Meryl Streep set for Rome festival award

Fest also announces Milos Forman at jury president

ROME -- The fourth edition of the Rome International Film Festival will present the Marcus Aurelius award for lifetime achievement to Meryl Streep, the festival announced Friday.

The festival also said Oscar-winning director Milos Forman would head the event's main competition jury.

Streep, who has won two best actress Oscars and has been nominated for 13 others, will become the second woman to win Rome's career prize, following Sophia Loren, who was given the honor at the second edition of the festival. Streep won her gold statues for "Kramer vs. Kramer" in 1979 and "Sophie's Choice" three years later.

Forman, meanwhile, won his best director Oscars for "One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest" in 1975 and "Amadeus" in 1984.

The fourth edition of the Rome festival will take place Oct. 15-23.