Meryl Streep is one of the greatest actresses of all time. No one can boast of a more prolific and recognized career in the world of cinema. It is, without a doubt, already a cinematic myth. And that myth today, June 22, the day that Mary Louise Streep was born in Summit, New Jersey, turns 71, of which 60 have been of uninterrupted work and impressive performances and glorious. Able to act in all genres, from drama to comedy, Meryl Streep has been the interpreter of films considered to be the most important in recent decades, directed by the best filmmakers in Hollywood and around the world and with truly masterful performances. Actress not only in cinema, but also in theater and television, she has been nominated for the Oscars 21 times, something that no other figure in cinema has achieved.
She debuted on stage with The Playboy of Seville in 1971 and was subsequently nominated for a Tony Award for A Remembrance of Two Mondays and 27 Wagons Full of Cotton in 1976. She later worked on television in The Deadliest Season and started in film in 1977. , with Julia, in 1978, she received the Emmy Award for her performance in the Holocaust series and was first nominated for an Oscar for The Deer Hunter that same year, an award she later won with Kramer against Kramer (1979) Sophie’s Decision ( 1982) and The Iron Lady (2011).
Meryl Streep has had prominent roles in many films but if there are three in which she has managed to move me like no other actress, it has been The Bridges of Madison, that Clint Eastwood masterpiece as director and co-star, Memories of Africa, on paper. by the writer Karen Blixen, with Robert Redford as the antagonist, and the aforementioned Sophie’s Decision, a film that, when I saw it the first time (I will never forget it, in the Conde Duque cinemas in Madrid) left me literally stuck in the chair and unable to pronounce a word at the end of the projection. It is one of my most shocking film memories, not only because of its incredible performance, but also because the film is, possibly, the hardest and most difficult film to assume as human beings (whoever has not seen it should do it to understand what a decision is) to the limit, in tragic and incomprehensible times for the human being, a time in which the different, simply because they were Jewish or did not belong to the so-called Aryan race, exterminated themselves on a whim in the Nazi concentration camps. to provoke indelible memories and remain forever in the memory. A fabulous interpreter who, without having a spectacular physique, has shown how cinema can be unforgettable.
Today Meryl Streep turns 71 years old, but her age is much younger because she is still in the gap, she has never stopped working and will go down in history as one of the greatest stars of Seventh Art.