Meryl Streep to be honored at Rome film festival

Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:16pm EDT
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ROME (Reuters) - Oscar-winning American actress Meryl Streep will receive a lifetime achievement award at this year's Rome film festival, organizers said on Friday.

The festival, which is in its fourth edition and runs from October 15-23, has previously honored actors Al Pacino, Sophia Loren and Sean Connery with the award.

The Czech-American director Milos Forman has been appointed president of the festival jury, organizers said.

(Editing by Kevin Liffey)

<p>Meryl Streep holds up her award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for "Doubt" at the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 25, 2009. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok</p>