~~June 22, 2014~~
Meryl Streep (born Mary Louise Streep; June 22, 1949) is an American actress of theater, film and television.
She is widely regarded as one of the greatest actresses of all time.
Streep made her professional stage debut in The Playboy of Seville (1971), before her screen debut in the television movie The Deadliest Season (1977). In that same year, she made her film debut in Julia (1977). Both critical and commercial success came quickly with roles in The Deer Hunter (1978) and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), the first of which brought her an Academy Award nomination, and the second, her first win, for Best Supporting Actress. She later won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her roles in Sophie’s Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (2011). With 18 Academy Award nominations in 35 years, Streep holds the record as being the most nominated actor (male or female) in history.
Streep has also received 28 Golden Globe nominations, winning eight, more nominations and more competitive (non-honorary) wins than any other actor (male or female) in history. Her work has also earned her two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Cannes Film Festival award, five New York Film Critics Circle Awards, two BAFTA awards, two Australian Film Institute awards, five Grammy Award nominations, and a Tony Award nomination, among several others.
She was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2004 and the Kennedy Center Honor in 2011 for her contribution to American culture through performing arts, the youngest actor in each award’s history.
President Barack Obama awarded her the 2010 National Medal of Arts. In 2003, the government of France made her a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters.
~~Accents and dialects~~
Streep is well known for her ability to imitate a wide range of accents, from Danish in Out of Africa (1985) to English Received pronunciation in Plenty (also 1985), The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981) and The Iron Lady (2011); from Italian in The Bridges of Madison County (1995) to a Minnesota accent in A Prairie Home Companion (2006) and from Irish-American in Ironweed to a heavy Bronx accent in Doubt. After A Cry in the Dark (1988), critics were impressed with Streep’s ability to master an Australian accent with shades of New Zealand English. For her role in the film Sophie’s Choice (1982), she spoke both English and German with a Polish accent, as well as Polish itself. In The Iron Lady, she reproduced the vocal style of Margaret Thatcher from the time before she became Britain’s Prime Minister, and after she had taken elocution lessons to change her pitch, pronunciation and delivery.
Despite the accolades accorded to her, Streep has emphasized that adopting accents is an element she simply considers an obvious part of creating a character. When asked whether accents helped her get into character, she responded, “I’m always baffled by this question … How could I play that part and talk like me?” When questioned in Belfast as to how she reproduces different accents, Streep replied, “I listen” – in a dead-on Ulster accent.
~~Happy 65th birthday to actress Meryl Streep~~
With three Academy Awards and 18 nominations, eight Golden Globe awards, and countless other honors, Streep is widely regarded as one of the most talented actors of modern times. Her Oscars were awarded for her performances in Sophie’s Choice (Best Actress), Kramer vs. Kramer (Best Supporting Actress), and The Iron Lady (Best Actress).
Streep also received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama in 2010 and the Kennedy Center Honor for her contribution to American culture through the performing arts in 2011, the youngest actor to be honored. She is also a prominent advocate of women’s rights and a supporter the National Women’s History Museum and the effort to build a museum dedicated to honoring women’s diverse experiences and achievements on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
What is your favorite Meryl Streep film?
After going through the long list above, there are so many movies and so many roles that she has interpreted. There is a wide array of variety, different topics and roles. Topics have ranged from historical, political, educational, biographical. Some have been deep and complicated roles. Others lighthearted and funny.
I have seen many of them and I have enjoyed all of her movies.
There are some that I will make the time to watch.
It’s hard to say which is my favorite. If the way to gauge which one is my favorite one, I would have to say it is MAMMA MIA!
I’ve lost count of how many times I have seen it.
~~Mamma Mia! Official Trailer~~
~Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried Movie (2008)~
~~Uploaded January 9, 2012~~
~~Dancing Queen – Mamma Mia!~~
~~Uploaded October 21, 2012~~
~~The winner takes it all~~
~Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan~
~~Uploaded January 24, 2014~~
LOVE YOU MERYL! HAPPY BIRTHDAY … AND MANY MORE!!
We ALL are ONE!!