Which film starred Meryl Streep playing Sophie Zawistowski?
- KimberlyLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
"Meryl Streep" in"Sophie's Choice"(1982)
Born: Jun 22, 1949 in Summit, New Jersey
Husband/Wife: Donald J. Gummer (sculptor; married in September 1978)
Relationship: John Cazale (actor; born on August 12, 1935; died on March 12, 1978; together 1976-1978)
Father: Harry Streep Jr. (pharmaceutical executive)
Mother: Mary Streep (commercial artist)
Brother: Harry Streep III (choreographer; younger; married to actress Maeve Kinkead), Dana (bond salesman; younger)
Son: Henry Gummer (aka Harry Gummer ; born in 1979)
Daughter: Louisa Jacobson Gummer (born on June 12, 1991), Grace Jane Gummer (born in 1986), Mary Willa Gummer (born in 1983
Major Genres: Drama, Comedy
Career Highlights: A Cry in the Dark, Kramer vs. Kramer, Holocaust
First Major Screen Credit: The Deer Hunter (1978)
Born June 22, 1949 in Summit, NJ, Streep took operatic voice lessons, and subsequently cultivated a fascination with acting while she attended Bernards High School... Streep graced several school productions (she took an early bow as Daisy Mae in Lil' Abner) , earned decent grades, and became popular among fellow students (she joined the cheerleaders and won the title of homecoming queen). ..Upon high school graduation, Streep studied drama at Vassar, Dartmouth, and Yale, where she appeared in thirty to forty productions with the Yale Repertory Theater....
With a five-star education... and years of collegiate stage work under her belt, Streep headed for the New York footlights and launched her off-Broadway career...
Cast: Meryl Streep, Peter MacNicol, Kevin Kline, Rita Karin, Stephen D. Newman, Günther Maria Halmer, Melanie Pianka..
The story starts simply enough. Stingo, a young writer, moves into the same boarding house as Sophie, a Czech immigrant, and her Jewish husband Nathan. The trio quickly becomes inseparable, as Nathan and Sophie entrance the naive young man with their sophisticated and entertaining ways. What he doesn't realize is the dark secrets and overriding obsessions that are lurking underneath the surface of their supposedly happy marriage. After witnessing a few of Nathan's cruel and seemingly unjustified outbursts, he begins to fall even more deeply in love with the vulnerable Sophie. To make him understand why Nathan treats her the way he does, she tells him the story of how she survived the Nazis. It's an extraordinary and entrancing story that will break your heart, but also shows a dark side to Sophie. She's stronger than she appears. Though not her fault, she can never forgive herself for the devastating choices she had to make to save her life. She loves a brutal man because she believes it is all she deserves and will ultimately bring about her salvation.........
This is not an easy film to watch, mainly because Streep makes you feel her pain without ever uttering a word about it... She speaks in broken English ..with an accent most actors only dream of attaining... If I didn't know better, I'd have sworn English was not her first language... An accent can make or break a performance and this one pushes her right over the top of genius... She looked and acted so differently then I had ever seen her before, I almost couldn't believe it was her. In the hands of a lesser actress, SOPHIE'S would have been a hokey melodrama..... No other actress had a chance in hell of beating her for the Oscar that year. Much like she does with Francesca in BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, she takes a complicated woman, who makes morally dubious decisions, and creates a likable heroine you just want to see find happiness... She doesn't do it alone.... Her brilliance helps her two neophyte co-stars reach the heights of their talent.... This is one of Kline's most brilliant performances... You want to hate him, but he's just as much a victim of circumstances as Sophie....
As the Holocaust-haunted title character, in "Sophie's Choice "(1982) she won a Best Actress Oscar....
My regards!;)Source(s): http://www.nndb.com/people/001/000024926/ http://eightiesclub.tripod.com/id436.htm http://www.nostalgiacentral.com/movies/sophieschoi... http://www.time.com/time/archive/preview/0,10987,1... http://www.cinecon.com/news.php?id=0606142 http://www.channel4.com/film/reviews/feature.jsp?i...
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- CherokeeLv 51 decade ago
Sophies Choice,also starring Kevin Kline as her cocaine abusing lover Nathan and Stingo the southern writer staying in the boarding house,his character was based on the Author William Styron .Meryl won an Oscar for this,her Polish accent was perfect.Sophie had been rescued by Nathan after she got out of a concentration camp and as he nursed her back to health she told him the horrors of the camp including being made to choose which of her children to die and which one to live.GREAT movie!
- luckerLv 44 years ago
Ritchie Valens and sure I noticed the film whilst it got here out. I notion the film used to be very well however I did not fairly recognise who Ritchie Valens used to be (I used to be born within the past due 50's) however I had heard approximately the aircraft crash with him, Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper (??)
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