Meryl Streep's Top 13 Movie Performances

As the actress prepares for her 64th birthday, we look back at the films that helped make her a Hollywood powerhouse (14 Photos)

Sarah Levy on Jun 21, 2013 at 4:21PM

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Meryl Streep's Top 13 Movie Performances

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'Kramer vs. Kramer'

The following year, Streep's portrayal of Joanna Kramer (opposite, truly opposite Dustin Hoffman) won her the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The 1979 film follows a couple's divorce and its impact on their young son. Streep's performance as a woman who walks out on her family -- but then changes her mind and sues for custody -- made a huge splash during a time when modern parenting roles were evolving dramatically.

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