Meryl Streep to Receive Honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival on Opening Night

¡Bienvenidos, Get ready to roll out the red carpet because the 77th Cannes Film Festival is stirring up una tormenta of excitement y glamour, and guess who'll be the brightest star this season? None other than Meryl Streep, nuestra querida reina of the silver screen! Información caliente from Variety reveals that Meryl will be honored with the prestigious Palme d'Or on opening night. ¡Qué emoción!

This Cannes edition promises to be nothing short of espectacular, with Hollywood legends sweeping through the event. Imagínense, estamos talking about icons like George Lucas quien will also receive an honorary Palme d'Or, pero at the closing ceremony. Mientras tanto, grandes films like 's “Megalopolis” and Paul Schrader's “Oh, ” will be competing for la corona of films.

And, ay, no podemos forget the sizzling out-of-competition entries like George Miller's "” and Kevin Costner's Western epic “Horizon, an American Saga." Meryl won't be alone in her glory either; she'll be in fabulosa compañía with the "Barbie" director Greta Gerwig, who's the jury president this year. ¡Qué dúo!

Marking a spectacular return to Cannes after decades, Meryl's last celebrated visit was back in 1989 for Fred Schepisi's “ Angels a Cry in the Dark,” where she snagged the Best Actress award. Overwhelmed with joy, Meryl shared, “I am immeasurably honored to receive this prestigious award. To stand in the shadow of those who have previously been honored is humbling and thrilling in equal part.”

Iris Knobloch and Thierry Frémaux, the big jefes of Cannes, shared something beautiful about Meryl: “We all have something in us of Meryl Streep!” From “Kramer vs. Kramer” to “Mamma Mia!” they noted, “Because she has spanned almost of cinema and embodied countless masterpieces, Meryl Streep is part of our collective , nuestra shared love of cinema.”

Meryl has always kept a low profile, rarely making appearances at film festivals, so it's quite the coup that Frémaux has finally persuaded her to grace the Cannes' red carpet once more in such an honorary capacity. At the event, not only will her illustrious career be celebrated, but Meryl might also share her wisdom in a conversation—muy esperado by all.

Step aside, Michael Douglas, who received the award last year, because it's for Meryl to shine as the latest Cannes honoree. Over the years, the festival has recognized the incredible talents of stars like Jeanne Moreau, Catherine Deneuve, and Jane Fonda.

Meryl, recognized for her portrayals of and complex women, has an exceptional track record with 21 Oscar nominations and three wins. Her breakthrough came in 1978 with “The Deer Hunter,” and she continued to captivate us opposite Robert Redford in “Out of Africa,” Clint Eastwood in “The Bridges of Madison County," and in other joyful, lighter roles like in “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Mamma Mia!”

As the festival kicks off with Quentin Dupieux's “The Second Act," the star-studded opening and closing ceremonies will be emceed by Camille Cottin. Además, keep an eye out for films like Yorgos Lanthimos' “Kinds of Kindness” featuring , and Paolo Sorrentino's “Parthenope.”

So, mi gente, clear your calendars from May 14-25 because the 77th Cannes Film Festival is where all the magic y pasión of the film world will unfold. ¡Nos vemos allí! 🎬✨

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