Posts Tagged: Meryl Streep

Bill Clinton Wants George Clooney to Walk in His Shoes

5, 2012 6:00am

Bill Clinton has a good idea about who should play him in a movie biopic of his life, should one ever be made. His pick? George Clooney. At first glance, that might seem like a pretty confident choice since Clooney is considered one of Hollywood’s hottest leading men. However, when Brad Pitt was mentioned as an option, Clinton said he was “too good looking” to play him. (Ouch. Poor George.)

As reported by The Huffington Post, Harvey Weinstein, who was sitting in for Piers Morgan, brought the question up during a chat with the former president. He went on to give his opinion on who should play his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the obvious and best choice came up: Meryl Streep. No word yet on who should play his daughter Chelsea.

Would you watch a movie starring Clooney and Streep as husband and wife?

Shirley MacLaine to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

24, 2012 12:00pm

Shirley MacLaineAt this year’s AFI Gala Tribute, Shirley MacLaine will be honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award. Meryl Streep will be on hand to present the honor just eight years after she herself received it.

“The world loves Shirley MacLaine,” said Bob Gazzale, the president and CEO of AFI. “AFI’s challenge will be how to fit it all into one evening because hers is a life that spans from movies to television to Broadway, books and beyond. Perhaps more than any other recipient, with Shirley I would underline the word ‘life’ in Life Achievement Award. Hers is a story more than just movies. It’s an epic journey, and she has invited all of us to come along for the ride.”

The AFI Gala Tribute takes place on June 7 at Sony Pictures Studios.