Meryl Streep vs Robert De Niro

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Net worth 2018
$200 Million
Film & Theater Personalities
New York City
Salisbury, CT
United States
1.77 m
Master of Arts, Yale University

Set in 2048, the social science fiction film recounts the story of a post-apocalyptic community without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, where a young boy is chosen to learn the real world


In 2018, she collaborated with 300 women in Hollywood to set up the Time's Up initiative to protect women from harassment and discrimination


She was pictured alongside Ukrainian lawmaker Mustafa Nayyem with a “Free Sentsov” sign in a photograph taken during the PEN America Annual Literary Gala on April 25, at which Sentsov was honoured with a 2017 PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write award


She gave a speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in support of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton


Streep, when asked in a 2015 interview by Time Out magazine if she was a feminist, answered, "I am a humanist; I am for nice easy balance


In 2014, Streep established two scholarships for students at the University of Massachusetts Lowell - the Meryl Streep Endowed Scholarship for English majors, and the Joan Hertzberg Endowed Scholarship (named for Streep's former classmate at Vassar College) for math majors


At the National Board of Review Awards in 2013, Streep labeled Walt Disney as "anti-semitic" and a "gender bigot"


On October 4, 2012, Streep donated $1 million to The Public Theater in honor of both its late founder, Joseph Papp, and her friend, the author Nora Ephron


Streep re-teamed with Mamma Mia director Phyllida Lloyd on The Iron Lady (2011), a British biographical film about Margaret Thatcher, which takes a look at the Prime Minister during the Falklands War and her years in retirement


President Barack Obama awarded her the 2010 National Medal of Arts, and in 2014, the Presidential Medal of Freedom


When asked if religion plays a part in her life in 2009, Streep replied: "I follow no doctrine


" In an interview in December 2008, she also alluded to her lack of religious belief when she said: "So, I've always been really, deeply interested, because I think I can understand the solace that's available in the whole construct of religion


She had a role in Robert Redford's Lions for Lambs (also 2007), a film about the connection between a platoon of United States soldiers in Afghanistan, a U


Commercially, Streep fared better with a role in The Devil Wears Prada (also 2006), a loose screen adaptation of Lauren Weisberger's 2003 novel of the same name


Streep was next cast in the comedy film Prime (2005), directed by Ben Younger


"In 2004, Streep was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award by the board of directors of the American Film Institute


Streep had a cameo as herself in the Farrelly brothers comedy Stuck on You (2003), and re-united with Mike Nichols to star with Al Pacino and Emma Thompson in the HBO adaptation of Tony Kushner's six-hour play Angels in America (2003), the story of two couples whose relationships dissolve amidst the backdrop of Reagan era politics


Streep appeared alongside Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore in Stephen Daldry's The Hours (2002), based on the 1999 novel by Michael Cunningham


In 2001, Streep returned to the stage for the first time in more than twenty years, playing Arkadina in The Public Theater's revival of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, directed by Mike Nichols and co-starring Kevin Kline, Natalie Portman, and Philip Seymour Hoffman


"Streep entered the 2000s with a voice cameo in Steven Spielberg's A


Streep portrayed Roberta Guaspari, a real-life New Yorker who found passion and enlightenment teaching violin to the inner-city kids of East Harlem, in the music drama Music of the Heart (1999)


As an Irishwoman, Streep acted opposite Michael Gambon and Catherine McCormack in Pat O'Connor's Dancing at Lughnasa (1998), which was entered into the Venice Film Festival in its year of release


Streep played the estranged sister of Bessie (Diane Keaton), a woman battling leukemia, in Marvin's Room (1996), an adaptation of the play by Scott McPherson


Streep's most successful film of the decade was the romance The Bridges of Madison County (1995) directed by Clint Eastwood, who adapted the film from Robert James Waller's novel of the same name


Streep appeared with Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close and Winona Ryder in The House of the Spirits (1993), set during the military dictatorship of Chile


Inspired by the events of the 1991 University of Iowa shooting, and initially scheduled for a 2007 release, producers and investors decided to shelve Dark Matter out of respect for the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre in April 2007


8-million private estate in Connecticut, with an extensive art studio to facilitate Streep's husband's work, and lived there until they bought a $3-million mansion in Brentwood, Los Angeles, in 1990


She found the role in She-Devil (1989), a satire that parodied Hollywood's obsession with beauty and cosmetic surgery, in which she played a glamorous writer


In Evil Angels (1988), she played Lindy Chamberlain, an Australian woman who had been convicted of the murder of her infant daughter despite claiming that the baby had been taken by a dingo


She said in 1987, "I have a smattering of things I've learned from different teachers, but nothing I can put into a valise and open it up and say, 'Now, which one would you like?' Nothing I can count on, and that makes it more dangerous


Her next films did not appeal to a wide audience; she co-starred with Jack Nicholson in the dramas Heartburn (1986) and Ironweed (1987), in which she sang onscreen for the first time since the television movie Secret Service (1977)


Streep is well known for her ability to imitate a wide range of accents - from Danish in Out of Africa (1985) to British received pronunciation in The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Plenty (1985), and The Iron Lady (2011); Italian in The Bridges of Madison County (1995); a southern American accent in The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979); a Minnesota accent in A Prairie Home Companion (2006); Irish-American in Ironweed (1987); and a heavy Bronx accent in Doubt (2008)


While the film had a mixed reception, Streep's performance gained rave reviews, earning her Best Actress awards at the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs, as well as her third win at the 84th Academy Awards


The year 1983 saw Streep play her first non-fictional character, the nuclear whistleblower and labor union activist Karen Silkwood who died in a suspicious car accident while investigating alleged wrongdoing at the Kerr-McGee plutonium plant, in Mike Nichols's biographical film Silkwood


For her role in the film Sophie's Choice (1982), Streep spoke both English and German with a Polish accent, as well as Polish itself


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


By 1980, Streep had progressed to leading roles in films


They have four children: musician Henry (born 1979), actresses Mamie (born 1983) and Grace (born 1986), and model Louisa (born 1991)


Streep lived with actor John Cazale for three years until his death from lung cancer in March 1978


Streep's first feature film role came opposite Jane Fonda in the 1977 film Julia, in which she had a small role during a flashback sequence


" She continued to work on Broadway, appearing in the 1976 double bill of Tennessee Williams' 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Arthur Miller's A Memory of Two Mondays


Streep moved to New York City in 1975, and was cast by Joseph Papp in a production of Trelawny of the Wells at the Public Theater, opposite Mandy Patinkin and John Lithgow


's first female newspaper publisher, Kay Graham, to Tom Hanks' Ben Bradlee, in Steven Spielberg's drama The Post, which centers on The Washington Post's publication of the 1971 Pentagon Papers


Streep also enrolled as a visiting student at Dartmouth College in the fall of 1970, and received an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the college in 1981


Although in high school, Streep appeared in numerous school plays, she was uninterested in serious theater until acting in the play Miss Julie at Vassar College in 1969, in which she gained attention across the campus


A drama revolving around the stern principal nun (Streep) of a Bronx Catholic school in 1964 who brings accusations of pedophilia against a popular priest (Hoffman), the film became a moderate box office success, and was hailed by many critics as one of the best films of 2008


In 1963, the family moved to Bernardsville, New Jersey, where she attended Bernards High School


Both Loren and Anna Magnani were an influence in her portrayal, and Streep viewed Pier Paolo Pasolini's Mamma Roma (1962) prior to filming


Switching between the present and the past, it tells the story of a bedridden woman, who remembers her tumultuous life in the mid-1950s


Mary Louise Streep was born on June 22, 1949, in Summit, New Jersey


At the 35th People's Choice Awards, her version of "Mamma Mia" won an award for "Favorite Song From A Soundtrack"


Streep received her 31st Golden Globe nomination at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, for Best Actress


Set in the 1850s midwest, the film stars Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones as an unusual pair who help three women driven to madness by the frontier to get back East


He also noted that Streep's acting ability had a profound impact on her co-stars, and that "one could improve by 1000% purely by watching her"


Some of his movies scheduled to release in 2013 and the following year include, ‘Last Vegas’, ‘American Hustle’, ‘Grudge Match’, ‘Motel’, ‘Hands of Stone’ and ‘The Irishman’


Showing no signs of taking it slow, in 2012, he delivered a power packed performance for the movie ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, for which he won an Academy Award nomination


In 2011, De Niro displayed his versatility by acting is films of different genres


In 2010, Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis’s directorial venture, ‘Machete’ saw him play the character of Senator John McLaughlin in this action-packed film


Two years later, in 2006, he donned the director’s cap for a second time in the spy thriller ‘The Good Shepherd’


In 2004, he gave a voice over for the character of Don Limo in the animated film, ‘Shark tale’


He faced health concerns in 2003 when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer


In 2002, he reprised his role of Paul Vitti in 1999 comedy, ‘Analyze This’ with its sequel, ‘Analyze That’


Same year, he also hosted a show on CBS titled, ‘9/11’ which was a documentary about the September 11, 2001 attacks


Keeping the laughter therapy on, in 2000, he came up with his next movie, “Meet the Parents’ cast opposite Ben Stiller


He ended the decade with ‘Analyze This’ (1999), a film which made hilarious spoof on mob movies


They parted ways in 1998 (not legally though) only to renew their vows in 2004


In 1997, he tied the nuptial knot for a second time with Grace Hightower


In 1995, he fathered twin sons conceived by in-vitro fertilization and delivered by a surrogate mother in 1995, out of his relationship with Toukie Smith


With an aim to try new genres and not be typecast as a mob hero, he expanded his artistic horizons and was seen tickling the rib of the audience with his accurate comic timing in the movies, ‘The King of Comedy’, ‘Brazil’ and ‘Midnight Run’The decade of 1990s began on a good note for this talented actor as his film, ‘Goodfellas’ (1990), did exceptionally well at the box office


The start of the decade of 1980s brought good news for him


Other releases of 1976 include Bernardo Bertolucci's ‘1900’, which was an epic biographical exploration of life in Italy before World War II,’ and Elia Kazan’s ‘The Last Tycoon’


Year 1974 only catapulted his position as the finest actor of the industry with the release of Francis Ford Coppola's ‘The Godfather Part II’


Year 1973 can be marked as a breakthrough year for this budding star


His first film as a lead actor was ‘Greetings’, released in 1968


His career as an actor kick-started in 1963, when he bagged a small role opposite Jill Clayburgh for the movie, ‘The Wedding Party’