Meryl Streep “the best actress of her generation”.

By Mumbua Nzula Nzyoka.

Meryl Streep is a formidable actress, in fact, one of the best Hollywood as ever had to offer. She has the rare ability of disappearing into a role and leaving all aspects of herself at the door. This ability is one of the major reasons she is believable in every role she plays. It is really no wonder that the media has referred to her more often than not as “the best actress of her generation.”

In April, Michael Schulman launched his book, Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep, a biography on the actress. According to Vanity Fair, the biography discusses how Meryl Streep “battled Dustin Hoffman, retooled her role and won her first Oscar.”

The book is available on Amazon, in the meantime here are 5 Meryl Streep movies to keep you occupied.

  1. The Iron Lady (2012)

Character: Margret Thatcher

Her Best Line: “One’s life must matter Dennis. Beyond all the cooking and cleaning and the children. One’s life must mean more than that. I cannot die washing up a teacup! I mean it.”

  1. August: Osage County (2013)

Character: Violet Weston

Her Best Line: “I don’t need your help. I have got myself…I know how it goes. Once all the talking is through, people just go back to their won nonsenses. I know that so, don’t worry about me. I will manage.”

  1. Lions for Lambs (2007)

Character: Janine Roth

Her Best Line: “Why did we send 150,000 troops to a country that did not attack us, and one-tenth that number to the one that did.”

  1. Music of the Heart (1999)

Character:  Roberta Guaspari

Her Best Line: “Well, the good news is the tickets are selling like hotcakes. The bad news is, the kids sound like shit.”

  1. Doubt (2008)

Character: Sister Aloysius

Her Best Line: “I have my certainty! And armed with that, I will go to your last parish and the one before that if necessary. I’ll find a parent.


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Nzula is an editor, creative writer and an aspiring author. She has worked as Communications Officer, Event Organizer and recently as the Sub-Editor for Couture Africa Magazine. She is also an avid fan/critic of movies, series and everything else that is scripted. Hence her presence here. :-) In her free time she visualizes a future in which she is a published author and runs her own company. When she dreams, she more or less flirts with delusions of ruling the world.