Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.
The progression of roles you take strings together a portrait of an actor, but it’s a completely random process.
I didn’t have any confidence in my beauty when I was young. I felt like a character actress, and I still do.
Meryl Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress and producer. A three-time Academy Award winner, she is widely regarded as one of the greatest film actors of all time. Streep made her professional stage debut in The Playboy of Seville in 1971, and went on to receive a 1976 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for A Memory of Two Mondays/27 Wagons Full of Cotton. She made her screen debut in the 1977 television film The Deadliest Season, and made her film debut later that same year in Julia. In 1978, she won an Emmy Award for her role in the miniseries Holocaust, and received the first of her 19 Academy Award nominations for The Deer Hunter. She has more Academy Award nominations than any actor or actress in history, winning Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Best Actress for Sophie’s Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (2011).
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