Meryl Streep in Manhattan, 1979 - "Not only is Meryl Streep my favorite actress (sorry if that’s a cliché, but she’s really as good as it gets), but her hair in Woody Allen’s 1979 Manhattan achieves the perfect mix of just-washed clean, soft, and silky but also semi worn-in and very un-done in all the right ways. Her deep side part makes me want to change my very strict middle-part ways." —Elizabeth Taufield, Vogue.com Market Assistant
Just three years out of drama school when she auditioned for Kramer vs. Kramer, Meryl Streep never expected the Oscar the 1979 hit would earn her, nor the record 19 nominations and two more wins she has today.
theacademy: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, and director/writer Robert Benton on location during production of Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). All three would end up winning Oscars for their roles in the film: Hoffman for Actor, Streep for Supporting Actress, and Benton for Director and for Writing (Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium).
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) Moviestore Collection / Rex/REX USA Directed by: Robert Benton Written by: Robert Benton The other Oscars it won: Benton (Best Director); Benton (Best Adapted Screenplay); Dustin Hoffman (Best Actor); Meryl Streep (Best Supporting Actress) What it beat for Best Picture: All That Jazz, Apocalypse Now, Breaking Away, Norma Rae