She's got 18 Oscar nominations; more than any other actor... EVER! Seriously take a look at this video and vomit... OR try to learn a thing or two. There ain't nobody better, and there might not ever be...
by David Davila (playwright / songwriter)
There's a reason that Meryl Streep has those 18 nominations and 3 Oscar wins... she gets inside every single character she plays. I've heard her say in interviews that she doesn't try to become other people, but rather that she finds within herself what she has in common with those other characters. She walks in their shoes and it makes all the difference. She also studied a ton of linguistics which is evidenced by this amazing video of several of the different accents that got her Oscar nominations.
Okay, so this post was originally meant to share the recent viral video of Meryl Streep's many accents. For whatever reason though, I can't get that video to post. DARN YOU SLATE.COM!!! So instead... here are some other amazing videos of Meryl Streep serving "ACTING" realness.
COMPILATION OF THE FIRST 17 NOMINATIONS:
THE MANY VOICES OF MERYL STREEP (without Iron Lady & August...)
INSIDE THE ACTOR'S STUDIO (ON ACTING):
Yeah... the videos are pretty amazing, because SHE is pretty amazing... I mean they've even written songs about how amazing of an actress she is...
THE MERYL STREEP SONG (from "FAME")
The ironic part about the Meryl Streep song from FAME is that no actress will ever be able to perform it as good as Meryl herself could. It's almost a joke that only high school students ever even sing the song. I wanna hear a 1973-Liza-Minnelli-in-her-prime act the hell out of this. It's such an amazing song I sort of wish more Broadway divas would put this in their rep.
:::COUGH COUGH::: :::LAURA BENANTI::: :::COUGH:::
so... get to it... think of Meryl Streep... and become a better actor!