Gyllenhaal Presents Streep With Lifetime Achievement Prize

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February 15, 2012 | 2:21pm EST

By Melisa Tang

Meryl Streep received a Valentine’s Day gift from Jake Gyllenhaal at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany on Tuesday when he honored the actress with a lifetime achievement award.

The Hollywood icon, who scooped the Best Actress titles at Sunday’s BAFTAs and at last month’s Golden Globes for her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, received the prestigious Golden Bear statuette from Gyllenhaal, a member of the festival’s 2012 jury, during a special prizegiving at the Berlinale Palace.

The award topped a Valentine’s Day to remember for Streep – at a press conference earlier in the day, she also received a Russian doll from one reporter, while another gifted her with a surprise bouquet of flowers.

Accepting the bunch of white blooms from the journalist, the actress said, “How beautiful! My husband didn’t send me flowers, so thank God for Dieter!”

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