Five Reasons We Love Meryl Streep

November 8, 2007 at 8:09 pm Leave a comment

Meryl Streep1.) Meryl Streep is not afraid to take on challenging or strange roles, from a lesbian in Manhattan to the heartbreaking role of a distraught mother in Kramer vs. Kramer to a strongly accented lead in Out of Africa, to the more modern singing role in Prairie Home Companion, as well as her now infamously icy turn in the Devil Wears Prada. Streep takes it all in stride, and comes across very naturally, adding authenticity and refinement to each of her roles. She is one of the most talented and versatile actresses of our time.2.) She is the most nominated actor in all of history, with fourteen well-deserved Academy Award nominations. While the Academy does overlook talented actors now and then, it does grant the most famous and easily recognized award in the film industry. It’s nice to see that Streep has been singled out for her abilities time and again. She is also one of a small group of actors to win the SAG Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and an Academy Award.

3.) Meryl Streep is incredibly intelligent, having graduated from Vassar College and completing a MFA from Yale University. While you don’t have to be smart to be a good actress, it certainly helps, especially in this day and age where starlets are known not for their brains but for their spending habits. Articulate and graceful, Streep is from an entirely different class of actors, the kind that you can count on to be in good movies, knowing that almost every film role they take on has been carefully considered. You are safe with a Streep film.

4.) By all accounts, Streep has kept her private life fairly quiet; she has been married to the same man since 1978 and has four respectable children. As we are so used to seeing the lives of the famous explode in their faces, Streep is a welcome respite from the endless cycle of celebrity marriages and scandals. Sadly, an actress who focuses on her acting has become the exception, not the norm. More actresses could take to heart Streep’s formula for success; education + a stable life = outrageous achievement!

5.) And finally, in addition to being a better actress and person than all of us combined, Streep is probably a molecular biologist in her spare time. She will most likely come out with a cure for AIDS next year, along with writing the great American novel, and in one fell swoop will win both the Nobel Peace Prize and a Pulitzer.



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