第五课：银屏 The Silver Screen
Meryl Streep was born in a small village in America in 1949.
After high school Meryl went to study at a famous drama school.
While still a student, she played roles in many plays.
After graduating, she went to New York,
where she started working as an actress
and won the Theater World Award for her role in a play.
Meryl Streep made her first film, called Julia in 1977.
A few years later, she won her first Oscar as Best Actress for the film Kramer vs Kramer(1979).
During the 1980s and 1990s she won many more prizes while acting in famous films such as
Sophie’s Choice(1982), Out of Africa (1985) and Music of the heart(1999).
Meryl Streep got married in 1978 and has a son and three daughters.
Keanu Reeves was born in Lebanon in 1964. He grew up in Toronto
and left high school without a degree when he was seventeen.
In the beginning he took many small jobs to make money.
When he was twenty years old, he acted in his first film, called Wolfboy(1984).
In 1986 he moved to Hollywood to live with his stepfather, who is a film director.
After acting in many cheap films for a few years,
he was asked to play a role in the film Speed in 1994.
This film quickly made him famous.
Since then Keanu Reeves has acted in more than twelve films such as The Matrix(1999), Sweet November(2001) and Hardball(2001).