With fiance John Cazale in 1978... "I’ve hardly ever seen a person so devoted to someone who is falling away like John was," said Al Pacino. “To see her in the act of love for this man was overwhelming."
At 29, Meryl Streep was grieving for a dead lover, falling for her future husband, and starting work on Kramer vs. Kramer, the movie that would make her a star and sweep the 1980 Oscars. In an adaptation from his upcoming biography of the actress, Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep, Michael Schulman recounts the struggles—physical, emotional, and intellectual—that launched Streep’s legend.
The Viet Cong Russian roulette scenes were shot in real circumstances, with real rats and mosquitoes, as the three principals (De Niro, Walken, and Savage) were tied up in bamboo cages erected along the River Kwai.