I haven't seen that many Meryl Streep films, but what I have seen her in, prove she is pretty remarkable. She is without a doubt, the greatest American actress alive, if not the GREATEST ACTRESS ALIVE period.
She played an innocent Vietnam soldier's wife in The Deer Hunter, which I believe was one of her very first roles back in 1977 or something like that, and then turns into a real demanding overbearing witch of a wife in Kramer vs. Kramer. Yeah, pretty memorable role and the bitch was so on fire that she garnered her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress of 1979. Not long ago, I got to see her in Sophie's Choice, and was blown away at how convincing she was, playing that Polish Jewish woman. She really had that accent down! And even better is when she speaks Polish and German. Yeah, I was convinced! I actually thought Meryl looked quite beautiful in this movie too, and she won her second Academy Award for Best Actress for this most heartbreaking role.
The Hours (which is one of the few movies I have ever seen people walking out of in droves at the theater), is a brilliant and quite depressing film; not for the general moviegoing public. All of the actresses in this are first-rate, including Meryl Streep of course, where she plays a lesbian who cares deeply for her dying gay friend. I missed seeing Silkwood, Death Becomes Her, and Angels in America, but have heard wonderful things about Streep in all of these and will add them to Netflix soon I promise!
And just yesterday, I gots ta see Meryl (who just won a Golden Globe and gives yet another hilarious acceptance speech) in The Devil Wears Prada. Yes yes, she is quite the boss ain't she? Cold, detached, demanding, and seemingly uncaring; makes Karen Walker look like a real tender sweet loving gal. I think Streep looks fantastic in the film, and Anne Hathaway plays off her tremendously well. Kudos to both of them plus actors Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci for making what could have been a mediocre story into something most entertaining; very similar to Ugly Betty, but this is the Anglo version. Of course, Meryl's nominated again for yet another Oscar, her 14th nomination; the most by any actor/actress ever. DAYAM!
"That's all." -Miranda Priestly as played by Streep in The Devil Wears Prada.
"There are some days when even I think I'm overrated, but not today." (When accepting Emmy for Angels in America in 2003.)
--P.S. How 'bout that Prince halftime show at the Super Bowl? Spectacular performance indeed.