Who doesn’t love Meryl Streep? Clearly none! Meryl Streep is one of the best actresses in the Film Industry. Marilyn Monroe, Ingrid Bergman, Bette Davis, Greta Garbo, Madhubala, and Cate Blancett, all these actresses had provided an incredible range of acting skills over the period, however, the range of classic emotions Streep follows is unbeatable.

If there’s ever a story based on your life, all of you would secretly hope that Streep is tabled for it, and even if she doesn’t make the final cut, you’ll never be disappointed. Why? Because her works have proved that she has the range to play every one of us.

For the last 45 years, Meryl Streep is one of the most classic performers of our time. She is the queen of her craft and had paved for future actresses to explore roles that were once deserted for women. Throughout her career, she has been a staunch advocate for women in the business and breath a range of diverse roles. She has pushed the boundaries and broken grounds for women on screen.

How did Meryl Streep change the course of Hollywood for good?

Meryl Streep

Streep’s Steller performance in Sophie’s Choice, Kramer vs. Kramer, and The Deer Hunter changed the course of women in the industry. Before these, political dramas and warfare showcase the struggle of main men, leaving women only for subjective or romantic choices if anything at all. But through these movies, Streep established the ground of everyday women and reconciled Hollywood with the idea of womanhood. Till here, the actress only focused on dramatic roles but with her cult classic performance in high-end comedy Death Becomes Her, Streep proved that she’s been cut out for more characters than initially believed.

Meryl Streep also broke the stereotypes of age differences. Usually, women above 40 or 50 were either given the roles of mothers or grandmother or left aside as no longer a viable commercial commodity. However, with films like The Bridges of Madison County or It’s Complicated, Streep overturned this stereotype and normalized women above 40 to be equally romantically desirable.

Perhaps one of the best roles in her career was Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, 2006. This film also marked the career turn was Emily Blunt for her role as Emily Charlton. The film was a major success and Streep took what could have been a one-dimensional villain turned into a character portrait of an aging woman within the fashion Industry. Her villainous yet empathetic role gave audiences a chance to empathize with non-sympathetic characters.

Meryl Streep

As Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady 2011, Streep stepped into a highly male-dominated genre- Politics. In her portrayal of the most controversial politician, Streep once again marked a golden star in her star-studded acting career. She proved that female world figures should not be left aside or ignored. 

Being casted for almost an array of diverse roles, it’s sure to have nominations and accolades in the pocket! But you must be surprised to know that no one has more Oscar nominations than Meryl Streep, be it living or deceased.

Be it any award season, Meryl Streep always seems to be a contender. She even broke her own record back in 2018 when she was nominated for the 21st time for the best actress after portraying journalist Katherine Graham in The Post. And not just Oscars or Academy Awards, Streep has also been nominated for Golden Globes, Emmy Awards, BAFTA Awards, and SAG Awards. Today, Streep has 356 nominations and 176 wins, which is nothing short of incredible by any measure.

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