Monday, June 22, 2015
Happy Birthday to the Fabulous Meryl Streep!
She has won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in Kramer vs. Kramer, and two Best Actress Awards for Sophie's Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (2011). She's had numerous other Oscar nominations and so many other stage and screen award nominations and awards.
And guess what? She's a Jersey girl (from Summit)! Luv huh!
She came to Hollywood's attention in The Deer Hunter (1978). Considered, largely, a dramatic actress, she's also been expert at comedy, in She Devil (opposite Roseanne Barr) and the excellent Death Becomes Her for example.
Loved her in The Devil Wore Prada, Iron Lady, A Cry in the Dark ("A Dingo Ate Me Baby!"), The Devil Wore Prada, Mama Mia, August: Osage County, Julie and Julia and so much more! She has never delivered a poor performance; not even in her badly advised The River Wild that tried to posit her as an action hero.
Like older actresses a'la Bette Davis, Meryl has not been afraid to hand in flippantly campy performances as she's aged, along with serious ones.
So, happy birthday, Meryl! I look forward to Suffragette and much more, feeling your best is yet to come!