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22nd Nov '13 9:41:04 AM MarkLungo
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->''"In the nearly four years of this series, no name has been mentioned more often, or with more respect, than that of tonight's guest.... She is one of those rare actors who defines her generation, her time, and her craft."''
->--'''James Lipton''', ''Inside the Actor's Studio'' 1998

-> ''"Meryl Streep could play Franchise/{{Batman}} and be the right choice. She's perfection."''
->-- Cameron on '''ModernFamily'''

'''Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep''' (born 1949), widely acknowledged by critics and fans alike as the best actress working today, broke Oscar nomination records with her nomination for Best Supporting Actress (''{{Adaptation}}''). Now with [[OscarBait seventeen Oscar nominations]] and three wins to her credit, she has tackled virtually every genre in Hollywood, including romantic comedies (''Defending Your Life''), serious dramas (''Film/SophiesChoice'', ''Doubt''), action-adventure (''The River Wild''), comedies (''She-Devil''), classic romances (''OutOfAfrica''), and even a musical (''MammaMia''). Easily identified by her trademark nose, she has also appeared in, among others, ''TheDevilWearsPrada'', ''Silkwood'', ''AngelsInAmerica'' (as an [[SerialEscalation elderly male rabbi]], among others), and ''Film/JulieAndJulia''.

She has been described as "the successor to BetteDavis," and in fact Davis herself endorsed Meryl's early work. Her versatility and ability to act with her eyes and face are now unique in Hollywood, but the talent evident in every film is reminiscent of Davis at her best. Onscreen she plays characters with tremendous depth, but oddly Meryl has no 'trademark' - she transforms herself completely for each role she plays in a way no Hollywood actress has done before or since. (Her facility with accents is one of the most praised weapons in her arsenal.) Although critics have described her as 'robotic' and 'acting from the neck up,' recent movies like ''MammaMia'' provide evidence to the contrary.

She is currently the standard to which all other actresses (and most actors as well) are compared, and the phrase "[[PretenderDiss You're no Meryl Streep]]" has been used on multiple occasions at all levels of the acting industry. In essence, she has defined the standards for not only her generation but every generation to come.

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!! Selected Filmography:
* ''Film/TheDeerHunter'' -- Linda
* ''KramerVsKramer'' -- Joanna Kramer (Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress)
* ''Film/{{Manhattan}}'' - Jill Davis
* ''The French Lieutenant's Woman'' -- Sarah/Anna
* ''SophiesChoice'' -- Sophie Zawistowski (Academy Award for Best Actress)
* ''Silkwood'' -- Karen Silkwood
* ''OutOfAfrica'' -- Karen Dinesen
* ''ACryInTheDark'' -- Lindy Chamberlain
* ''Postcards From the Edge'' -- Suzanne Vale
* ''DeathBecomesHer'' -- Madeline Ashton
* ''TheBridgesOfMadisonCounty'' -- Francesca Johnson
* ''MusicOfTheHeart'' -- Roberta Guaspari
* ''{{Adaptation}}.'' -- Susan Orlean
* ''TheHours'' -- Clarissa Vaughan
* ''TheDevilWearsPrada'' -- Miranda Priestly
* ''MammaMia'' -- Donna Sheridan
* ''Theatre/{{Doubt}}'' -- Sister Aloysius Beauvier
* ''Film/JulieAndJulia'' -- Julia Child
* ''TheIronLady'' -- MargaretThatcher (Academy Award for Best Actress)
* ''August: Osage County'' -- Violet Weston ''(to be released)''

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->''"In the nearly four years of this series, no name has been mentioned more often, or with more respect, than that of tonight's guest.... She is one of those rare actors who defines her generation, her time, and her craft."''
->--'''James Lipton''', ''Inside the Actor's Studio'' 1998

-> ''"Meryl Streep could play Franchise/{{Batman}} and be the right choice. She's perfection."''
->-- Cameron on '''ModernFamily'''

'''Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep''' (born 1949), widely acknowledged by critics and fans alike as the best actress working today, broke Oscar nomination records with her nomination for Best Supporting Actress (''{{Adaptation}}''). Now with [[OscarBait seventeen Oscar nominations]] and three wins to her credit, she has tackled virtually every genre in Hollywood, including romantic comedies (''Defending Your Life''), serious dramas (''Film/SophiesChoice'', ''Doubt''), action-adventure (''The River Wild''), comedies (''She-Devil''), classic romances (''OutOfAfrica''), and even a musical (''MammaMia''). Easily identified by her trademark nose, she has also appeared in, among others, ''TheDevilWearsPrada'', ''Silkwood'', ''AngelsInAmerica'' (as an [[SerialEscalation elderly male rabbi]], among others), and ''Film/JulieAndJulia''.

She has been described as "the successor to BetteDavis," and in fact Davis herself endorsed Meryl's early work. Her versatility and ability to act with her eyes and face are now unique in Hollywood, but the talent evident in every film is reminiscent of Davis at her best. Onscreen she plays characters with tremendous depth, but oddly Meryl has no 'trademark' - she transforms herself completely for each role she plays in a way no Hollywood actress has done before or since. (Her facility with accents is one of the most praised weapons in her arsenal.) Although critics have described her as 'robotic' and 'acting from the neck up,' recent movies like ''MammaMia'' provide evidence to the contrary.

She is currently the standard to which all other actresses (and most actors as well) are compared, and the phrase "[[PretenderDiss You're no Meryl Streep]]" has been used on multiple occasions at all levels of the acting industry. In essence, she has defined the standards for not only her generation but every generation to come.

----
!! Selected Filmography:
* ''Film/TheDeerHunter'' -- Linda
* ''KramerVsKramer'' -- Joanna Kramer (Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress)
* ''Film/{{Manhattan}}'' - Jill Davis
* ''The French Lieutenant's Woman'' -- Sarah/Anna
* ''SophiesChoice'' -- Sophie Zawistowski (Academy Award for Best Actress)
* ''Silkwood'' -- Karen Silkwood
* ''OutOfAfrica'' -- Karen Dinesen
* ''ACryInTheDark'' -- Lindy Chamberlain
* ''Postcards From the Edge'' -- Suzanne Vale
* ''DeathBecomesHer'' -- Madeline Ashton
* ''TheBridgesOfMadisonCounty'' -- Francesca Johnson
* ''MusicOfTheHeart'' -- Roberta Guaspari
* ''{{Adaptation}}.'' -- Susan Orlean
* ''TheHours'' -- Clarissa Vaughan
* ''TheDevilWearsPrada'' -- Miranda Priestly
* ''MammaMia'' -- Donna Sheridan
* ''Theatre/{{Doubt}}'' -- Sister Aloysius Beauvier
* ''Film/JulieAndJulia'' -- Julia Child
* ''TheIronLady'' -- MargaretThatcher (Academy Award for Best Actress)
* ''August: Osage County'' -- Violet Weston ''(to be released)''
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17th Oct '13 8:01:51 PM autofire372
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'''Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep''' (born 1949), widely acknowledged by critics and fans alike as the best actress working today, broke Oscar nomination records with her nomination for Best Supporting Actress (''{{Adaptation}}''). Now with [[OscarBait seventeen Oscar nominations]] and three wins to her credit, she has tackled virtually every genre in Hollywood, including romantic comedies (''Defending Your Life''), serious dramas (''Film/SophiesChoice'', ''Doubt''), action-adventure (''The River Wild''), comedies (''She-Devil''), classic romances (''OutOfAfrica''), and and even a musical (''MammaMia''). Easily identified by her trademark nose, she has also appeared in, among others, ''TheDevilWearsPrada'', ''Silkwood'', ''AngelsInAmerica'' (as an [[SerialEscalation elderly male rabbi]], among others), and ''Film/JulieAndJulia''.

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'''Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep''' (born 1949), widely acknowledged by critics and fans alike as the best actress working today, broke Oscar nomination records with her nomination for Best Supporting Actress (''{{Adaptation}}''). Now with [[OscarBait seventeen Oscar nominations]] and three wins to her credit, she has tackled virtually every genre in Hollywood, including romantic comedies (''Defending Your Life''), serious dramas (''Film/SophiesChoice'', ''Doubt''), action-adventure (''The River Wild''), comedies (''She-Devil''), classic romances (''OutOfAfrica''), and and even a musical (''MammaMia''). Easily identified by her trademark nose, she has also appeared in, among others, ''TheDevilWearsPrada'', ''Silkwood'', ''AngelsInAmerica'' (as an [[SerialEscalation elderly male rabbi]], among others), and ''Film/JulieAndJulia''.
3rd Sep '13 7:31:56 AM FastEddie
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3rd Sep '13 7:29:39 AM Aquila89
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28th Aug '13 3:39:10 PM TVRulezAgain
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-> ''"Meryl Streep could play {{Batman}} and be the right choice. She's perfection."''

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-> ''"Meryl Streep could play {{Batman}} Franchise/{{Batman}} and be the right choice. She's perfection."''
24th Aug '13 9:45:28 AM Tapol
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-> ''"Meryl Streep could play {{Batman}} and be the right choice. She's perfection."''
->-- Cameron on '''ModernFamily'''
21st May '13 2:33:16 AM Aquila89
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She has been described as "the successor to BetteDavis," and in fact Davis herself endorsed Meryl's early work. Her versatility and ability to act with her eyes and face are now unique in Hollywood, but the talent evident in every film is reminiscent of Davis at her best. Onscreen she plays characters with tremendous depth, but oddly Meryl has no 'trademark' - she transforms herself completely for each role she plays in a way no Hollywood actress has done before or since. (Her facility with accents is one of the most praised weapons in her arsenal.) Although critics have described her as 'robotic' and 'acting from the neck up,' recent movies like ''MammaMia!'' provide evidence to the contrary.

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She has been described as "the successor to BetteDavis," and in fact Davis herself endorsed Meryl's early work. Her versatility and ability to act with her eyes and face are now unique in Hollywood, but the talent evident in every film is reminiscent of Davis at her best. Onscreen she plays characters with tremendous depth, but oddly Meryl has no 'trademark' - she transforms herself completely for each role she plays in a way no Hollywood actress has done before or since. (Her facility with accents is one of the most praised weapons in her arsenal.) Although critics have described her as 'robotic' and 'acting from the neck up,' recent movies like ''MammaMia!'' ''MammaMia'' provide evidence to the contrary.
20th Mar '13 12:16:46 PM Aquila89
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* ''Film/{{Manhattan}}'' - Jill Davis

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20th Mar '13 12:16:37 PM Aquila89
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2nd Feb '13 1:49:56 AM RoseAndHeather
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'''Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep''' (born 1949), widely acknowledged by critics and fans alike to be one of the best actresses working today, broke Oscar nomination records with her nomination for Best Supporting Actress (''{{Adaptation}}''). Now with [[OscarBait seventeen Oscar nominations]] and three wins to her credit, she has tackled virtually every genre in Hollywood, including romantic comedies (''Defending Your Life''), serious dramas (''Film/SophiesChoice'', ''Doubt''), action-adventure (''The River Wild''), comedies (''She-Devil''), classic romances (''OutOfAfrica''), and and even a musical (''MammaMia''). Easily identified by her trademark nose, she has also appeared in, among others, ''TheDevilWearsPrada'', ''Silkwood'', ''AngelsInAmerica'' (as an [[SerialEscalation elderly male rabbi]], among others), and ''Film/JulieAndJulia''.

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'''Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep''' (born 1949), widely acknowledged by critics and fans alike to be one of as the best actresses actress working today, broke Oscar nomination records with her nomination for Best Supporting Actress (''{{Adaptation}}''). Now with [[OscarBait seventeen Oscar nominations]] and three wins to her credit, she has tackled virtually every genre in Hollywood, including romantic comedies (''Defending Your Life''), serious dramas (''Film/SophiesChoice'', ''Doubt''), action-adventure (''The River Wild''), comedies (''She-Devil''), classic romances (''OutOfAfrica''), and and even a musical (''MammaMia''). Easily identified by her trademark nose, she has also appeared in, among others, ''TheDevilWearsPrada'', ''Silkwood'', ''AngelsInAmerica'' (as an [[SerialEscalation elderly male rabbi]], among others), and ''Film/JulieAndJulia''.
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