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I admit that am a fan. In real life, she may be a bit of a diva, but I think she has earned that characteristic. The characters that she has played in films are unforgettable. If you have ever seen "Sophie's Choice" and "Bridges of Madison County" , for example, you know what I mean. The last film I saw her in was "It's Complicated." A bit fluffy and too perfect...but fun. I can daydream , can't I? :wah:

I can relate to her in some ways because we are around the same age. Ms Streep and I do not have much in common personally. But, there have been scenes in her films through the years that I do relate to; poignant little moments in the life of a woman.

What do you think? Do you have an actor whom you admire...and why?
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Oh I do agree with you about the talent that Meryl Streep has Along.....Her family is from Donegal, Ireland and my Dad had said that she is related to us.:-6



I loved her in all of her movies especially "Silkwood."



I also love Sally Fields....especially in Norma Rae and Steel Magnolias.
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When I was a teenager, I watched Sally Fields in the Tv show Gidget...first time I was aware of her. What got to me was her crying scenes. So real.

In "Sybil" she was magnificent.
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I have always been a big fan of hers, as well. She is no my list of actors whose movies I will see, just because they are in it.

I can't say I was all that impressed with her singing, in "Mama Mia" though.

She is definitely a better actor than singer.
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I didn't care for her performance in "Mama Mia" either. I thought her character rather silly and immature. In fact, I just couldn't bear to watch the whole movie.

I did enjoy her in "The Devil Wears Prada" as the cool, controlling, sophisticated career woman.
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I loved Meryl in "The Devil Wears Prada" Loved how she could tear down her staff with a very quiet, firm way that made you know you got a "dressing down" never had to raise her voice and man you had to shut the heck up to hear her cause her tactic of keeping her voice quiet really worked.:yh_rotfl

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I just finished watching "Julie and Julia". :) Meryl was a delight as Julia Child. Her behavior so characteristic of the time. (late 1940's and the early 1950's) Made me reminder the adults I knew at the time when I was a child in the 50's. ;)







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[quote=along-for-the-ride;1301544]I just finished watching "Julie and Julia". :) Meryl was a delight as Julia Child. Her behavior so characteristic of the time. (late 1940's and the early 1950's) Made me reminder the adults I knew at the time when I was a child in the 50's. ;)



Hi Diana,



I watched Julie and Julia the other night. Brilliant movie which I'll watch again. I loved Meryl's take on Julia. Do you know the Julie's blog site or name of her book?
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Kathy Ellen;1301685 wrote: [quote=along-for-the-ride;1301544]I just finished watching "Julie and Julia". :) Meryl was a delight as Julia Child. Her behavior so characteristic of the time. (late 1940's and the early 1950's) Made me reminder the adults I knew at the time when I was a child in the 50's. ;)



Hi Diana,



I watched Julie and Julia the other night. Brilliant movie which I'll watch again. I loved Meryl's take on Julia. Do you know the Julie's blog site or name of her book?



Hi Kathy! Good question...........seems a little research is in order. :)
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I enjoyed that movie too. Amazing how the gorgeous Meryl Street could transform herself from the Devil wearing Prada to a large, hockey playing type English girl with a larger than life laugh.

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along-for-the-ride;1301713 wrote: [quote=Kathy Ellen;1301685]



Hi Kathy! Good question...........seems a little research is in order. :)





Hi Diana,



I found the Julie and Julia blog....You can click on the highlighted days on the calendar at the right for blog entries.



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I will pretty much go see anything Meryl does.

Sigourney Weaver is on that same list.

I watched all the Alien sequels simply because Weaver was in them.
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