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Happy 71st birthday to the magical Meryl Streep!

Meryl Streep , the acting goddess, celebrates her 71st birthday today.

For more than 40 years now she has been delivering astonishingly great performances in films and won Oscars for Sophie’s Choice, The Iron Lady and Kramer vs. Kramer (see videos below).

With a total of 21 Academy Award nods, she’s received more nominations than any other actor or actress in film history.

In my opinion, she should also have won for Julie & Julia (she lost to Sandra Bullock!), Doubt (sorry Kate Winsletin The Reader) and for Adaptation (Catherine Zeta-Jones won for Chicago). She was also absolutely astonishingly good in the dramas One True Thing, Out in Africa, and Cry in the Dark and in such lighter fare as Postcards from the Edge and The Devil Wears Prada.

Here are some clips from a film career that will never be matched:





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3 Remarks

  1. June 22nd, 2020 at 4:24 am
    James Dwight Williamson says:

    She is good , I still think though she is the only one in Hollywood given decent female roles, and she takes them all. Makes things rather monotonous sometimes.

  2. More importantly, Lindsay Wagner is also 71 today!

  3. Kind of a lazy thing to say James Dwight. So many great roles for women in movies and television. Meryl might do one or two projects a year. So you have good, meaty roles going to Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong’o, Charlize Theron, Amy Adams, Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Scarlett Johansson, Glenn Close, Olivia Coleman, Frances McDormand, Brie Larson, Julianne Moore, Jennifer Lawerence, Kate Winslet, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Kathy Bates and on and on and on. As I write that list, however, the lack of diversity continues to be a real issue.

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