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Meryl Streep Features

This is the section for all our "FUN" Meryl Streep information - please enjoy!

Did You Know?

... that Meryl Streep made her motion picture screen debut opposite Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave, in 1977's Julia.

...that before marrying her current husband, Meryl STreep had a long term relationship and was engaged to actor John Cazale - best known as the ne'r do well Fredo in the first two The Godfather movies. They made only one film together, The Deer Hunter, before John's tragic death from bone cancer in 1978 putting a premature end to his career and their marriage plans. Don't forget to visit our Tribute to The Godfather.

... that Meryl Streep is the most nominated actor in Academy Award history having been nominated for an Oscar for fifteen of her performances. That is three more than Katharine Hepburn who was the previous record holder. (Visit our Tribute to Katharine Hepburn.)

... though not a traditional "method" actress, Meryl Streep is famous for immersing herself completely in her roles. She learned how to speak Polish for Sophie's Choice, how to play the violin for Music of the Heart. And buffed-up for her role as a white water river rafting guide in her only action pic - River Wild (pictured here.)

... that Meryl Streep provided the voice of The Blue Fairy who appears at the end of Steven Spielberg's science fiction drama, A.I. - Artificial Intelligence. Click here to visit our Tribute to Steven Spielberg.

... that Meryl Streep has a beautiful singing voice that has been featured in many of her movies. You can hear her sing in Mamma Mia (pictured here), The Prairie Home Companion, Heartburn, The House of the Spirits and Postcards from the Edge. For a little treat, here is Meryl Streep singing "I'm Checking Out" in Postcards from the Edge:

... Just for Fun: We all know Meryl Streep has won many honors and in this clever youtube video we can appreciate that she really knows how to accept an award. Our favorite is " There are some days when even I think I'm over rated . . . but not tonight."

On Location

Grauman's/Mann's Chinese Theater Footprints
Meryl Streep is just one of the many legendary celebrities to leave hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's (now Mann's) Chinese Theater.

Mann's Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find Meryl Streep's star:

Walk of Fame Star
(Motion Pictures)

Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

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It's Complicated

Sophie Zawistowska ( Sophie's Choice ):

"This ridiculous language - there's too many words."

In the movie Heartburn Meryl Streep played a character that was loosely based on the life of what screenwriter/director?