Often regarded as the greatest actress of her generation, her filmography goes back as far as the 1970’s. She has also been considered as the living embodiment of bringing to life strong feminine roles by carrying each character with flamboyance and delving personally into every role. As the world gathers in celebrating her 71st birthday today, it’s true testament to Meryl Streep’s ability to captivate the screen as Hollywood’s most recognized and globally admired personality. Commemorating this day, &PrivéHD brings to you some of her greatest performances in a day long binge for you to enjoy.
KRAMER VS. KRAMER (1979)
Multiple Academy Award winning film starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep as Ted and Joanna Kramer is a beautiful courtroom drama of love lost. A film that unfolds following the separation of Ted and Joanna where Ted is given the responsibility of raising their son Billy who seems to have grown estranged from his father. Gradually building on a father-son relationship, this movie truly shows the moving and compassionate nature of a father’s dear love for his son.
JULIE & JULIA
Nominated for the Academy Awards under Best Actress category, this film is presented in a series of flashbacks between the present day and the past, jumps between various moments in both Julie (Amy Adams) and Julia’s (Meryl Streep) lives. Narrated on two separate timelines, the movie distinguishes between two characters and the lives they live leading up to a single common point based on similar interests that is depicted in a visually beautiful way.
THE IRON LADY
The Iron Lady highlights Meryl Streep’s talent of picking outstanding roles in films and for that she won her third Academy Award for her monumental performance as former British PM Margaret Thatcher in this movie. Meryl Streep completely transformed into this political figure as well as got inside Thatcher’s head to understand a figure criticised by the world for her progressive ideologies.
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
Garnering a streak of nominations, this film consists of an ensemble cast comprising the likes of Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch and a slew of others. This tragic-comedy feature is about a dysfunctional family that reunites in the family house when their patriarch suddenly disappears. Commendable performances by Streep and Julia Roberts earned them Academy award nominations for their respective roles in the movie that truly brought out the hilarious take on this exceptional and exciting twist.
Be a part of this actor’s graceful journey spanning more than 40 years as she rings in her 71st birthday this Monday, June 22, 2020 with a special binge only on &PrivéHD