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Friday, November 09, 2007

Streeps Ahead

For all you fellow Streep-nuts. EW's guide to the essential Meryl Streep, on the day that her talky, ripped-straight-from-the-headlines, admire-it-more-than-like it political drama Lions for Lambs opens.

What are my favourite Meryl roles, you ask? It's like asking a not-overly loving parent to pick between children! But if I did have to, I'd pick her performance in The Hours, in which she exquisitely channelled middle-age existential angst (and acted Nicole and her nose off the screen), and her, frankly, barnstorming turn as Lindy Chamerlain in A Cry in the Dark, in which she turned the infamous mother in the "dingo ate my baby" case into a bravely unlikeable protagonist. A truly haunting performance in a so-so movie that won her an Oscar nomination and the Best Actress gong at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.

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