Aug 29, 2009

"Great actress, okay movies"

The Onion on Meryl, and they've got a point:
What my friends and I figured out is that the name Meryl Streep isn't really synonymous with one truly unforgettable film. It's weird to think about, but it's undeniably true.

Go ahead, try and name a classic movie I've starred in. Not a classic character I've portrayed, mind you, but an overall amazing piece of cinema. You can't. You just can't.

It's no masterpiece but I do recall Silkwood fondly (and I must confess that Death Becomes Her is a guilty pleasure).


cinco said...

These are early, smaller roles, but:

Kramer vs. Kramer--an undeniably great film.

Manhattan--maybe it doesn't qualify, it was such a small part...

macrogers said...

I'm in the minority on ADAPTATION, but I unashamedly think it's a major film, and one Streep contributed to indelibly.

Elisabeth Vincentelli said...

I second Manhattan (though I saw it again recently and it's aged very badly). Streep has a supporting role in it, but Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter is a a major film.