The legendary Meryl Streep, who celebrated her 72nd birthday in the past few hours, can boast one of the most illustrious careers in Hollywood history: with 93 credits to her name, three Oscar wins, and the record for the most nominations (21), what are your best films?
After years of theatrical performances, Meryl Streep in the 70s was inspired by Robert De Niro’s performance in Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver to try to enter the cinema: the debut took place in 1977 with Giulia by Fred Zinnemann, but already at the second film – released in ’78 – got her first Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Michael Cimino’s The Hunter, in which she worked with De Niro. In ’79 he appeared in Woody Allen’s Manhattan, and after this incredible hat-trick, his name became one of the most acclaimed in Hollywood.
His most famous films include 1985’s Out of Africa, 1995’s The Bridges of Madison County by and with Clint Eastwood, Robert Altman’s The Devil Wears Prada and Radio America (both 2006) and the film adaptation of the theatrical hit Mamma My!, which in 2008 became her biggest box office hit. Since the 2010s, her interpretation of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady has become famous, which earned her the third Academy Award, but also the roles in Into The Woods, The Post by Steven Spielberg, the sequels Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again and Mary Poppins Returns and also the success on TV with Big Little Lies.
Soon we will find her in Don’t Look Up, the new Netflix movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence.