Magda Vášáryová

1. – Meryl Streep, Sophie’s Choice,  1982. The titular choice for director and co-scenarist Alan J Pakula came down to the  Czech (now Slovak) star of Dark Sun and  Cutting It Short, 1980, – and Meryl,  who begged to be  Sophie Zawistowska on her hands and knees, literally. She learned a Polish accent, how to speak German,  she dubbed the French release version… and won her second Oscar. Vásáryová later became the  Czech ambassador in Vienna 1990-1992 and a 1999 Slovak Presidential candidate.


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