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Meryl Streep: Awards keep coming, this time from Berlin festival

January 3, 2012 |  1:51 pm

Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady"

In case Meryl Streep is already been-there, done-that about her Kennedy Center Honors recognition, another award is on its way: Streep will be recognized at the Berlin film festival with an honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement. 

The honor will come after the 62-year-old Streep's "The Iron Lady" gets its Valentine's Day festival screening. The festival also will feature such Streep classics as "Kramer vs. Kramer," "Sophie's Choice" and Ministry guilty pleasure "The Bridges of Madison County."

"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," festival director Dieter Kosslick said Monday.

Meanwhile, "The Iron Lady," which sees Streep in Margaret Thatcher's shoes and opened in four U.S. theaters over the weekend to qualify for awards consideration, did a healthy per-screen average of more than $70,000.

The 62nd Berlin International Film Festival runs Feb. 9-19.


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Photo: Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." Credit: Alex Bailey / The Weinstein Co.