Meryl Streep, who turns 66 today has had a illustrious career in Hollywood. Meryl is considered the actor’s actor and has portrayed some memorable characters in her career spanning more than four decades, she has won multiple Academy Awards. Today, we take a look at 5 of her best performances.
The Iron Lady (2011)
One of the most anticipated biographical films in recent times, Meryl’s The Iron Lady is based on the life and times of former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. The film itself wasn’t that appreciated by the critics, but Meryl’s understated performance of one of the strongest women in history won her an Academy Award for Best Actress.
The Devil Wears Prada (2003)
This film too revealed the immense talent that Meryl is to a whole new generation. Again, Meryl plays a ruthless, cynical, fashion editor, Miranda Priestly in the movie, which is based on the eponymous novel. The Devil Wears Prada was appreciated for realistically portraying women at work and the world of journalism and fashion.
Meryl’s portrayal won her several accolades, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
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When Meryl met Philip Seymour Hoffman – an epic film happened. Doubt explored various aspects like faith, sexual abuse in the Catholic church and the most genuine of human emotions – doubt. Meryl was nominated for the Academy Awards in the Best Actor category for this film.
Sophie’s Choice (1992)
This is one of Meryl’s earlier roles that had her play a Concentration camp survivor. The film saw her give a gritty, intense performance that brought to screen the destruction that was the Holocaust.
Kramer Vs Kramer (1979)
Meryl’s most well-known role about a woman who leaves her family only because she’s unhappy. Meryl’s Joanna successful showed multiple facets of the female mind. Meryl won the Best Supporting Actress Academy for her performance.
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