Is There a better Actor in the Universe Than Meryl Streep?

  • captproton

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    Aug 09, 2009 11:44 AM GMT
    I saw "Julie & Julia" this weekend, and came away more convinced than ever that Streep is a national treasure. The movie has a few flaws, but none involving Streep's astonishing work as Julia Child.

    Aside: at a preview a few weeks ago, a teenage guy next to me said loud enough for his buds to hear: "So who the f**k is Julia Child?" Poor boy.

    Anyway, Streep doesn't just portray Child, she inhabits her, disappears into her. And Stanley Tucci holds his own in the scenes where they detail how Child came to write her magnum opus "Mastering the Art of French Cooking."

    You don't have to be a foodie to love this movie, but you will be hungry when it's over. And hungry for more work by the estimable Meryl Streep.

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    Aug 09, 2009 12:16 PM GMT
    Streep is indeed great. One of my favorite things she did recently, winning an Emmy, was the 6-part TV miniseries "Angels in America." Following the pattern of the original stage production, some of the actors played multiple characters. Streep did Ethel Rosenberg, the Mormon mother, and an aged Rabbi. Doing Child would be right up her alley.
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    Aug 09, 2009 1:01 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said . Doing Child would be right up her alley.

    Meryl doing Julia? Streep has many talents but do they include this particular one? Although I suspect Child would not have been unreceptive.
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    Aug 09, 2009 1:09 PM GMT
    Agree. she was brilliant in Angels in America, and I loved her performance in Adaptation.
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    Aug 09, 2009 1:20 PM GMT
    TexDef07 said
    Red_Vespa said . Doing Child would be right up her alley.

    Meryl doing Julia? Streep has many talents but do they include this particular one? Although I suspect Child would not have been unreceptive.

    LOL! I suppose if Child was sloshed enough with the wine...
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    Aug 09, 2009 1:41 PM GMT
    captproton saidI saw "Julie & Julia" this weekend, and came away more convinced than ever that Streep is a national treasure. The movie has a few flaws, but none involving Streep's astonishing work as Julia Child.

    Aside: at a preview a few weeks ago, a teenage guy next to me said loud enough for his buds to hear: "So who the f**k is Julia Child?" Poor boy.



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    Aug 09, 2009 2:14 PM GMT
    Dame Judi

    Helen Mirren

    wasn't julia child some sort of shrink or cook or something like that
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    Aug 09, 2009 2:32 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    Blackguy4you said
    wasn't julia child some sort of shrink or cook or something like that

    Please tell me you're kidding.
    Julia Child is the reason American isn't still living solely on Velveeta.


    eh she was long before my time icon_biggrin.gif and i was away in europe then. so i guess i miss some parts of american high culture
  • rnch

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    Aug 09, 2009 2:44 PM GMT
    i just never saw the appeal of that skinny yenta.
  • Latenight30

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    Aug 09, 2009 2:57 PM GMT
    I hate going to the movies because I hate being around the general population but I went and saw Julie and Julia.
    I loved Julia Child and I thought the acting was amamzing and the relationship between Julia and Paul was excellent. She was able to be a success because he supported here fully and loved here completely.
    Now who wants some Bœuf bourguignon?
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    Aug 09, 2009 3:04 PM GMT
    Well, I think Meryl Streep is actually more than a national treasure. In my opinion she is a world treasure.
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    Aug 09, 2009 3:26 PM GMT
    I last saw her in doubt and she was amazing I was genuinely intimidated, and the devil wears prada is quite possibly my favorite movie of all time.

    Also adaptions and out of Africa...Shes truely amazing
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    Aug 09, 2009 5:08 PM GMT
    Yes......there are better actors.
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    Aug 09, 2009 5:09 PM GMT
    Many more actors are better than her. HOWEVER, few ACTRESSES can compare.icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 09, 2009 5:11 PM GMT
    Saw "Julie & Julia" last night. Didn't love the movie, but Meryl Streep was incredible in it. There is no actress dead or alive that can hold a candle to her talent. The way she inhabits a role, the subtle nuances she perfects, is remarkable. Anyone who wouldn't see the appeal in Meryl Streep and her legendary career wouldn't know talent if it hit them with a Mac truck.
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    Aug 09, 2009 5:14 PM GMT
    Looks like most of us agree on something for once. Yeah, Streep is pretty damned good, isn't she? I first became aware of her in the miniseries HOLOCAUST, and have kept an eye on her ever since.
    She never fails to raise the bar of quality on any film she's in to a higher level.
    I'm looking forward to Julie & Julia.
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    Aug 09, 2009 5:17 PM GMT
    The only one that comes close in my opinion is Glenn Close, but I agree, she is arguably one of the greatest talents we have.
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    Aug 09, 2009 5:27 PM GMT



    Love Meryl but Infatuated w/ Diane Keaton....

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    Aug 09, 2009 6:07 PM GMT
    she is really awesome...cannot wait to see her new movie
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    Aug 09, 2009 6:52 PM GMT
    My brush with fame was I was once in Julia Child's kitchen. Her accountant lived on the 3rd floor of her house, and he had a singing get together and had it in her living room. Got to go in to the kitchen (she wasn't there) and I would say that it was quite unremarkable. Very nicely set out, but not really big (probably 9x12 or something.)

    A thrill to be there though.

    And yes, Meryl Streep is amazing in everything she does.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Aug 09, 2009 6:59 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidBetter, NO... great also,,, YES.



    I agree, both are great actresses, especially love Jodie Foster, but neither quite reach the staure of Meryl. I saw a pre-screening earlier in the week of "Julie & Julia" and was blown away by Meryl Streep's spot on performance. I thought the movie dragged a bit and was maybe 30 minutes too long, and I also felt the ending was a bit of a disappointment, but Meryl was a joy to watch. Definitely think another Oscar nomination is coming her way.
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    Aug 09, 2009 7:23 PM GMT
    Meryl Streep is excellent. She can play any part. But Sally Field is my favorite actress. Love her.
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    Aug 09, 2009 8:21 PM GMT
    I think Cate Blanchett is better.
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    Aug 09, 2009 8:54 PM GMT
    Meryl Streep is a great actress. She encompasses every roll she takes on and the reason why she holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations received by any actor both male and female. At 15 nominations, 12 for Best Actress and 3 for Best Supporting Actress, I would say she's had a pretty damn good career.
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    Aug 09, 2009 9:11 PM GMT
    Kate WInslett is a close second in my book.