Meryl Streep has often been cited as the best actress of her generation. With the amount of recognition she has gotten from critics and award shows alike, there is no doubt that Streep’s acting prowess will go down in Hollywood history.
Streep has over 70 film, television, and stage credits under her name. She celebrates yet another milestone in her incredible film career with her 20th Oscar nomination for Best Actress for the movie Florence Foster Jenkins.
To honor the acting veteran, Explore Talent is counting down Meryl Streep’s most iconic performances. Find out which ones made it to the list below.
The Best Performances of Oscar Winner Meryl Streep
5. The Deer Hunter (1978)
The Deer Hunter was Meryl Streep’s first major film role with which she managed to earn her very first Oscar nomination. The film is set in a small Pennsylvania town and it occasionally cuts off to scenes set in the Vietnam war.
Meryl Streep got to play Christopher Walken’s girlfriend in the epic war drama, which was named the 53rd greatest American film of all time by the American Film Institute in 2007.