Sunday, June 22, 2014

Birthday Girl: Meryl Streep

Today is the great Meryl Streep's 65th birthday. Since her 60th birthday, she has done five live-action films garnering her three more Academy Award nominations (for a record-extending 18 total) and winning her third Academy Award for playing Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Though is it weird that my favorite performance she's given the past five years might be her Mrs. Fox in Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox?

In any case, Streep is NOT slowing down with four films coming out just this year including Into the Woods due out this holiday season, her first musical since 2008's global blockbuster Mamma Mia! What will the next five years bring? Probably more awards, but hopefully riskier and more fun projects. I'm already looking forward to her role as an aging rock star in a film written by Diablo Cody due out next year. Happy Birthday Meryl!

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