In Celebration of Meryl Streep. Happy Birthday!


Happy Birthday Meryl Streep.

When someone is accredited with the most Oscar nominations in history you know that heralds a very impressive career.

Some would say that with 20 nominations and 3 wins, Meryl Streep is the greatest living actress.

Her roll of honor also includes 30 Golden Globe nominations with 8 wins, 2 Emmy wins from 3 nominations and 2 BAFTAS from 15 nominations.

Worldwide, Meryl Streep has garnered 156 awards from 389 nominations.2

So let’s celebrate this incredible actress/woman on her birthday, June 22nd.2

1. Kramer Vs Kramer (1979)

A powerful performance as Joanne Kramer who left behind an unfulfilling marriage and her little boy.

Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman won Oscars as the leads and it also took the Best Movie award.

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2. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

As Miranda Priestley she made fashion magazine staff and designers quake in their perfect boots.2

If looks could kill … the look would be perfectly coiffed, makeup expertly applied and immaculately dressed.

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3. Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)

In one of her lesser known roles, Meryl is in rural Ireland in the 1930s as one of five unmarried sisters.

Watch it for the delightful cast and the stunning cinematography.

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4. Sophie’s Choice (1982)

This movie about a mother’s heartbreaking choice was Meryl’s 4th Academy Award nomination and her second win as Actress in a Lead Role.

It poses an incredible challenge for mother’s everywhere.

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5. Holocaust (1978)

Her performance in this harrowing TV mini-series was spellbinding.2

The series was harrowing and brought the reality of the Holocaust into our homes in a realistic way.

This won Meryl her first Emmy and set her on the road to greatness.

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6. Mamma Mia (2008)

It took a while but finally she was given a role where she could let her hair down, be a bit silly and not have so much pressure on her character’s shoulders.

A fun musical romp.

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Music of the Heart (1999)
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