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Meryl Streep: The Giver of Fantastic Performances

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 10.12.2014 | Celebrity
Prasanna Ranganathan

A genius at both comedy and drama, Meryl Streep as an actress is an "intuitive investigator" of the human condition: insightful, powerful, and awe-inspiringly versatile. Here I present my five favorite Meryl Streep performances, in no particular order.

Meryl Streep Turns 64: A Look At Her Career Through The Years

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment

Happy Birthday, Meryl Streep! This year will find the actress joining forces with Julia Roberts for the highly anticipated adaptation of "August: Osag...

Meryl Streep Comments On Margaret Thatcher's Death

Posted 04.08.2013 | Entertainment

Meryl Streep won Best Actress at the 84th annual Academy Awards for playing Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." Thatcher passed away on Monday after...

Meryl Streep's Oscar Past: 'Kramer Vs. Kramer,' 'Sophie's Choice'

Posted 04.28.2012 | Entertainment

It took Meryl Streep 29 years, but she finally got back to the Oscar stage. On Sunday night at the 84th annual Academy Awards, Streep earned her secon...

Meryl Streep Academy Awards 2012 Best Actress Winner

Posted 04.27.2012 | Entertainment

In what might have been the tightest race of Oscar night, Meryl Streep beat Viola Davis to win Best Actress at the 84th annual Academy Awards. With 17...

A Brief History Of Meryl Streep's Oscar Losses

Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment

With 17 nominations, Meryl Streep is the most lauded actor in the history of the Oscars. She's also working on 29-year losing streak: the last time St...

In Praise of Meryl Streep

Kirsty Lang | Posted 04.19.2012 | Entertainment
Kirsty Lang

People either love or hate Maggie Thatcher, but they are rarely indifferent to her. It's a testimony to Meryl Streep's abilities as an actress that almost everyone who has seen The Iron Lady is united in the belief that it is a career-defining performance.

Random Memories of Working with Margaret Thatcher, or My Night at Number 10

Wendy Bryan | Posted 03.19.2012 | Home
Wendy Bryan

She took my elbow, escorting me around... she told me she must show me the blue room, or some room or other as I voiced my confusion over no ice cubes in the gin and tonics. She must have thought me an idiot.

The Dangerous Side of the Streep: Spiritual Lessons From Meryl and Margaret

Carol Orsborn | Posted 03.19.2012 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

I would argue that the degree of courage Meryl brings to this role is exactly equivalent to the degree of resistance we have to aging as a whole, not only as expressed by popular culture but in the recesses of each of our own hearts.

Meryl Streep Talks Marget Thatcher, Saying 'Sh*t' on TV

Posted 01.16.2012 | Entertainment

If her 8 Golden Globe wins are any indication, Meryl Streep can take just about anything; including playing a political figure she disagrees with and ...

Meryl Streep Plays Lip Guess Who On 'Ellen'

Posted 01.13.2012 | Entertainment

When you've been nominated for 16 Academy Awards and nabbed two of them, you've had your fair share of on-screen kisses. When Meryl Streep guested ...

PHOTOS: Guess Who Wore These Bold Tassel Earrings!

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 03.11.2012 | Style

Who sported these adventurous tassel earrings on the red carpet last night? The jewelry fan was none other than Meryl Streep, who made an appearanc...

The Iron Lady

Iain Johnstone | Posted 03.10.2012 | Entertainment
Iain Johnstone

It has been known in Westminster and media circles for the the past nine years that Mrs. T was battling with dementia. But the British press chose not to intrude on her private life. So why would the British film industry choose to enter territory where Fleet Street feared to tread? The truth is: they didn't set out to.

The Iron Lady Director on Criticism: 'Gird Your Loins'

Felice Arenas | Posted 02.25.2012 | Entertainment
Felice Arenas

It seems The Iron Lady director Phyllida Lloyd might have taken notes from fellow Brit Margaret Thatcher when it comes to facing her critics.

PHOTOS: Meryl's Gorgeous Daughters

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 12.23.2011 | Style

Last night's premiere of Meryl Streep's Margaret Thatcher film "The Iron Lady" drew celebs like Anne Hathaway, Olivia Wilde, Coco Rocha and Zac Posen....

Meryl Streep Covers Vogue

Posted 12.23.2011 | Entertainment

Whether as Julia Child or a fierce fashion editor, Meryl Streep is easily the most transformative actress around. Now, at 62, she can add Vogue cov...

Meryl Streeps Stuns!

Posted 02.06.2012 | Entertainment

She's a prominent American liberal, playing one history's most prominent British conservatives. It may sound unlikely, but when Meryl Streep is involv...

Meryl Streep Reveals 'Iron Lady' Secrets

Posted 02.05.2012 | Entertainment

As a two time Oscar-winner who is widely considered our greatest living actress, it'd be nearly impossible to choose Meryl Streep's most mesmerizing r...

The Iron Lady

Hunter Stuart | Posted 02.03.2012 | Home
Hunter Stuart

Progressives will likely take umbrage with the movie's glorification of Thatcher. But in the end, Thatcher's obstinacy becomes her downfall. No matter how the movie glorifies her rise to power, her fate is the strongest indictment of her character.

Director Defends Meryl Streep From Controversy | Posted 01.26.2012 | Entertainment

Less than two months ahead of The Iron Lady's U.K. release, Meryl Streep's portrayal of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher is generating ...

Meryl Streep's New Film Outrages Friends, Family Of Subject

Posted 01.16.2012 | Entertainment

Margaret Thatcher is by far one of Britain's most polarizing figures over the last half century, and so it is no surprise that the upcoming film about...

Don't Mess With Margaret Thatcher

Posted 12.23.2011 | Entertainment

Whether fighting for her pearls or having Big Ben and the Parliament building emerging from her head, the first tastes of "Iron Lady" have shown that ...

Meryl Streep Has Big Ben Coming Out Of Her Face

Posted 11.23.2011 | Entertainment

In case you forgot which prime minister Margret Thatcher was, The Weinstein Co. has come up with a quick solution: Silhouette the cityscape of London ...

England's Tories Hate Meryl Streep's Thatcher

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home

England's Daily Mail has a stern article up detailing inaccuracies in Meryl Streep's upcoming Margaret Thatcher biopic, which was screened last week f...

Meryl Streep As Margaret Thatcher In Role Of A Lifetime

Posted 11.14.2011 | Entertainment

Nominated 13 times for the Academy Award for Best Actress, more than anyone else in history, Meryl Streep is taking her penchant for standout performa...