalogue of symptoms."

Out of Africa(1985) starred Streep as the Danish writerKaren Blixen, and co-starredRobert Redford. A significant critical success, receiving a 63% "fresh" rating from Rotten Tomatoes, the film won theAcademy Award for Best Picture, and Streep was nominated for several awards. She co-starred withJack Nicholsonin her next two films, the dramasHeartburn(1986) andIronweed(1987), in which she sang onscreen for the first time. InA Cry in the Dark(1989), she played the biographical role ofLindy Chamberlain, an Australian woman who had been convicted of the murder of her infant daughter, in a sensational case, in which Chamberlain claimed her baby had been taken by adingo. Filmed in Australia, Streep won theAustralian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, aBest Actressat theCannes Film Festivaland theNew York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress, and was nominated for several other awards.

InShe-Devil(1989), Streep played her first comedic role, oppositeRoseanne Barr. Richard Corliss, for Time commented that Streep was the "one reason" to see the film and observed that it marked a departure from the type of role she had been known for, saying, "Surprise! Inside theGreer Garsonroles Streep usually plays, a vixenishCarole Lombardis screaming to be cut loose."

From 1984 to 1990, Streep won sixPeople's Choice Awardsfor Favorite Motion Picture Actress and, in 1990, was named World Favorite.

In the 1990s, Streep took a greater variety of roles, including a strung-out movie actress in a screen adaptation ofCarrie Fisher's novelPostcards from the Edge, withDennis QuaidandShirley MacLaine. Streep andGoldie Hawnhad established a friendship and were interested in making a film together. After considering various projects, they decided uponThelma and Louise, until Streep's pregnancy coincided with the filming schedule, and the producers decided to proceed withSusan SarandonandGeena Davis. They subsequently filmed the farcical black comedy,Death Becomes Her, withBruce Willisas their co-star. Time's Richard Corliss wrote approvingly of Streep's "wicked-witch routine" but dismissed the film as "She-Devil with a make-over".

Biographer, Karen Hollinger describes this period as a downturn in the popularity of Streep's films, which reached its nadir with the failure of Death Becomes Her, and attributes this partly to a critical perception that her comedies had been an attempt to convey a lighter image following several serious but commercially unsuccessful dramas, and more significantly to the lack of options available to an actress in her forties. Streep commented that she had limited her options by her preference to work in Los Angeles, close to her family, a situation that she had anticipated in a 1981 interview, when she commented, "By the time an actress hits her mid-forties, no one's interested in her anymore. And if you want to fit a couple of babies into that schedule as well, you've got to pick your parts with great care."

Streep also appeared in the movie version ofIsabel Allende'sThe House of the Spirits, the screen adaptation ofThe Bridges of Madison CountywithClint Eastwood,The River Wild,Marvin's Room(withDiane KeatonandLeonardo DiCaprio),One True Thing, andMusic of the Heart, a role that required her to learn to play theviolin.

Streep is adept with foreign accents, some of her best known roles have called for them. InThe Bridges of Madison County, she played a woman fromBari,Italy, while inSophie's Choiceshe adopted a Polish accent. She was avoice actorfor the animated seriesThe SimpsonsandKing of the Hill. She also voiced the Blue Fairy character in theSteven SpielbergfilmA.I. Artificial Intelligence

In 2002, she costarred withNicolas CageinSpike Jonze'sAdaptation.as real-life authorSusan Orlean, and withNicole KidmanandJulianne MooreinThe Hours. She also appeared withAl PacinoandEmma Thompsonin theHBOadaptation ofTony Kushner's six-hour play,Angels in America, in which she had four roles. She received her secondEmmy Awardfor Angels in America, which reunited her with directorMike Nichols(who directed her in Silkwood, Heartburn, and Postcards from the Edge). She also playedAunt JosephineinLemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate EventswithJim Carrey.

In addition, she appeared inJonathan Demme's remake ofThe Manchurian Candidate, costarringDenzel Washington, in which she played a role first performed byAngela Lansbury. Since 2002, Streep has hosted the annual event Poetry & the Creative Mind, a benefit in support ofNational Poetry Monthand a program of theAcademy of American Poets. Streep co-hosted the annualNobel Peace PrizeConcert withLiam Neesonin Oslo, Norway in 2001.

In 2004, Streep was awarded theAFI Life Achievement Awardby the Board of Directors of the American Film Institute, which honors an individual for a lifetime contribution to enriching American culture through motion pictures and television.

Streep's more recent film releases arePrime(2005); theRobert AltmanfilmA Prairie Home Companion, withLindsay LohanandLily Tomlin; and the box office successThe Devil Wears Prada, withAnne Hathaway, which earned Streep the 2007Golden Globe Awardfor Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy and anAcademy Awardnomination.

In 2008 she appeared as Donna in thefilm versionof theABBAmusicalMamma Mia!, For this role she won the award of Best Female Performance at theNational Movie Awards(UK), and received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical. She played Sister Aloysius in the 2008 film adaptation of John Patrick Shanley'sDoubt. She received both an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Drama for that film. She also shared theBroadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best ActresswithAnne Hathawayfor the role, and won aScreen Actors Guild Awardfor Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.

Her upcoming film,Julie & Julia, will have her playing the lateJulia Child. She will also be starring inNancy Meyers's new romantic comedy Something Good, which will also starAlec BaldwinandSteve Martin. The film began production in February, 2009.

MORE INFO ON ROBERT REDFORD: Charles Robert Redford Jr. (born August 18, 1936), better known as Robert Redford, is an American film director

, actor, producer, businessman, model, environmentalist, philanthropist, and founder of the Sundance Film Festival. He received two Oscars: one in 1981 for Ordinary People, and one for Lifetime Achievement in 2002

Redford was born in

Santa Monica, California, the son of Martha W. (n?e Hart) and Charles Robert Redford Sr. (November 19, 1914 ? April 2, 1991), a milkman-turned-accountant from Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He has a half-brother, William, from his father's re-marriage. Redford is of English and Scots-Irish ancestry. When he was a child, legendary tennis star Pancho Gonzales asked Redford to warm him up before a match by hitting a few balls with him. Redford claims that this was one of the most memorable moments of his life in a documentary called "Remembering Pancho".

He attended

Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles, California where he was classmates with Natalie Wood and Don Drysdale, and was a teammate on the Van Nuys High School baseball team with Don Drysdale. He graduated in 1954, and received a baseball scholarship to the University of Colorado, where he was a pitcher. He lost the scholarship due to excessive fratting, possibly fueled by the death of his mother, which occurred when Redford was 18. He later studied painting at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and took classes in theatrical set design at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City.

In September 1958, Redford married Lola Van Wagenen, who dropped out of college to marry him. They had four children: James, Shauna, Amy, and Scott Anthony Redford, their first child, who died in 1959 at age 2? months of

sudden infant death syndrome. They divorced in 1985 .

In July 2009, Redford married his longtime partner, Sibylle Szaggars at the luxury Louis C. Jacob Hotel in

Hamburg, Germany. She moved in with Redford in the 1990s and shared his Sundance, Utah home .

Redford's career, like that of almost all major stars who emerged in the 1950s, began in New York, where an actor could find work both in

television and on stage. Starting in 1959, he appeared as a guest star on numerous programs, including The Untouchables, Whispering Smith, Perry Mason, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Route 66, Dr. Kildare, Playhouse 90, Tate, Nothing in the Dark, and The Twilight Zone, among others. He earned an Emmy nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Voice of Charlie Pont (ABC, 1962). One of his last television appearances was on October 7, 1963, on the ABC medical drama about psychiatry, Breaking Point.

Redford's

Broadway debut was in a small role in Tall Story (1959), followed by parts in The Highest Tree (1959) and Sunday in New York (1961). His biggest Broadway success was as the stuffy newlywed husband of Elizabeth Ashley in Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park (1963).

While still largely an unknown, Redford made his screen debut in

War Hunt (1962), co-starring with John Saxon in a film set during the last days of the Korean War. This film also marked the debuts of Sydney Pollack and Tom Skerritt. After his Broadway success, he was cast in larger feature roles in movies. He played a bisexual movie star who marries starlet Natalie Wood in Inside Daisy Clover (1965) and rejoined her for Pollack's This Property Is Condemned (1966)?again as her lover. The same year saw his first teaming with Jane Fonda, in Arthur Penn's The Chase. Fonda and Redford were paired again in the big screen version of Barefoot in the Park (1967), and were again co-stars in Pollack's The Electric Horseman (1979).

Redford became concerned about his blond male stereotype image and turned down roles in

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Graduate. Redford found the property he was looking for in George Roy Hill's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), scripted by William Goldman, in which he was paired for the first time with Paul Newman. The film made him a bankable star and cemented his screen image as an intelligent, reliable, sometimes sardonic good guy. Redford became one of the most popular stars of the 1970s.

Redford suffered through a few films that did not achieve

box office success during this time, including Downhill Racer (1969), Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969), Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970), and The Hot Rock (1972). But his overall career was flourishing, with the critical and box office hit, Jeremiah Johnson (1972), the political satire The Candidate (1972), The Way We Were (1973) and The Sting (1973), for which he was nominated for an Oscar.

During the years 1974-76, exhibitors voted Redford Hollywood's top box office name. His hits included

The Great Gatsby (1974), The Great Waldo Pepper (1975) and Three Days of the Condor (1975). The popular and acclaimed All the President's Men (1976), directed by Alan J. Pakula and scripted once again by Goldman, was a landmark film for Redford. Not only was he the executive producer and co-star, but the film's serious subject matter, the Watergate scandal, also reflected the actor's offscreen concerns for political causes.

He also starred in the baseball film

The Natural (1984). Redford has continued his involvement in mainstream Hollywood movies, though projects became fewer. He appeared as a disgraced Army general sent to prison in the political thriller, The Last Castle (2001), directed by fellow political junkie Rod Lurie. Redford, a leading environmental activist, narrated the IMAX documentary Sacred Planet (2004), a sweeping journey across the globe to some of its most exotic and endangered places. In The Clearing (2004), a thriller co-starring Helen Mirren, Redford was a successful businessman whose kidnapping unearths the secrets and inadequacies that led to his achieving the American Dream.

Redford stepped back into producing with

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), a coming-of-age road film about a young medical student, Ernesto 'Che' Guevera, and his friend Alberto Granado. It also explored political and social issues of South America that influenced Guevara and shaped his future. Five years in the making, Redford was credited by director Walter Salles for being instrumental in getting the film made and released.

Back in front of the camera, Redford received good notices for his turn in director Lasse Hallstrom's

An Unfinished Life (2005) as a cantankerous rancher who is forced to take in his estranged daughter-in-law (Jennifer Lopez)?whom he blames for his son's death?and the granddaughter he never knew he had when they flee an abusive relationship. The film, which sat on the shelf for many months while its distributor Miramax was restructured, was generally dismissed as clich?d and overly sentimental. Meanwhile, Redford returned to familiar territory when he signed on to direct and star in an update of The Candidate.

Redford had long harbored ambitions to work on both sides of the lens. As early as 1969, Redford had served as the executive producer for Downhill Racer. His first outing as

director was in 1980's Ordinary People, a drama about the slow disintegration of an upper-middle class family, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director. Redford was credited with obtaining a powerful dramatic performance from Mary Tyler Moore, as well as superb work from Donald Sutherland and Timothy Hutton, who also won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

Redford did not direct again until

The Milagro Beanfield War (1988), a well-crafted though not commercially successful, screen version of John Nichols' acclaimed novel of the Southwest. The Milagro Beanfield War is the story of the people of Milagro, New Mexico (a real place off I-40 near Alburqueque) overcoming big developers who set about to ruin their community and force them out because of tax increases. Other directorial projects have included the period family drama A River Runs Through It (1992), based on Norman Maclean's novella; and the expos? Quiz Show (1994), about the quiz show scandal of the late 1950s. Redford worked from a screenplay by Paul Attanasio with noted cinematographer Michael Ballhaus and a strong cast that featured John Turturro, Rob Morrow, and Ralph Fiennes. Redford handpicked Morrow for his part in the film (Morrow's only high-profile feature film role to date), because he liked his work on Northern Exposure. Redford also directed Will Smith in The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000).

Beside his directing and producing duties, Redford continued acting. He played opposite

Meryl Streep in Sydney Pollack's Oscar-winning Out of Africa, Michelle Pfeiffer in the newsroom romance Up Close & Personal, and Kristin Scott Thomas in The Horse Whisperer, which he also directed. Redford also continued work in films with political context, such as Havana (1990), Sneakers (1992), Spy Game (2001), and Lions for Lambs (2007).

U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush pose with the Kennedy Center honorees, from left to right, actress Julie Harris, actor Robert Redford, singer Tina Turner, ballet dancer Suzanne Farrell and singer Tony Bennett on December 4, 2005, during the reception in the Blue Room at the White House.

He attended the University of Colorado in the 1950s and received an Honorary Degree in 1983.

In 1995, Redford received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from

Bard College. He was a 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award/Honorary Oscar recipient at the 74th Academy Awards.

In December 2005, he received honors at the Kennedy Center for his contributions to American culture. The Honors recipients are recognized for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts: whether in dance, music, theater, opera, motion pictures or television.

The University of Southern California (USC) School of Theater announced the first annual Robert Redford Award for Engaged Artists in 2009. According to the school's web site, the award was created "to honor those who have distinguished themselves not only in the exemplary quality, skill and innovation of their work, but also in their public commitment to social responsibility, to increasing awareness of global issues and events, and to inspiring and empowering young people."

Robert Redford received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Brown University at the 240th Commencement exercises on May 25, 2008. He also spoke during the ceremonies.

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